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A sartorial take on the 6 Nations
08 Feb 2017
[caption id="attachment_1377" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Schöffel Ketton Packaway Jacket: stows neatly away but deploys in seconds if the heavens open (and the roof’s open in Cardiff). Constructed from Schöffel's high performance Venturi® membrane making it 100% waterproof, windproof and very breathable.[/caption] If one were a betting type, one might find one’s bookmaker offering very short odds indeed on hearing the phrase ‘friendly rivalry’ trotted out at least half a dozen times by commentators in relation to the 6 Nations over the next few weeks. Given the barely-controlled aggression evident as the starting whistles blew last weekend and those vast, fast and horribly determined players swarmed toward one another, one would be forgiven for thinking that its use was dripping with irony. But that’s the joy of rugby and this tournament in particular: it is, with only very rare exceptions, played by and in front of people whose competitive instincts and passion for the game are based wholly on mutual respect. What pride could be taken in winning were this not the case? However, in the event that this pride alone doesn’t keep you warm till the final whistle, we’ve brought together three of our favourite ways to keep the cold at bay over the next few wintry weekends. Designed for hacking and hunting, warm enough for anything: Woollen hunting gloves: Equally durable, equally warm, and made in Scotland from 100% pure lambswool: The Clifton Jumper: Top these off with one of our hand-finished cashmere scarves - available in green, grey, navy, red and tan – and you’re all set: