The Grand National Style
The Grand National; the three-day event that is full of wealth and glam. From the gorgeous glamorous dresses to the professionally tailored cut three and one piece suits. Although there is no official dress code, smart is a preferable and from the attendees is more than often supported. The show has seen some of its most vibrant, outrageous but stylish hats of any other event.
Although there is no official dress code, smart is a preferable and from the attendees is more than often supported
The majority of the event is focused on the beautiful women that are in attendance with their stunning dresses and hats, but the men can be stylish too. So, here’s a Grand National 2019 Guide for the men that want to be stylish on a lovely day like the Grand National.
First, we need to do our research on the previous attendees and celebrities that have attended; from TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, and even football star Wayne Rooney. These two have both wore personally tailored to fit suits, with silk pocket squares. A perfectly fitted suit adds a personal touch as most tailors personalise your suit with either the initials or your chosen logo.
While most men attend the Grand National in either navy, light blue or white suit – as black would be too formal, as you aren’t attending a ball. A one-piece pin-striped navy suit goes well with Oxford style shoes and of course… the silk pocket square. What you have to think about is what colour suits how dark or tanned your skin is, a navy suit is always well bested with blue eyes and a dark tan as the navy will bring out the colour in your eyes.
We all feel the need, the need for tweed. When it comes to your usual cotton suit – it’s sometimes best to bring out a tweed blazer. While tweed is a diverse informal material which is worn on casual events, as it usually for the ‘nerd’ looking style, a tweed outfit is well accompanied with glasses dependent on your face shape and chinos of a non-matching colour (white, cream, light brown). As the colour of tweed are always unsaturated colours, with browns, khaki and greys – a crisp pinstripe shirt (no tie, because it’s a casual fitting), opt in for some black leather boots or if you want to collaborate your outfit, go with suede Chelsea boots.
Short hair is short for a reason, it’s easy to style with little, to no effort – the style is best fitted flat or slightly spiked up.
To finish, the hair – one of the main aspects of an outfit is figuring out what style of hair goes with the attire you’re wearing. If you’re thinking of wearing tweed, as the look and colour are very old fashioned, usually seen worn by farmers. Your hair, if its long; is best to be either back combed. For medium hair length either down or to a side that your hair is trained to go. Short hair is short for a reason, it’s easy to style with little, to no effort – the style is best fitted flat or slightly spiked up. These styles are all dependent on your face shape, so take a look in a mirror and understand your face shape as this defines your facial features.