If there is one thing that us city folk like to do, it is to romanticize anything that is not made of concrete, steel and glass. The thoughts of a little country retreat, a fishing village or a rustic villa get our pulses and imaginations running of what could be. It’s this escapism we both loathe (goodbye 4G) and lust (great picture opportunities). And God knows I can relate. I love the alternative of going seaside and getting out of London, the novelty of hanging up the Gucci and Armani to pop to the supermarket and just trudging around in a fisherman style knit or Bretton stripe top while procuring things you would call errands back in the big smoke but letting them become adventures when you go remote. But striped tops aside, I had one more article of clothing I wanted to try, a sailor trouser. Albeit a modern version (thanks to Dries Van Noten), this cuffed wide leg style conjure up images of sea folk from long ago while they lived on the outskirts of society and enjoyed the freedom and isolation that the sea life can bring. And who wouldn’t want that freedom or at least try to replicate the effect it would have on our busy lives? Maybe life at sea wouldn’t be that bad… I’m already got the outfit for it.
Top Uniqlo, trousers Dries Van Noten, sunglasses Saint Laurent, trainers Adidas