Melbourne Cup 2018: Men’s Fashion Guide

It’s time to suit up.

This year for Melbourne Cup, Hunter and Bligh is predicting men’s fashion to include a majority of fresh and neutral tones. Pairing perfectly to the theme of native Australian flowers, be sure to use a lighter palette when choosing everything from the perfect shirt, to shoes and even a tie.

Here’s Hunter and Bligh’s Men’s Fashion Guide for the Melbourne Cup 2018:

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic

The perfect accessory for race day – the Ray-Ban Clubmaster Oversized sunglasses. Featuring dark green tinted lenses, matte black frames and comfortable silicone nose pads; as timeless as the Clubmasters are, we can assure you that these will be a highlight of every outfit.

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M.J. Bale Elstree Shirt

Made from 100% cotton, the Elstree long sleeve shirt from Australian label M.J. Bale is the feature shirt for this years Melbourne Cup. Easily paired to black, stone and navy coloured suits, there’s no denying that every wardrobe should be fitted with a light blue shirt. Featuring a slim tailored fit, a Cambridge collar and a textured cotton construction.

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Peggy and Finn Eucalyptus Tie

This year, native Australian florals have taken the fashion world by storm. What better way to dress for Melbourne Cup 2018 than with this Peggy and Finn Eucalyptus Tie made from 100% cotton, featuring blue and orange pastels throughout. Matched perfectly with any beige coloured suits – you’ll be sure to receive compliments.

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Double Oak Mills George Suit Trousers Navy

A wardrobe isn’t complete without a pair of navy trousers. The Double Oak Mills George Suit Trousers are exclusively available on The Iconic. The pants are mid-weight, with a zip fly and feature front angled pockets, belt loops and a textured finish. Pairs perfectly with a light blue or white long sleeved shirt and netural coloured jackets.

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Stonemen Men’s Trunk

Celebrate Melbourne Cup with a pair of Stonemen trunks in a very fitting horse print designed by Rob Yerling. Made from stretchable cotton for a comfortable fit all day long, these could be your next pair of lucky trunks!

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Peggy and Finn Eucalyptus Pocket Square

Whether you choose the tie or the pocket square, this pastel eucalyptus print is perfect for this years Melbourne Cup festivities. Made from 100% cotton in a light blue, navy and peach colour scheme – this pocket square will definitely be your go-to regardless of the occasion. Remember: pocket squares and ties shouldn’t match – but rules are meant to be broken.

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Aquila Bane Leather Belt Tan

Made from premium Italian leather, this Aquila Bane Leather Belt in Tan will soon become a staple in your wardrobe. Featuring a slight burnt edge look, the belt is finished with a silver square buckle, and like any good belt, can be adjusted to accommodate those race day beers and burgers. Pairs swimmingly with the Aquila Langer Derby Lace Up Tan shoes.

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Brooksfield Textured Blazer Sand

This year for men, soft neutral tones such as sand, beige and stone are making a comeback, alongside linen fabrics. The Brooksfield Textured Blazer in sand is the perfect mix of business and casual attire. Made of a lightweight cotton and linen blend, the blazer features padded shoulders, two front buttons, two front flap pockets and three internal pockets.

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Happy Socks Cactus Socks

What better way to race into the Melbourne Cup than with a pair of Happy Socks! Made out of a soft, cotton blend material, these Happy Socks feature a green cacti print – minus the prickles. If cacti aren’t your thing, The Iconic stocks over 55 styles of Happy Socks, including two personal favourites: Big Dot and Dog print.

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Aquila Langer Derby Lace Up Tan

Since their opening in 1958, Aquila has only used the highest quality of Italian leather for their exquisite products. Matching their Bane Leather Belt, the Aquila Langer Derby Lace Up shoes use premium leather alongside a leather lining for durability and style. Remember: the shoes and the belt must always match!

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