Bill Thomason

Bill Thomason, 58, is chief executive of Keeneland, the Kentucky-based auction house that has sold more champion racehorses than any other company.

Suit by Hickey Freeman

I dress for a variety of experiences every day, both indoors and out, so I have to be practical with my clothing choices. My suits are always very traditional, two-button versions in dark grey or dark blue by Hickey Freeman. I find these work well in the barn in Lexington, Kentucky, or when I’m travelling in England and Ireland. I am lucky because I can step into any suit straight off the peg, which is a testament to the fact that I don’t have too much time to eat.

Bill Thomason

Shirt by Brooks Brothers

My French cuff shirts are almost exclusively by Brooks Brothers and I tend to opt for white, light blue or other pastel colours. I don’t incorporate as much colour as I should but, if I’m feeling more adventurous, I’ll wear shirts by Thomas Pink, which are definitely more fun.

Tie by Ferragamo

Ties are the more creative part of my wardrobe and I often choose ones with horse themes by Peter Blair or Vineyard Vines. My favourites, however, are the whimsical silk ties by Ferragamo featuring patterns that aren’t necessarily related to racing. Blues, red and even purple will play into my tie selections.

Shoes by Alden

I wear Alden shoes, in various styles, almost exclusively because they transition easily from the paddock to the boardroom. I prefer a traditional loafer with no tassels but also wear black or cordovan cap-toe shoes for dressier occasions. Alden shoes are solid and understated.

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