Southern Style

Off to the Races: Kentucky Derby Style

Whether you’re bound for the Derby, the steeplechase, or entertaining at home, we’ve gathered the necessities for celebrating horse season in style

Photo: Raymond Hom

(Left to right) Milliner Belle McCluskey‘s platter hat takes its inspiration from the youthful glamour of the Duches of Cambridge and is crafted out of black sinamay straw and a shock of pink rooster feathers ($305;

CIAO NINA‘s limited edition fascinator, made with antique beaded fabric and leather and adorned with pheasant plumes, is rustic but refined enough for Millionaire’s Row ($160;

Susan van der Linde apprenticed under milliner Don Marshall, whose hats dressed Joan Crawford and Grace Kelly. Prepare to turn heads in this customizable fingertip-feather medium-brim, a timeless and queen-worthy topper ($875;

Louise Green‘s vintage-inspired stunner proves you don’t have to go big to make a statement. Decorated with hand-dipped silk ribbon and roses, the brim is shallow at the front and back, making it comfortable in crowded box seats ($350;

No Gigi Burris headpiece is complete without something from the wild. For the hatband on her couture gray-and-white straw boater, she used stingray skin from a tannery in her home state of Florida ($475;

Choice Cups

(Left to right) Frances Stoia Home crafts bar accessories and tableware with organic materials sourced from all over the world. This ice bucket, made of sustainably harvested water buffalo bone, is a stylish reservoir for crushed ice ($180 for bucket and tongs;

Sophisticated and heavy in the hand, this silver-plate tumbler from Wilson Artworks is distinguished by its elegant silhouette. You may recognize it from the cover of our February/March issue ($215;

The new Gallery cup series from Boardman Silversmiths, family owned since 1798, features ornamental deco banding and a variety of appliqué options. The fleur-de-lis honors Louisville’s namesake, King Louis XVI ($65;

Maryland’s Salisbury Inc. bases each of its julep cups on the design of a silversmith from the past and names the cups after the state of each artisan’s origin. The curvaceous pewter Georgia model is one of the most distinctive ($39;

Danforth Pewter, one of America’s leading pewter manufacturers during the colonial era, has some of its original designs in the Smithsonian. This cup’s classic utilitarian style makes it a timeless addition to the bar ($54;

Sculptor Grainger McKoy‘s fascination with birds extends to everything he creates, whether it’s a life-size quail or this sterling-silver cup, embellished with a delicately carved feather band ($799;

Riding High

(Left to right) New Orleanian Joseph Haspel, Sr., introduced the South to the seersucker suit in 1909. This spring, his eponymous line, Haspel, has been reengineered with higher-quality cotton and a slimmer cut. Here’s to another hundred years ($694 for jacket, $275 for pants;

Leica‘s pocket-size Ultravid binocs are known for their precision and durability. The new Colorline series adds a touch of style with leather trims in a handful of spring shades ($945;

Johnston & Murphy‘s new Ellington lace-ups, made with perforated suede for extra breathability, are a comfortable but chic twist on the classic saddle shoe ($140;

Detroit-based Shinola’s new Runwell Chronograph, with a stopwatch and an alligator leather band, will have you up-to-the-minute in more ways than one ($950;