Glorious Goodwood: What They Wore

It began as a flat horseracing event for local officers in the early 1800s and is now one of the most famous events in the racing calendar. Glorious Goodwood returns for its 212th year.

Like most racing events, fashion and dress code has always been at the forefront. For the gentlemen, however, Goodwood has always been a more relaxed affair than others.

It was none other than King Edward VII who introduced the trend for a Panama paired with a crisp linen suit. He also eschewed the traditional morning suit in favour of a lounge suit.

Ever since, the gentlemen attending have dressed in their own distinctive styles. With this in mind, our buying team headed to Goodwood to take a look at the trends on display this year. Herea��s what they founda��


The blue suit trend continued to be popular this year.

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Get the look:

Byard bright blue slim fit mohair suit Starkin slim fit suit Nardi panama suit
Paul Smith A?745 Kenneth Cole A?405 Corsivo A?350



Many looked dapper in waistcoats, favouring them over jackets in the warm weather.

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Get the look:

Dowsby jet pocket panama waistcoat Timeless slim fit solid waistcoat
New & Lingwood A?65 Ted Baker A?99 Corsivo A?55


Some went for a more casual yet classic look in chinos and a blazer.

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Get the look:
Linea A?44 Ted Baker A?299 Howick A?22



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Christie Anderson

Hello. I'm Christie, the menswear editor at House of Fraser.

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