Monty Don: unlikely fashion reference

Cos_Monty_blazer.jpgClearly Monty’s a hottie – before you scoff at the idea consider how you might like to look at nearly 60. Still got a full head of hair? Twinkly eyes? And his signature garment – that utilitarian, gardening blazer in navy blue is having a moment.

Cos have a lovely, fitted version. In a heavy 100% cotton fabric, pre-washed to give it an authentic, aged look it’s slightly more structured than the gardening equivalent and would look super with pressed indigo jeans, a floral shirt and perhaps a bow tie if you’re feeling foppish. I loved Will’s suggestion of carrying a wicker basket the other day but if you think it might mean you’d get a kicking on the bus to Peckham, a hessian or jute shopper is a safer alternative.

Heavy, washed cotton blazer by Cos £119

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