Sharp suits

By Jessica Ball 10 November 2017

The fashion stakes are high for men when it comes to the Spring Racing Carnival.

These on trend formal looks are a wealth of inspiration for those looking for stylish groomsmen ensembles with a point of difference.

Statement jackets

The jacket and pants don’t have to match to complement each other.

Also experimenting with prints and texture, Jimmy Bartel paired a spotted navy and white jacket with navy pants while Lance Franklin donned a textured blue jacket and white pants for contrast.

A bold jacket is a great way to help the groom standout among his groomsmen.

Jimmy Bartel at the Melbourne Cup. Photo: AAP.
Jaime Robbie Reyne during the Melbourne Cup with Mia Woolrich. Photo: AAP.
Lance Franklin poses at the Caulfield Cup with Jesinta Campbell. Photo: AAP.

Monochromatic magic

A Derby Day staple, black and white is a simple combination but a match made in heaven.

It was hard to fault Sam Wood and Dale Thomas’ dapper looks.

For those not wanting to go bold with colour on their wedding day, matching a white jacket with black pants or vice versa is a simple way to mix it up.

Sam Wood on Victoria Derby Day. Photo: AAP.
Dale Thomas at Derby Day with Hayley Robertson. Photo: AAP.

Something blue

In its varying hues, blue is having a moment when it comes to wedding attire and it was hard to miss trackside during the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival.

Showing this trend’s versatility, Corey Enright went smart casual opting out of wearing a tie, perfect for relaxed nuptials; while Chris Smith decided on the full three piece suit, ideal for a more formal affair.

Chris Smith at Melbourne Cup Day. Photo: AAP.
Corey Enright and his wife Renee at the Caulfield Cup. Photo: AAP.

Light and bright

For a modern twist on a classic, racegoers have rocked light coloured suits during this year’s carnival.

From the muted tan of Joel Selwood’s Melbourne Cup Day look to the light grey of Adam Goodes’ Caulfield Cup ensemble, these shades are ideal for a summer wedding.

Joel Selwood during the Melbourne Cup with Brit Davis. Photo: AAP.
Adam Goodes on Caulfield Cup Day with Natalie Croker. Photo: AAP.
Oliver Curtis on Victoria Derby Day with Roxy Jacenko. Photo: AAP.

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