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Our must-have items for the British summer


Ah, the British summer! A season marked by unpredictable weather, quintessential garden parties, and the occasional, glorious burst of sunshine. As the days grow longer and the evenings warmer, it’s the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and home with pieces that capture the essence of this charming yet capricious season. 

In this blog post, we’re excited to share our favourite picks that perfectly embody the spirit of a British summer. From stylish yet practical fashion staples to the absolute must-have basic hanging, ready in waiting in the car or under the stairs, even at the office. 

Any good country dweller knows that a labrador walk in the rain needs a good waterproof jacket and we’re here to give it to you. Let’s get into it… before the weather changes! 

A fedora hat

A stylish fedora hat can offer a wealth of both practicality and elegance for your summer adventures. Helping you to stay dry and comfortable in unpredictable British weather, whilst guaranteeing durability, making it your perfect buddy for any summer escapade. 

Pick it up for a summer gathering and enjoy the wide brim whilst it serves as your steadfast guardian warning off the sun’s rays and enveloping you in cool shade. Let your silhouette be stylish and for those craving an extra touch of panache, add a feather or an accessory of your choice. 

Choose from multiple styles, colours and materials to suit your needs. We have something for everyone, and we know you’ll be packing your fedora on every trip. 

The Classic Harrington Jacket

As the warm breeze of a British summer gently sweeps through the countryside, there’s a certain magic in the air that calls for timeless fashion pieces that effortlessly blend style and practicality. When it comes to curating the perfect summer wardrobe, one cannot overlook the iconic Harrington jacket. 

Crafted from top-quality, lightweight polycotton, our Harrington jacket is the epitome of comfort without compromising on style. Its roomy interior and lightweight design provide unparalleled freedom, whether you’re exploring the countryside or enjoying a leisurely round of golf. 

With its elasticated cuffs and waistband providing a snug fit and practical storage in the form of two-buttoned- down side pockets and an inside pocket, the Harrington jacket is not just a piece of clothing; it’s a piece of fashion history. 

So, as you embark on your summer adventures, make sure to add the iconic Harrington jacket by Walker and Hawkes. 

Ladies Wax Florence Motorcycle Jacket

As we gear up for the unpredictable summer, finding the right pieces to stay comfortable and stylish in any weather is essential. One standout item that embodies this ethos is the Florence jacket. Its internal lining is 100% cotton checked with tartan lining, both providing comfort and style. 

The outer jacket is made from 100% waxed cotton, making it completely waterproof, ensuring you stay dry and protected during unexpected showers. With its 4 front pockets with stud fastening, heavy-duty zip with studded flap enclosure, colour corduroy collar, one side pocket, stud fastening storm flap, and belt strap for an adjustable fitting, this jacket is designed to be both practical and durable for any outdoor activity. 

Whether it’s a quick visit to the horse, a dog walk or a swift pint on a chilly evening – this jacket helps to keep you looking good, while taking care of the practical at the same time.

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Don’t forget your gilet!

If you’re looking for the perfect outerwear that seamlessly combines functionality with classic style, the standout choice is the Wax Diamond Quilted Bodywarmer, formally known as ‘The Lincoln’. This bodywarmer not only offers unparalleled protection against the elements but also ensures you remain comfortable and stylish throughout the season. 

Crafted with premium construction in mind, the bodywarmer features a 100% cotton checked internal lining, adding a touch of classic elegance and extra comfort. The heavy-weight 100% waxed cotton outer shell is both waterproof and windproof, enhanced with a timeless 1.5” bow-quilted pattern. It’s a combination of practical features, including hand warmer pockets, front bellow pockets, a heavy-duty zip, studded flap enclosure, corduroy collar, inside pocket, and nylon lining trim, making it a versatile piece of outerwear. 

Why we love it for summer: it serves as an extra layer for cooler evenings, early starts, and rainy days, proving the right amount of warmth and protection without sacrificing style.

A supersoft cardigan for the season

So, we have learned that it’s essential to have versatile and stylish clothing that can adapt to the unpredictable weather. We believe that having a trusty cardigan to see you through is the perfect way to enjoy the months ahead. 

Our Harrison cardigan is made from 100% supersoft merino wool, it embodies the traditional charm of aran knitwear while offering modern comfort and style. The cable stitch pattern represents safety and good luck, helping to guide you through a successful season. 

The natural properties of the wool make the Harrison cardigan an excellent choice as the natural crimp creates air pockets that hold body heat, keeping you warm on those chillier evenings. Additionally, the wool has great temperature regulation, absorbing moisture and releasing it through evaporation, offering a cooling effect for the warmer but maybe windier parts of the day. 

This cardigan is truly the perfect companion for every month of the year!

A shirt for all occasions

Offering a blend of sophistication and practicality, we suggest the Canterbury Shirt. Crafted from lightweight 100% cotton, the Canterbury shirt ensures you look sharp and feel cool, whether you’re soaking up the sun or staying active in the great British outdoors. It’s classic, regular fit not only provides freedom of movement but also allows for optimal airflow, keeping you comfortable on even the warmest days. 

This shirt features a refined check design pattern and is adorned with branded W&H buttons and flag label on the front chest pocket, exuding elegance without compromising functionality. 

Whether you’re exploring the countryside, attending a summer event or simply seeking everyday fashion, the Canterbury Shirt is the perfect choice to have hanging ready in your wardrobe. 

Enjoy the beauty of summer

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, embrace the essence of the British summer with our timeless and practical pieces. Here’s to a summer filled with unforgettable moments and impeccable taste! 

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