British country clothing (photos)...

Micawber

New Member
Second post here and a bit late contributing to this thread I know but as I live in the country and have been involved in British fieldsports for many years so thought I would chip in. I have piles of shooting and hunting magazines and books galore plus my own photos and given some spare time will be happy to dig out and post up some examples.

Nice to meet you.


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M. Charles

Senior Member
Second post here and a bit late contributing to this thread I know but as I live in the country and have been involved in British fieldsports for many years so thought I would chip in. I have piles of shooting and hunting magazines and books galore plus my own photos and given some spare time will be happy to dig out and post up some examples.

Nice to meet you.


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Where did you get your kit?
 

Micawber

New Member
The jacket, breeks and cap (I have a matching waistcoat and topcoat) came from a now defunct countrywear specialist (who's name escapes me) down south several years ago.

The gun is an English sidelock that I have had many a year.

The dogs are mine and came from working Labrador breeders.

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Lt_Gen_Me

Starting Member
Anyone think a barbour (Bedale) would match a city suit well? Mixing the county with the city? Any thoughts or photos for that matter, chaps?

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oldschoolprep

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
An Excellent Thread

This is one of the best threads on this site. The photos, many of which were apparently published in The Field, provide a keen insight into country living in the British Isles. Although the attire of the subjects is of uppermost interest to many, I was intrigued by some of the most handsome Labrador Retrievers I have seen in quite a while. Fine specimens of the noblest canine!
 

SCsailor

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
I can't wait until my Barbour looks like his. I need to know. Do I wax it all the time or never.

Also, who makes a good pair of wellington boots?


I suspect that Barbour has been waxed fairly regularly over the years. I've learned that if you don't wax it the cloth dries completely out and it is susceptable to tearing at the creases and just deteriorating generally. Not surprising at all really. His looks a lot like mine does a couple of months after I've rewaxed it - the new wax doesn't wear evenly - that explains the shiny spots.
 

Delmarco

New Member
My Barbour Bedale Classic in Sandstone. Not exactly a country picture if you don't really count Westchester NY as the country.
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Doctor Damage

Connoisseur
Delmarco said:
My Barbour Bedale Classic in Sandstone. Not exactly a country picture if you don't really count Westchester NY as the country.
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Great jacket, but a word of advice: remove the Barbour pin from the collar and lose it. Only tourists or noobs wear the pins!

Great wheels, too. That's one of the last good BMWs, before they decided that you need a television screen in your car to change such crucially important setting such as the tone of the door open warning bell... By the way, if you search on The Interchange forum, you'll find a thread which I posted about my late (and much lamented) old E28.
 

Doctor Damage

Connoisseur
Micawber said:
Second post here and a bit late contributing to this thread I know but as I live in the country and have been involved in British fieldsports for many years so thought I would chip in. I have piles of shooting and hunting magazines and books galore plus my own photos and given some spare time will be happy to dig out and post up some examples.
I'd love to see some old catalogues & stuff. I have some Barbour catalogues from 1994/5 which dates from just before the intrusion of synthetic materials and "brand styling" took hold. I have some other scanning duties promised, but someday I'll hopefully get them scanned and posted.
 

Earl of Ormonde

Connoisseur
Great jacket, but a word of advice: remove the Barbour pin from the collar and lose it. Only tourists or noobs wear the pins!
You're quite wrong on that point actually Doc, as regards the UK anyway. In the UK the Barbour badge has always been visible om many Barbour collars on Barbours being worn by Brits.
 
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