Okay, guys! Your turn.
I’m tired of looking at photos from around the world where the male counterparts at the track are going to just as much trouble with themselves to look good as the women.
So, with that in mind, and a little patriotic pride kicking in, we’ve decided that we would put a little something together as a “Style Guideline” to help make sure that if you’re up for the effort. If you are not 100% sure what you should be looking for, you’ve got a guardian angel here to make sure your turning the ladies’ heads as the Triple Crown season starts to kick in.
Gentlemen, let me tell you something that all women universally agree with … there is nothing more appealing than a man in a well-fitted suit, looking dapper! So, let’s take a look at some “Dos and Don’ts” when it comes to sprucing oneself up.
DO – Spend money on a good suit, and get it fitted! Nothing looks better than a man who oozes both class and confidence whilst enjoying a day at the track, and a fitted suit is a beacon to all the glamorous ladies you’ll want to be talking to! Here are some solid tips on how to tell if your suit fits.
1. Shoulder pads end with your shoulders.
2. Your flat hand should slip easily into your suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened. If you put a fist in, the suit should pull at the button.
3. The top button of a two-button suit — or the middle button of a three-button suit — should not fall below your navel.
4. With your arms at your sides, your knuckles should be even with the bottom of your jacket.
A GREAT FIT IS ESSENTIAL
5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist.
6. Between a quarter- and a half-inch of shirt cuff should be visible.
7. One inch of break.
DON’T – Go to all the trouble of wearing a nice crisp suit and ruin it with a pair of below-average shoes! Women really do look here first, so make the effort and get a nice pair, and clean them before you head out the door on race day!
DO – Try and incorporate a little color into your outfit. Ladies are not against the “Banker” look, but we also like to know that you have a little wild side to you. Matching a bright-patterned tie and shirt combination is a great way to spruce up that gorgeous grey or black suit.
DON’T – Do up your tie like it’s your first go and you’re off to the junior prom! Spend a little time learning about the different ways of tying a good tie and then choose the one that you feel most comfortable with … we may be a little biased towards the classic Windsor knot.
** Here’s a good site to learn from … http://www.tie-a-tie.net/
DO – Buy a pair of cufflinks! These are like a piece of jewelry for a man, often underrated. There are millions out there, so look around, try and match them to a certain extent to the tie that you are wearing, it shows the ladies that you have an eye for detail and care about how you look, we like that … a lot!!
** This will get you started, but don’t be afraid to look around ... http://www.cufflinks.com/
DON’T – And I will repeat, DON’T wear a pair of ghastly socks that you just pull out of the laundry hamper before you put on your shoes! So many great looks have been absolutely ruined by a pair of bugs bunny or Yosemite Sam cartoon socks being displayed when a good-looking man in a great outfit, sits down and reveals his ankles. You’ll undo all your hard work in a split second, and the ladies will be looking to move on, trust me!
INVEST IN A NICE PAIR OF SHOES
Okay, I think we’ve given you a good, little base for knowing what you should be doing when preparing for the races, so we’ve attached some pics of different styles for you to look at as examples of great combinations when getting ready for a fun day at the track and the chance to impress the ladies…
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