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Dress to Impress: What Men Wear at a Kentucky Derby Party

What do men wear at a Kentucky Derby party?


Kentuck Derby attire for men

When it comes to Kentucky Derby parties, not only is the horse racing thrilling, but the fashion is also a spectacle in its own right. For men, dressing for the Derby isn't just about pulling on a suit; it's about embracing tradition, style, and the festive spirit of the day. In this blog post, we'll explore what men wear at a Kentucky Derby party and the and introduce you to how we at BAMA Derby enhance your Derby experience right at your chosen venue.

The Essentials of Men's Derby Fashion

The Southern Gentleman's Suit

The Kentucky Derby is synonymous with Southern style, which means seersucker suits are the order of the day. These suits are perfect for spring with their light, breathable fabric. Typically striped or checkered, seersucker is not only stylish but also practical for staying cool under the Kentucky sun.

Bold Blazers and Sport Coats


derby party attire for men

If a full suit isn't your style, a bold blazer can still capture the Derby spirit. Look for bright colors and patterns, such as pastels, floral prints, or classic navy. Pairing a vibrant blazer with khaki pants or dress shorts can offer a look that’s both sharp and appropriate for any Derby day event.

The Iconic Bow Tie


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At the Kentucky Derby, bow ties are as much a staple as the mint julep. These should be colorful and fun, often sporting polka dots, stripes, or equestrian patterns. A well-chosen bow tie not only adds a pop of color but also serves as a conversation starter.

Accessories Are Key

Accessories are what truly complete a Derby outfit. A classic Panama or fedora hat, a pocket square, and even a fun lapel pin can elevate your look. Don't forget a pair of stylish sunglasses and comfortable dress shoes, preferably loafers, which blend formality with comfort.

Celebrating Derby Day with BAMA Derby

Hosting a Kentucky Derby party? Let us at BAMA Derby bring the excitement to your chosen venue. Our unique setup includes:

Six Thrilling Pre-Recorded Races

Experience the excitement of six different horse races over two hours, each more thrilling than the last. Guests can cheer on their favorite horses and feel the adrenaline of each race's climax, all from the comfort of your selected venue.

Engaging Betting System

Every guest kicks off the event with $500 in "funny money," allowing them to engage in strategic bets and playful competition. It’s a fantastic way to add an extra level of excitement to your Derby day festivities.

Safe and Interactive Fun

Our parties are designed with the slogan, "Not Real Gambling, but Real Fun," ensuring that guests of all ages can enjoy the races without any real-world risk. It's all about the fun and camaraderie of Derby day.

Book Your Next Derby Party with Us

Interested in hosting a Derby party that will be remembered for years to come? Visit us at BAMA Derby to learn more about our services and how we can make your next event spectacular. Whether you're a seasoned racegoer or a newcomer to the Derby scene, we provide an unforgettable experience that brings the excitement directly to you.

Contact us today, and let us help you plan an exceptional Kentucky Derby party with all the thrills and none of the fuss!



danny brewer

Danny Brewer, President and CEO of Feel The Beat Entertainment and owner of BAMA Casino Company, brings over 30 years of experience in entertainment. He oversees teams that specialize in premium casino entertainment and top-tier customer service. His ventures, including Feel The Beat Entertainment and Cool Shots Photo Booth, cater to a diverse array of events from corporate to private parties. Renowned in the industry, Brewer is a speaker at trade shows and sets high standards for clients across various scales.





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