How to don the countryside look in the city

There’s no reason why you can’t sport country attire with great aplomb in the city.
Kent glen plaid wool suit jacket, Gregory glen plaid wool suit trouser and blue denim western shirt, Ralph Lauren Purple Label; dark brown burnished calf leather Lingfield boot, Crockett & Jones; Tatah Sun sunglasses, MOSCOT (Photo by Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca)

We’re so used to receiving guidance on how to dress for excursions to the countryside. The pitfalls of getting it wrong are endless and is to some a dramatic transition. On the flip side it seems that people are left to fend for themselves when incorporating country attire in the urban environment. All said, the crossover isn’t as drastic as one might think.

Walking in parks is one of the great joys for metropolitans all over the world. If you're a city dweller whose work uniform is a three-piece pinstriped suit, visiting green areas is the prime opportunity to probe your fondness for the country aesthetic. Now, we’re not talking about the archetypal country-mouse look in town of: Hunter wellington boots, pleated tweed breeks and heavy field jackets and neither are we echoing skinny jeans, clumpy lumberjack boots and non-prescription glasses, which seem to be common in both Shoreditch and Somerset. Take the highly-functional country clothing bravado down a few notches and get creative with some forward-thinking country-meets-city outfits.


    Freddie Anderson


    January 2022


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