I am looking very much forward to unequivalent excitement, dashing horses and cheering crowds.
At the racecourse I suggest one should wear proper attire for a bit of everything; like slight rain, some amounts of dust and wind, cold weather, sun and the like...
I therefore expect to be wearing my vintage 1973 thornproof tweed suit, co-respondent shoes and my new hat from Christys hats: "the Chepstow" - named after the thoroughbred Welsh racecourse in Monmouthshire. I opted for a grey wool felt hat; already having black and brown hats in my stables.
I had, though, initial doubts if I should go to the expense of a fur felt version of the hat, but chose to start with the affordable wool felt.
As savings grow I can replace my wool felt fedoras and trilbys; that said: I find them very good looking (especially at a distance) and comfortable.
I had some photos taken of the most likely attire I will bring for my day at the racecourse:
|Thornproof tweed in grey/green hues, white shirt (double cuff, detachable double round collar), Cheaney "Edwin" co-respondent shoes and a vintage set of binoculars|
|I should most likely also bring my Barbour if rain prevails|
|The Chepstow in light grey wool felt - available e.g. at the Dapper Gentleman outfitter Fogeyunlimited.co.uk|
|Gentleman at the racecourse|