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How to Dress for the Races: Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes

Going to a Triple Crown event? Click through our slideshow of both classic and non-traditional elements.


If race-day style makes you think of seersucker suits and showy, over-the-top fashion, think again. While certain menswear staples like colorful ties have become traditions at horseracing events, you don't need to resemble a retro peacock to look good at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, or the Belmont Stakes—the three legs of the Triple Crown. Click through our breakdown of traditional men's race-day style, with a focus on shoes, accessories, and color palettes.

—Brian Sacawa publishes the men's-style website He Spoke Style.

The details make the man—and the outfit. French cuffs are sophisticated and subtle.

Cuff links, Ravi Ratan.

Photographs courtesy of Rob McIver Photo.
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