Men’s Life DC couldn’t miss the running of the 93rd Virginia Gold Cup. Every year on the first Saturday in May, thousands flock to The Plains, Virginia to take part in this Washington DC area favorite. While Kentucky may have its Derby, which runs on the same day, the Virginia Gold Cup showcases DC’s own affinity for the horse racing tradition.
Although the focus is on the horses, many attend the day for the Virginia Gold Cup’s long tradition of tailgating. Washingtonians love a party and the lovely horse countryside makes the perfect backdrop for an outdoor extravaganza. Along with the tailgating, one of the highlights of the day is the incredible fashion worn by the attendees.
The attention has traditionally fallen on the women -and especially their elaborate hats; however, the men also bring their A game. From pastel to florals to bow ties and hats, men proved they should also be noticed for their fashion and style. We at Men’s Life DC made it our mission to showcase what the men wore. Afterall, the men have a great derby style. Take a look at our gallery and let us know what you think. You might even get some ideas for own your derby style. Remember the Preakness is only a couple weeks away!