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York Racecourse welcomes barbers, tailors and shoe shiners

As part of Mr Green’s Gentleman’s Day on Friday 15 June, York Racecourse is set to welcome a barber, tailor and shoe shine experts, as well as the thousands of racegoers.

In addition to supporting the £50,000 Listed Ganton Stakes, the award winning online casino operator and sports betting brand wants to help create the world of its mysterious figurehead, Mr Green.

So the racegoers will be able to take advantage of a range of services within “Gentleman’s Corner”.

If you can tell a true gentleman by the state of his shoes, then the Steel City Shoe Shine Company can come to rescue, as Joseph and his team will be offering a first class shine, whilst customers relax in the bespoke shining chairs.


 

Other people will tell you that a true gentleman can only be discerned by the quality of his shave; so step forward, the team from nationally renowned brand Barber Barber, offering shaves to racegoers from their own big chair.


 

For some people, a gentleman will be defined by the cut of his cloth; which is where Cuffs & Co will aid racegoers by providing a bespoke measuring service, so they can find a shirt that matches their true fit, rather than the vanity measurements of some retailers. A high quality shirt should be worn with proper cufflinks and those newly shined shoes merit smart socks. Phil Pinder and his team, based on York’s own Shambles, will be on hand to advise prospective gentleman on all these things.


Part of the fun of the raceday, all these services will be available without charge to racegoers on Stands Side, though it is hoped that the presence of donation buckets ahead of Macmillan Charity Raceday just twenty four hours later will be well used by those enjoying a spruce up.
 

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