Leda and St.Jacques

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STRAW BOATER
Horse racing is a timeless tradition that calls for lightweight tailoring with a retro flair. Channel your inner Gatsby with a straw boater.
Brooks Brothers The Great Gatsby Collection straw boater hat, $215, brooksbrothers.com

POCKET CIRCLE
Complete your old-school look with the right accessory: a pocket circle. Gather it from the center point, then tuck it into your breast pocket.
Edward Armah pocket circle, $85, harryrosen.com

DB LINEN JACKET
Nothing says derby style like a double-breasted linen jacket, and this one – heather blue with contrasting buttons – is a beauty.
Brunello Cucinelli double-breasted linen jacket, $2,695, harryrosen.com

LINEN PANTS
November in Melbourne is warm, so you’ll really appreciate the cool comfort of these linen trousers.
Brooks Brothers The Great Gatsby Collection linen trousers, $328, brooksbrothers.com

OXFORDS
Spectator shoes were made for events like this. The two-tone style is decidedly more “breezy leisure” than “office stiff.”
Harry Rosen oxfords, $395, harryrosen.com

No horseplay here: Hundreds of thousands of spectators trot around the Flemington Racecourse during Australia’s major thoroughbred race (November 2 to 9). Derby dress is an event of its own, with race-day style garnering nearly as much attention as the horses themselves, thanks to the annual Fashions on the Field competition.

INSIDER TIP
Each race day has its own flower, so be a good sport and match the bloom in your lapel.
 

Photo: Leda & St.Jacques; Stylist: Randy Smith (Judy Inc.); Hair and makeup: Paco Puertas (l'Éloi), using MAC and TRESemmé; Model: Adonis (Montage)

Getting There

Air Canada offers daily year-round non-stop service from Vancouver to Sydney. Connections to Melbourne from Sydney are available with local carriers.

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