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What to wear for the races: be race day ready with Burton Menswear

Be race day ready

Place your bets and get ready for this season’s sporting events – starting with the races. Whether you’re lucky or not, back a winner in terms of style with help from Burton. Read their guide of what to wear at the races this year.

Try a 3-piece to up the stakes

Remember, you can never be overdressed for the races. If you want to make an impact and feel comfortably smart, go for a 3-piece slim fit suit. Modern and contemporary in terms of fit, you can confidently take off your jacket and still look every bit as sharp thanks to the addition of a waistcoat. Don’t let the side down with and ensure you team the suit with a crisp white shirt, contrasting tie and formal shoes to finish.

Three piece check suit

Keep on winning in check

Put the odds in your favour by adding check tailoring to your wardrobe. From a bold checkerboard style to a subtle Prince of Wales check, there are many ways you can adopt this pattern this season. The best way to add it to your race day repertoire is via tailored pieces such as a blazer. Wear with a white shirt and chinos or switch in a navy shirt and tie.

Check blazer

Rethink colour

You can always go for the core colours – grey, navy and blue – but why not take a chance in lighter shades for Spring. Go the distance in head-to-toe pink, blue, berry or beige. Or if this approach feels too, you can always team a brighter blazer with navy or stone chinos to dial it down a little.


Finish on a high note

When it comes to the races, you want to finish strong. Get over the line in style by paying attention to those all-important details. From tie pins and pocket squares to cuff links and socks, a finishing flourish will bring a touch of personality to your outfit.

Pave the way

Look good from the ground up by choosing the right shoes. If in doubt, stick to a pair of formal shoes to complement your outfit. Brogues, monk shoes and formal leather lace-ups are all a safe bet to ensure you look sharp and race day ready from the ground up. Ditch the trainer socks in favour of a more classic calf length to go with smarter footwear.

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