Spring brings sunshine, clear skies, beautiful seasonal flowers and joyful outdoor events such as the races and weddings. For female fashion spring always means a profusion of vibrant hues and fluttery and lightweight materials. The ideal outfit for a racing event or a daytime wedding would be a fabulous cocktail frock topped with a fashionable hat. But men’s fashion can be just as exciting and colourful as well!
The key to a stylish spring look for me is a chic, perfectly tailored suit. Head Style Consultant at InStitchu, Tim Aquino shares his tips for dos and don’ts of male Spring Racing Carnival fashion, and we think these advices can also be useful for grooms, groomsmen and anyone invited to attend a spring wedding:
Tim also has five fabulous suit suggestions from InStitchu for the Spring Racing Carnival and the wedding season. Each one is named after a famous Australian racing personality, and we love both the colours and the tailoring.
The Mr Handcock II is a beautifully balanced suit. The white shirt underneath the jacket provides the necessary contrast, while the tie keeps everything together and adds a little splash of colour and pattern as well.
This jacket is understated, just like its namesake (the jockey that made Phar Lap a household name), lending the wearer an air that he knows his own style. Made from a premium wool/linen blend, this double breasted jacket is perfect for a day at the races.
Honouring the legend that is Bart Cummings, this suit is fit for a king. Understated charcoal blue with a windowpane design, it is made from premium 100% wool in a super 110.
Mr Montana likes a few select pleasures. Long lunches Riviera side with Mr Campari and Dupre is one of them. “Stay cool in linen” is what Mr Montana always said with his hallmark cheeky grin. 73% Wool 27% Linen Super 130’s.
The beauty is in the name. Wear this rakish grey glen plaid jacket and all will know that you are the Boss. Named after the 3 time Melbourne Cup winning champion jockey of Makybe Diva, Glen Boss. Featuring a notch lapel and made from premium Super 130's 100% wool.
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