Dudes love sports. It's a known fact. And while today is one of the biggest sporting events of the entire year, The Kentucky Derby, it may also be the preppiest one of them all. Where else are mint juleps served in glasses sold at the concession stand? Wait, I'm sure it's not called a "concession stand" at Churchill Downs, right? Concession stands are at dirt tracks selling corn dogs and chicken-on-a-stick, not in the infield of the Derby.
So today's dude outfit of the month takes its inspiration from the high-society side--slightly faded gingham shirt, cardigan, khaki shorts, and Top-Siders. You wouldn't be caught dead in this at the actual Derby of course, but maybe at a Derby party or another outdoor BBQ this summer. Any plaid or patterned shirt will work, or you could mix it up with a solid shirt like this on top and plaid shorts on the bottom. Hope the Top-Siders don't scare you. Happy Derby Day, guys!
Secret Wash gingham shirt, J. Crew $59.50
Sun-faded Stanton short, J. Crew for $59.50
Koto Roadster Cardigan, Urban Outfitters for $48
Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Lace, Zappos for $59.95
Ray-Ban 3016 Clubmaster sunglasses, Amazon.com for $108.75