Our Winter Wishlist for Field Sports Enthusiasts.
The very best of the season’s hard-grafting kit and clobber for gentlemen who take their sporting pleasure seriously. As recommended by Rob Bacon, A Hume’s country sportswear specialist.
The Ptarmigan Pro by Schoffel is the most technically advanced shooting coat on the market. The one everyone is talking about. It sets the standard for all others to aspire to, and none to achieve.
The Laksen Windsor Windproof Knit easily outperforms comparable products. An essential, high functioning technical piece fitted with a windproof membrane that offers warmth and protection without compromising freedom of movement.
The Chasseur Cuir Boot is the top of the range boot from world leaders, Le Chameau. Fully lined with soft grain leather for comfort, insulation and breathability. Each boot handmade with fastidious attention to the critical details that make it unbeatable footwear for sporting gentlemen.
Crafted by prestigious brand Croots, the Byland Leather Slip is handsomely finished with details the field sportsman will appreciate: a traditional flap and brass buckle opening are supplemented with an inner zip for faster drying in the fleece lined interior.
Each gold plated cufflink used in J Boult’s elegant Cartridge Cufflinks is sourced from a Scottish estate or Clay shooting ground. Every one totally unique. The temptation to give them a little twist and tell a tall tale when admirer’s spot them on your wrist is almost too great.
The wardrobe of field sportsman is incomplete without a pair of good proper country brogues – and that’s exactly what the Loake Edward shoes are. Goodyear welted soles, fully leather lined, strong as an Ox, trusty, reliable, look-no-further brogues.
Cold, frozen fingers can kill a day’s sport. These high-performance Sports Mittens from SealSkinz’s ensure you never need to worry about the conditions. They offer outstanding warmth, dexterity and breathability. A piece of kit you will never regret investing in.
At the other extreme, feet misery poses an equal threat to the enjoyment of field sports. The solution is a pair of Dubarry Boot Socks with their expertly designed features that ensure all-day comfort and support for feet.
Last on the wishlist, underneath it all, is the optimal base layer, the Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeved Crewe in 100% Merino. Light enough not to feel bulky and constricting, thoughtfully seamed for comfort with that critical drop tail hem for added coverage. The one you only ever appreciate when you don’t have it.