The annual St Leger is one of the most anticipated events on our social calendar and part of its appeal is the opportunity to get suited and booted. If your day-to-day look is more casual, a chance to slide a suit jacket over your shoulder, polish the leather on those dress shoes and adjust the knot on your tie is almost as exciting as watching the horses do their thing on the track.
The stakes are high but there’s still time to avoid a races fashion faux-pas. Here are seven style rules to follow that’ll help you on your way to the finish line.
CUT IS KING
When it comes to suiting, cut really is king. Tailoring is very much alive and kicking, and no other item in your wardrobe is worth getting just right. Speak to our style specialists in store today and find out more about our suit tailoring services.
KNOW WHEN TO MAKE IT MATCH
When it comes to your accessories, there are two rules regarding matching; your shoes and belt should, your tie and pocket square should not. Instead, look for a pocket square in a coordinating colour but not a matching print.
GO HARD ON THE ACCESSORIES
The fastest way to ensure you’re a cut above the rest is to use your accessories to add some personality to your look. Invest in some great quality cufflinks, wear your finest dress watch, add some colour with bright socks and if you’re feeling particularly dapper, accessorise your traditional tweed with a pocket watch. Leave the monocle at home.
FREE THE CUFF
A well-cut suit should show no more than a centimetre of your shirt cuff below. Which is why those cufflinks should be ones that are well worth showing off. We’re big fans of Mulberry’s sleek circular styles.
PULL YOUR SOCKS UP
It’s not just the colour of your socks that matters, it’s their length too. They should be long enough to cover your legs when your trousers rise up as you sit down.
Be a winner in the style stakes this St Leger. Visit Robinsons today to shop your look.