LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Only a confident man would wear a loud blue or pink seersucker suit in public, unfazed about what people may think.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Only a confident man would wear a loud blue or pink seersucker suit in public, unfazed about what people may think.

But this is Kentucky Derby week, so Alan Laughlin knows he's among brothers strutting around Churchill Downs.

There are plenty of pinstriped seersucker suits or blazers in varying combinations.

Yes, women garner most of the attention with their bright, colorful and often large hats at horse racing's premier event, but Laughlin and his pink seersucker combination are just as much a part of the festive atmosphere on a sunny Friday afternoon.

The Louisville resident says, "this is the only day I'd ever it."

Sometimes matched with a pink shirt, bow tie, straw or light fedora hat and saddle shoes, there's a demand for outfits clothing stores work to meet.