The Royal Ascot Races commenced today until - June 23rd, for those attending we here at Wheelers have picked out a few luxury items we believe may help you finalise your attire for the day or help you celebrate with friends and family.
The races is a day or few days events where you can mingle with friends and family, have a drink enjoy some good food and watch the horse racing with the possibility of putting a bet on and hopefully winning some extra cash. Not forgetting the arrival of the Royal Family including newly weds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Ascot Racecourse is a British racecourse located in Ascot, Berkshire, England; it is used for thoroughbred horse racing and hosts 13 of Britain's 36 annual horse races. The course enjoys a close association with the British Royal Family. Today the racecourse has 26 days of racing over the year; these are held between May and October with important jump racing throughout the winter months. The Royal Ascot meeting is held each June and remains a major draw; The Gold Cup being the highlight with the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes as the most prestigious race which runs over the course of July. Each year Royal Ascot is attended by Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal family like The Prince of Wales and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who arrive each day in a horse and carriage. The event is a major social in the British calendar and the attire worn for the event usually exceeds press coverage over the race itself.
So to get you excited for the races and to give you some inspiration on how to dress and what accessories to take read further to see how Wheelers can help you out for your day at the races.
Aspinal of London is one of our biggest and most well known brands; we stock a huge amount of Aspinal of London leather accessories as well as jewellery accessories. We have put together a few items for helping you with your attire on the day of your social event. At the races there is usually a dress code, for women its dresses and hats and men its can range from a blazer, trouser combination to your finest suit. Collar stiffeners are a great way of ensuring your shirt collar is held out taut; these lovely accessories fit in your shirt collar, if the shirt has collar stiffener slots that is. This particular pair feature a beautiful inlay of Mother of Pearl running along them adding a luxurious touch. Money clips are becoming more and more popular for holding all your bank notes in one place, this one by Aspinal is made of a polished stainless steel and features the Aspinal of London hallmark on the front. This small accessory would be perfect for holding your bank notes ensuring there isn't a bulge in your suit or chino trousers at the races; so your attire looks immaculate. Drinks are served at the races, but a tipple of your favourite cognac from home that you can share among friends is best served in one of our Aspinal hip flasks. Cufflinks but not just a pair of ordinary cufflinks but a pair fit for the event are our horse enamel decorated cufflinks by Aspinal of London; these are sure to get you in the racing mood.
For you ladies, our Aspinal of London collection includes a range of clutches and handbags. We have new season clutches coming in all the time but these four have been picked for their unique designs, colour schemes and styles. The Dahlia Essential zipped pouch is a beautiful colour for the spring/summer season embracing a bright coral red colour with a simple zip across the top, this clutch has no strap but looks great tucked under your arm or held in hand by the corner for a more relaxed look. The 'Chelsea' is a new collection to Aspinal of London and this stunning tortoise shell design has Ascot written all over it featuring polished gold hardware to complement and bring out the sparkle in the leather. The Mini Trunk box clutch has been an Aspinal favourite worn by many celebs since its birth; the cream and tan is part of the new spring/summer collection also and will add a unique style to your attire at the races. For some glam and glitz we have added a sparkly bag into the mix; this is the Micro Lottie a new size in the already existing Lottie collection made from a silver sparkly textured leather - this beauty will brighten any outfit.
Purdey is one of our newest brands to hit our website and store. Purdey is a beautiful leather accessory brand in the heart of England, London. We have recently become proud stockist and the brand is taking off to a good start within our other brands. A few accessories have been chosen that we think will serve you well for your social day at the races. A Purdey tipple cup case is perfect for if you have a hip flask because this set has ten cups for you to share the chosen alcoholic beverage out amongst you all. Another useful accessory to have at the races is a cigar cutter for those who enjoy a cigar amongst friends at social events. To help accessorize your attire gents, here are a pair of Purdey cufflinks featuring a very simple design with a simple James Purdey & Sons logo for branding engraved around the cufflink. To ensure your shoes are sparkly polished we offer you a Purdey shoe brush to keep your shoes in pristine condition for the day.
Montblanc is one of our largest brands and most well known and popular brands. Smart watches are taking over in the world of time currently, a Montblanc Smart watch could be your next purchase to look great with your attire on the day and for practicality reasons as the day will fly by. A pocket notebook may be a good idea especially if you are placing bets because you can keep track of what bets your have placed and what money you have spent on the day in this tiny A7 notebook which will fit in your trouser pocket. For women another accessory needed to dress your outfit up is jewellery and a Montblanc necklace or pair of earrings will add a luxury touch to your outfit.
Mulberry is a brand we have had for years now and a brand that everyone knows of and everyone loves. Mulberry is a British brand and most known for their selection of handbags; however Mulberry do make a fine accessory range. A Mulberry scarf might look beautiful to drape over your shoulders if there is a chill in the air but that will still complement your dress. A different style of handbag is the Mulberry Lily a beautiful style of bag which can drape over your shoulder and worn by many in the Mulberry community. Another clutch bag in the Mulberry world is the new Darley clutch, a beautiful bag featuring gold hardware - this has been worn by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's bride to be. If the day turns out to be chillier you may need a pair of gloves and why not have a pair of Mulberry gloves to finish the attire off in style. Mulberry is a brand worn well by members of The Royal Family including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton so you will fit in well.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Lulu Guinness. Add a unique stand out of the crowd statement at the races with a Lulu clutch. If you have a solid colour dress or outfit for the races then why not jazz it up a bit with one of our Lulu Guinness bags. Firstly a Lulu lovers favourite, one of the signature Lulu lip clutches, if you know anything about Lulu Guinness then you will be aware that the lip clutch is iconic in any Lulu Guinness collection. This one is a silver glitter perspex clutch which is slightly larger that the original lip clutch and comes with a snake chain so you can embrace the hands free look; that way you can concentrate on the races and having a drink with friends. A black dress is always a go to when dressing up so finish the dress of with a little black bag; simple yet beautiful with antique gold hardware in the form of a lip clasp on the front. More weirdness from Lulu is the stripe clutch made with a metal frame with a black and white diagonal stripe leather overlay; this is sure to make a statement. Another Lulu lip clutch but made from leather embracing true Lulu vibes with the red glitter exterior.
Paul Smith another one of our newest brands from last year; this new brand to be stocked by Wheelers has become a massive success with new stock coming in all the time to keep up with sales. Our newest collection features true Paul Smith vibes featuring his signature stripe design and swirl. Paul Smith is foremost Britain's designer known so well for his unique and colourful designs, he produces designs from his inspiration of everything. Paul has a saying within his company which he truly believes. 'You can find inspiration in everything'. He combines classic aspects with a twist. If you are travelling and staying over for the races this year then a new luggage bag might be in order, a Paul Smith holdall ensures all your luggage is safe and in style - perfect size for weekend's away. Do you want to make a splash of colour at the races well a Paul Smith silk scarf or clutch is sure to do that embracing the beautiful Paul Smith swirl design featuring a multitude of different vibrant colours. A pair of Paul Smith cufflinks might be the way forward for you adding a splash of vibrancy to your attire, whether you are going for a plain or contemporary look some unique cufflinks will make the outfit.
Hugo Boss is a favourite at Wheelers and one of our popular brands online and in-store. We have put together a few items that are a must on the day of the races. Firstly a tie bar to keep your tie tucked neatly behind your blazer preventing it flopping forward into your drink. A leather belt to hold your suit trousers up in style featuring the Hugo Boss brand name subtly engraved into the buckle showing people you have a designer belt. A pair of cufflinks to match your tie clip might be something you want on the day if you are a matchy matchy person. The day might not be as sunny as you want it to be and to keep yourself covered we believe a Hugo Boss umbrella might be the way forward to ensure you stay dry and your attire doesn't get wet through.
S.T. Dupont is mostly known for their range of lighters and cigar accessories. Many enjoy a cigar amongst friends at events like the races and below are a few products we have picked from our S.T. Dupont collection. A light for those who smoke either cigarettes or cigars, a lighter case, a cigar case to ensure two of your cigars stay in perfect condition and a cigar cutter to cut the end off which allows the air to pass through so you can inhale.
Laurent-Perrier is definitely a spring/summer drink embracing a beautiful salmon pink colour, the smell of wild berries and red fruits that delight your senses and entice you to taste the champagne. The flavour of soft red fruits will delight your palate and the taste of strawberries and raspberries will leave you wanting more. The perfect drink which will probably be served there on the day, but why not start early by drinking this with your friends whilst travelling to the races or in your hotel if you are staying for the full event. Our Laurent-Perrier range has a wide variety of different gift sets including champagne coolers to accompany the bottle of champagne to keep the bubbly drink cool. Try out set of six glasses to hand out to friends and family to drink the pink champagne from in true Laurent-Perrier spirits.
If you would like to learn more or purchase from our Guide to the Races by Wheelers. You can contact us via email or call 01509 266320. Purchase whilst stocks last.
Personalisation - We off an engraving and embossing service with our in house engraving team who work around the clock to ensure your item is beautifully personalised to your preferences. If the item is specifically bought for the day of the races then why not add the date to your item so you remember that day moving forward.