Just out of interest, what is your favourite Raceday of the year. Did you know The Jockey Club is Home to 15 of the best racecourses in Britain including Sandown Park, the Randox Grand National, Cheltenham Festival and The Derby.
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
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Yes, Wimbledon Tennis Season back again for 2021 and I hope you’re all as excited as I am and anticipating to enjoy the glorious summer weather as we did once before. At least we can expect so once things return to normal as more covid-19 restrictions ease out of lockdown 21st June. I’m so delighted Wimbledon is back this year as last season was cancelled due to the pandemic and looking forward to more British Summer Sporting Events resuming again and great feeling of being outdoors appeals to many.
London can be quite an exciting time for major sporting events with Wimbledon being no exception it’s not just about sport it’s all about style too. Although it’s not my first season at Wimbledon so I was curious as to what to wear on and off center court. One rule that applies for sure no shorts aloud on center court unless it’s tailored so I’ve heard that includes no ripped jeans or scruffy trainers. I’m afraid certain dress codes apply at the tennis so we’ll just go with it shall we.
I never thought Wimbledon whites as the perfect ensemble could work but you can try and experiment with a few options to ensure your style statement does not go un-noticed.
Alternatively, here are My Favourite Editor’s picks as I know you will love them as much as I do. So I better leave you to it and choose from the key pieces below I especially curated for the site. I’m always looking for your feedback so please feel free to comment below guys and any questions you may have regarding my personal style tips.
HOW TO ATTEND THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
The next upcoming Tennis Championships dates are 28th June to 11th July 2021
If it’s your first time at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for those of you wondering how to attend the matches and the process involved of obtaining tickets, here’s what you need to know!
Firstly, there’s the public ticket ballot which is open to anyone where you can register to enter the ballot a bit like the lottery. You will need to create a MyWimbledon Account to complete the registration on the official Wimbledon Tennis website and takes just a few seconds to sign up. There is no charge to enter the ballot but if you are contacted you will need to pay in full immediately in order to reserve your tickets. But remember entering the ballot means planning a year ahead in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.
Alternatively, if you miss your chance with luck of the draw from the public ballot the other option would be to get there early and que on the day to purchase re-sale or returned tickets to the Box Office. Bear in mind this means you could be waiting in line for a good few hours depending on the crowds. Most importantly, the price of tickets can vary depending on the period from the start of the tennis season, semi finals and finals week which can increase in price due to high demand.
WHERE TO WATCH ALL THE TENNIS ACTION APART FROM CENTRE COURT
So apart from watching all the action unfold Centre Court on match days for those lucky spectators don’t despair as you may also obtain a Grounds Tickets to get into Wimbledon which are standing only which means you don’t get a seat or shelter from the weather rain or shine. The only place you may sit down are designated grassed Areas known as Murray Mound or Henman Hill where live tennis is streamed outside to the audience on large TV screens around the grounds. Not able to get into the Tennis during match days another option is watch it live on the big screen outside the local Morrison’s Supermarket in Wimbledon town centre and enjoy while relaxing on the deck chairs to catch up on all the latest is lovely on sunnier afternoons.
THINGS TO DO AT WIMBLEDON – Excursions and Tours
Looking to make the most of your day upon visiting at Wimbledon Tennis Championships perhaps explore the AELTC tennis museum and gain insight into the history of Wimbledon with a tour of the facility to round things off for the day.
THE WEATHER FORECAST AT WIMBLEDON AND WHAT TO TAKE ON MATCH DAYS
Weather at Wimbledon can at times be abysmal but don’t let that spoil your day out and just remember to bring an Umbrella just in case it rains – expect typical British Weather. For Sun Protection an SPF 30+ sunscreen is handy should temperatures soar to humid conditions and a sun hat is also good to keep you cool in the shade. So, once you’re all settled in on Match days for me it would not be the same without Pimm’s accompanied by strawberries and cream.
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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 summer
Any thoughts on your favourite Sporting Season Attire and what to wear to which events this Summer – drop a comment below!
Editorial Disclaimer: I Attended Henley Royal Regatta as an invited guest of a friend. As always all opinions expressed here are the authors alone, not those of any brand and have not been reviewed or approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO POLO SEASON SPORTING ATTIRE: STYLE DRESS CODES 101
With the all important summer social events and invitations coming in all at once dress codes are crucial to make the right impression with the exception of Polo In The Park for a fun day divot stomping in between chukkas. Dressing to impress is a must where not only the elite polo players take centre stage but so does style.
Here’s my Essential Guide on Menswear Polo Style how best to incorporate vibrant pastel colours into your summer wardrobe during the English Sporting Social Calendar.
The polo is always fun day out people watching from the Celebrities to the Spectators to who’s wearing what this year and where to be scene at the After Parties such as the Mahiki Enclosure. From today’s event here are my observations of the movers and shakers of the elite polo crowd veterans take on style and what they wore.
It’s a known fact guys hate shopping, but in fact it’s quite the opposite when it comes to summer social event’s, even the debonair man needs to look his best. From experience I learn what suits best and give my recommendations for outfits and how to wear them by including these in your daily style edit.
“The Ralph Lauren Seersucker Blazer the Ultimate Classic Staple for Summer”
Why not take an optimistic approach to colour and pairing your outfit with a bold statement set of bright trousers and the contrast of colours from red, green and yellow which are available to purchase from the high street to designer labels. These are worth investing in especially if you’re looking at brightening up that essential summer wardrobe so you’ll be sure to blend right in with the Chelsea locals alike.
Fitted shirt styles from Ralph Lauren are always great because they come in a variety of classic styles in the white button down collared shirt to pastel shades and bold stripes in blue. Then finish off the look with a neutral seer sucker blazer to even out the contrast of shades. A Seer Sucker blazer is unlined, so designed to keep you cool during the hot summer months at event occasions.
STYLE TIP: Seersucker blazer is unlined, so designed to keep you cool during the hot summer months.
With the English social calendar upon us we focus our attention towards stylish sporting events from the Varsity Polo, Polo in the Park to the Gold Cup at Cowdray.
For this look at Polo In The Park, I decided to keep it neutral but relaxed and I felt I had to express a style identity of my own. With summer you can’t go wrong and what better way to do this is to keep it neutral with a classic Ralph Lauren Seersucker Blazer but still include a splash of colour as you find the contrast helps bring out the best of both shades.
Wears this Summer’s Classic Trend with Confidence Ready for DIVOT STOMPING’— in between Chukka’s
Even by adding the slightest finishing touches to a look such as a colour coordinated pocket square to tailored jackets can overall emphasize the best features of the whole outfit’s attire.
Looking for the perfect summer shoes can depend on the softness, texture and comfort to make it easier to walk on the lawn and inside the marquee enclosures. A slip on suede loafer in tan or dark brown rather than leather shoes helps the foot breathe more freely during the spring summer season.
Finally, your accessories choice can either create a luxury feel of sophistication or faux pas which is all down to preferential discerning taste. You can’t go wrong with skinny belts either in brown is minimal. Less is more. One of my personal favourites is a preppy style collegiate belt in dark navy with diagonal red stripes which adds a bit of character.
Next up, let’s think about that final touch of elegance such as Accessories and the best luxury Watches on the market to consider would be ‘The Chronograph’ Wrist Watches for Men. So far these are my favourite picks and there are quite a few Brands out there I’m crushing over this season to match my Sporting Attire. Whatever takes your fancy, so take your pick from these on my wish list to covet now.
That’s it, you’re now ready to be fully kitted out for a Polo Match so let’s bring on the rest of summer it’s not over yet!
Who can forget the smell of engines with the roar of iconic race cars. Experience a thrilling three day festival celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing and vintage style
I remember my first ever visit to Goodwood Revival because it was so memorable. Also, it was an opportunity to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and experience vintage clothing and costume from a bygone era at its finest.
Revival fashion on the day tells the story of fashion throughout the revival era. You can re-live it all from the evolution of the hemline, how men’s iconic style changed from nineteen forty eight to nineteen sixty six and the sub culture phenomenon of the Teenager.
So excited I’m collaborating with Tweed Jacket Designer Eloise Gray for my fitting to get ready for Goodwood Revival today and really looked forward to attending this year’s event.
“Revival Fashion #GoodWoodStyle”
While I was here I got to have a bit of wonder to see what was going on from vintage clothing stalls, food pop-ups, street performance singing quartets to the Goodwood circuit track to check out the vintage classic cars.
The memorable highlights of the day were close racing, tight overtakes, roaring engines, screeching cross-plys, spitfires flying overhead to various vintage outfits and stores.
Experience a thrilling three day festival celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing and vintage style
Who could forget the Revival Greats from the legendary cars highlights from Jaguar E-Types, Ferrari 250 GTOs to Lister Knobblys, Alfa Romeo 1600 Guilia GTAa and Shelby Daytona Coupes.
Travel through time in Style at this years Goodwood Revival
Goodwood Revival always stars some of the motorsports greatest cars ever invented throughout history just for all you car and automobile enthusiast.
It was a spectacular day out and I got to wear an amazing tweed suit from talented UK Ethical Fashion Designer Eloise Grey on the day. Tweed is very much in style these days and the only thing I own is from Harris Tweed Made in Britain which is a classic statement piece. Also, works well when you pair it with other items in your closet like a trilby and nice brogues perhaps. I had the most stupendous weekend playing dress up, fashion shows and trying swing dancing was great fun with friends at Goodwood Revival. It was an opportunity to travel through style in time and make some new nostalgic memories. I’ll see you there next year!
Editorial Disclaimer: A huge thank you to Eloise Grey Designs for hosting me for the Press Preview during their Pop-Up Store. As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally use or would wear myself for accurate feedback.
I’m Joey Award Winning U.K. Men's Lifestyle Blogger, Grooming and Travel writer based in London. Ensembly Challenged Gent and Discerning Tastemaker embracing the perks of a Digital Nomad Lifestyle in the New Normal 24/7.
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