A gentleman’s guide to dressing properly for Glastonbury

The Pyramid Stage

Glastonbury: probably the most renowned music festival in England, and an occasion that causes many an outfit conundrum. The trouble with festivals is that people think far too much about what’s ‘cool’ or what the man of the moment wore to the same festival last year. And while yes, it’s good to look to others for moments of inspiration, Glastonbury should be as much about practicality as it is style.

When the weather isn’t on your side

One thing that’s inevitable about going to a festival in England (even if it is in June), is that the heavens are likely going to open and you’re going to find yourself soaking wet in a matter of moments. Almost everything at Glastonbury is entirely outdoors, so it’s going to be hard to take cover once that first drop of rain falls. Cover up in style with these:


To combat the mud

What you wear on your feet at any festival is perhaps one of the most important things to consider, so leave the Stan Smiths at home. You’re going to be on your feet pretty much all day, especially if it’s raining, so you need to think about comfort just as much as the material’s ability to withstand water…

If the sun decides to shine

… it’s best to come prepared. Glastonbury in the heat is one of the most unpleasant experiences I’ve ever had, so you need to make sure that you pack for all weathers this weekend.


When you don’t have access for a shower for the weekend

Probably the only negative thing about the entire Glastonbury experience is that, unless you’re willing to pay through the roof to camp like a king, you’re more than likely not going to see the inside of a shower room until you get home on Monday. If this is you, you need all the help in the world…

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