Our pick of some of the best country clothing to sport in the field for the forthcoming season.
Woodcock Advanced Jacket
This classic shooting jacket is made with a four-way stretch material, so that you can aim at even the highest birds without feeling restricted. Features include a Seetex waterproof membrane, hand-warmer pockets and large, expandable cartridge pockets. You cannot afford not to have this jacket in your kit bag.
RRP £199.99 (men); £189.99 (women)
Available in Shaded Olive
Men’s sizes 38in-50in chest; Ladies’ sizes 8-18
Based in Nurmes, one of Northern Europe’s last true wildernesses, Finnish brand Sasta was founded in 1969 and is still run by the Saastamoinen family, who continue to develop world-class garments that combine modern technology with tradition and craftsmanship.
The men’s Vuono jacket is a fantastic all-rounder hunting jacket. Extremely lightweight with a fitted design to aid movement, it’s suitable for year-round use. Available in Sasta’s popular Dark Forest colour, it is waterproof and breathable with a Gore-Tex liner; comes with a collar fleece; spacious hem pockets and a breast pocket with zip. An adjustable protective hood is sold separately.
Sizes XS to 3XL.
In case you aren’t already familiar, Tom Lane is a luxury knitwear brand proudly designed and made in Britain. Founded in 2015 by Jayne Ireland, the business is run from her family farm in Lincolnshire, with a focus on quality and craftmanship.
Using the finest and warmest merino wool, Tom Lane’s shooting sock collection for both ladies and men is sure to keep your toes warm when out in the field. Each pair is made and hand finished in Scotland, and designed with a reinforced heal and toe for added durability.
Maude & Fox has launched its new Houndstooth Tweed Gamekeeper Hoodie just in time for The Game Fair 2021. Made from Scottish tweed, it boasts a fleece lining for warmth and has Teflon milled through it for additional weatherproofing. Suede shoulder pads, a large front pouch pocket, a drawstring hood and brass zip are all useful features.
Wrist straps enable the wearer to tighten the cuffs and suede trims prevent wear. The garment has been cut slightly lower at the back to keep draughts out.
Perfect in the field and also great for walking out in cold weather, in either town or country.
Maude & Fox
Beretta St James Vest
The St James range of traditional shooting attire is made from a blend of luxurious cashmere and fine Italian wool, ensuring both a soft, opulent feel and longevity. The vest features two large cartridge pockets, ambidextrous shooting patches in eco suede and inner pockets for the Beretta Recoil Reducer.
Beretta St James Breeks
The St James breeks have an effortless, traditional look combined with some innovative features. Manufactured in a blend of fine Italian wool and cashmere the breeks have a BWB EVO-Beretta Waterproof Breathable membrane ensuring they keep water out and remain and breathability. Knitted cuffs at the knee provide real comfort for those long days in the field.
Stornoway Shooting Jacket
This printed tweed jacket is lightweight, quiet and extremely stylish. Gone are the days of a heavy tweed that soaks up the water, this jacket features Härkila’s HWS membrane, which is waterproof and extremely breathable so that you can remain comfortable in the field for the entire day regardless of the weather.
Available in Willow Green
Men’s sizes 38in-50in chest and Ladies 8-18
0330 027 2410
Beretta St James Coat
The St James coat perfectly is manufactured in a blend of luxurious cashmere and fine Italian wool. It has a soft, opulent feel, whilst remaining hard wearing. Lined internally with the smart Beretta house check, it also benefits from a CoolMax lining and a BWB EVO-Beretta Waterproof Breathable membrane, ensuring it is waterproof and highly breathable.
Other features include: Beretta’s iconic shoulder straps; a concealed waist tightening system; knitted cuffs; hand-warmer pockets; a zipped security pocket and other details in eco suede.
Men’s Ortica Chambray Shirt
Previously found in the firm’s canvas luggage collection, they’ve introduced nettle fibres to this new chambray shirt. A sustainable option, nettles are perennial and require no pesticides and less water than cotton, and it adds a beautiful linen quality to the fabric whilst being hardwearing. The chambray is washed to a light ‘worn-in’ shade of blue and the design is finished with a neat pointed collar, two-button cuff and a scooped hem; 60% cotton, 40% ramie (nettle).
020 7499 1801
James Purdey & Sons
Fernley Men’s Field Coat
This fully functional modern field coat wouldn’t look out of place at the rugby ground. Fully lined with a waterproof drip strip, it comes with a concealed, zip-fastened, waterproof hood. With its action back and tailored to a shooting fit, it offers the wearer flexibility and freedom of movement – and the waist can be adjusted for an even snugger fit.
The reinforced shoulders are lightly padded and there’s a choice of pockets, from fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets to snap adjustable cartridge pockets and a document pocket. It’s topped off with a soft faux suede inner collar and storm cuffs to avoid any nasty drips running down your arms.
Fernley Men’s Jacket
This contemporary waterproof jacket is a great all-rounder, suitable for fieldsports, dog walking and everything inbetween. The adjustable drop back sports hem gives the jacket a sporty, casual feel yet it comes with all the features you’d expect from a functional coat.
Fully lined with a waterproof drip strip and taped waterproof seams, the jacket comes with an adjustable hood – handy to have in an unexpected downpour. The welt chest pockets have a Velcro fastening plus there are two bellow patch pockets with eyelet drainage holes and a useful inner zip pocket for a wallet. Adjustable sleeve hems and knitted windbreaker cuffs are a useful addition.
Chatbourne Men’s Smock
This innovative, lightweight, silicone-infused, waterproof and breathable cotton smock is crafted from a durable coated cotton blend designed to protect in all weathers. The machine-washable smock packs a punch when it comes to useful features, ranging from reinforced double-fabric shoulders, a fleece-lined kangaroo patch pocket, a handy side opening and an adjustable drop back sports hem. Available in Navy, Tobacco (pictured) or Olive.
Westermoor Men’s Softshell Jacket
Available in Olive and Navy, this windproof softshell mid-layer protective jacket has Velcro adjustable elasticated cuffs, four handy zipped pockets – including a sleeve pocket and deep side-entry hand-warmer pockets – plus side=ventilation zips. The drop back sports hem will keep out unwelcome breezes.
Fernley Ladies Weekend Coat
Not only does this machine-washable coat offer all-weather protection, it is stylish with a flattering, feminine fit. It has a soft, faux-suede inner collar and a unique quilted dog and duck lining. In the event of a sudden downpour, there is a cleverly concealed hood together with adjustable storm cuffs and an anti-wicking drip strip.
The waist can be adjusted for a super-snug fit while the studded back vent will continue to aid movement. Last, but not least, there are two roomy snap-fastened pockets and a handy internal zipped pocket.
Fernley Ladies’ Cape
Who knew a waterproof could look so stylish? This contemporary cape is the perfect lightweight throw-on. Adjustable side studs give it a flattering shape and it has a handy hood, fully taped seams and a waterproof zip. Machine washable, it’s ideal for all manner of country pursuits.
Shirts featuring a kingfisher, a salmon fly or feathers are the result of a collaboration between popular artist Clare Brownlow and Schoffel. “We decided to partner with Clare Brownlow because she is bloody brilliant!” says Marcus Janssen, brand director at Schoffel. “She is amazingly talented and incredibly hard working, and she is a dyed-in-the-wool country girl who lives and breathes the country way of life.”