Hucklecote pure wool tweed shooting suit: well tailored, waterproof and weatherproof: coat, waistcoat and breeks: save over £400: size 40in chest, 34in waist
Here is a well-tailored set of shooting coat, breeks and waistcoat from the traditional sporting tailors at Hucklecote in a particularly good, high quality mid-green tweed. The suit is beautifully cut, the tweed is the perfect weight at 340g and it is waterproof and weatherproof. The retail price would be more than £800, but your price is £369 for the full suit.
Our tester tried breeks and waistcoat on the moor, and they were a great success. The soft green tweed with teal, rust and burgundy check is elegant, smart, and blends into the countryside. The full-lined breeks were comfortable, easy to walk for miles in the heather, and the lined, well-cut waistcoat fit well—it looks very smart with its alcantara gun patches and trim.
The matching coat is not only waterproof and windproof it is well designed, its raglan sleeves comfortable and non-restrictive, the checks matching (sign of good tailoring) and fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets in exactly the right place to carry your gun, broken over your arm, while keeping your hands in your pockets. It has everything an elegant yet practical Gun (or any countryman for that matter) needs: the waterproof, breathable and windproof interlining; strong brass two-way zip fastening; studded storm flap; four large pockets inside the smart, silky burgundy lining—three zipped, one large and one buttoned to secure a mobile phone—two front bellows pockets with nylon lining, drain holes, and the all-essential retaining straps to give quick access to the pockets for cartridges.
Shooting suit: coat and waistcoat: 40in chest, regular. Breeks: 34in waist, regular.
RRP £800. CCUK £395 including UK mainland delivery.