The Race that stops a Nation

by Jeff Lack


The jewel in the Spring racing crown is Melbourne Cup. The first Tuesday of November will be the most stylish gathering of men in Australia each and every year.

This is the most stylish you will dress outside of your wedding day. As you pore through this select group of images from this day last week, see if you can spot some inspiration for your own personal style. I firmly believe that gentlemen this year really stepped up to the plate and knocked fashion out of the park.

Melbourne Cup Carnival is the most flamboyant style driven costume party of the year. Even though green is the colour of the season, there were loads of other rich juicy and vivid colours on display. Blue, red, rust, green, pink and yellow were balanced out by earth tones and traditional navy. Watches, bracelets, suspenders, ties, bow ties, lapel pins, hats, sunglasses, fun socks and pocket squares all dominate in the 'pea cocking of personal style' that requires such accessories in Racing ensembles. 

I would love to hear from you, so let me know which outfits grabbed your attention most.

Stay stylish,

JL