Without a doubt, Charles Tyrwhitt’s country check shirts are one of the few menswear items I wait with anticipation for all year. I chose my favourite (spelled as if I were a true English bloke) shirt from their collection this year along with one of their classic English country ties and paired with some other threads to create a classic country look.
From left to right:
Charles Tyrwhitt Country Check Shirt & Pheasant Tie
Price: $69 & $49 (respectively)
If you love that classic English country look as much as I (and more importantly, my wife) do you after reading the rest of this post you’ll want to stroll on over to their site and take a look at their other country checks and ties.
Clarks Brown Suede Desert Boots
An unchanged classic for over 60 years, any closet missing a pair of Clarks desert boots is a sad closet indeed. I believe in buying good clothes that will stay in style for years to come. Grab a pair of these and your feet will never be out of style.
Billy Reid Sport Jacket
Billy Reid was awarded the Best New Designer in America Award in 2010, and for good reason. The pattern may be subtle but this herringbone jacket screams style. What I love most about this jacket is the patch pockets. Patch pockets give any jacket an air of casualness and are a great way to dress down while still looking great.
Brooks Brothers Pocket Square
This dark red square sets off the ensemble with an extra touch of class. Because the jacket, shirt and tie all have patterns I went with a solid color for the pocket square. I never like making an outfit too busy.
Check out my other pocket square picks for the winter season here.
Lee Slim Rider for J. Crew Jeans
What better for an updated English country look than a pair of jeans originally made for cowboys. Jeans that have a slimmer profile look much better with a shirt and tie than baggy jeans. I repeat, never wear baggy jeans with a shirt and tie.
Stay true to yourself. Be kind to others. Define your own style.