PERRY ELLIS X HARVARD v. YALE POLO MATCH - RHODE ISLAND

A weekend with Perry Ellis. 

Recently, myself and three of my favorite New Yorkers were headed to Newport, RI for the weekend for something special. My friends over at Perry Ellis were sending us to enjoy a place that used to be my summer home in Newport, RI. The reason for the trip was that my extremely talented, driven, visionary of a friend, Sean Burke, was hosting an event he dreamt up two years ago: to have Harvard play Yale in a polo match on the beach in front of Watch Hill, RI's historic Ocean House property.

Once I got word that Burke's dream was becoming a reality, Perry Ellis caught wind and decided to make this special event one for the books. So they sent us luggage holding their new line of clothes, including their slim fit machine washable (you read that right) suit, cologne, sunglasses, train tickets and weekend reservations at the new Gurney's location in Newport. 

This was my weekend...


Friday Night

It all started with a train ride from Penn Station to Kingston, RI.

(Luggage by Perry Ellis.) 


Saturday

Early afternoon when exploring the Wharf we made friends with a guy named Chris who invited us on his sailboat.. 

(Black polo, sun glasses, and carry on by Perry Ellis.) 


We then headed back to Gurney's for one of the most unbelievable sunsets I've ever seen.

(Black T-shirt by Perry Ellis.) 


Sunday

We woke up early and had a breakfast, that I'm still full from, at Gurney's in-house restaurant and then rode bikes into Newport for a final visit. 

(White polo, baby blue polo, sunglasses, and carry-on by Perry Ellis.)


We then went back to Gurneys to get ready for the match. 

(Suit and cologne by Perry Ellis.)


We arrived at the Ocean House and headed to the beach. 

Harvard beat Yale 5-3 in the first annual Beach Polo Classic. 


Congratulations to my friend, Sean Burke at making the first of many of his visions a reality.

Thank you to Perry Ellis for steering the sailboat of an unforgettable weekend and making us look great throughout the trip. 

And finally a big thank you to my buddy, Andy, for shooting it all.

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All photography by Andy McCune