Henley Regatta; It’s time to slip on your espadrilles and head down to the river. The Dali is the shoe for the task; made in England by Goral using Janus calfskin suede, built to last; resoleable and repairable. And if you’re looking for coolness and toughness, you’ll want to combine them with the Kulbir; Gurkha trousers combining clean military-styling with the comfort you need on a hot day at the Regatta. And a classic blazer is the unofficial dress-code for the occasion, the seersucker Speedbird is perfect for the job.
Of course, the Stewards’ Enclosure requires gentlemen to wear a full-length trouser, jacket and tie. But if we decide to rub shoulders with the competitors in the Regatta Enclosure, we might take the opportunity to get into the spirit with Clipper shorts in a classic Regatta stripe, perfect for boating, while being effortlessly stylish around town.
However, there is a better option still; with 2021’s regatta promising a slimmed-down affair in the official enclosures, it’s tempting to spend the day on the water instead. Hobbs of Henley can equip us with a stylish river launch from which to view the action. Their 23 footers will comfortably accommodate a group of eight for the day while providing a prime position to watch the races.
Now one question remains; Pimms or Champagne?