Spring Racing 2016 Wrap Up

What a whirlwind week it was! Spring Racing 2016 definitely shaped up to be one of the best weeks of 2016 when it comes to entertainment, food, drink, and of course - men's style. Below is a curated gallery of images from across the week for your viewing pleasure, enjoy! 

Derby Day 

Derby Day was all about the greys and whites, with nearly no black suits in sight. My good friend Peter decided to completely buck the trend and went with a fabulous brown three-piece from Oscar Hunt. I was pleasantly surprised to see he was also rocking the wide notch lapel which has become one of my favourite lapel variants. The standout suit in my mind was definitely Pepe's all white Custom suit from Hermen Menswear, the addition of the button braces really was the cherry on top. 

What I'm wearing: 

  • Suit & Shirt: Hermen Menswear - Custom Design
  • Waistcoat: Calibre 
  • Pocket Watch: Depoche 
  • Tie and Pocket Square: Brooks Brothers 
  • Sunglasses: Oblyk 
  • Hat: Akubra 

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup was all about the statement suiting, with bold colours or earthy tones being the palettes of choice. Again, it is great to see so many Aussie blokes venturing out from the navy suit and experimenting with colour. Sometimes the bolder is actually the better! As long as it is paired back with some more muted tones as it has been above. 

What I'm Wearing:

  • Suit/Tie/Pocket Square: Carl Navè - Individually Tailored
  • Sunglasses: Oblyk 
  • Watch: Melbourne Watch Co 
  • Bracelets: Chanman Shop 

Oaks Day

Oaks Day is definitely one for the ladies, however that doesn't mean that us gents couldn't show a bit of flair! Both Josh and I decided to opt for a more casual race look on Oaks, we both opted for unstructured jackets, and unintentionally went for summer inspired nautical looks. Luke's DB from Jack London also was a fantastic number and was up there with one of my favourite looks of the day. 

What I'm wearing: 

  • Jacket/Chinos/Shirt: Godwin Charli 
  • Tie: Tied Together Co
  • Tie Bar: Vintage
  • Pocket Square: Melbourne Dapper 
  • Sunglasses: Oblyk 
  • Bracelet: Miansai 

Stakes Day 

The last day in the Spring Carnival lineup is notoriously known as the more casual of the four main days, but as you can see Geoff, Josh and myself decided to stick to sharp suiting for something different! I can tell you that after 4 full days at the races, I am definitely still in recovery mode even one week later!

What I'm wearing: 

  • Suit/Shirt/Waistcoat: Carl Nave - Individually Tailored 
  • Tie: MJ Bale 
  • Pocket Square: Oliver Stone 
  • Cufflinks: OTAA Australia 
  • Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

Photos 1,2,7 and 9 are taken by Jake O'Donnell | Photos 3,5,6 and 8 are taken by Marten Ascenzo | Photo 4 is from GQ. A big thank you to Lavazza, Schweppes, G.H. Mumm, Sensis and Emirates for looking after me all week!