Are you going to a music festival this summer? If you are, some time soon, it’s going to dawn on you that you’ll probably have to pack some clothes. It’s all very well bulk-buying Strongbow and hot-dogs from Costco, but at some point it’s going to be time to think about your attire for a long weekend in the mud. Steeple Pine [http://www.steeplepine.co.uk/] are here to help…
K-Way have been making waterproof jackets since 1965, so they know what they’re doing. This mad, bright yellow number will not only make sure that your mum will be able to see you on BBC3, but also has a big, huge pocket to keep all your things in. Making it extra hard for you to lose your car keys whilst you’re stumbling around in the dark. It’s also 100% waterproof, to get you through those depressingly inevitable downpours.
Rain or not, you’re going to wear shorts. Nobody likes soggy jeans and unless you’re 15, and planning on twinning them with a straw hat, chinos and combats are out of the question. It’s 2014.
These Navy twill chino shorts by Tuk Tuk will go with anything. Literally anything. If you’re after a smart, versatile pair of shorts you could do far, far worse than these. They’ve got an exciting floral lining in the pockets as well, which might make for an interesting talking point if you get stuck at the bar.
If you haven’t got an overshirt yet, what have you been doing? They’re like coats, a bit. A bit like shirts as well. This one from Realm & Empire is cut from quality mid-weight cotton and has got four massive pockets. Massive pockets come in handy at music festivals. For all sorts of reasons.
It might be sunny this summer. No. Stop. It might.
If so, you’re going to need a short-sleeved shirt that doesn’t make you look like you’re looking for an EDL rally. The Horizon Stripe from jazzy shirt-peddlers Tuk-Tuk might be the one for you. It’s got a button down collar and is colourful enough for you to pretend that you’re in Miami, even if you are just in Reading.
Your shoes are going to be written-off after a festival. Make your peace with that now. This, however, is no excuse for turning up in your Dad’s old Green Flash, that he uses for doing the gardening.
Superga is ‘the people’s shoe’ of Italy. It’s simple, versatile and durable. You’re not going to do better than buying this bafflingly affordable shoe. Don’t lower yourself to wearing wellies.
This weekend bag from Scandinavian brand Rains is waterproof, stylish and would probably double as a pillow if you were absolutely desperate. All bases covered, there.