An insight into the Polo world

We caught up with @melodyrrainbow to find out all things Polo and how the Hengrave Baker Boy Cap has become a firm favourite within her everyday wardrobe.

Polo in Scotland is a social affair, if you follow me on Instagram you will know this all too well. We spend much of our free time together at the club, walking, riding, and enjoying asado. When you come into our club you are most likely to be greeted by the beaming smiles of my dearest friends. When we aren’t having lessons, practising with the stick and ball, or playing chukkas, we are embracing the surrounding countryside. The dogs love running through the long grass together then cuddling up to snooze on saddle pads while we warm our bones in the member’s lounge. When we eventually peel off our muddy boots and change into clean jeans, we enjoy cosy meals at our favourite pub.

During the summer months we play regular tournaments against our friends at neighbouring clubs. Competition in Scottish polo is fierce with a great mix of new and experienced players. The ponies have had such a busy summer, they now load themselves into the truck. I am starting to believe that they would tack themselves up if they could! We are all so proud of our club, the members follow the team to tournaments across the country to offer moral support. Stewarton Polo Club won more tournaments than they lost this year, we are all very proud. Everyone is practising hard in the arena for the upcoming field season.

Autumn feels especially cold after a seemingly endless warm, sunny season on the polo field. I have begun excitedly trawling through the new ranges of my favourite brands for warm, cosy layers. I was thrilled when Hicks & Brown asked me to try their new Baker Boy cap. I have always loved their Fedora’s and I knew I was going to adore the new Baker Boy Collection.

I spent a lot of time deliberating between the Hengrave Wax and the Felsham Tweed styles. The Felsham is made from a luxurious British tweed and comes in three colourways Russet, Green and Charcoal to match your shooting and casual tweeds. The Russet Felsham Tweed cap would look perfect dressed up with a neutral toned coat and tan suede tassel boots! I have outfits planned for every cap, ready for the cold seasons ahead. I have the Hengrave Wax Baker Boy cap; the style comes in both olive and navy. I chose olive to match my old faithful Barbour jacket that I wear every day when out and about in the countryside.

The sizing on the Baker Boy caps is slightly different to the sizing of the Fedora’s so I used the size guide page on the Hicks and Brown website to find the best fit. The cap fits snugly and withstands the Scottish wind without leaving any imprints on my hair or make up during the day.

I am now ready to fully embrace autumn in Scotland. I can’t wait to share my experiences, and outfits, with you. 

Melody 

@melodyrrainbow 

 

 

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