Sporting Style with Deakin & Francis
Royal Ascot, Wimbledon, Henley Regatta; summertime in Britain is full of excellent sporting events which have become firm fixtures in our social calendars.
Bringing together some of the best-dressed crowds from across the globe, these events are a showcase of style as well as a celebration of sport. Curating your own unique look which still adheres to their various dress codes is no easy task. Luckily, at Deakin & Francis, we understand the importance of upholding traditional values while also expressing your own unique flare.
We have a varied range of items available which will allow you to stand out in a crowd and give your outfit that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that you’ve been looking for. Support your favourites to victory in style.
For over 300 years Royal Ascot has been the home of British style and pageantry with the dress code being dependant upon which enclosure you are watching from.
If you are viewing from the Windsor enclosure for example, then you should dress in smart day wear which includes wearing a jacket, collared shirt and full-length trousers. For women, wearing a fascinator or a hat is highly encouraged.
For those in the Royal Enclosure, you must wear black or grey morning dress which includes a waistcoat, tie, black or grey top hat, black shoes and socks. Women are required to wear dresses or skirts of a modest length as well as a hat, with head pieces or fascinators being acceptable alternatives.
Here are our three key pieces for those of you looking to add that extra touch to your Royal Ascot attire:
Our Sterling silver horse’s head cufflinks make a great statement for those that want to show their appreciation for this elegant animal. Featuring a small domed over spring link fitting, these cufflinks add a classic and understated finishing touch to any outfit. Perfect to wear to any races.
These beautiful blue and brown, hand-enamelled horse and jockey cufflinks make a bold statement perfect for any racing enthusiast. The vibrant colour in these cufflinks add a subtle yet undeniable flare to your look and are the perfect starting point for curating your Royal Ascot outfit.
If you’ll be spending your time at Royal Ascot in the Royal Enclosure, we suggest our 18ct Gold Cushion Shaped Cufflinks with Enamel and Mother of Pearl for adding that truly elegant twist to your outfit…
These stunning cushion shaped cufflinks are made from the finest 18ct yellow gold and feature expertly hand-enamelled black border paired with a mother of pearl inlay for a truly classic yet timeless design.
Henley Royal Regatta
Originating in 1839, the Regatta boat race has since become the most celebrated of its kind in the world. Featuring over 200 races, world-class oarsmen and thousands of eager spectators, this event offers ample opportunity for you to make a bold statement with your look while you sit back and enjoy world class sportsmanship.
While there is no formal dress code for the Regatta Enclosure, men commonly wear blazers or boldly striped rowing jackets paired with chinos. For those that are in the Stewards Enclosure, the dress code shifts to strictly lounge suits or a jacket, tie and smart trousers. Women must come in formal wear, with those wearing jeans, shorts, culottes, leggings and trousers being declined entry.
For this event, accessories are the perfect way to stand out from the crowd while maintaining an appropriate tone with your outfit. If you are attending the Henley Royal Regatta, here are our top picks for the setting the right tone with your look:
Whether you fancy yourself on the water or prefer appreciating this event from the spectators platform, these fantastic cufflinks are a great way of adding a touch of luxury to your cuffs while showing your enthusiasm for sailing.
This classic hand-enamelled Deakin & Francis sloop sailing boat has a silver beam, hand-painted red, along with unfurled cream sails. A perfect conversation starter, these cufflinks are sure to set you apart from others attending the Regatta.
Enhance your formal attire with this traditionally crafted, hand-enamelled blue and red Yacht Lapel Pin.
A great way to introduce a touch of personality and a new twist to classic outfit, this lapel pin acts as a symbol of fun and can elevate your standard suited look a new level. Perfect for adding to your blazer while having a wonderful time at Henley Regatta.
Every gentleman needs a pair of classic, round cufflinks in his arsenal that he can bring out at occasions such as the Henley Royal Regatta.
At Deakin & Francis, our cufflinks offer a piece of classic luxury and are made from the finest 18ct yellow gold. These round cufflinks feature a domed oval spring link fitting and can be engraved with your initials for an extra special touch.
There is no event in the British sporting calendar quite like Wimbledon. Not only is it the home of world-class tennis playing and the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, but it is also a showcase of some of the best dresses spectators in sport.
Court-side style gets as much attention as the tennis itself. Most opt for a lightweight, comfortable suit or blazer paired with tailored trousers. For those watching from the Member’s stands, you will need to wear a tie. Those viewing from the Royal Box must wear suits including a tie or you could be refused entry, women must also dress smart however there is no specific dress code.
There is a chance to have some real fun with your accessorise when attending Wimbledon, and here are some of our top picks:
Perfect for any tennis enthusiast, these solid silver tennis ball cufflinks are enamelled in bright yellow for a striking look and are sure to add a unique touch to any Wimbledon worthy outfit.
Complete with a domed oval spring link fitting, these cufflinks are sure to brighten up your court-side style.
For a more classic and understated Wimbledon style, these beautiful cufflinks have been hand-crafted from the finest 18ct gold and feature a hand-cut onyx inlay for a timeless and elegant style.
A great way to add a touch of luxury to a more casual look, these cufflinks will help elevate your outfit without looking out of place.
Tennis Ball Pendant
If you’re looking for a complimentary accessory to give to your significant other to wear at Wimbledon, look no further than our unique tennis ball pendant necklace.
Featuring the same bright yellow enamel as our cufflinks, this pendant makes the perfect accessory for anyone who shares your passion for tennis.
See more of our tennis products perfect for watching Wimbledon.