Guest Blog: @wee_wild_adventures Baker Boy Style Guide
My Hicks and Brown Story
Prior to owning my own beautiful Hicks and Brown collection I must have tried a gazillion Hicks and Brown fedoras on with varying feather finishes, trying to pluck up (pardon the pun) the courage to make my first purchase. Being a bit of a “Plain Jane” country dresser, I worried that a hat was too bold a statement piece for me to pull off…Fast forward to September 2021, I was browsing in Country Ways, which was at the time our local, Aberdeen City based country retailer – I finally took the plunge and treated to myself to my first Hicks and Brown purchase, which was a classic Suffolk Fedora in Olive Green with the Game Bird Feather. These country hats are the perfect statement accessory, they really are works of art and are the classiest accessory, I wear mine for dog walks, on the hill, to country events and also when I’m out for lunch or dinner – they are incredibly versatile and finish off any outfit.
Since September 2021 my Hicks and Brown collection seems to be multiplying and I know own a Suffolk Fedora in Camel with Pheasant Feather Wrap (which is one of my firm favourites), the Felsham Tweed Baker Boy in Russet and the Hengrave Wax Baker Boy Cap in Olive & an Orford Fedora with Natural Ribbon which is the perfect change up for summer months.
The introduction of the baker boy collection was so exciting, not only because Jamie now has access to my hat collection (and yes we have the same size head, I have a large coconut to house my big brain, or that’s what I tell people…) but I love this baker boy collection because it is so practical. Whether I reach for a hat for windy days, or for more active country pursuits, whether it be fishing, shooting or a day out with the pups. To celebrate my love of Hicks and Brown and particularly the Baker Boy collection, I have styled both my baker boy hats for you.
Outfit One - The Felsham Tweed Baker Boy in Russet
This is my go to look for a walk with the dogs on a Sunday followed by a cosy Sunday lunch at the pub. These classic country pieces are from some of my other favourite brands and in my opinion, come together to create a practical but feminine look which transitions from dog walk chic to presentable pub attire seamlessly. I’d probably wear my hair down in loose curls with this outfit.
Outfit Two – The Hengrave Wax Baker Boy Cap in Olive
This outfit for me is the most practical day to day outfit for me on the Isle of Jura – as we can have all 4 seasons in one day. I reach for my Hengrave Wax Baker Boy in drizzly, wet (driech as we would say in Scotland) weather, to help keep my wee head dry for year round adventures. Again I’ve selected items from my go-to practical country brands – living by our country mantra – there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. This practical outfit can be complimented by the Hengrave Wax Baker Boy and a splash of Clare Haggas Silk Scarf Colour Magic to break up my typical varying shades of Khaki look. I would probably wear my hair in a low loose bun or low twisted pony tail to keep my main under control in the West Coast winds.
Warm Wishes Always,