Gentleman’s Journal embarks on a very British road trip

7th August 2020

From lightweight suede jackets to fine cashmere jumpers, we present a practical capsule perfect for a Great British summer

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
O’shea: POLO RALPH LAUREN SHIRT, ralphlauren.co.uk; HEMINGSWORTH SHORTS, hemingsworth.com
O’shea: HORATIO RUGBY SHIRT, horatio-london.com; POLO RALPH LAUREN SHORTS, ralphlauren.co.uk

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

Want more British summer style? Here’s how to dress for an English country summer…