Men's style: Countryside essentials for autumn
by Robert Johnston
If you're not on the high seas or hitting the slopes this season then chances are you'll be braving the elements for some traditional country pursuits. And, just as a regatta requires a good sailing jacket, so fishing, riding and shooting require the right gear for the whatever the great outdoors can throw at you. Whether it’s fair or foul out, look fine in the field with Robert Johnston’s cool country kit...
Lock & Co cap
For a lightweight alternative to the classic tweed cap, try this linen flat cap by Lock & Co – probably the most prestigious hatters in the world and a favourite of the hunting set for the past 200 years or more.
Berluti hiking boots
These leather and jacquard-shell hiking boots are the smartest footwear for striding across the hills – and will look just as good in town thanks to the hand-finished patina.
Oakley is famous for its performance eyewear: if shooting is your bag, the lenses in their Turbine range sunglasses will help correct your vision to ensure a truer visual image of the landscape. A bespoke service is also available.
Although best-known for its wellington boots, Hunter also does a great range of outdoor wear – with a nod to foul weather. This slimline gilet is perfect for layering under a waterproof jacket when you need some extra protection.
Mulberry messenger bag
Mulberry’s heritage collection pays tribute to the brand’s classic pieces inspired by country pursuits. This coated-canvas number has a cognac leather trim.
Loro Piana jacket
Thanks to its Storm System shell and cashmere lining, this field jacket will keep you warm and dry whatever the weather. When the wind begins to blow, the weatherproof fabric will come into its own.
Deakin & Francis cufflinks
A sportsman’s best friend is his gun dog, so show how much your faithful companion means to you with these Labrador cufflinks in silver with blue cabochon sapphire eyes. Other breeds are available too.