At last the race out of lockdown has begun and whilst many nations are still guessing their way through the convoluted lens of Covid-19 - positive steps are being taken towards ‘deconfinement’. It means that gradually the domain of our existence will be wielded away from the home. In the UK we can now venture to the park to sunbathe, tee off in the serenity of your local golf club, albeit in pairs and the green light has been given to go back to work if we can’t manage it from home. Suddenly the framework for dressing has a whole new dimension to it. Confinement has inferably left a few gaps in our summer wardrobe, for settings other than the home and in this week’s versatile selection, it should help you identify what needs updating.
Inis Meáin sweater: Located on its namesake island in Galway Bay, Ireland, Inis Meáin have this rare ability of creating beautiful fisherman style knitwear, with this adroitly rugged edge to their designs. All executed in the finest yarns, this beige cotton Aran-knit crew-neck is the perfect example with its intricate surface pattern and ribbed cuffs, neckline and hem. Traditional and subtle this sweater works just as well, worn as an under layer or in these warmer months as the main layer.
Drake’s shirt: This pale blue-striped linen shirt is the perfect choice with the mercury beginning to rise so substantially in Europe. Handmade in England this style has a classic spread collar and a pointed breast pocket, which is always handy for storing your tobacco. Other details include single-button cuffs and rounded hems reinforced with triangle gusset inserts.