Field jacket, cords and brogues – no, I’m not heading off to Chipping Norton (and if I was it would be to throw non-Farrow & Ball paint over the Shed of Shame). This outfit is intended to say spring, not Sloane. The baby pink cords are from Swedish label The Cords & Co, whose womens – and menswear offerings are made up entirely of corduroy. CEO Omar Varts explains the company’s corduroy-only ethos beautifully, ‘I love its history – from royal cloth to working class hero. It has a dressed-up, dressed-down aesthetic and is as much a choice for mountaineering as for poetry writing. I love its texture, its stripes, its ribs, its ups and downs.’ Keeping it Scandi, the new khaki utility jacket is from & Other Stories. Having conducted a short reconnaissance mission, this was the best army jacket in my sights and a perfect trans-seasonal cover-up. I’m always on the look-out for cool colour combinations and this khaki and pink mixture works for me. Having always shied away from pastels in the past, adding the khaki utility jacket creates a joyful juxtaposition and helps toughen things up a bit.
My brogues are from Grenson (sample sale, last year), cords are from The Cords & Co’s menswear collection, now sold out – but here’s some more military green and a plethora of pink pants: