Style Guide - Dressing for Glorious Goodwood

Style Guide - Dressing for Glorious Goodwood

An event of refined tastes, fashion, and the thrill of equestrian sports, the Qatar Goodwood Festival requires an attire that reflects sartorial elegance and sophistication. In 1906, King Edward VII set the timeless standard for men's summer attire popularising the Panama and Linen Suit, which continues to be closely linked with the prestigious Glorious Goodwood Festival. The Richmond Enclosure, known for its stylish and exclusive ambiance, enforces a formal dress code for gentlemen, mandating the wearing of a jacket, which must be accompanied by a tie, cravat, or polo neck sweater.

We understand the importance of making an impression at such occasions. Our team has created a guide on what to wear at Glorious Goodwood, featuring tailoring pieces that offer comfort during heated summer social events. 

For gentlemen seeking style and comfort, the Solbiati Linen Suit takes centre stage. Tailored from our single-breasted Eaton block, this suit has a classic-fitted cut. Crafted with attention to detail and using bright and beautiful blue breathable linen cloth; the Solbiati suit gives an air of effortless sophistication.

Eaton Suit - Solbiati Aegean Blue

Our dedication to exceptional materials extends beyond the classic linen suits. Our ultra-breathable Eaton Suit Dormeuil in Natural Wool/Silk/Linen blend is crafted with a classic-fitted cut. From the subtle sheen of silk to the refined soft texture of blended wool and linen, the Dormeuil Eaton Suit embodies style while adapting versatility and comfort making it an ideal choice for Glorious Goodwood. 

Eaton Suit - Dormeuil Natural Wool/Silk/Linen

To achieve an ensemble that truly captures the spirit of Goodwood, our staff have created a selection of Formal Shirts, designed to complement our natural linen suits. Our 100% cotton regular-fit glacial green check shirt highlights a versatile, contemporary feel, matching the ambiance of the event. Known for its softness and breathability, the shirt ensures you stay cool and composed throughout the day. The subtle check pattern adds a touch of elegance to your overall look, making it a stylish addition to your Goodwood wardrobe. 

A well-tailored suit deserves an equally elegant companion, and our City Shirt in Plain Blue fits the bill. Handmade in England from two-fold pure cotton, this shirt boasts a Jermyn Street cut, offering a flawless match that will create an indelible impact. The City Shirt effortlessly complements both the Solbiati Linen Suit and the Dormeuil Eaton Suit, enhancing their style. The classic design and crisp collar add a touch of tradition, while the breathable fabric ensures maximum comfort. 

A gentleman's outfit is never complete without a classic tie to add a finishing touch of elegance. Our selection of ties offers a wide array of patterns and colours to suit your personal style. We recommend our Pure Silk Paisley Tie, available in an array of colours including Burgundy, Blue, and Yellow, these ties capture the essence of Glorious Goodwood. However, for those seeking a classic finish, our Woven Silk Tie in Herringbone - Sky Blue, elegantly complements any suit and adds a timeless touch.


No summer occasion is complete without a classic Panama hat, and Glorious Goodwood is no exception. Our selection of Panama hats marks sophistication and displays the brand's commitment to timeless style. Handwoven with Ecuadorian toquilla straw, these hats provide optimal sun protection while you bask in the glorious sun, protecting yourself in style. With our Brisa Panama Hat, the contrasting grosgrain ribbon adds a touch of flair.

As you prepare for a day of grandeur at Glorious Goodwood, allow our timeless selections to be your guide to sartorial perfection. With our detailed tailoring and craftsmanship, you're certain to stand out amidst the crowd and create lasting memories at this glorious racing event. Embrace the art of tailoring with Oliver Brown, as our guide will allow you to focus on enjoying the event to the fullest, while soaking in the excitement of the sportsmanship.

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