Place your bets for the September races.
Will Doncaster St Leger (9th–12th September) and/or Ayr Gold Cup (17th–19th September) be allowed spectators or will it still be behind closed doors?
It’s the last month to show off your summer dapperness, so flaunt that sartorial style with flourish whether it is at the races or watching on TV.
Synonymous with city banking, the pinstripe suit has escaped from office life and is ready for a day at the races in the guise of Robert Simon’s pale blue suit from AlvinLee.co.uk
Jazzy touches include a contrasting navy paisley print on the lining and under the collar, plus a button lapel pin. Price £159.
Be bold and layer stripe on stripe. The key to wearing a striped shirt with a pinstripe suit is to ensure the widths of the stripes vary for contrast such as Remus Uomo bright blue and white multitrack striped shirt.
Was £55 now £38.50. Also available in red and white.
Wear the shirt collar open unless you are attending St Leger’s Premier Enclosure where a tie is required. Go floral with your stripes and add a pop of warmth to your cool palette with Remus Uomo floral pure silk tie in blue and orange.
Slide into a pair of grey suede loafers by Andrea Venture Firenze available via Yoox.com, the epitome of relaxed Italian elegance. Was £284 now £269.
Other colours include light grey, cocoa, dark brown, military green and light green.
Accessorize with an icy cool stainless steel watch. Guess Hendrix stainless steel bracelet watch is exclusive to HSamuel.co.uk
The 44mm polished case houses a matching silver multi function dial with Roman numeral markers, guilloche sub dials with day, date and 24hr displays to ensure you won’t miss the start of the races. Price £169.
Now an essential accessory the facemask can irritate the skin especially if you sport a designer stubble so treat your self to a luxurious smooth silk facemask. Silk is a breathable fabric, hypoallergenic and less likely to cause rashes and irritation. Your beard will benefit too as silk absorbs less of the beard’s natural oils than other fabrics.
Kewcraft Design via Etsy has created pure silk facemasks in 100% mulberry silk. The masks are made of three layers, have a filter pocket, nose wire and adjustable ear strap. Many designs are available – we’ve chosen the white blue flower for a fresh look. Each mask’s print will differ from each other due to the fabric cutting from a large pattern. It’ll be like a placing a bet! Price £22.99.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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