WHAT I’M WEARING TO THE RACES: MENSWEAR AND DRESS CODE TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK SHARP ON RACE DAY

Race day style: Here's what to wear to the races, A Day in the life at Sandown Park Racecourse

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What to Wear to the Races

What to Wear to the Races

What to wear to the Races

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For me going to the races is a bit like going to fashion week where style and glamour take centre stage is just as important as the horse racing sport itself. Each year I look very forward to attending some sporting events in the English Social Calendar just because it’s become an annual tradition for myself and my friends to get together while enjoying a thrilling day of excitement at the races.

It goes without saying that any sportswear is not permitted under any circumstances and don’t even think about turning up in a morning suit, full tuxedo or any suiting that bright including patterns. Play it safe, but still sophisticated and opt for summer hues in pastels instead. Most importantly, breathable fabrics are most suitable for this period of the new spring / summer racing season. To find out more you can read the official dress codes guide here on the official Sandown Park Website here

Blazer – ZARA MAN (sold out similar here)    Shirt – Ralph Lauren Chinos – ASOS MAN (Sold out similar here) Belt – Polo Ralph Lauren     Shoes – United Colors of Benetton (Sold out similar here)   Pocket Square – Tom Ford

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STYLING THE SEERSUCKER CLASSIC SPORT BLAZER | A DAY OUT AT THE VARSITY POLO MATCH

WHAT TO WEAR TO A POLO MATCH THIS SUMMER - INSPIRATION FOR STYLING THE CLASSIC SEERSUCKER BLAZER

Imagine a Summer of Sartorial Style and being pitch side on the lawn enjoying a pitcher of Pimms with friends – a British Summer Sporting Event wouldn’t be the same without experiencing the thrill of a live Polo Match to say the least. I reminisce about one of my favourite days out to watch a game at Guards Polo Club in Windsor for the Ivy League Jack Wills Varsity Polo Tournaments to see Oxford vs Cambridge……

One of my favourite summer outfits featuring the Classic Seersucker Sport Coat. Summer is the ideal season for watching the polo and the feeling of being outdoors pre- Covid 19 times. This Blazer is one of my favourite summer staples to relax in, great for a day out to watch the polo or club house party. Since my past experience as a polo goal judge, back in my college days, I’ve become quite fascinated with learning the rules of the game where Pimms, Picnics on the lawn and Argentine style BBQ are enjoyed by spectators in a relaxed setting, the divot stomping in between polo chukka’s and immerse yourself in the spirit of polo.

With Pastels associated as a summer classic colour palette, the seersucker blazer or two piece is trending this summer sporting season, so let’s make the most of this summer trend with temperatures set to soar, the classic seersucker let’s you keep cool in a breathable fabric made for summerWhat to wear to the polo matchWhat to wear to the polo match

What to wear to the polo match

What to wear to the polo match

What to wear to the polo match

Any thoughts on your favourite Sporting Season Attire and what to wear to which events this Summer – drop a comment below!

Photography Jenny Pickets

Best Regards,

J xo

STYLE DIARY HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA | WHAT I WORE THE 4TH JULY

Henley Royal Regatta Dress Codes
Joey wears Men’s Watch Accessories James Bond 70’s Style Army Field Striped Iconic Nato Strap, UK Stockist at Henley Boutique

Henley Royal Regatta Dress Codes

Henley Royal Regatta Dress Codes

Henley Royal Regatta Dress Codes

Henley Royal Regatta Dress Codes
Joey wears Menswear Vintage Rowing Blazer – Bloggers own, Striped Shirt, Neck tie, Skinny Belt, Slim fit Chino at Polo Ralph Lauren, Men’s Sunglasses from a selection at Prada Eyewear

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A SARTORIAL TWIST ON WORKWEAR | CUE THE MEN’S TAILORED DENIM JACKET

HOW TO STYLE THE DENIM WORKWEAR TREND FOR SMART CASUAL TO SEMI FORMAL LOOK

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Men's Tailored Denim Jacket

Being a pleasant Sunday afternoon the beginning of early June I was feeling inspired by preppy vibes as my weekend off duty look for today. I decided to put together a semi formal look incorporating light weight denim paired with basic casual separates such as a T-shirt for a relaxed smart casual outfit and men’s tailored denim jacket. During the summer it’s one of my favourite signature pinstripe blazers as my go to statement piece which looks effortless in any case to dress up my outfit.

I quite like how this trend re-invents the classic denim workwear look is very versatile and understated which goes with anything. I love it because it’s not your standard conventional denim; it’s denim with a twist.

The men’s tailored denim jacket trend is fairly new, exciting and unbeknownst to me it happens to be popular on Savile Row London among reputable tailoring houses apparently so. Evidently, I do think this look is very dandy indeed and who doesn’t love to experience the feeling and craftsmanship of a luxury handmade bespoke suit.When it comes to tailoring usually the garments jacket comes with shoulder pads and lined for a neat finish.

Men's Tailored Denim Jacket
Ralph Lauren Spring / Summer 2015

But, to my astonishment my denim blazer is somewhat unstructured with no padding or lining inside the tailored jacket. Like me, you’re probably wondering where does this trend originate from throughout fashion history where the assumption denim as work wear has it’s association with popular culture in movies and music influences from the nineteen fifties to eighties. Ralph Lauren’s Spring Summer 2015 collection as seen above is a unique example pictured as a full 2 piece denim suit styled with shirt, necktie and casual trainers for a relaxed look.

Even more so, we often think of denim is certainly strong and practical as workwear that it fits nicely into our mainstay style staples in our closet season to season and the canvas of the cloth surprisingly comes in different weights. From experience it can be laundered with care at low temperatures such as a cold wash so be wary to allow room for shrinkage just in case.

My jacket I purchased from Ralph Lauren is made in a light weight canvas through the shoulders and chest centre front so the way it feels when worn is less structured compared to wearing a jacket with shoulder pads put in. In my opinion it depends on the look you are going for in terms of style unless going for a more formal look then it’s best to have pads in the jacket. Shoulder pads or no shoulder pad’s I think it can make all the difference in terms of what feels most comfortable and down to personal preference. It would be interesting to find out in future the difference of how the structure of this garment differs in comparison to how it’s made.

Men's Tailored Denim Jacket

Men's Tailored Denim Jacket

Men's Tailored Denim Jacket
Photography Jenny Pickets

Styling Credits:

V neck Men’s Tee, Calvin Klein Underwear,

Heart & Dagger, Denim Skinny fit jeans,

ASOS, Tan Desert Boots, Dune London,

Pinstripe Denim Blazer, Polo Ralph Lauren,

Accessories Sunglasses Marc by Marc Jacobs