The 139th Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, and that means it’s time to dust off your big sunhats and whip up some old-fashioned mint juleps.
And while most of us won’t be in Louisville to celebrate the great American tradition, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw your own Derby party — or dress for the occasion.
Here are some of our favourite men’s Derby looks.
First, start with a classic seersucker or linen suit. Both fabrics are lightweight and provide a casually rumpled look. The Brooks Brothers Great Gatsby collection features a white linen suit ($698), and the J.Crew Ludlow suit jacket ($298) has a tailored fit and light blue seersucker pattern.
Pair your suit with a crisp white shirt, like this one from Gap ($50). You could also throw on a pastel-coloured button down if you’re feeling flashy, like the lilac Thomas Pink option from Nordstrom ($185) or the Hugo Boss ‘EatonX’ in light blue ($115).
A straw hat takes your style back to the 1920s, and will blend in with all of the women’s sunhats. These are two options from the Brooks Brothers Gatsby Collection ($198).
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