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    Country walks

    Morning chaps,

    Wife and I enjoy going walking in the countryside, but I really struggle with the walking "fashion".

    North Face fleeces, Berghaus Trousers, etc I think look really ugly. I understand that it's all function over fashion but I don't want to look like one of these guys


    Fashion beaners - How can I still look good when out in the country side?

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    Corduroy and Tweed would work well I think.

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    Easy:

    Waxed jacket, or quilted jacket
    a thick, chunky knit (maybe in cable knit and maybe with a roll neck)
    Slim fit cord trousers - for a dose of country eccentricity go for a statement colour like burgundy, bottle green or mustard
    chucky brogue boots with a decent walking sole (not leather)
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    Yeah I usually just wear a quilted / wax jacket, a nice jumper or t shirt, some skinny stretch jeans and some hiking-style-but-still-fashionable boots

    And a beanie / scarf / flatcap / sunglasses (delete as appropriate)

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    I'd say a waxed Barbour International jacket should be your staple piece. Then thick wool knits and flannel shirts on top and either a rugged pair of chinos, say along the lines of a pair of Dockers or jeans if you prefer. Then with footwear, depending on terrain, you may need specialist, if not then something like a pair of Timberland Earthkeepers moc toes should do the trick. Accessories depend entirely on preference, thick socks, gloves, beanie and the like.

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    Personally, I wouldn't bugger about with fashionable or stylish boots. You're walking in the country, theres shit, puddles, mud and you're going need decent ankle support if you tackle anything more than a trailway. What everyone else says is pretty good though.

    Walking in the country is a bit like jogging or going to the gym. Why do you need to look like you're on top of your style game when the only people that see you are other walkers (as above) or sheep. Fashion doesn't fit in some situations.

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    I walk in these



    Stylish AND practical

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Colman View Post
    Why do you need to look like you're on top of your style game when the only people that see you are other walkers (as above) or sheep.
    Because a gentleman is always presentable!

    Nah, I agree to some extent. I wouldn't care about the latest walking in the woods trends, but the main error - stylewise - many make when in the countryside is that they'll throw any old thing on. The looser the fit, the better.

    My country gear is all made up of stuff I consider to be too worn to wear in other situations, or stuff I've picked up second hand. A pair of washed out jeans work well as trek trousers. A flannel shirt. Hoodie. The only new thing I wear when out trekking is a wind breaker, that I bought to wear when out running.

    But, I'd still say practicality goes before style in this case, though I try to only wear stuff with a good fit - as one always should.

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    The countryside isn't some period drama

    This thread is frankly ridiculous!

    Just wear some proper hard-wearing/actual hiking boots, no fashion boots, and take a raincoat that is actually waterproof. All this dressing up in country fabrics and costumes just looks silly.
    Last edited by Hugh; 05-05-2013 at 07:48 PM.
    Why be boring?

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    That's a nasty comment. Just because some people like to look good no matter the situation doesn't mean they are silly. If you don't want to offer advice relevant to the thread I suggest you don't comment at all.

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