Since 1963, Henri Lloyd set up a family oriented clothing business, that, since then, has grown into one of the most popular retailers for outdoor clothing in particular being known for its range of sailing jackets. I am delighted to be doing a special feature on a brand that is synonomous with quality but also integrity and honesty. As we get into the colder season, not only does Henri Lloyd provide specialised clothing for sailing etc, but the range will also get you ready for the dreaded snow!
Being a bit of an outdoor type, I like to have a good weather proof (I mean gale force winds and heavy rain proof!) jacket. Henri Lloyd has a great selection of jackets which will keep you warm and most importantly, dry, whether you take to the pier for a walk or you are looking for something functional if you are into sailing or hiking, which are becoming increasingly popular activities, from children to adults.
I like this white, fleeced lined jacket which is not only going to do everything you need to battle the elements, but it’s quite stylish. At £180, it’s an investment piece, but guaranteed to do the job.
I still like to keep up my walks and runs during the winter, and so this year I invest in a base layer top to keep warm but draw out moisture from my skin as I heat up while exercising. But you don’t have to have a base layer just for exercising, I think they are a great extra layer for those days when the wind (or snow!) is fit to bite your fingers off and this one (below) is a bargain at £22.50.
So not to focus too much on the outdoor clothing, the brand is also known for a bit of tailoring and I am always recommending readers to invest in a classic white shirt. A shirt is not seasonal and be mixed, matched, layered and de-layered to make it appropriate for every trend and season. Wear under a fitted jumper with jeans for a chic casual look or during the summer wear with leggings and a nice thick belt for something lighter. This one has a lovely cut and is not too fitted so that it will suit every shape. The collar is structured and looks great worn open as well as closed for a more preppy look.
So this is just a taste of what is available from Henri Lloyd to get yourself ready for whatever outdoor activity you like, or as investment pieces to keep you warm but stylish this winter. You can log onto the Henri Lloyd website to see the full mens and womens collections!