Churchill Downs Duds: The Best Kentucky Derby Men’s Outfits of 2018

One of the best things about The Kentucky Derby (aside from the day drinking and the possibility of winning some cash on a preposterous bet) is the fact that it comes on the first Saturday in May every year, rain or shine. This means, for the sartorially minded gentleman, there’s a whole year of deliberation to get your Derby look just right.

This year, it rained at Churchill Downs, and all those pre-planned pastels, pinstripes, seersucker, and linen suits were either covered in plastic ponchos or soaked through like this poor gent (though mad props to him for his bold use of a pink jacket, offset by a pastel green bow-tie and brought together by a classic black and tan fedora).

Despite the downpour, a few guys managed to pull off some pretty killer (and often low-key) looks. Here are the best men’s outfits from Kentucky Derby 2018, featuring an assortment of suiting styles and accessories. Let these guys be your guide for next year’s Derby duds.

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