Red shooting socks

Getting your shooting clothing right isn’t just a case of looking the part. You also want to make sure that you’re protected against the elements – staying warm and dry in winter and cool in summer. Shooting etiquette demands different clothing for different disciplines. If you’re at a formal shoot then it’s going to be tweeds, or moleskins for less formal. If you’re stalking you might want to look at camouflage and clayshooting in summer might demand a light gilet.

Here’s the information you need on choosing the right kit for shooting.

 

 

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What to wear

John Field's Neal fleece gilet

Gilets and waistcoats

Shooting coat

Coats and jackets

Ladies' breeks

Breeks and trousers

Women's Balmoral wellingtons

Footwear

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Socks

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Shirts

shooting gloves

Gloves

camouflage clothing

Camouflage

bespoke shooting tweeds

Six prestigious tailors for bespoke shooting tweeds

Inheriting a pair of Purdeys or a grouse moor? That would certainly delight most keen Shots. But wearing great-grandfather’s old tweeds? Not so much. Moths will have done their worst, the state of the lining may leave much to be desired and in any case the whole effect will be…

wellies in mud

Boots or wellies for airgunning?

A: The snug fit of lace-ups does tend to mean that they lend themselves well to stalking, and I  sometimes appreciate the extra ankle support when covering long distances, but I don’t regard them as essential. Rubber boots have come a long way over recent years, and fit tends to be good if you opt for…

what to wear game shooting

The Novice Shooter’s new clothes

It is evident that clothing is a significant expense when you take up shooting. It is vitally important to choose the right stuff, as no outdoor sport is fun in inappropriate attire. One advantage of the lengthy shotgun certificate application time was that I was able to buy the associated shooting…

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What to wear clay pigeon shooting

First off, let’s see what it’s not appropriate to wear on a clay pigeon shoot. Turn up in any of the following and you won’t give the right impression. In fact, you might even be turned away from the clay ground. Vests Camouflage kit Lycra leggings/cycling shorts Yoga/workout outfits Colourful…

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Dressing for a shoot

Lord it was wet at the start of the season! On two consecutive Saturdays in early November the biggest risk to both Guns and pheasants was drowning. On the first of those weekends I made the huge mistake of wearing an old coat that I had just reproofed using silicone spray. I…

best shooting kit

The best shooting kit

Lucy King picks the best shooting kit to suit all budgets including shooting coats, shooting breeks, shooting shirts and fleece gilets

The best shooting coats

Shooting coats vary more than any other kind of shooting kit, but this pick of the best shooting coats span every level of requirement and budget

The best shooting breeks

Getting a pair of stylish shooting breeks on your bottom half doesn't necessarily have to break the bank. You just have to know where to look.

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Harris Tweed

“It’s not all old. Brand new in 1970,” Donald John Mackay replied when I asked him whether his loom is an old one. “This’ll be it for me. I bought it in 1984, but I won’t need another.” Coincidentally, 1970 is when Donald started weaving. “My aunty set me up…

how to choose camouflage

How to choose the right camouflage

By Jon Snowdon Guests preparing to visit Greenlee for deer stalking often ask what they should bring with regards to equipment, especially clothing. They query if it is acceptable to wear camouflage – to which the answer is yes, of course. We do, however, stalk over some ground where those…

Seeland Chasse fleece

Seeland Chasse fleece: This lightweight fleece is made from 100% lined polyester. The cuffs, collar, zips and pockets feature a suede effect finish as well as an elasticated bottom drawstring.

Asolo Tribe Mens Walking Boots

Asolo Tribe Mens Walking Boots: The Asolo Tribe GTX Mens Walking Boots are constructed with a high quality water resistant leather upper, complete with a waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort lining, and an extended centred lacing to the toes for a terrific fit.

Aigle Parcours Wellingtons

Aigle Parcours Wellingtons: This new Aigle boot is claimed to be the first of its kind to have an anti-fatigue sole for ultimate comfort and durability.

Seeland Shelter poncho

Seeland Shelter poncho: Steve Moore Apart from making you look like a cross between Clint Eastwood and Batman, this poncho is a sensible item of kit to keep in your rucksack/bag when you’re out stalking or pigeon shooting.