MINT Polo in the Park is just around the corner and some great friends of mine are pulling the whole thing together to ensure anyone heading to the Hurlingham Club for the weekend of the 8th, 9th & 10th of June will be perfectly spoilt. To be honest, my criteria of event attendance was sealed with the promise of Veuve Clicquot – simple pleasures, if not simple tastes.
Naturally with a London-based event, the fashion stakes are going to shoot up a monkey or two and the odds are that many of the ladies are regular fixtures on the Best Dressed Lists already. They're already going to know what little number they'll wriggle themselves into for the (hopefully) sunny weekend.
What about the gentleman though? Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to get to Polo in the Park in previous years, but judging by pictures, the guys go all out. Considering I'm used to polo where filthy white jeans, an Abercrombie & Fitch t-shirt and a beanie are de riguer, the thought of any guy actually making a sartorial effort is quite bewildering.
Looking for some inspiration for the male attendees out there, I came across a great blog, Men's Style Pro. The author, Sabir Peele has got some series style goin' on! And of course the INCREDIBLE blog from Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist should be part of your morning routine, like showering, shaving and... sitting down to breakfast. I definitely recommend these two places for a little WTF DO I WEAR? panic aversion. Also, it may be obvious, but double click over to GQ too.
If it's all a bit too much for you, then rest assured the perfect uniform usually involves a pair of Persol Steve McQueen tortoiseshell sunnies, a Rolex and an ironed shirt. Oh and a Credit Card. Nach.
To get the fashion cogs working...