Posts Tagged ‘festivals’


Hunter wellies: festival cliché but good investment

By Colin Chapman on May 14th, 2009

Can I be the first to suggest that, with clouds gathering thick and fast over the UK, you invest in some Hunter wellingtons before you even think about setting foot on a festival site this year? They may have become a cliché, but like all clichés there’s truth involved.

High enough to stop clumps of mud ending up inside your boot, slim enough to look elegant and with the basic advantage of keeping your feet dry there’s little to argue with. Inspired by Coachella, you may have been looking forward to showing off your Prada patent sandals, or had intentions to tramp around in soggy white plimsolls but, come the reality of mudfest, you will be glad of your rubber friends – and as a survivor of last year’s Bestival I speak from experience.

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Festival countdown: time to go shopping

By Colin Chapman on April 23rd, 2009

Coachella_inspired.jpgIf like me, you’ve just about recovered from Coachella-envy, you’d better get your skates on if you want to nab the best items to wear at festivals here in the UK this year. Coachella for men was all about fey Englishness, with Henry Holland and Nick Grimshaw leading the way, (as reported by Isabelle) in cool pastels and Euro-jetset colours. Topman have just about sold out of their Grimshaw-esque coral pink tailored shorts (I’m posting this entry whilst jogging to the store, elbows ready), though the green make a suitable alternative. And for a touch of Agyness Deyn’s faded-stars-and-stripes glory, try this super T-shirt by Der Sammler at OkiNi.

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