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How To Dress for The Queen’s Plate

The Queen’s Plate is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America.

The races have attracted A-list celebrities & government officials from across the globe not to mention all levels of the monarchy including the Queen.

Going to the races has always been about making a scene which is why dressing appropriately is so important.

There is no “official” dress code for the Queen’s Plate, but that doesn’t give you the license to wear some tattered jeans and a tee! The Gotstyle man knows that dressing up isn’t a one-time thing, it’s a lifestyle – Dress Better. Do Better!

What To Wear:

Generally speaking, you should think dandy, colourful, fun, and British. You’ll be surrounded by lush green lawns in an almost Alice In Wonderland type setting. It’s basically a classy AF costume party.

  • Try to mix and match patterns. The rule of thumb for pattern mixing is that the size scale of your pieces should be different. (Big check blazer, small check shirt).
  • Go bold! Ever wondered when you were going to be able to wear those impulse (pink, green, red, blue) pants again? Have a bright suit that you’ve been wanting to let out of the closet? This is your time to let them out!

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  • Accessories! This event is all about “peacocking”. The bolder you go the more attention you’re bound to get. The best way to do this is with hats, scarves, bright ties and pocket squares. Stick to three to avoid looking too costumey, and the same rules apply to pattern mixing here.
  • Millinery: You’ll see a lot of this at The Queens plate. Bold Hats for men and crazy fascinators/hats for women. This year the official milliner of the Queen’s Plate is David Dunkley.

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  • Wear funky shoes! Sneakers just won’t do for an event like this. You need a classic shoe in a bold or neutral colour. Something like these brogue oxford shoes. A well-made shoe in a fun pattern that still respects classic menswear.

The Gotstyle man knows that dressing up isn’t a one-time thing, it’s a lifestyle. We put together some more inspiration for your outfit. Thanks to David Dunkley for the hat & fascinators.

Here are four looks from Gotstyle that would rock the Queen’s Plate!

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Outfit Details: Conor is wearing a hat by David Dunkley, GS Launch white dress shirt $95, Moods of Norway dress pants $139.50, Gotstyle double monkstrap leather dress shoes $295, Gotstyle suspenders $25 and Jin Quin skinny tie $20

Sophie is wearing the Keepsake fitted mini dress $260 and Tiger of Sweden heels $240

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Outfit Details: Conor is wearing a hat by David Dunkley, Haspel Gravier seersucker blazer $650 and pants $195, Ted Baker print shirt $169, Paradigma fancy brogues $375, Anderson’s stretch woven belt $160 and Doro lapel pin $19

Sophie is wearing the Velvet Lace off the shoulder dress $218 and Tiger of Sweden heels $249

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Outfit Details: Haspel Gravier seersucker blazer $650 and pants $195, Ted Baker print shirt $169, Anderson’s stretch woven belt $160 and Doro lapel pin $19

what to wear to queens' plate outfit 2

Outfit Details: Conor is wearing a Weekend Offender nash brid print shirt $115, Vito solid cotton short $89, Tiger of Sweden Hoyt cotton blazer $384 and Van Gils trilby hat $115

Sophie is wearing an Ecru sleeveless silk blouse $225 and Ted Baker floral party skirt $289

Check Out Last Year’s Outfit Inspiration Below

Vito Cotton Twill Pant: $88 Shop Now
Sand Cotton Linen Blazer: $550 Shop Now
Franco Negretti Print Shirt: $168
Matteo Massimo Paint Splattered Shoe: $475 Shop Now

Tiger Of Sweden Pieter Print Shirt: $199
Moods Of Norway Oluf Pinstripe Linen Jacket: $398
Moods Of Norway Pinstripe Linen Shorts: $165
Jin Qun Silk Pocket Square: $20
Tiger of Sweden Vince Raffia Leather Shoe: $229 Shop Now
John Varvatos Straw Fedora: $85 Shop Now

Van Gils Elvy Windowpane Jacket: $495
A. Christensen Linen Pocket Square: $45
Tiger Of Sweden Herris Pants: $229
Ted Baker Bachh Stripe Floral Shirt: $198 Shop Now
Matteo Massimo Two Tone Cap Toe Shoe: $275 Shop Now

A Christensen Tie: $95 Shop Now
Stenstroms Check Shirt: $228
Tombolini Cotton Suit: $795
Tombolini Cotton Vest: $225
Prime Bergamo Box Calf Shoe: $375 Shop Now

Tiger Of Sweden Herris Pants: $199
Haight & Ashbury Ashton Shirt: $120
Tiger Of Sweden Bowtie: $85
Gsus Honeycomb Blazer: $276 Shop Now
Matteo Massimo Monk Strap Shoe: $450 Shop Now

Dibi Knit Tie: $55 Shop Now
Gotstyle Gingham Shirt: $165
J Brand Tyler Slim Jean: $ 218
Blue Industry Half Lined Blazer: $275
Matteo Massimo Brogue Shoe: $275 Shop Now

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