Whether you’re off to Royal Ascot, Newmarket or Goodwood, chances are you’re craving a solution that’ll make your best suit look like new. We suggest the Welford classic fit shirt. Highlight the fine red and blue check with a coordinating tie. It’s sure to be a winner, regardless of the race results.
Clever packing is key. Chances are you’ll only have hand luggage so layer up lightweight jersey tops and sweatshirts to stay comfortable all day long and remain within your baggage allowance. Choose minimalist cuts and lightweight fabrics to create a relaxed style that’s perfect for exploring ancient monuments and watching the world go by from pavement cafes.
Pep up your jeans for the annual summer drinks shindig with a multi-coloured tartan button up. Complete with hidden chambray collar and cuff details to contrast with the bold blue hues. This cool, breathable poplin fabric stays crisp and fresh for hours, so there’s no need to take a change of clothes to work either.
The short sleeves and cotton pique of our classic Filbert polo shirt keeps things airy, while the collar makes sure everyone knows you’ve made an effort. Just add shorts and espadrilles, pool slides or trainers and then all you need do is concentrate on keeping the beer fridge stocked and coals smoking.
In the summer, your trusty chinos are the perfect alternative to tailored trousers for easy-going garden weddings. A crisp white shirt, tan accessories, dress watch and brogues will instantly lift and smarten. Top with a blazer for dapper occasion-wear with a twist.
Easy-to-wear wardrobe basics rule in the festival field. You’ll inevitably live in the same pair of jeans the entire trip but let a few hardworking extras lend a helping hand. A straw hat fends off the beating rays, while a rugby top is essential for an extra hit of warmth come dusk. Not forgetting a pair of mud-busting tough and stylish wellies to protect feet 24/7.
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