UrbanDaddy
ntl
Sign-up-badge
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.
Style

National Home > Style > Pony Up

05/02/14

Pony Up
A Pictorial Analysis of Your Derby Gear



The odds of We Miss Artie winning the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby: 50:1. The odds of you winning the Lifetime Seersucker Achievement Award at tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby party: 1:1... assuming you take note of our advice below.


UD - A Straw Boater Fit for the Races

THE HAT

A Straw Boater Fit for the Races

Tomorrow’s forecast at Churchill Downs: boater weather. Enter this American-made straw number with a sweat-wicking ribbon around the crown. What’s sweat if not something to be wicked by a ribbon...
Post-Derby Applications: Schooner parties. Midsummer ball games. Running for mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
411:
Goorin Bros. Pierre Renoir, $115, available here
UD - For a Categorically Perfect Mint Julep

THE JULEP CUP

For a Categorically Perfect Mint Julep

It’s solid pewter. It’s engraved with your initials and the initials of the current governor of Kentucky. It’s... basically what Indiana Jones was after in The Last Crusade. Assuming he was after a mint julep cup.
Post-Derby Applications: For drinking more juleps, obviously. Or wearing as a miniature pewter fez, less obviously.
411:
Pewter Mint Julep Cup, $65, available here
UD - Because Seersucker Is Mandatory

THE BLAZER

Because Seersucker Is Mandatory

There’s seersucker, and then there’s seersucker made by the 105-year-old, New Orleans–based haberdashery that more or less made it a thing. Guess what kind this jacket is.
Post-Derby Applications: Weekend strolls. Country club happy hours. Quitting your day job and hitting the road with a barbershop quartet.
411:
Haspel Seersucker Blazer, $695, available here
UD - A Tiny Pair of Horses for Your Wrists

THE CUFFLINKS

A Tiny Pair of Horses for Your Wrists

Now, cufflinks aren’t mandatory at the Derby. But there’s something to be said for a set of 18-karat gold ones with racing horse heads reverse-painted on them. That something being, “Hey, nice cufflinks.”
Post-Derby Applications: Golf ball markers. A Mother’s Day gift, if you’re terrible at gifts.
411:
Gold Reverse Crystal Horse Cufflinks, $3,182, available here
UD - The Only Reasonable Derby Footwear

THE SHOES

The Only Reasonable Derby Footwear

Oh, right, you’ll need shoes. Something light, but something bold. Something like these two-tone leather brogues made by one of England’s most legendary cobblers. Or so the cobbling legend goes.
Post-Derby Applications: Cricket matches. Elvis impersonations. “Just wearing them.”
411:
Church’s Nevada Downtown Brogues, $468, available here
ADVERTISEMENT Arrow2-down
  • October 10, 2014

    Standard Deviation

    Standard Deviation
    Warm Things for Fall by Way of Colorado

  • September 30, 2014

    Snow and Behold

    Snow and Behold
    You Need Warm Clothes. Here’s What You Need.

  • September 16, 2014

    Fall Me Maybe

    Fall Me Maybe
    Three New “Stocking Up for Fall” Places

  • September 10, 2014

    Time Machines

    Time Machines
    From Detroit with Love: These Watches

  • September 05, 2014

    Bag Reel

    Bag Reel
    Military-Grade Bags for Hiding Things

© 2014 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.

Loading...

close