Luke Wiles, Matt Borg and Matt Sander at the Mackay Raceday for Melbourne Cup.
Luke Wiles, Matt Borg and Matt Sander at the Mackay Raceday for Melbourne Cup. Tony Martin

Forget the coloured suit, don something classy at the races

MEN with poor fashion-sense at Melbourne cup race days are being overlooked by women a new survey has shown.

If you are wearing a coloured suit, novelty sunglasses and white shoes there is a high possibility that women will be doing everything they can to avoid you at the track today.

The top 100 Melbourne Cup enthusiasts in the EliteSingles' member database were surveyed about their opinion of men at the race.

When asked what constitutes as a poor-taste fashion item, results were unanimous.
When asked what constitutes as a poor-taste fashion item, results were unanimous. Contributed

The survey verified that men who wore the tacky items put-off women and that they would be receptive to an ugly well-dressed man than an attractive man wearing any of the aforementioned items.

The results found that:
•         54% of women have turned down a man on race day due to cringe worthy fashion items 
•         93% of women said they would not consider dating a very attractive man wearing a poor-taste fashion item
•         According to women, 50% of men commit fashion crimes on race day

Aside from fashion crimes, there are other things that men will do well to avoid on race day, namely heavy gambling.

62% of women revealed that if a man wins big on a bet, the most attractive thing for him to do would be to pocket the money and stop betting for the day, or to spend the money on celebrations with his friends (31% of the votes).

Only 7% of voters said that continuing to place bets with the winnings would be an attractive scenario.



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