As the first major Flat racing festival of the year, celebrate and go flat out with a cool cosmopolitan look.
Dazzle them in Madrid-based Duarte’s russet orange double breasted suit – a ray of statement sunshine amongst the usual grey and blue suits. This Spanish menswear brand was founded in 2016 with Kiko Font as their creative director and offers contemporary tailored pieces of clothing.
Not the normal six by two button style, this double breasted jacket has two rows of eight buttons and is a little longer in length. The loose fit trouser has a high waist with a front pleat. Both made of 100% wool.
Add a touch of Italian chic with British brand Oliver Sweeney’s Montefiore tan belt. Hand crafted in Italy, the belt is of calf leather and lined with soft nubuck. Buckle is silver finished buckle with leather frame. Price £129.
Wow them in a Welsh Garden Print shirt by Lords Of Harlech.
Lords of Harlech describe themselves as a secretive fellowship of talented designers who met in 2015 in the shadows under the ramparts of Harlech castle and swore an oath to create a brand of such beauty never seen before in this fair land. These designer lords may not actually be Welsh knights, but the concept was born in Wales.
With button down collar, the shirt is a trim European fit and washed poplin made with long staple compact cotton. Price £120 available from Wolf and Badger.
Another secretive brand is Tom Astin men’s accessories based in Stockholm. Founded by Jimmy Bjornhard, he listened to friends and family talking about their favourite piece of clothing that gave them the extra confidence boost needed for certain occasions and so decided to start a men’s accessories brand based on that feeling. The name is definitely not Swedish but was inspired by a stylish British gentlemen with the same name who lives in Stockholm.
Boost your own confident style with:
License to Chill – blue cotton pocket square with rows and rows of martini glass silhouettes, but only one holding a drink – keep it hidden close to your chest or show it off and see who spots it. Price £20 from Wolf and Badger.
Not forgetting its Gaelic roots, the brogue shoe steps ups to the stylish county mark. Oliver Sweeney’s Endellion punched wingtip brogues in tan leather with contrasting navy suede panels adds that fashionable flair. Available from global footwear brand Dune. Price £159.
This outfit will ‘blow everyone’s socks off ‘ but you’ll want to keep yours on when they are The Seabiscuit socks from The London Sock Exchange. Founded in 2014 by school friends Dan and Oli, their mission is to make the ultimate luxury sock for the many. The socks are hand finished, feature honeycomb welt up top and are woven with 200 needles for a finer stronger finish.
Available direct (see link above) or from Wolf & Badger. Price £10.