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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


Wing collar
Bow tie
Frilled shirts
White socks

For women the hats 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
(St. James)
Shirt by Luciano Lombardi, 10,950 roubles
(Europa Exlusive)
Linen jacket by Richard James, 32560 roubles
(St. James)
Shirt by Cesare Attolini, 13,270 roubles
(Europa Exlusive)
Linen trousers by Luciano Barbera, 7,770 roubles
(St. James)
Socks by Feru, 1,000 roubles
(Europa Exlusive)
Moccasins, both by Tods, dark, 16350 roubles;
light, 14,450 roubles

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