Horse racing provides a great opportunity to wear clothing in very distinct colors. Particularly, it is a good opportunity to wear pastels and other bright colors not suitable for the office. There are many great races around the country, but the main attraction is of course the Kentucky Derby. I have attended some smaller races such as the Carolina Cup, but I have never actually been to the Kentucky Derby. However, I always attend a local derby party hosted by one of my good friends, and all the proceeds go to charity. Everyone comes dressed in their derby apparel, and they have mint juleps for those who want to partake. I have been preparing for this event for a while, and I bought a red seersucker suit at the end of last summer for this particular event. It is not a suit that will be in my regular rotation, but for one day, it will reign dominant.
Plaid links and an old Timex watch that belonged to dad.
Of course, a derby party would not be complete without the perfect date. If you are married, of course you take your wife. If not, the perfect fantasy date would be..............
My vote is a young Princess Margaret. I hear she knew how to have fun at a party!
Plus, don't forget to buy your lady the perfect hat. If I wear one, it will definitely be a boater.