A day at the races calls for a suit, that goes without saying, but what does one wear if they’re keen to stand apart from the rest and show off a little originality? When it comes to unique suiting, it’s easy to stray into risky territory; too colourful and you risk coming across a little clown-like, too busy or bright a pattern and you’re veering towards comedic.

If there is one look that never fails to look suitably smart for a day at the races, it is that of the English country gentleman. Tweed takes on a new lease of life when worn by the modern man, especially when paired with a simple shirt. Add a suitably suave tie, styled in an informal Atlantic knot, and nobody will ever guess that you’re not a fully paid-up member of the local gentry.

This tweed sports jacket from POLO Ralph Lauren is accented and made summer-ready by the addition of colourful cuffs and a coordinating pocket square, whilst the muted equestrian print of the tie makes no mistaking that you’re dressed for a day at the races.

Have you planned your look for the biggest event on Yorkshire’s racing calendar yet? Visit Robinsons of Bawtry today to shop our range of races ready styles, from smart suiting from the likes of Armani Collezioni and Hugo Boss in our dedicated tailoring department, to more casual country looks from POLO Ralph Lauren.