Galway Races

Galway Races

Tips on Wearing a Suit

Don't wear too many stripes or checks – rule of thumb, keep one item plain.

Don't be sloppy. It's a suit: Get it tailored - it’s amazing what a €15 nip-tuck can do.

Do feel comfortable dressing your summer suit down and funking it up with a pair of Converse.

Do accessorise. Polish off the out-fit with a tie clip, a pocket square and lapel flower.

Navy Suit: If you only have one suit in your wardrobe, make it a single-breasted navy suit. Solid navy three-piece suit accompanied with tan shoes. It is timeless and ideal for any occasion whether it is small or large, work or wedding orientated. Plus, navy always looks good with anyone’s complexion.

Sky Blue: The recent return of the pastel blue suit makes a great alternative to the common navy suit. Best to tone it down with a dark navy tie and brown shoes.

Grey Suit: Sure, there are fifty shades of grey. Choose the Palest One.
Conventional wisdom says your grey suit should fall on the darker side of the spectrum. Let's smash the conventional wisdom. Once the weather warms up, pale grey is flat-out cooler—in every sense of the word.

Brown Suit: Like navy, brown is always versatile but not commonly worn. Brown is neutral and easily matched with most complexions. A slim-fitted brown three-piece suit with a black skinny tie and pocket square is a very cool, classic look.

Maroon Suit: The past couple of decades the standard suit colours have been the typical grey, black, and navy shades. Maroon is a stand-out colour that breaks the stereotypical image of suits. This summer why not step out of your comfort zone with a slim fitted three-piece maroon suit.


Look sharp for the Galway Races

The Galway Races brings an exciting buzz and joy to the City, drawing over 150,000 people from all over the country to this beautiful seaside town. You can feel it early in July, as everyone gets their heels stuck in to preparations for the yearly event.

In lead up to the races, there are wonderful events throughout Galway, notably the outstanding Arts Festival, which is traditionally followed by the Galway Races. This year is a particularly special year as they celebrate their 150th year of racing.

For some true-bloods attending, it's all about the horses. For others, it's a week of frolicking and folly. Either one, the races are a perfect opportunity to dress up and shine! 
So, why not start with getting over the first hurdle -- your attire. Choosing the perfect suit is half the battle when it comes to attending the Galway Races, picking the winning horse is the other half. Thankfully, we are here to help with some tips that make putting together the right outfit.

Purchase - don’t rent. 
Often rented suits never fit properly and always look used. You should look formal and feel good, not like you’re giving a PowerPoint presentation. Suiting up in something measured and fit for you is the first step.

Go for colours and patterns, a three piece, and be adventurous in your choice. Break out the bells and whistles. We guarantee it’ll pay off.


Show Some Cuff! Your suit sleeves should end just above the hinges of your wrists, showing 1-2cm of shirt cuff. It's like the frame on a painting, the elegant finishing touch. 

Taper, taper, taper! Your jacket should contour to your body. This will accentuate your shoulders, whether you've got strong ones or not.

Recap:The main advantage of buying your suit is the fact that it will fit your body type perfectly. Following the big day or event, the fact that you have your own suit in the wardrobe is a comfort, knowing you're prepared for any formal occasion that may arise. Whether it's a communion, a wedding, the Galway races, or a job interview, you're covered!