Kentucky Derby Men’s Attire is All About the Details

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If you're wondering what to wear to the Kentucky Derby, Brewster Belt has you covered with fashion tips and unique Derby needlepoint belts. The Kentucky Derby is a great opportunity for men to go all out with their attire from bright colors to bold prints to preppy accessories. Whether you’re attending the actual Derby at Churchill Downs or heading to a friend’s Kentucky Derby party, Derby spectators love showcasing unique and preppy spring fashion.


Bright colors and pastels are always in style at the Derby. You may want to start coordinating your outfit by selecting a pair of pants first. While traditional khaki and navy is always in style, considering stepping out of your comfort zone with colored pants: pink, yellow, green…you’re likely to see it all. Bold-colored pants pair nicely with traditional shirts and blazers. Or, go neutral with your pants and bring in some color with your blazer or accessories. Brewster Belt Company's needlepoint belts can be fully customized, so name your color.

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Consider sporting some fun and preppy prints such as seersucker, plaid, gingham, stripes and other bold prints. Mix and match one or two prints for a contemporary look. Pants and jackets with embroidered horses, julep cups, and horseshoe designs can show people you’re serious about fun. You can also bring in prints with a preppy needlepoint belt. Add a monogram to your belt to further personalized it. When it comes to Kentucky Derby fashion, it's okay to go a little over the top.

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Say yes to a necktie or bow tie. Even if you’re wearing shorts, a bow tie can dress up your outfit and make you look that much more original. Match your bow tie with your pocket square and/or hat for a complete and coordinated look. Or, wear your bow tie on your belt for a more casual look. Focus on the details by adding a monogram.

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The women don’t get to have all the fun with hats; men can wear them too. Men's Derby hats are usually a solid color and inspired by the style from the 1920s such as a fedora or bowler hat.

You can also add some fun and humor to your look with your socks and belt. Whether you go classic or eye-catching, a Derby needlepoint belt will complete any Kentucky Derby outfit.

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Brewster Belt Company offers an unlimited selection of custom, needlepoint belts and accessories. Create your own design or browse our designs at

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