Sharply-dressed shooters

Posted on 12th Nov 2014 Categories: Fashion

With the shooting season in full swing, when better to look at what the best dressed ladyguns will be modeling on the moor? Shooting journalist Abigail Alldis showcases the most stylish country clothing to be fashionably fired up over

Headband and collar

HEADBAND AND COLLAR

This beautiful knitted finn raccoon headband and matching collar from British company the Soho Furrier will keep your head, ears and neck toasty warm in even the most vicious winter weather. Made from knitted fur, these garments are less bulky than other furs and have a soft inner as well as exterior, making them simple to care for and suitable for wearing all year round. The hat’s matching collar fastens with a discreet fabric-covered clip and has small button loops all the way along to attach to your favourite coat or jacket. This set celebrate soft and luxurious classic country clothing.

Croombe headband, £170, Ultimate Croombe collar, £270, both from the Soho Furrier. Click here to buy.

 

Coat

Shooting coat ladiesBuy this lightweight ladies Balmoral shooting coat in a blend of Scottish tweed, waxed cotton, and Canada hide leather to ensure you’re set apart from the crowd. Its tailored shape creates a flattering silhouette and a longer length protects from the wind and rain. The waterproof British-made wax trim protects from the elements and can be wiped clean if needs be. It features an action back sleeve and back for complete freedom of movement when shooting, and it’s rocketed straight to the top of my wish list. The ultimate in elegant British shooting style.

Balmoral shooting coat in brown herringbone, £549, Holland Cooper. Click here to buy.


Shirt

White ShirtThis simple crisp ladies shirt is perfect for completing a shooting outfit. An elegant French cuff adds a lovely detail and a relaxed fit means there’s no restriction while mounting.

Lily shirt, £59, Dubarry of Ireland. Click here to buy.


Trousers

TrousersBlack stretch velvet jeans from Cordings are beautifully tailored to a skinny fit - incredibly flattering and utterly comfortable too. Available in a range of colours, from vibrant orange to luxurious chocolate, when teamed with tweed accessories, you’ll cut an elegant silhouette on the hill.

Black stretch velvet slim jeans, £89, Cordings. Click here to buy.




Cartridge bag

Cartridge BangThis heather-pink cartridge bag will add a colour pop to any shooting outfit. Crafted in the finest leather and gorgeously lined with chocolate brown suede, this British-made bag is my cartridge carrier of choice this season.

Heather cartridge bag, £135, Annabel James. Click here to buy.

Handbag

HandbagHandmade from the finest, smooth Argentine calf leather, this smart little British style satchel handbag features an elegant choc croc exterior and has handy compartments for tickets, pens, and your phone. With a detachable shoulder strap and shocking pink interior, it's a chic companion for ladyguns on the go. Quality and craftsmanship mean it comes with a 10 year guarantee, and its high luxury finish makes it the perfect companion to crate a stylish first impression on a country weekend.

Choc Croc Leather satchel handbag (in medium), £169.99, Estados. Click here to buy.



Socks

Ladies Cashmere SocksWhere shooting socks are concerned, you won’t find finer than the House of Cheviot, and this season’s Lady Harris, crafted from the finest quality cashmere, is a luxurious finishing touch to any country clothing outfit. In pretty mint green, this wonderfully comfortable, velvety smooth, and silky soft sock makes an indulgent, yet heavenly treat for hardworking feet.

Lady Harris sock, £135, House of Cheviot. Click here for your nearest stockists.

 

Boots

Boots

Stylish yet practical, these handmade boots (as seen on Kate Middleton), are cut slimmer at the ankle for a more flattering shape and feature a leather scallop at the zip panel and a leather tassel on the zip pull.Wear them on fair weather days for a sophisticated, leg-lengthening look, and pair with skinny-fit trousers for a contemporary take on country clothing. You can even have them customised with your initials for a small extra charge, for a touch of fun.

Kate boot, £230, Dukes. Click here to buy.