Car shows are as much about the cars as they are about the people. It is fun to discover a new vintage car as well as meet new and exciting people. But the most entertaining eye candy is not on on four wheels. It comes from watching men color coordinate their wardrobe to their favorite cars. Here is how real men coordinate their fashion with vintage and modern Ferraris. Men’s car show fashion statements extend to a coordinated effort of shirts, pants, shorts, jackets, hats and belts. With the most fashionable men driving their outfits right into the best of class category with the addition of color coordinated shoes. Car guys exhibit no fear when sporting color. Men coordinate their car show or concours outfits specifically for the event.Men can rock color and style, age is irrelevant on the concours field. Young or old, tycoon or mechanic, these guys take showing one’s colors to a whole new level. While this no different from a guy wearing team colors for his favorite sports team, though one should never call a sports jersey “fashion”, many of these gentlemen have a highly tuned eye for individuality. Many car guys have a great sense of style, an appreciation for fine quality and are loyal to the core. They assemble their car show attire with the same precision and attention to detail.
Make no mistake this is serious wardrobing as an homage to a beloved automobile, not fashion for attention.
You’ll see a normally conservative man wearing red or yellow driving shoes going all matchy-matchy with his entire ensemble at a car show. This is the same guy who may scoff at his wife who fails over and over to nudge him out of his daily comfort uniform of an old regimental tie, white shirt and navy suit.
We shot this piece at the recent Cavallino Concours d’Elegance. Over the years the Ferrari events showcase a great mix of men’s fashion and cars. Pebble Beach is a bit more conservative, though there are plenty of tastefully fashionable men in attendance. Just so you are confident your editor can hang with the fashionable car crowd, here I am at The Quail. You know me well enough by now to know you’ll never find me wearing red. 🙂 Men’s car show fashion is both amusing and charming, well done guys! I applaud these men for the bold fashion statements they make while attending a car show. A man will do anything for a car.