Oi Polloi


Published: Fri Oct 09 2015

The Hitchhikers Guide to Hitchhikers

Back in the olden days everyone was really friendly, there were no murderers and instead of forking out a small fortune to squeeze on a cramped train, people who didn’t have cars would just stand on the side of busy motorways sticking their thumb out, before climbing into the passenger seat of a Hillman Imp.

These people were called hitchhikers — and here’s what historians believed they looked like. Notice his thick wool jumper for long, cold nights on the A590, marvel at his bag, presumably full of Albert Camus paperbacks and gaze in quiet wonder at those Italian desert boots he was given by a leathery-faced farmer after he performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on a choking goat on a dusty Tuscany backroad.

Sadly a few creeps and weirdos ruined all this for everyone, and now hitchhiking is a lost art — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Throw away that train ticket and jump into a stranger’s car today!*

*Oi Polloi will in no way be held responsible for anyone being hacked into small chunks and stuffed in the boot of a Ford Focus.

The Hitchhiker is 6'0" and wears...

  1. Hawksmill Denim Co. Denim Jacket Mk 2
    (13.5oz selvage)
    Size L
  2. Jamison's Brushed Lambswool Crew Neck Knit
    (Scotch Broom)
    Size 44
  3. orSlow Button Down Shirt
    Size 3
  4. orSlow 107 Ivy Fit Jeans 
    Size 3
  5. Burlington Preston Socks
    (Yellow / Blue)
    Size EU 40 - 46
  6. Astorflex Greenflex Eco Boots
    (Dark Khaki Suede)
    Size 8
  7. Ficouture 3 Way Nylon Packable Boston