Click Here
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.

National Home > Style > Pony Up


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


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.
Goorin Bros. Pierre Renoir, $115, available here
UD - For a Categorically Perfect Mint Julep


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.
Pewter Mint Julep Cup, $65, available here
UD - Because Seersucker Is Mandatory


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.
Haspel Seersucker Blazer, $695, available here
UD - A Tiny Pair of Horses for Your Wrists


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.
Gold Reverse Crystal Horse Cufflinks, $3,182, available here
UD - The Only Reasonable Derby Footwear


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.”
Church’s Nevada Downtown Brogues, $468, available here
Click Here
  • August 13, 2014

    Hurry Up and Wait

    Hurry Up and Wait
    Your New Watch, Courtesy of the 1600s. Kinda.

  • August 06, 2014

    Awl for One

    Awl for One
    Meet Your Shoe Guys. They’re in the Internet.

  • July 23, 2014

    Track Record

    Track Record
    How to Look a Lot Better While Running

  • July 15, 2014

    Frame Game

    Frame Game
    Russell Westbrook Made You Some Sunglasses

  • July 09, 2014

    Beginning of The/End

    Beginning of The/End
    Leather, Faded Tees and Bombers by Way of LA

© 2014 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.