The Twofer: Barbour Brantmoto Wax Jacket and an Old Range Rover County SE
An army-approved civilian frock and a creamy, dreamy SUV for patrolling the back 40.
Even during the Revolutionary War, America harbored a fair number of British loyalists, and today, though we categorically reject monarchies, darn if those royal toddlers aren’t the cutest! Especially amid the towns of our own eastern coastline—Greenwich, Norfolk, Duxbury—with sisters across the Atlantic, there’s a real affinity for the Queen and her country’s imports (and offspring).
Need a pocket to house that freshly killed quail? Grab a Barbour jacket, made by hand in Simonside, South Shields, for over 120 years. They’re waxed cotton, which yields some water-proofing and an agreeable funk when wet, and are perfectly suited to drizzly walks in the woods. This Brantmoto version features an updated camo print and some leather, because while Americans love Britain, we hate restraint.
How will you get to the forest? In a Range Rover, of course, but not one of the opulent urban cruisers on sale today. (To some, a new car unsullied by mud and golden retrievers is irredeemably gauche.) Try this 1989 County edition in cream-over-camel, with under 100,000 miles and just enough patina to suggest that you inherited it from an uncle. Deerfield Academy bumper stickers are available to anyone with a credit card and an Internet connection—slap one on and chortle with silvery, patrician glee as you complete your costume. Available here.