Cheltenham Festival is one of the most famous horse racing events, so you’re certainly going to be making an effort with your attire. But with no official dress code, what should you wear? Quite simply, it’s all about the tweed. We have a fantastic collection of tweed including three piece suits, overcoats and hats here at Dobell, all brought together below to give you the ultimate Cheltenham Festival style guide.
Race day dress codes are probably discussed, debated and planned out more than the actual racing itself and many of the main events have very strict and specific requirements as to what you must wear. Cheltenham Festival is one of the most famous horse racing events in the UK yet it has no official dress code. Whilst this leaves attendees as little lost, it certainly doesn’t mean they care any less; everyone still wants to dress to impress. The quick and easy answer to any man wondering what to wear to Cheltenham Festival is Tweed. Tweed has been the iconic pattern of the racing event for years and you simply cannot go wrong with the fabric. Its formal yet traditional appearance provides the perfect country gentleman look and its thick durable nature will keep you comfortable and warm- after all it is a winter event unlike many of the other famous race days which take place throughout the warmer months.
If you are heading to the club enclosure or attending a hospitality package, you will want to take the smartest approach. We have a fantastic range of three piece tweed suits which will not only leaving you looking the part but will add an extra layer to ensure you stay warm all day long. If your taking a more casual approach to the day then you might want to opt for a single tweed item to dress up your attire such as a hat, bow tie, or if you particularly suffer with the cold, an overcoat.
Here at Dobell we not only have our own fantastic range of tweed clothing and accessories, but we also have a collaboration range with tweed designer, Harris Tweed.
To complete your look we recommend partnering your tweed inspired outfit with a pair of lace up brogues; smart, comfortable and perfectly adhere to classic country chic.
So in conclusion, when planning your outfit for Cheltenham, think tweed, think layers and think Dobell.