The Boat Race


It happens to be held at my end of London, a short paddle from Richmond, and the annual Oxford v Cambridge challenge launches The Season, that parade of alfresco jollies stretching through spring and summer. This year’s race is the 160th, making it one of the world’s oldest sporting events; Cambridge currently lead 81-77, with one dead heat (in 1877) and one double sinking (in 1912).

To wear: Blue for the blues, of course. I’d recommend our navy check blazer for a more formal look, or how about our navy check wool bomber jacket – keep it zipped to support Oxford (the dark blues) or flash the iridescent lining to support Cambridge (the light blues).