How people dress has as much to do with the Kentucky Derby as the horses and the jockeys. The patrons are dressed to the nines and it’s time to break out the GTH pants, the seersucker and the bow ties. Here are three looks to shoot for if you’re headed to Louisville this weekend. The first look is traditional with Derby flair – seersucker pants, a mint julep tie, Wayfarers. The second is more laid-back for those who don’t want to go all out with the seersucker. Notice there’s still a little in there from the belt. The third is for those who want to beat the heat and show some thighs, not to mention it has a very patriotic feel to it as well.
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses with Yellow BB#1 Repp Stripe ($150) / Brooks Brothers Slim Fit Oxford Dress Shirt ($79.50) / Vineyard Vines Lucky Julep Tie ($85) / Orvis Farrier’s Belt ($79) / Bonobos The Charleston Suit Pants ($110) / Walk-Over White Suede Derby 100 ($255)
Southern Proper Tan Frat Hat ($25) / Costa del Mar South Point ($199-$279) / Salmon Cove Monterey Button Down ($88) / Brier & Moss Ellington Bow Tie ($45) / Chicago Belt Co. Great Lakes Summer Sky Belt ($45) / Jack Donnelly Dalton Pant ($92) / Oak St. Bootmakers Beefroll Penny Loafer ($296)
Knockaround Black/Smoke Premium Sunglasses ($14) / Small Batch Apparel Cool Cotton Sunglass Retainer ($6) / Taylor Stitch Strawberry Seersucker Shirt ($125) / High Cotton Ties Bluegrass Dot Bow Tie ($45) / Tucker Blair Jockey Silks Needlepoint Belt ($95) / Chubbies The Vice ($49.50) / Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original Boat Shoe ($90)