I have a somewhat romanticised vision of going to university next autumn, not least because I envisage my teenage self spending my days reading Wilde by the river, running errands on a vintage bike, singing in the college chapel, rowing, performing in every drama society play possible, dining begowned in the Great Hall and scribbling essays in the medieval library. All of that, of course, in suitable university attire: rugby shirts, blazers, cable/aran knit jumpers and plenty of velvet skirts. Jack Wills and its younger sibling Aubin & Wills have already provided substantial contributions to my collection of the above (as if you didn't know that already from my blog); there's a reason the former calls itself University Outfitters... For me, it all started with this video:
From then on, my collection of handbooks, almanacs and clothes has spread across several shelves in my wardrobe... I am especially fond of those old films and collections, although I love what Aubin & Wills have recently accomplished as a brand - especially the latest almanac and the Aubin Cinema. And yes, that is a young Jessica Rose Brown Findlay (of Albatross and Downton Abbey fame) in the film! I must be world's best stalker as I found out her name afterwards and knew she was destined for great things...
Shirt, Jack Wills
Aran jumper, Jack Wills (similar sold by Aubin & Wills)
Cable knit jumper, Ralph Lauren