So hello there! No I haven’t forgotten about you… I’ve just been busy hiding out in North Wales . I was thinking that I haven’t done an outfit post in a while so I thought I’d show you what I wore to walk the dogs on the beach last night:
Gilet – Barbour
I love this Barbour fleece gilet as it makes a great piece of outwear on it’s own, or it can be worn layered under other garments. It is the Barbour Dunmoor fleece waistcoat.
A particularly good quality is that it is warming without being too heavy, in the same respect it can be worn when it’s warmer as an extra layer as it is not too much. It also has a waterproof lining meaning it’s great for those spontaneous British downpours we cannot always avoid!
The gilet has Alcantara® shoulder patches, and pockets trims which only adds to the durability, and stain resistance to the garment. It also has gigantic front cartridge pockets which are great for throwing things in, or simply keeping your hands warm. The lining is classic tartan, and inside there is a zipped pocket for valuables such as your iPhone, or BlackBerry. It also has the large Barbour zip for ease of use.
The Dunmoor Fleece waistcoast is part of the award winning Barbour Northumberland range inspired, and developed by Lord James Percy. Items from this range are tested to the utmost degrees of practicality, and make perfect sporting items.
I personally love Barbour as a brand, and what it encompasses, it really does embody country meets city, and style meets practicality without forgoing comfort. I love all my Barbour items of clothing, and there are really more I would like to buy at some point.
Jumper – Reiss
A darling jumper from one of my favourite directional contemporary brands. Reiss is a great British brand producing garments of style, and quality. This grey Reiss knit is 100% merino wool. It is the Reiss, ‘Squadron’, and has shoulder detailing which you cannot see pictured here.
I love it simply because it is warm, comfortable, and stylish. The jumper tapers at the sleeves, and is a stylish slim fit without being too tight, or constricting.
I love the cuffed sleeves, and neck, it makes a great choice for those odd evenings when it is a little bit chilly, but still warm at the same time. The earthy grey is a great colour too.
Jeans – Nudie
Nudie jeans are my jeans of choice. I own quite a few pairs of the Nudie Slim Jims in black, there is something about the finish of dry denim that is great. Over time they look almost leather esque with a subtle sheen, and great texture.
Nudie is a Swedish company, however their jeans are made in Italy. Nudie jeans are quality at an affordable price. I like the fit of their jeans, and I am wearing their slim fit. I am personally not a fan of skinny jeans on myself, and I find most straight legged jeans swamp me – however Nudie’s slim fit gets it just right. Nudie really are passionate about denim, and well worth looking at if you are in need of some jeans.
Boots – Hunter
For a Scottish brand established by an American entrepreneur, Hunter sure has deep rooted itself in British culture, and style. The boot making company was originally started by the American Henry Lee Norris in 1856 in Edinburgh. Through out both world wars Hunter thrived going strength to strength providing vast amount of supplies towards the war effort.
Despite fiscal difficulties, and going into administration in 2006, and no longer being made in the UK; Hunter boots remain the wellington boot of choice for the Royal family, farmers, festival attendees, A list stars, and general folk like you, and I.
Hunter’s motto is, ‘outstanding in every field’. Quite a pun eh? Well it’s quite literally true, Hunter boots are great in literal country fields, in the city, at the coast, and generally where ever your feet will take you. I absolutely love my Hunters; they are the definition of comfort, and extremely practical at the same time.
Despite the fact Hunter produce a variety of boots in a vast array of styles I went for the original tall boots as they are my favourite. They are an absolute classic, the slim fitting shape on the calf is flattering, and comfortable. I went for black because I would wear black more, however I do love them in the classic dark olive…
I also love my Hunter fleece welly socks they make the boots so snug, and even more comfortable. I like the way they fold over yet still have the Hunter logo on them.