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FashionPoise gone wild
If there is anything more exciting in a gentleman’s event calendar than the Spring Racing Carnival? We’re yet to experience it.
At M.J. Bale they’ve been counting down the days until they can get your backsides trackside, resplendent in dashing cool wool, linen and cotton suiting.
Fresh, colourful tailoring combinations in lightweight linen and merino wool fabrications, underpinned by a gentleman’s poise and etiquette. These are the foundations for M.J. Bale’s Spring Racing 2018 collection: themed ‘Poise Gone Wild’, a cheeky reference to the importance of composure – both sartorial and individual – throughout the spring racing period.
They have a wealth of classically elegant options — suits, shirts, ties, pocket squares, socks and lapel pins — so let them help make you this season’s most promising thoroughbred.
Riff on the black/white dress code with charcoals, dark/light greys and checks. Double-down on the fundamentals: crisp white shirts, pocket squares and cufflinks.
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For the race that stops a nation press ‘go’ in terms of colour and creativity. Be bold with your choice of shirt, tie and pocket square combos. Dress up. Giddy up.
Mix-and-match tailored separates for a dandy daily double. Don’t shy away from stripes, patterns and punchy pastels.
Raise the sartorial stakes with a dapper three-piece; pair neutral jackets with striped shirts and a dot tie to be the track daddy.