The classic country gent

Posted on 27th Nov 2014 Categories: Fashion

With the shooting season well and truly upon us, when better to cherry pick the best country clothing on the market? Shoot ing journalist Abigail Alldis gives you the low down on the tastiest tweeds and the toughest threads to be worn this winter.

Mens hat

Mens hatThis sturdy cap from Cordings is made from Scottish tweed and comes in brown, grey or green. Fully lined, its style is British country clothing classic, with Cordings having kept the same design for generations. Guaranteed to keep your noggin toasty warm in all weathers. Redford Donegal tweed cap, £59, Cordings. Click here to buy.

Socks

SocksWhere shooting socks are concerned, it has to be House of Cheviot - and this eye-catching orange Lochnagar sock is perfect for the shooter who likes to dress in a stylish, yet classic manner. Made from Merino Wool Blend, its luxurious crocheted-like top and reinforced foot and toe areas keep you snugly warm and offer longevity, ensuring you are properly kitted out for the British countryside. Click here to buy.

Shirt

ShirtA good solid shooting shirt is hard to find, but this Badminton style from William Powell is a staple in our fieldsports wardrobe. It wears well, needs little ironing (essential for when you’re eager to get out on the hill) and its greeny hue is perfect for the grouse moor. To top it all the cheeky price means you won’t think twice about havingShirt a selection of these sturdy shirts in your wardrobe. Badminton shirt, £29.99, William Powell. Click here to buy.

Tie

TieNo gentleman would want to join a shooting party without his tie - the formality of such a gathering demands it! Add a flash of gold to your country clothing with this silk pheasant tie - a staple of British style. Pheasant motif silk tie, £22, Fur Feather and Fin. Click here to buy

Breeks and coat

BreeksCoatThese stylish, yet understated Sloane breeks from Ray Ward are sure to be a hit this winter and come with re-enforced pockets to protect them from cartridge damage. Team them with this matching Sloane parka, which has a long body fit to keep you dry. The parka also comes with a detachable hood for a handy crossover to citywear and there’s a lovely nod to tradition with a tweed lining. A centre vent ensures easy movement when mounting. This suit is quintessentially British style. Sloane breeks, £415, Sloane parka, £875, both from Ray Ward. Available in store.

Accesories

AccesoriesEnsure you’re not short of a hanky on the hill with these three British-made pheasant print numbers. Crafted from cotton, they’ll keep the effects of th e chilly winds at bay. Pheasant hanky box, £18.50, Annabel James. Click here to buy.

Cartridge box

Cartridge boxKeep organised in the field and ensure quicker loading with this magnificent leather cartridge box. Fantastically crafted and hand-stitched, it holds 225 cartridges or nine boxes, and is a beautiful, traditionally styled piece of kit to complement any tweed ensemble. Leather cartridge box, £149.99 Fur Feather and Fin. Click here to buy.

Shoes

ShoesThis Derby brogue shoe from Barbour celebrates traditional British style, while still cutting a dash among contemporaryShoes footwear. Thick underfoot padding means you’ll happily tramp the fields for miles in dry weather. A tartan tongue tabs add a flash of colour, and a metal Barbour badge is a charming heritage detail. Barbour Westoe brogue in tan £99.95. Click here to buy.