Our Guide to Dressing for Henley
At one of the country’s most prestigious events, your outfit is everything. The Henley Royal Regatta draws in boaties from all over the globe to cheer on the rowing teams of the world’s most celebrated institutions. Come rain or shine, there’s one thing you can always be sure of at Henley: the bold styles of traditional boating clothing will dazzle and delight. From brilliant stripes to straw boaters, you can spot a Henley go-er a (nautical) mile away. But if you didn’t join the rowing club at school or university and your wardrobe is missing a coveted striped blazer, then take a look over our regatta inspired look book for a little inspiration…
Barbour Hanby Tailored Jacket, Aquascutum Aldershot Jacket, Crew Clothing Tellisford Blazer, Hacket Linen Herringbone Blazer
If you’re invited into the Stewards Enclosure, then a blazer and tie is an absolute must; guests are required to abide by the strict dress code, meaning you cannot remove your jacket or loosen your top button until the head steward does so. Keeping cool in the middle of summer while wearing a blazer is no mean feat, so make sure you opt for one of our linen or cotton jackets, like the Aquascutum Aldershot Jacket.
Barbour Ernest Tailored Shirt, Henri Lloyd Howard Club Shirt, Crew Clothing Classic Stripe Shirt, Musto Invaders Shirt
Shirts should be cool, comfortable and crisper than a winter’s morning. Stripes are a rower’s favourite, especially in these gorgeous summer pastel shades, but if you want to amp it up a little, then this Musto Invaders Shirt is a patterned delight with a nautical edge.
Barbour Neuston Twill Chinos in Powder Blue or Pale Pink, Original Penguin Slim Stretch Chinos, Hackett Sanderson Chinos
Coloured trousers are the only way to make a statement this season; but if you’re not feeling so daring (or your college blazer is the main event!) then you can always don a pair of classic beige or navy chino trousers for a traditional look.
Soprano Gingham Check Tie, Barbour Tri Webbing Belt, Chatham Compass Peel G2 Boat Shoes, Chatham Compass II G2 Boat Shoes
Set your outfit off with the perfect accessories; a tie is a necessity in the Stewards Enclosure and a nautical inspired belt will ensure you look neat and polished all day long. There’s no other shoe to be seen in at a regatta than a boat shoe, and these colourful styles are the perfect accent to your Henley attire.