Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Best Dressed - Goodwood Revival
Dress to Impress
It's the Goodwood Revival this weekend, a genteel, nostalgic and eccentric — in a thoroughly British way — celebration of the golden age of motorsports at the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit.
If you are attending, there is a Best Dressed competition for ladies and gents held each day (portraits of competitors from last year above and below — smashing cardigan). And this year the festival celebrates the anniversary of Youthquake (a term coined in 1965 by Vogue editor Diana Vreeland to describe Swinging London) by introducing a Most Iconic Miniskirt award. I'm not sure one would suit me, but they do say there are some very good prizes to be won.
Shopping for Driving
From the Goodwood shop I recommend for your shopping cart the Goodwood Distressed Leather Cap, an eight-piece cap designed for 'an early morning tour down English country lanes'. The cap is perfect with a beaten-up old Barbour and Fair Isle sweater for a drive to a country pub for roast beef and Yorkshire puddings and a half of bitter.
And whilst your tootling around in your open top Morgan 4/4, you really want to be wearing a pair of the Goodwood Mens String-Back Driving Gloves in capeskin.