Leisure Shirt for a Casual Day Out by the Sea

A Green Leisure Shirt - Cool & ComfortableWow, this UK weather is great at the moment. This is usually the holiday season, but who needs to go abroad when we can have casual days out on the UK coast and be more than comfortable in a short-sleeved leisure shirt!

This weekend saw me and my significant other in Devon in a quaint seaside town and strolling along the beach in a light leisure shirt – a welcome break from my usual attire. As we walked, we enjoyed the sunshine and took in the sights and smells of the sea. As we rounded the headland, we came across a collection of boats; some new and modern, but others with so much more character – needing a paint job, certainly, but it made me feel that I could do with some fresh air in my lungs. What better way to do that than sailing.

We failed to find someone to hire a boat from, but I am not put off. It was a great day, finished off perfectly by a gem of a guesthouse with a tiny seafood restaurant where we ate a simple supper of mussels with freshly-baked bread and yellow butter and a surprisingly good Sancerre (for the price).

My leisure shirt was perfectly suitable for both the walk and the dinner and wore well all day.

I usually go for a 100% cotton fabric, but this one was a reasonable poly-cotton mix – comfortable to wear and a good colour for my complexion (so I was reliably informed).

We will definitely be taking more casual days out, particularly if the weather remains this good for the rest of the summer. My holiday abroad may have to wait this year until the autumn. If I am going to look into boating, however, I would definitely consider a long-sleeved shirt and not the short-sleeved leisure shirt that I preferred for this weekend.