London Fashion Week Men Spring/summer 2019: The Dapper Look – Rock it for Racing

Check out our top dapper picks from LFW SS19 for men and How to Rock it for a day at the Races. #RockItForRacing

Malan Breton

Bold tailoring with zips replacing jacket buttons. Sartorial grey check suit has been given a dapper makeover with splashes of blue, whilst a long jacket suit in powder blue check is adorned with strips of the finer Prince of Wales check. We love how he has paired this suit with a blue and white striped shirt. The high stand collar calls for a wide tie with a chunky knot so we’d recommend swapping for a standard collar in order to wear a slim tie.

https://www.malanbreton.com/

Photographer: Simon Armstrong.

Jiri Kalfar

Keeping the smart trousers plain and simple (except for the stripe button); Kalfar has paired with flamboyant jackets, waistcoats and dandy cravat shirts. The cravat shirts would have to be changed to a collar and tie for the races.

https://jirikalfar-shop.com/

Photographer: Simon Armstrong.

Velsvoir

Inspired by the gentlemanly sporting pursuits of the 1900s, Velsvoir draws from the athletic tailoring of that time. For the races make sure you wear smart shoes and socks.

http://www.velsvoir.com/

Alex Mullins

Don a fedora, collar and tie, and shoes and socks to rock Mullins’ salmon pink double breasted suit – with its statement Japanese irezumi art design – at Glorious Goodwood. Or go for the more mellow yellow double breasted suit; still a dapper showstopper.

Ben Sherman

Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie, smart trousers and formal shoes in most of the enclosures. But if the weather is hot some race events like York Ebor allow tailored long shorts to be worn. Rock it for Racing in matching tailored shorts and suit jacket – Ben Sherman have a choice of trousers and shorts for their olive and tan check suit. But remember formal shoes and socks are still required.

https://www.bensherman.co.uk/

John Lawrence Sullivan

The collection’s sharp shouldered angular tailoring is inspired by post punk and new wave. Alas you can only take your rebel look so far if you want to enter the premium enclosures at the racecourse. So to Rock the red suit for Racing, swap the After Dark t-shirt for a black or striped collared shirt and floral tie. Keep the sleeves down on the polka dot suit and team with a crisp white collared shirt for that dapper look. Go dotty with the tie. Change those brothel creepers for more formal shoes.

http://www.john-lawrence-sullivan.com/

 

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