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Can anyone tell me about traditional English/Irish countyside style?

bitcheye

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Hey all, first real posts on the forum.

I was wondering if anyone could help me put together a traditional UK countryside style starting from scratch. I'm thinking a few pairs of dark-washed jeans, chinos in gray khaki and brown, henleys and rugby shirts, tartan plaid, and of course lots of olive colored stuff. I'm especially looking for suggestions on sweaters and a nice shooting jacket. I won't be needing any breeks or rubber boots.

Here are a few reference pictures:







Sorry for the poor quality/bad examples, but I really don't know where to find this kind of stuff. The only brand I've found thus far that suits this is Barbour, so I'm looking for a few more places to cop. Don't really have to get dressed up to often, but if the occasion calls for it I'll be looking for tweed jackets and things of that nature. I'm from the US. All help is greatly appreciated.
 

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As an aesthetic it's a bit stodgy but depending on how you do it and how you fit things it could be pretty solid.

I think you do vintage and thrift a lot for this, honestly, looking for tweeds. Alden will suit for shoes (despite not being UK), Trickers, lots of options for footwear that'll go. Epaulet would be a good shop to check out.
 

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Originally Posted by AR_Six
As an aesthetic it's a bit stodgy but depending on how you do it and how you fit things it could be pretty solid.

I think you do vintage and thrift a lot for this, honestly, looking for tweeds. Alden will suit for shoes (despite not being UK), Trickers, lots of options for footwear that'll go. Epaulet would be a good shop to check out.


Thanks heaps man! Will be sure to check those out. Still taking any other suggestions...
 

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Oliver Spencer is extremely solid also.

Take a look at www.oipolloi.com they stock a lot of that type of aesthetic.
 

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Like AR_six said, tweed jackets, sport coats and acessories etc in more classic styles (B&S here is good for that, ebay sometimes has some and thrifts are hit or miss depending on your area).

Be careful with plaids though, it can be easy to have too many patterns in one outfit which may not end up looking as great as you thought.

If you find Alden/Trickers to be out of your price range when it comes to footwear, brands like Loake and Grenson can be found for pretty decent prices online.

Also consider a waxed jacket of some sort.
 

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Billy Reid has some really good stuff esp. this season. Could probably look to SNS Herning for a fisherman knit or two.

You need at least 3 tweed hats (ie driving cap or newsboy or something like that). Maybe kop one online, then thrift for the others.
 

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Originally Posted by AR_Six
Billy Reid has some really good stuff esp. this season. Could probably look to SNS Herning for a fisherman knit or two.

You need at least 3 tweed hats (ie driving cap or newsboy or something like that). Maybe kop one online, then thrift for the others.


could you have come up with a number more arbitrary than 3?
 

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You are not referring to the typical shire town out on a saturday night look which consists of a football stripe complimented with Red Stripe & hunting in packs...

Take a look at Old Town for the gentry styleth. Have to do a scroll to see pics.
 

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Also Nigel Cabourn is worth checking out
 

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