Dienstag, 7. Februar 2012

Hunting Attire

Picture from: Piras/Roetzl: Traditional Style- Wohnkultur auf den Britischen Inseln



"The most fortunate people go to shoot, on their own land or the land of their friends. There you will find many of them in their badges of honourable experience: fully seasoned, weathered tweeds (including unlined plus twos), over silk long johns, viyella shirts, old (probably skew-whiff) ties and caps or battered felt hats; shooting stockings, deeply-dubbined field boots or shoes and gaiters and Schoffel and Barbour coats. […]

More likely than not, these people use their grandfathers’ guns; since the only people that can afford a pair of bespoke Best London guns now are the pointless (and often clueless) ‘celebrities’ of the modern age." 
(Nicholas J. Storey, A Short Guide to the Sporting Life- History of Men's Etiquette, p.33 f.)

Kommentare:

Main Line Sportsman hat gesagt…

Wonderful photo

La Sombra Sofisticada hat gesagt…

Wonderful indeed, and a great text by Mr. Storey.

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

Both of them are good books, indeed.

Laguna Beach Fogey hat gesagt…

Excellent.

Grausig Grantiger Gemahl hat gesagt…

Just ordered the book. Thanks for the Tip bro(mios);-)

Laurent hat gesagt…

Very sadly, the new Barbour is simply a travesty of the quality we used to enjoy.