Royal Ascot is focusing on sustainable fashion for its Style Guide this year so with such a perfect excuse for vintage shopping we have rounded up our favourite online finds for gentlemen racegoers’ outfits.
Of course it doesn’t have to be just for Royal Ascot – vintage accessories are ideal for raceday outfits all year round.
They also offer a great opportunity to go for designer names at a fraction of their original price – and they often hold their value too, making them good investment pieces or simply sell them on again after you have finished with them.
1 | 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels Stirrup Gold Cufflinks with reeded engraving, mounted in 18ct gold, with white gold fittings, signed V.C.A, numbered 78454, French eagle marks for 18ct gold and maker’s marks. Price £2,950 from Moira Fine Jewellery via Etsy. 2 | Ruby Stirrup Cufflinks set with square-cut rubies, in channel settings, with sugarloaf rubies in the terminals, mounted in 18ct yellow gold, with French eagle marks and a maker’s mark. Price £9,500 from Moira Fine Jewellery via Etsy. 3 | Cartier Stirrup Cufflinks 1950s set with square, cabochon-cut sapphires in the bar terminals, with hinged stirrups, mounted in gold, signed Cartier Paris, numbered 011604, with French eagle heads for 18ct gold. Circa 1950. Price £6,000 from Moira Fine Jewellery via Etsy. 4 | Vintage 1950s SWANK Royal Copenhagen Cufflinks, made with white porcelain and gold/brown horse in a decorative gold tone frame, price £45 from Glim Glam Galore via Etsy.
1 | Round Silver Horse Shoe Cufflinks with swivel backs. Made by Georg Jenson. Hallmarked and dated London 1971. Price £150 from Vintage Fine Jewellery via Etsy. 2 | Hermes Silver Stirrup Cufflinks with silver stirrup leathers shaped into horseshoes with buckle detailing, price £500 from Open for Vintage. 3 | Art Deco Pair of Men’s Silver Cufflinks with embossed horse stallion heads on the front, signed, circa 1920s, price £275 from Helena’s Curio via Etsy. 4 | Vintage Wedgwood Cufflinks – Blue and White Wedgwood Jasperware, 1970s George Stubbs Horse Design, price £55 from Fortune And The Mermaid via Etsy.
1 | Fine, Edwardian 15ct Gold, Diamond & Enamel Racehorse and Jockey Tie Pin, Circa 1905. The jockey is sporting royal blue and white enamel silks and white hat. The racehorse is made in silver and mounted with nine rose cut diamonds, with the bridle, saddle and crop in a contrasting 15ct yellow gold. Price £775 from Fine Antique Jewelry via Etsy. 2 | Antique Silver Horse Tie Pin featuring a lovely full bodied standing horse. On the reverse is signed 803 2/5. Price £30 from Lovemyparcel via Etsy. 3 | Victorian Pearl Horse Shoe Tie Pin set with fifteen pearls. 15ct yellow gold horse shoe with 9ct gold pin. Circa 1880. Price £250 from Vintage Fine Jewellery via Etsy. 4 | Fine, Edwardian 9ct Gold and Silver Diamond & Enamel Racehorse and Jockey Tie Pin, Circa 1901. The jockey is sporting green, yellow and maroon enamel silks. The horse is mounted with nineteen rose-cut diamonds (and one replacement eight-cut diamond) set in silver and has the reins, bridle and saddle in 9ct yellow gold. Price £895 from Fine Antique Jewelry via Etsy.
1 | Vintage Nina Ricci Gentleman’s Necktie, with horse motif. 100% Pure Silk. French designer neckwear luxury brand, hand made in France. Price £16 from Stall69UK via Etsy. 2 | Vintage 1970s Simpsons of Piccadilly Pink & Horse Stirrups Silk Necktie. Simpsons of Piccadilly was a large menswear store in central London, for the tailoring company S. Simpsons and DAKS, from 1936 to the 1990s. This tie is 100% silk, price £25 from Vintage Silo via Etsy. 3 | Vintage Celine 100% Pure Silk Equestrian Necktie, the interwoven ‘bits’ make an interesting pattern, price £18 from Crazy Cow Emporium via Etsy. 4 | LOEWE. Vintage Navy-blue Horses Silk Tie. Hand-woven 100% silk tie by LOEWE in navy-blue with golden and red horse heads pattern. Made in Italy. Price £40 from Waly Design via Etsy.
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