Check out our top sartorial picks from London Fashion Week Menswear AW19 and how to #Rock it for Racing – ranging from the smart casual to the flamboyant festive racing days.
Band of Outsiders
Creative Director Angelo Van Mol looked at the moon landing for inspiration with iconic images printed on white shirts giving a contemporary twist. The collection has a retro ’60s/ ’70s vibe. Colours include spice orange, burgundy and olive brown balanced with camel, navy and black.
This collection is all about honouring the roots of Belstaff.
The Shearling Car Coat in chestnut teamed with lightweight fisherman’s ribbed roll neck in oatmeal lambswool would be ideal for the more casual winter races.
For a smarter look, the light khaki double-faced cotton Garrison Trench Coat is hard wearing with waterproof sealed seams.
Belstaff has a long connection with the military, particularly with the Navy, making uniforms and more extreme protective kit. A long military-style double-breasted woollen trench coat (the Milford) has officer class, while a pea-coat in a similar style (the Naval P-Coat) is more casual.
Make a sweeping statement in this long three-button pin stripe coat, matching loose fit trousers and crisp white shirt. Nose jewellery optional. For races where a jacket is required add Crutchley’s pinstripe jacket under the coat. Plus layering adds warmth for the colder days.
A new deconstructed snakeskin print is a nod to the power dressing, pomp and parties of the ’80s. Again add a jacket under the coat for those dressier racing festivals.
Classic wool tailoring fabrics are from Yorkshire-based mill Bower Roebuck.
High-shine loafers are by Christian Louboutin.
Photographer: Helle Moos.
Influenced by alpine utilitarian clothing the collection adds a touch of contemporary luxury. When the days are getting colder a statement coat over your suit (or jumper on casual racedays) will give you the dapper edge. Both of these coats have matching trousers and the bold check coat also has a casual jacket with the matching print on the back.
Wear plush velvet suits for those Christmas racing days. Team with a shirt and tie for those dressier racedays.
For smart casual, go for the houndstooth tweed suit teamed with the colour pop blue roll neck or choose monotone with neutrals.
Inspired by the 1920s’ sharp tailoring, Breton adds his own flamboyant flair.
One of the more subdued outfits is perfect for a day at the winter races – a grey single breasted blazer and red woollen trousers in a faint jacquard. For the dandy extroverts, the burgundy window pane double breasted suit with dark red satin piping.
For a dressier Christmas occasion: the black jacquard three piece suit and the black textured tuxedo style suit with black satin piping.
For the daring dapper chaps, the monochrome blazer in oversized houndstooth teamed with bright red leather trousers adorned with patches of Swarovski crystals. The leather trousers also have a matching red jacket.
Some Christmas festivities call for over the top glamour: black velvet trousers trimmed with buttons down the sides paired with monochrome tuxedo jacket in swirl pattern. Who needs a glitter ball when wearing a silver hand stitched sequined tuxedo suit?
Footwear for Malan Breton: Skechers and Ardsly Ardsly.
Photographer for Malan Breton: Lillie Hand.