Race to Style

Ready for one of Vancouver's most fashionable events? 

The most stylish event of the summer returns on July 22nd, 2023, for its twelfth edition—yes, it's time for some rousing derby action at Hastings Racecourse. As an event defined by stylish headwear, it's one of our favourites at Roxann's Hats of Fort Langley, and we've got plenty of contemporary men's hats and women's hats for all the rule-breakers and statement-makers.

When it comes to men's hats, we've for variety of stylish options. Men's hats at the races tend to take a queue from the roaring twenties. Some of our favourites include the Trilby, the Panama, the Flat Cap, the Baker Boy—and of course—the top hat! Women enjoy even more versatility with a range of pillbox styles, fascinators, headbands, all adorned with feathers, flowers, mesh, and beads—for incredible statement styles that elevate any outfit.

We're ready to help you find your perfect race day hat. Check out just a few of our favourite styles for men and women.

Men's Hat – Waits Pork Pie

The Waits Pork Pie is a perennial in the fashionable world of men's hats. Recognized for its iconic hipster vibe, this hat debuted in the roaring twenties and has stuck around since. Reinterpreted for the 2020s with an airy poly braid fabric trimmed with a minimal grosgrain ribbon hatband, the neutral palette effortlessly elevates everyday casual without overdoing it. Plus, the paper straw/polypropene blend is perfect for hot summer days.

Women's Hat – Betmar Suellen

Perfect for the derby or companion to your favourite sundress, the pretty polka-dotted Betmar Suellen Hat is a must-have for your collection. Its packable design features a wide brim, cotton sweatband and large bow for added flair. Constructed from a lightweight organza with an interior cotton sweatband, it's as practical as it is beautiful and perfect for a race day.

Men's Hat- Konrath Fedora

The Konrath Fedora is arguably one of our most beautiful men's hats this season! Made with an exquisite fine weave that's carefully crafted in America. Premium Shantung LiteStraw® is durable, flexible, and water-repellent. With a universally face-flattering shape, this high-quality hat is U.S.A. made with some components provided by carefully sourced global partners.

Women's Hat – Valentina Derby Hat

Another classic from Betmar of New York. The Valentina Asymmetric Wide Brim is a delightfully elegant hat perfect for derby parties, weddings, and other special events. This braided occasion hat features a round crown trimmed with a gorgeous front bow. It's fully packable and has a cotton sweatband for fit and comfort. Currently available in black, cream, and a stunning scarlet that dares bystanders to look away.

Men's Hat – Tessier Panama Fedora

A phenomenal hat for everything from resort and beach vacations to summer concerts and festivals, the Tessier Panama represents a more experimental, avant-garde take on the bold style of the Panama Fedora. Featuring a rounded teardrop crown and a 2 1/2" snap brim, details include Japanese grosgrain trim, a gold vintage flooring nail, and a removable duck feather. This handsome straw hat begins as a hand-woven body in Ecuador and is completed in the U.S.A., where it is shaped, trimmed, and completed with a fine woven sweatband.

Women's Hat – Lanna Derby Hat

The Betmar Lanna Hat features a horsehair braid that spins around a beautiful and bountiful brim. Finished with a dyed-to-match flower and loops and brought together nicely with a comfortable coordinating grosgrain sweatband, the Lanna is a dressy selection that deserves all the attention it attracts.

Roxann's Hats

Dress to the nines for Vancouver's edition of the Kentucky Derby. Visit our hat store and ask our team to help you find a face-flattering shape that makes your outfit pop! Don't be shy—this is a playful and sophisticated event where adults are allowed and encouraged to play dress up—we'll help you make it one to remember.