(Photo by Jannes Pockele) Oh DeerPhoto by Jannes Pockele
Oh Deer…

I know this is a different four legged  mammal of mystery from the last post but my brain went from wool to sheep to deer to Bambi’s mother to hunters to countryside and that’s how I came full circle and landed on this week’s fashion topic. I suppose just going from sheep to farm to countryside might have been a more logical connection but then the world would have been deprived of yet another valuable pun so here we are.

A rare sunny day - could melt even the stoniest of hearts!

A rare sunny day that could melt even the stoniest of hearts!

If you’re British and live in the countryside, odds are you live in something like the following, depending on aesthetics, the pesky issue of earning a livelihood and which side of the telly you are on during Downton Abbey.

Cropped & combined by me from original material. Photos by Rodney Campbell, Minniemouseaunt and Barry Lewis

Cropped & combined by me from original material. Photos by Rodney Campbell, Minniemouseaunt and Barry Lewis, respectively.

I’m also pretty certain that if you live here, odds are you like walks. It is also a given that it will rain a lot, the wind will blow mercilessly (even though the weather people will call it a breeze) and, well, you do the math. Actually hang on a minute, why am I living here again? Well, it must be said that the scenery is great and you can thoroughly enjoy the outdoors for about the 5 days a year that we actually get to see the sun. For the other 360 days you need to take a couple of precautions.

Photos by Lara V. Hunter Boots! Even the Queen wears them! Bonus: part of the festival-goer's uniform

Hunter Boots via Lara V.
           Even the Queen wears them! Bonus: part of every festival-goer’s uniform

Barbour Jacket via Guy Sie

Barbour Jacket via Guy Sie    … or, y’know, one of the  more affordable options

You will also need all things wool, tweed, gingham, gilets and riding trousers, with the occasional fur trimmings. – bonus points if you hunted the timurous beastie yourself as a result of your beloved pastime.

Now it seems that according to shows like Escape to the country moving to the countryside is becoming increasingly popular, particularly if you have some cash to splash. If you are still in the dreamer phase however, here are a few options for you to wear when you’re pounding the pavement in your cement jungle of choice.

 

 

As stealthy as a chameleon - now you too can blend in with your surroundings!

As stealthy as a chameleon – now you too can blend in with your surroundings!

Ciao,

Mara

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