Newmarket’s July Festival 2017: With its lawns, flowers and thatched roofs, the July Course in Newmarket has more of a garden atmosphere than the Rowley Mile, so gentlemen ditch the stuffy suits and go for a blazer and smart trousers worn with a shirt and tie for a dapper summery look.
This ensemble will look perfect with our choice of Ladies outfit for the July Festival – click here.
Do you dare to dazzle? We are loving this New & Lingwood ensemble.
Be in the Pink with the single breasted Taplow jacket in a bold navy and raspberry awning stripe. Perfect for a July day at the races. Fabric is lightweight wool gabardine and is half lined to keep cool on those warm July days. Features real horn buttons and working cuffs. Price £595 from New & Lingwood.
Go for Gold. The classic colours of navy, ecru, sand and stone will look great with the Taplow jacket, and are all available from New & Lingwood, but for a dazzling dapper look go for these gold chinos. In stretch lightweight cotton with 2% Lycra for a comfortable fit. Price £155 from New & Lingwood.
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns together. Here the blazer is teamed with an Easthampton classic shirt in a denim blue with red check. Made from 100% linen to keep you cool whilst you look cool! Price £125 from New & Lingwood.
Complete the dapper look with a silk pochette. Ensure the main colour is not the same as the main colour of the tie. Here the model is donning a wine coloured pocket square with touches of light blue and gold.
Synonymous with country life, the brogue slots in nicely at the races. However don’t opt for the chunky full brogue; go for the more refined Oxford style in a light summery tan shade. Price £125 from Dune.
This strong look also needs a well defined pair of sunglasses.
Best bet: Cirros sunglasses by Dewerstone. Handmade in brown bamboo with the wood grain running in horizontal lines. Price £44.95 from Etsy.
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