A Day at the Races
On May 29th there will be horseracing at the Hippodrome. This is one of the days when a man can show off as much colour as the jockeys’ racing silks.
For men there are two ways to dress: in traditional English style with a long-tailed dark morning coat and striped trousers, top hat and waistcoat; or in contemporary style with a linen suit. Accessories are crucial, and here are some Dos and Donts.
Striped shirt: has to be with double-cuffs
Cufflinks: nothing vulgar, the smartest are in twisted fabric
Pocket silk handkerchief: the best are hand-rolled
Dark shoes and socks always with a morning coat
Sandals with a linen suit are now the thing, but they have to be good quality
For women the hat’s the thing, and here we have a preview of what you might see at the Hippodrome.
(from left to right)
Shirt by Gieves &Hawkes, 10,138 roubles
Shirt by Luciano Lombardi, 10,950 roubles
Linen jacket by Richard James, 32560 roubles
Shirt by Cesare Attolini, 13,270 roubles
Linen trousers by Luciano Barbera, 7,770 roubles
Socks by Feru, 1,000 roubles
Moccasins, both by Tod’s, dark, 16350 roubles;
light, 14,450 roubles