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We advise you on what to wear shooting. (Photo courtesy Campbells of Beauly)

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What to wear shooting 

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.

In the first instance ask your host what the dress code is likely to be. If it’s a driven day then a tie is expected. If it’s an informal walked-up day then  matters are likely to be different.

Walker & Hawes tweed cap

Should you wear a tweed cap?

Different clothes for different disciplines

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 your clothing will certainly need to be quiet and not ‘rustle’. What should you wear clayshooting? If it’s summer, maybe just a light gilet. But a cap is still important.

clay pigeon shooting clothing

Clayshooting vest by Musto £95

What’s best to wear on your feet and should you wear a cap? Read on and find out the answers.

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

Best clayshooting caps

Best clay shooting caps – what to wear on the clay ground

Not everybody wears a cap when they’re out on the clay ground but a cap is a useful item to have on you. (For more on what to wear clay pigeon shooting read here.) Award-winning clayshooter, CPSA shooting instructor and Sporting Gun contributor Becky McKenzie says: “Caps are good for…

moleskin trousers at shoot lunch

Moleskin trousers: we’ve picked out the best for country style

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Moleskin has been around for centuries and moleskin trousers have long been a part of a country wardrobe, thanks to their warmth, comfort and durability. Despite the name, the…

Tattersall shirts worn by country people

The best Tattersall shirts for shooting

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more The best Tattersall shirts are design classics for shooting and a garment that no countryman or woman should be without. (For our list of the best shooting shirts see…

right hat for shooting

Choosing the right hat for shooting

Headwear is one of the few areas of the sporting wardrobe where you can make your mark (so choosing the right hat for shooting is key). The cap is a generic term that defines a soft hat with a brim that, instead of circling the entire form, protrudes only at…

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The best waterproof shooting jackets

The best waterproof shooting jackets will keep you in the field all year round. No matter how heavy the rain, if you’re wearing one of these you’ll be able to get on with the job in hand. If your jacket isn’t waterproof and you’re caught in a downpour it really…

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Best clay shooting vests

What are the must-haves that create the best clay shooting vests? (Here’s our advice on what to wear clay shooting.) Just what are clay shooters searching for? Clay shooter and Sporting Gun contributor Rhys Plum advises: “The vest is a piece of uniform that unites all us clay shooters. But…

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The best clay shooting jackets

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more You can be very exposed to the wind and rain on a clay ground and that’s when layers come into their own. So we’ve picked out a selection of…

hunting thermals clothing

Hunting thermals clothing: the best kit for freezing weather

There’s something exciting about packing for a special hunting trip. Whether it’s a couple of days on the hill in Scotland or a woodland stalking adventure abroad, there are guns, clothing, boots and accessories to be prepared, cleaned and checked. All of this adds to the sense of anticipation. (Read…

best waders for wildfowlers

Best waders for wildfowlers

Choosing footwear for any fieldsport is ultimately down to personal preference and affordability. This is true for wildfowlers too.  I have used a range of waders over the years and the following list of the best waders for wildfowlers is a selection that would be very useful. (You might also…

best corduroy trousers

Best corduroy trousers in classic styles and colours

The best corduroy trousers, or cords, have long been a staple of a winter wardrobe. They are warm, comfy and come in a host of different colours. You can choose a fine needlecord, a standard cord or opt for thicker jumbo cord. Country types love their versatility – a pair…

best quilted jackets

Best quilted jackets and gilets for country types

Quilted jackets are ideal to wear on their own to keep the chill off, or underneath a thicker coat for warming layering. Or you can opt for a quilted gilet to wear over a sweater or shirt and again under a coat when it’s chilly. (Read our tips on how…