The pub, it’s the heart of the community and a place where we often find ourselves at the end of a long day in the fields or halfway through a walk around the village (if you’re anything like us). How can we transition from a day spent in the fields to an evening at the local without sacrificing style or comfort?
Living in the countryside requires a versatile wardrobe that can keep up with your outdoor pursuits, while also being appropriate for socialising with friends – transitioning your country clothing look should be effortless. Here’s how to seamlessly shift from the fields to the pub without missing a beat.
Classic Shirt and Jeans
One of the easiest ways to transition for an evening in the pub, from a day out in the fields is to wear your classic crisp, well-fitted shirt paired with a pair of dark jeans. This combination can take you from the fields to the pub in no time. The key is to make sure your shirt is clean and neatly pressed before you head out. A shirt that is wrinkled or stained can ruin your entire look, throw a gilet, a jumper or a jacket over the top and you’re good to go for the day ahead.
Once you’ve got your shirt sorted, it’s time to change out of your outdoor trousers and into you clean, casual jeans. This quick transformation will instantly lift your look and keep you comfortable for the rest of the evening – also ensuring you stay in the land lady’s good book when your dirty trousers don’t ruin her seats – bonus points!
You can shop our beautiful and large collection of shirts, here
Layer With Purpose
If you’re planning to spend the day outdoors, it’s important to start with a well-thought-out layering strategy that will keep you warm, comfortable, and looking stylish.
Find a base layer that will keep you warm and dry, once you have that sorted, you can add a classic country jacket or a waxed coat over it. These pieces not only provide insulation but also add to the countryside charm. Choose a jacket that is roomy enough to allow for layering and that has pockets to store your essentials.
As the day progresses and you start to feel warm, simply remove the outer layer to reveal your stylish base. You can also tie your jacket around your waist for a fashionable touch.
When you’re ready to hit the pub after a long day in the fields, you can easily transition your countryside look to a pub-friendly ensemble by removing your outdoor gear.
When it comes to layering for the pub think, shirts, gilet’s waistcoats, jackets and hats!
Layer like a pro and shop our collection, here.
When you’re spending the day outdoors, whether it’s hiking, fishing, or simply enjoying the countryside, you want to be comfortable and warm. But what if you’re also planning to head to a pub or restaurant in the evening?
This is where knitwear is your best friend. They are the perfect choice from transitioning from a day in the fields to an evening in the pub. The key is to choose neutral colours that complement your outdoor gear, such as cream, khaki, navy or brown. This way, your outfit will look cohesive and put together. Simply pop it over that shirt and jeans look and you’re done!
Not only do these cosy knits keep you warm and comfortable during the day, but they also look great on their own. You can wear them with a pair of jeans or leggings and boots for a casual yet stylish look. And when you’re ready to head out to the pub, simply swap your hiking boots with a pair of ankle boots or loafers, and you’re good to go.
Not only versatile, a knit is also practical and an edition that will likely remain in your wardrobe for years to come. So, if you’re planning lots of days in the countryside followed by a swift pint or a few evenings in the pub, make sure to pack some knitwear in your bag!
Shop our beautiful knitwear collection for men and women, here.
We’re looking for accessories that are both functional and stylish, so that you can stay comfortable while looking great at the same time – in any setting.
When it comes to the pub, you might want to switch to a more refined hat, like a flat cap. A flat cap is a classic accessory that can instantly lift your look. It’s a great option for those who want to look stylish without looking too formal. You can choose from a wide range of patterns, colours and styles with Walker and Hawkes, helping you to find the right fit for your day and evening ahead.
Another accessory to consider is a beanie. Beanies are a versatile option that can be worn in a variety of settings. They are perfect for the fields, as they can keep your head warm on cold days. However, you can also wear a beanie to the pub if you choose the right style and colour.
Our Harwell Hat is crafted from 100% supersoft Merino Wool, guaranteeing maximum warmth, comfort and style! – with multiple colour looks to choose from.
One accessory that is sure to help you transition from the outdoors to the pub is a wide-brimmed hat. Not only will it protect you from the sun or rain, but it can also add a touch of style to your outfit. A wide-brimmed hat is a perfect choice for the fields, as it will keep you cool on hot days and warm on chilly ones.
Dive In and Give it Your All!
Perhaps your day on the field was a day of meetings, maybe you’re feeling dapper and you prefer a gentlemen’s style for the day. Do you want to look more stylish and put-together?
Start by investing in a pair of trousers that fit you well. Pair these trousers with a crisp shirt and tie, a waistcoat – another layer to complete that sophisticated look. Next, add a jacket that matches your waistcoat. A tweed jacket is a classic option that will never go out of style. Not only will it keep you warm, but it will also lift your look instantly.
Finally, top your outfit off with a stylish hat. A flat cap will add the perfect finishing touch to your dapper look.
At Walker and Hawkes, we make shopping for a full gentleman’s outfit simple, we can offer various patterns and colours. Our recommendation? Go all in and match the entire look seamlessly – perfect for a restaurant or pub look!
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