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Royal Visit: Super spectator style at the polo fields

July 10, 2011 |  8:11 pm

The royal couple may have had necks craning during the Foundation Polo Match at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club on Saturday afternoon, but many of the accessories worn by the male spectators were also worth a second look. IMG_5482  Most were as manly and sophisticated as the fleet of Audi cars delivering guests to the field and others donned more dandy details that felt dapper yet perfectly appropriate for summer weather.

Savile Row tailor and designer Tony Lutwyche (whose menswear line hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills this fall) was sharp in a dark blazer, bright purple pants and two-toned oxfords he designed.

IMG_5548Another eye-catching accessory was a pair of gold lorgnette’s that Michael Saville wore around his neck –- perfect for an opera or, well, a polo match.

The Duke of Argyll paired a rich, floral Duchamp tie with his Clan of Campbell tartan, Duchamp tie and gray vest.

Team England polo player Malcolm Borwick wore his    team blazer (also designed by Tony Lutwych) emblazoned with a red rose patch and spoke of the grand tradition of polo and the style surrounding it. IMG_5610

“I love the extraordinary brand that the clothing  companies that support polo [like Ralph Lauren and Jack Wills, the latter of which made the team jerseys for the Foundation Tournament] bring to the game. “Everyone here today is living their own version of “Pretty Woman.”

-- Melissa Magsaysay


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Photos: Top: The Duke of Argyll, right: Tony Lutwyche's two-tones oxfords, left: Michael Saville's gold lorgnette; right: Malcolm Borwick / Cory Desrosiers