Thursday, 18 March 2010

Shooting the Breeze, British Style

Unwinding in the countryside is one of the simple pleasures in life, and it can only be improved by enjoying such rural pastimes as pheasant shooting. It harks back to a more innocent and altogether more refined age, I feel.

Dressing appropriately for such a day is important, from both a practicality and style point of view.

First of all, it is advisable to take a waxed jacket to protect the rest of your ensemble. I would then choose a tweed jacket in a tough material - preferably in a muted green colour with an over check - comfortable enough to shoot in. Wear a pair of moleskin plus 2s, which are both warm and comfortable. You will also need long thick shooting socks, which can be colourful if you wish. For a shirt, it's best to wear a tattersal check with a sober woollen tie and a lambs wool v-neck pullover.

One last word of advice: try not to look as though you have just bought your outfit - it's always better and more ‘rustic’ if it looks a bit worn.

There is an extensive range of v-neck pullovers available on Hackett’s website.

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