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LooksOctober 2017

9 Countryside Holiday Essentials

If you’re planning a jaunt to the country, these pieces will ensure you’re sharp yet prepared for anything that comes your way.

captionCotton-twill safari coat, Berluti; cable-knit jumper, Huntsman; cotton shirt, Holland & Holland; corduroy trousers, Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery; knit tie, Crombie; leather ankle boots, J.M. Weston; hip-flask, Holland & Holland. Photograph by Munster.

A smart yet robust jacket is essential for a weekend immersed in nature – ideal for braving the elements yet presentable amongst company. This Anderson & Sheppard travel jacket is roomy enough to build breathable layers underneath if necessary, and has plenty of pockets for storing essentials.

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Bennett Winch’s canvas and leather bag is perfect for a weekend away – lightweight, so as not to be a burden, yet big enough to comfortably transport all your belongings. Plus, it has a separate compartment for storing dirty shoes or clothes – just in case you find yourself venturing off-track.

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With sturdy rubber soles, a pebble-grain leather outer and a high rise, these boots by Gaziano & Girling will keep you warm and protect against soggy conditions. A good pair of gloves is also vital for insulation – Omega’s are crafted from lambskin and lined with cashmere for extra warmth.

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