Win: A luxury watch and VIP experience at Royal Ascot!
Royal Ascot is the worlds famous horse racing event which started off in 1711,this event is also attended by the Royal family and other members of Royalty the world over. This event is a major sporting event for British people, many people from all over the world visit the famous Royal Ascot. Those that attend the Royal Ascot really do dress up in there best outfits, with so many press attending the event, you will sometimes feel like you are at a fashion show.
So lets talk clothes.
If you are lucky enough to be attending Royal Ascot this year, here are a few tips to ensure that your status as a Savvy Chap is recognized by those in the know, yet never overstated:
Black tailcoat in herringbone weave, all wool, light to medium weight, or vintage tailcoat in Barathea wool (slightly heavier, and useful as a standby in the event of chillier than expected conditions). Dark grey tailcoats are also becoming popular with discerning chaps.
Waistcoat in dove grey, buff, or canary yellow. Double-breasted waistcoats are especially favored by ourselves, but you won’t go wrong if you adhere to the above rules on colours. Fancy, embroidered polyester waistcoats are the preserve of footballers’ weddings and Canadian snooker players.
Trousers in grey stripe (may be wool / poly mix for durability). If you’ve selected a vintage Barathea tailcoat, look for English-Cut (curved waistband, notch- back, high-rise, buttons for braces – which must accompany). Plain white shirt with turn down collar (preferably a detachable collar). Ensure that the shirt sleeves are of sufficient length to leave 1/4 inch of cuff showing from under the tailcoat sleeve.
The tie is the one opportunity for expressing a little (discrete) individuality. We like diagonal stripes. A plain white pocket square may be worn. Wing collars with cravats have had a bad name in recent times, and will be considered by many as inappropriate for a Savvy Chap to wear to Ascot. The one exception is in the context of a very vintage ensemble, in which case the cravat must also be vintage – see photo below. Novelty ties, or anything in polyester, may result in immediate ejection from the course.
Highly polished shoes must be black, ideally plain Oxfords, no brogues or loafers.Top Hat in black, ideally silk. Vintage silk toppers in larger sizes are highly prized, and priced. Polished fur felt is considered next best, wool felt is a good budget option. And of course a watch, not any watch..but your best watch..for ASCOT there is but one, Longine.
Now if you don’t have one, here is your chance to Win a luxury watch and VIP experience at Royal Ascot thanks to Longine and BSF!
In the year Ascot is celebrating its 300th anniversary, Swiss Watch brand Longines is proud to continue its role as the official timekeeper for Royal Ascot and co-sponsor the Royal Ascot fashion show for the fifth consecutive year.
This year, the Royal Meeting takes place from the 14th to 18th June, and Longines is set to celebrate the event with the launch of new models in the Column-Wheel collection. To mark this occasion, Longines is giving one lucky winner one of these elegant timepieces worth £2,040.
What’s more, the lucky reader will win an exclusive day for themselves a friend at Royal Ascot on Wednesday 15th June, with VIP treatment in the Bessborough Restaurant – home of the daily couture fashion show.
The package for you and a friend on Wednesday 15th June will consist of grandstand admission, a five-course luncheon with Piper Heidsieck Champagne reception, a complimentary bar and a full afternoon tea created by the Fairmont Trilogy Hotels, along with spectacular views of the world class racing on the track below.
Of course I will also have the opportunity to meet you, you will be photographed with myself and your stunning new fine timepiece by the official Longine photographer and enjoy a day out fit usually only for Royalty.
Terms and Conditions
1. All information forms part of the terms and conditions. 2. Open to all UK residents aged 18 and over, except employees Ascot Racecourse or anyone associated with the competition. 3. Prizes are as offered. No cash alternatives. 4. No entries by post. No purchase necessary. Only one entry per household. 5. Emails will not be accepted and entries received after the closing date will not be considered. 6. No responsibility is taken for entries lost or delayed. 7. The winner will be drawn at random and the judges’ decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into. 8. Competition closes midday on Monday 13th June 9. There is one prize of one Longines watch and two hospitality packages within the Bessborough Restaurant at Royal Ascot on Wednesday 15th June 2011 10. The winners may be required to take part in publicity. 11. In the event of developments outside its control, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.12. The promoter’s decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.