Bonfire night for me has always been incredibly special. Growing up with a pyromaniac father, I looked forward so much to the annual riot of noise and colour, bundled up in layers-upon-layers of clothing.
Now we’ve all grown up, I don’t think anything should change! Layering a corduroy vest under a tweed jacket, I intend to brave the cold looking as stylish as possible, and the ideal companion for a pair of wellies are my trusty flannel trousers.
For those not yet converted to flannel, my old boss used to call flannel the very technical phrase ‘snuggly’. Like wearing pyjamas, this wool cloth is both warm and comfortable, and since owning my first pair, I haven’t looked back. Coming in a range of weight from 8-18oz, Harrisons have a beautiful selection of colours. For those more outrageous types, Scabal carry a collection of Flannel is slightly bolder colours, ensuring you’ll be spotted!
The end of November heralds the 60th Hennessey Gold Cup race in Newbury. Being a Newbury lass, and having grown up next to an equine vet, I’ve always loved horses and, by proxy, the races!
The wonderful thing about the winter race season is the lessening in formality of attire (in my perspective). Out with the stiffness of a Morning Suit, and in with beautiful thick overcoats, tweeds and gloves. We’ll see you there! The below tweeds from Porter and Harding are firm favourites of ours this winter, crying out to be cut into something special!