DRESSED TO THE NINE’S: Matt Schoots (left), Brodie McIntyre, Jake Eason or Sam Marsh, all from Alstonville, could walk away with a swag of prizes if adjudged the Best Dressed Man at the XXXX Gold Lismore Cup next Thursday.
DRESSED TO THE NINE’S: Matt Schoots (left), Brodie McIntyre, Jake Eason or Sam Marsh, all from Alstonville, could walk away with a swag of prizes if adjudged the Best Dressed Man at the XXXX Gold Lismore Cup next Thursday. Jacklyn Wagner

Lismore Gold Cup runneth over

IT'S on again for all punters, and those who just love a day out watching our four-legged friends race against each other.

The elaborate XXXX Gold Lismore Cup, one of the biggest cup outings on the Northern Rivers, will be held next Thursday at the Lismore Turf Club.

While more than a dozen men entered the 'Fashion in the Field' last year, functions manager Wendy Ryder is expecting a better turnout this year with prizes for the Best Dressed Man including a weekend away, gift packs, wine packs and a voucher from George Gooley Menswear.

According to Les Smith, of George Gooley Menswear in Lismore, the latest men's fashion is very smart.

“The latest in trousers are the flat front with no pleats,” he said. “They also have the flexi-fit waist which is adjustable.”

As far as colours go Mr Smith said black is 'a very strong colour and very popular in pin-stripe'.

“Having said that we have also sold a bit of fawn and taupe.”

For the more daring, there is also a range of striking fluorescent-coloured suits certain to catch the limelight in arrays of greens, hot pinks and cobalt blue.

“I call it impact dressing,” Mr Smith said.

“You have to be really confident to wear these suits.

“With them you really are making a statement about yourself, and they are bound to attract attention.”

To complete the impact of impact dressing Mr Smith suggested the combination of a black shirt with a black pocket handkerchief and a similarly bright-coloured tie to match.

In the shoes department, square-toed slip-ons are the way to go, according to Mr Smith, although lace-ups are still very popular.



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