Oxford road trip
I hope you’ve all had a fun bank holiday weekend, whether that’s consisted of a trip away or even just as enjoyable, time to do nothing.
I hope you’ve all had a fun bank holiday weekend, whether that’s consisted of a trip away or even just as enjoyable, time to do nothing. I thought I’d spend my afternoon putting some words to some photos for when the weather called for more than a t-shirt, sunglasses and spf50 and a trip down to Oxford happened.
The trip was sparked from wanting to go somewhere new. Natalie planted the seed and days later we were on the road and armed with recommendations to tick off. A two-hour drive south and we were in Oxford for 11am, leaving plenty of time for a whistle stop tour.
Although there’s a number of tourists – and for good reason – in Oxford, there are plenty of non-touristy places to visit. Society Café and The Missing Bean provided us with coffee to fuel our chats about freelancing and Angus’ new thing, daily vlogging. He’s a braver man than I, so definitely go and follow him on his travels.
I wasn’t on the hunt for menswear on this occasion, but we did earmark Objects of Use before heading down. It’s one of those homeware stores that leaves you wanting everything.
The design of the city makes it pretty different to your average where cars are replaced with bikes and red brick for that classic limestone.
I wasn’t on the hunt for menswear on this occasion, but we did earmark Objects of Use before heading down. It’s one of those homeware stores that leaves you wanting everything. I could easily draw comparisons between Objects of Use and Labour & Wait in London. Other Oxford spots that drew us in were the Blavatnik School of Government, the markets and the amazing university grounds.
It may have been a new city, but it was a day for tried and tested pieces. Plenty of navy and stripes from Whistles Men, Sunspel and Dune, selvedge picked up from King & Tuckfield. And of course, my Brixton hat that I feel makes a monthly appearance on the blog.
I’m slowly ticking off more of the country and using the blog as an excuse to do so. There are still places like York, Newcastle, Glasgow and Frome that intrigue me. If you’ve visited or even live in these places, let me know!jbicon