Films That Inspire Travel: Out of Africa

"I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills..."

There's no question in the minds of anyone who knows me that Robert Redford, in the majority of his roles, is a huge style icon of mine.  The 1985 movie adaptation of the memoir by Isak Denison (pen name of Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke) sees Meryl Streep as the author, a newly married Danish aristocrat who moved to a coffee farm in early 20th century colonial Kenya.  Redford plays her paramour, Denys, the rugged and romantic foil to her boring Baron of a husband.  The politics are tumultuous and tough to navigate and it surely romanticises the tempestuous times but from a style perspective this nails the travel aesthetic. Call it "boho chic", call it "safari style", Streep's wardrobe is a definitive lookbook for the modern feminine traveler while Redford's utilitarian menswear is legit heritage and puts the materials to work.

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Vintage Japanese Hunting Vest with Lined Fowl Pouch
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