What to wear for the Spring Racing carnival – Men’s guide 2023 from Rundle Tailoring.
The Spring Racing season has arrived and with it the joy of warmer weather, top-class racing, fashion, cuisine and entertainment. It’s a time to get more adventurous with our fashion choices and accessorise, accessorise, accessorise.
The Spring Racing Carnival is steeped in tradition and it’s important to follow race day etiquette with respect to the dress code of each day, while still adding your own unique flair and personality when dressing to impress. At Rundle Tailoring we have been dressing generations of men for the occasion and stock the largest range of quality suits and formal suit hire in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. We have a huge range of classic suits, as well as on trend seasonal fashion drops, full of colour, vibrant ties, bow ties, pocket squares and accessories with new stock dropping each week.
Whether you are attending your local track or travelling further afield, here are our seasoned tips to looking dapper on the day, while still following the age-old traditions and race day etiquettes of the sport of Kings.
Regardless of whether you are in the member’s stand or general admission, the Spring Racing Carnival is a time to embrace colour, pattern and accessories. Typically, member’s dress regulations include tailored pants, dress shoes, a collared shirt and tie and a suit jacket, sports coat or blazer. In general admission it’s your chance to get the guys together, suit up and stand out in the crowd for all the right reasons.
In terms of more corporate suiting, a slim-fit is still popular and the classics – navy, black and grey – are a safe option that can be easily jazzed up to take your everyday look to race day ready. Add unique pieces such as lapel and tie bars, with touches of colour in your pocket square and tie. For Ladies Day in particular, it is a nice touch to coordinate colours with your partner.
Checks are also particularly popular during Spring Racing and bring an element of flair and individuality. Separates are also totally acceptable for the Spring Racing Carnival. Keep your look cool and effortless with lighter shades for your sports coat or blazer and again, dress for the occasion by accessorising to up the style stakes.
Never look out of place on race day, follow our guide below so you are dressed to perfection for each race meet: