The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is in the books, but horse racing season is about to hit its stride as spring turns the corner into summer. So if you plan to make a day of it at the race track to throw down loot on the ponies, showing up dressed like a dishevelled schlub isn’t an option. Why? Because showing up anywhere dressed like a dishevelled schlub is a bad idea for guys who want to be taken seriously. And Axe wants to help make sure you look and feel your best as you embrace your personal style wherever you are. That’s why they’ve teamed up with us to give three lucky winners a prize package worth $550.
1. J. Crew Ludlow Seersucker Suit Jacket ($300 @ jcrew.com)
The double vent, two-button Ludlow is a versatile jacket that’s perfect for warm-weather outings to the track, office meetings, or date night.
2. Vineyard Vines Tie ($95 @ vineyardvines.com)
Women notice the details, and this Race Day tie from Vineyard Vines is a sleek silk option that’ll turn heads and demonstrate that you’re a guy that puts thoughts into the micro details of every decision he makes.
3. Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150 @ ray-ban.com)
The classic Wayfarer from Ray-Ban has been in style since the shades debuted in 1952. The timeless and sleek sunglasses will do more than prevent the sun from scorching your peepers — they’ll cap off a polished look.
4. Axe Clean Cut Pomade & Axe Adrenaline Dry Spray ($4-5 each @ axe.us)
Axe’s pomade is a medium-hold product designed for short to mid-length hair. You don’t need much — we go with a dime to quarter-sized glob with damp hair; fix your coif how you want it and expect it to stay that way with a shiny finish. The antiperspirant spray offers long-lasting protection on balmy and sunny days at the horse track. Best of all, the faint spicy ginger fragrance won’t overpower while it keeps pit dampness at bay.
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