What To Wear Menswear: Melbourne Cup 2014
Jordan Maass | On 22, Oct 2014
An occasion never to be understated, Melbourne Cup Day is the event to always look your best.Â
The first Tuesday of every November, thousands gather at Flemington Racecourse to witness the race that stops a nation. And while the race is important, we all know how the fashion is just as big of a spectacle. Each year brings around new trends, colours and cuts in menswear to be worn to the races. This year, it’s all about patterns, soft colours and double-breasted jackets for the Spring Racing event. We’ve chosen to show off the biggest trends which are sure to be seen all over the country.
1. Double-breasted Jackets
Since the mid 1930’s, the double-breasted jacket is a constant go-to for sophistication in menswear and is a big trend for Spring 2014. In either check, plaid or solid colours, the silhouette makes a bold statement and is sure to make you a finalist in Fashions On The Field.
Whether a Borsalino or a fedora, a simple hat can really transform a plain suit into something special. Keep the colour of the hat very neutral in either black, white or another muted tone. If it’s overly bright, it can sometimes look cheap.
3. Graphic Pocket Squares & Ties
Moving away from muted colours,Â bright colours and exuberantÂ patterns are certainly on trend in terms of ties and pocket squares for this year’s Melbourne Cup. A pocket square can really enhance the style of a suit, and paired with a patterned tie on a crisp white suit, can really make an ensemble pop. The polka dots and the blue houndstooth are my favourite.
4. Pastel Colours
Opting for a softer palette, pastels are the only colours to be seen in for this year’s Spring Racing season. Matched with lightweight fabrics, a pastel suit certainly goes withÂ the Spring weather and is incredibly sophisticated. You can wear a statement jacket in pastel, a shirt or go for the full trifecta (no pun intended) in a full three piece suit.
A few last tips for the day would be to mix and match with different patterns, opt for a lighter fabric so you don’t boil in your suit, and make sure the tailoring is on point. You don’t want to be seen on any worst dressed lists.
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