There’s something charmingly unpredictable about a Great British summer. True, we’ve had wonderfully warm days this year — something of a silver lining given we can’t leave the country — but there’s always the threat of grey clouds on the horizon.
After lockdown, we decided to hit the road for our very own staycation in North Cornwall. After arriving in the village of Pendoggett, we piled into the Land Rover (and onto the latest Royal Enfield Interceptor) and, over a couple of days, we headed to the fishing village of Port Isaac for fish and chips and then onto Polzeath beach for a quick, refreshing surf. It was all much-needed after months of travel restrictions.
And we couldn’t think of a better location to celebrate British brands such as Connolly, Turnbull & Asser, Hackett and Crockett & Jones. With the unpredictable nature of a British summer, we wore a vast range of fabrics, from light linens to sumptuous suedes.
So, with summer being delayed and everyone looking to take advantage of September sun, why not dive in and get inspired for your own perfectly practical summer wardrobe? Take a look below — and explore the thicker-knitted, longer-sleeved side of British summer style…
From L-R: Alan: ANDERSON & SHEPPARD TOP, anderson-sheppard.co.uk; CURRY & PAXTON SUNGLASSES, curryandpaxton.com Harry: HAMILTON & HARE SHIRT, hamiltonandhare.com; LUCA FALONI TROUSERS, lucafaloni.com; ANGLO-ITALIAN BELT, angloitalian.com; CROCKETT & JONES LOAFERS, crockettandjones.com O’shea: ANDERSON & SHEPPARD SHIRT, anderson-sheppard.co.uk; HACKETT T-SHIRT AND TROUSERS, hackett.com; ANGLO-ITALIAN BELT, angloitalian.com
Outershirt - Navy Cord
Comber Navy Polo Shirt
Harry: VALSTAR JACKET, valstar.it; THE WORKERS CLUB JEANS, theworkersclub.co.uk; LONDON SOCK COMPANY SOCKS, londonsockcompany.com; SANDERS BOOTS, sanders-uk.com; HEDON HELMET, hedon.com; MOTORCYCLE, royalenfield.com
Clipper Swim Short Solid White
Clipper Swim Short Core Seersucker Classic Pink Stripe
Harry: ANGLO-ITALIAN JACKET, angloitalian.com; POLO Ralph Lauren SHIRT, ralphlauren.co.uk; HACKETT JUMPER, hackett.com; WORKERS CLUB JEANS, theworkersclub.co.uk O’shea: THOM SWEENEY JACKET, thomsweeney.co.uk; POLO RALPH LAUREN SHIRT AND TROUSERS, ralphlauren.co.uk; CURRY & PAXTON SUNGLASSES, curryandpaxton.com
Brockham Rugby Shirt - Navy
Production: Harry Jarman Photography: Adam Fussell Film: Mike O’Conner and Kaine Horey Styling: Benedict Browne Hair and Make Up: Lizzie Drink
Models: Harry Gozzett, O’Shea Robertson, Alan Stokes
Special thanks to:Visit Cornwall, Port Isaac Village, Royal Enfield, Wave Hunters, Tom Silcock and The Golden Lion Port Isaac
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