English Country Gentlemen Fashion
If there was ever a clothing style in the UK that was influenced by the English and Welsh Gentry, it would have to be that which is referred to as English country gentleman fashion. In a sense it is a cross between clothing worn by the gentry as well as the city dweller’s recreational wear. Brogues are still the preferred footwear while the quintessential cloth that is still in vogue is Tweed. Ironically, both of these styles are Scottish in origin so the terminology is somewhat of a misnomer. The terminology “British Country” would therefore be more appropriate.
The English country gentleman typically wears a 3 or 4-piece tweed suit, a cotton tattersall or check shirt, silk or woollen tie, and of course, the Brogues. You can normally search the internet for Boden Discount Codes or Boden Discount Vouchers for these men’s fashions. Additionally, you have three common options for the purchase of your suit including:
o Bespoke – custom-made garments that are patterned and made entirely according to the measurements of the consumer
o Made-to-Measure – a pre-made garment is modified according to the measurements of the buyer but the fabrics and options are more limited
o Ready-to-Wear – also known as “off-the-rack” clothing, this is by far the most affordable option
Another fairly common English country gentleman fashion is the “lounge suit” which is a commonly popular Western clothing style although it originated as country apparel here in the UK.
Current Variations on a Traditional Theme
In addition to the English country gentleman fashion, there are a number of current variations on a traditional theme that you will find fairly regularly in the UK. Although we did mention the lounge suit in the section above, this is often considered a variation to the traditional theme. Some of the other variations to be aware of where the British country fashion is concerned are to substitute the Brogues are Chelsea and/or chukka boots to go with that suit.
The suit could also be replaced with a tweed sportscoat (jacket) that is a single vented one and is either a single button or 3-button front. The accompanying trousers should be manufactured from cavalry twill, chino, corduroy, or moleskin. Interestingly enough, you can find variations on a traditional theme throughout Europe and other locations around the world.