Don’t cloud your summer day at the races with a dull dark suit; go light or bright for a clear winner.
Azure: the colour of the sky on a cloudless day. Bring your own clear blue skies to the races with an azure suit from Suitopia.
Suitopia was founded in 2007 by a group of young business professionals who were tired of the limited offerings and bad fit of standard size suits in stores. They sell tailor made clothing and accessories online but also have stores internationally including two branches in the UK – London and Exeter in Devon.
For the style of Fitzpatrick azure suit the model is wearing the cost is £249 but customers have the opportunity to tailormake the look to their own preference including double or single breasted jacket, wider or narrower lapels, more or less pockets etc. You can even get a special stitching on the lapel or your own monogram!
Let the suit do the talking and wear with a crisp white collared shirt.
But let your bold blue paisley loafers do the walking! With a bright blue rubber sole and tassels, the James loafer from Irregular Choice will step up your dapper style. Price £89.99.
Created by Dan Sullivan in 1999 as a reason to stand out from the crowd, Irregular Choice stores can be found in Carnaby Street London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester and Norwich.
For the County Stand a jacket, collared shirt and tie must be worn. Go simple but textured with Frederick Thomas’ handmade blue and purple checked linen tie. Price £19.99 via Etsy.
Established in 2010, Frederick Thomas started due to the lack of finding any great designs in the usual shops, resulting in this family business producing all their ties themselves – so the designs are unique.
Be in full dapper bloom with the Dorota Stumpf Ultra Violet Hydrangea pocket square. Handmade in silk twill and inspired by German philologist Max Muller’s quote: “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine and a man cannot live without love”. Different folding techniques reveal different elements of the design. Price £45 via Etsy.
Dorota started her company shortly after graduating as a Fashion Accessory Designer (BA Hons) in 2014 and now is the name behind St Pancras International’s Official 150th Anniversary merchandise in silk.
Specialising in silk, Dorota regards her pocket square designs as art, inspired by British heritage and sometimes a single quote – they become a pocket full of history.
See the races through rose tinted sunglasses. The Monroe from Komono is an angular square shape with stainless steel frames and UV protection. Price £99 via the Eyeconomy Club.
Founded in Antwerp, Belgium in 2009 by Raf Maes and Anton Janssens, design brand Komono specialises in global fashion for eyewear and watches.
Eyeconomy Club is a concept store aiming to seek out the best independent eyewear brands and accessories around the world.
Time to keep your accessories simple and clean with the Citizen Eco Drive watch in silver tone stainless steel and a bold blue dial face. Price £169.
Powered by light (artificial or natural), the environmentally friendly Eco Drive technology means this watch runs without ever replacing batteries.
Galloping ahead of the style stakes is McKinley and Moth’s sterling silver Running Horse lapel pin. Price £45 via Etsy.
Based on the outskirts of York, jewellery designer Shona Leslie is inspired by the British countryside. Working mainly with silver sheet metal, Shona cuts out her designs by hand using traditional metal-smithing techniques.