We are looking at Christmas gifts from head to toe for the men in your life who are racegoers.
Top of our list is beautiful quality and perfect winter style. #RockItForRacing
Prices correct at time of writing.
This classic men’s hat is made of 100% wool felt in beautiful dark brown colour, with a decorative ribbon that can be made in other colours too. Inside, the hat has a cotton sweatband, and can be made with or without cotton lining.
Handmade to order in sizes ranging from 57cm to 60cm.
WE SAY: It’s a classic that will never go out of style and ideal for the Jump racing season. #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £138.56 from TUTU Handmade Hats via Etsy.
WAHL’s new Aqua Blade wet/dry stubble & beard trimmer is fully washable, with closer cutting, self-sharpening blades, speedy charging and twelve different guide combs. It’s the only device you’ll ever need to trim, shave and edge any length of facial hair.
ECLIPSE TIP: Snap up a bargain for Christmas with their special promo price for the festive season.
PRICE: Aqua Blade £59.99 throughout November and December (RRP £89.99) from wahlstore.co.uk
The kit that has everything you need to put an end to bad, patchy shaves and leave men with healthy, smooth skin – every time. The set contains the PRO BLACK Shaving Brush, the men-ü Healthy Facial Wash, Matt ‘Skin Refresh’ Gel, and Facial Moisturiser Lift.
WE SAY: After using this lot you’ll be ready to pucker up under the mistletoe!
PRICE: £29.95 (worth £42.95) from men-u.co.uk
Handmade by Italian designers Segni & Disegni based in the city of silk Como, on Lake Como, Northern Italy, the range of silk ties available from Attavanti are sure to stop the Best Dressed judges in their tracks!
Made in either quality silk jacquard or beautifully printed woven silk, with a range of colours and patterns to choose from. The woven ties are handstitched and three-fold for added thickness for the perfect knot whichever way you choose to tie your tie.
WE SAY: Purveyors of fine bags, we love the new silk tie lines which keep up the same standards of top quality combined with fabulous style. #RockItForRacing
PRICE: Jacquard £59, Woven £75 from Attavanti.
The water resistant Final Furlong watch is made from surgical grade stainless steel with a perfectly shaped sapphire domed glass. The face is two tone green and dusting silver with contrasting silver chronograph dials. To complete the look is an engraved buckle and brown Italian leather strap.
Having operated in the luxury watch space for many years, Sport of Kings specialises in equestrian-themed timepieces, carefully handmade to the highest quality.
WE SAY: Timing is everything! Snap up one of these luxury watches at the special price while stocks still last.
PRICE: RRP £239 (was £289) from Sport of Kings.
This men’s jacquard scarf, The Manai, is woven from pure virgin wool in mutton and cobalt blue colour scheme. Made by Fariba Soltani, who creates luxury designer scarves that are modern, bold and classic with a twist. Fariba channels her Persian heritage, architectural background and appreciation of space and nature into her unique pattern designs.
WE SAY: Designed in London and crafted in Italy, these scarves will keep you warm while adding a touch of chic to a winter raceday outfit. #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £175 from Fariba Soltani.
Part of a limited edition collection, this navy tailored business suit has been crafted from sharkskin wool – a wrinkle-free, extra fine merino wool that has been woven in England.
Features include a red felted undercollar, lavish red lining and contrast thread on the final sleeve button. Trousers are cut in a straight-leg silhouette.
WE SAY: The navy colour will be perfect for winter racing, but the lightweight fabric will still be wearable in summer – giving you a great all-rounder. Use your accessories to adapt it to whichever racing festival you are attending!#RockItForRacing
PRICE: Jacket £230, Trousers £119, Full Suit £349 from Savile Row Company.
This two-button, single-breasted 100% wool tweed jacket in a classic colourway features a tailored fit with angled outer pockets, four interior pockets and side vents. It is fully lined and has a four button cuff.
ECLIPSE TIP: With a wide range of tweed jackets to choose from you can select a colour and pattern to show off your personal style! #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £300 from Brook Taverner.
This super soft cashmere-infused slipover is a stylish and versatile wardrobe hero. Layer under a tailored jacket for a smart raceday outfit, or over a casual shirt for more informal point to points.
WE SAY: Express your personality with a pop of pattern, whether dressing up or down for your racing day out! #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £99 from Pure Collection.
Brave colder days with this stylish overcoat, which combines the look of a military field jacket with the insulation of 750-fill-power down. It’s built with a stowaway hood, providing additional protection at a moment’s notice. Available in Aviator Navy or Polo Black.
WE SAY: We love how this is versatile, weatherproof and smart: wear over a suit for a stylish contemporary raceday outfit, or with shirt and trousers for a more relaxed racing day out.
PRICE: £430 from Ralph Lauren UK.
Even everyday essentials can by stylish and these trunks featuring a stag print (and a plain option) are a case in point. This Christmas design will get you in the festive spirit but are understated enough not to be embarrassing in the changing rooms!
WE SAY: Perfect for a bit of Christmas fun!
PRICE: £16 from Burton.
Depicting one of Edgar Degas’ favoured subjects, these socks are a great gift for racing aficionados! The original piece by Degas was pastel on wood, but this new rendition is thankfully far softer and more wearable, in a colourful cotton rich blend for your feet.
WE SAY: With the vivid orange sky and green glass, these eye-catching socks may not immediately be seen by all racegoers, but one glimpse and they won’t be forgotten!
PRICE: £8.99 from SockShop.
Designed in East London, this boot offers a contemporary twist on a classic Chelsea Boot, engineered to have leather panels and an inside-quarter zip instead of conventional elastic gussets. It also features leather linings and footbed.
Handcrafted from start to finish, this boot goes through the unique Hudson washing processes and is hand burnished and polished to get its unique patina and finish.
ECLIPSE TIP: The leather sole has a rubber forepart for all-weather grip so it’s a good bet for winter racedays. #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £150 from Hudson Shoes London.
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Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.
She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine.
If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse…!!)