A good shooting shirt should keep you warm (or cool), feel comfortable, look good when you're out in the field and be fit for the job. Here's a few that have caught our eye, including one in a technical fabric from Harkila that is treated to provide protection against ticks ...

Our pick of shooting shirts for the season ahead – price, comfort and style

mens button down shirt

1. Button-down shirt by Oxford Shirt company £49.95

A navy and green checked cotton shirt that’s great for a chilly day out shooting or wildfowling. With a traditional classic fit and a soft-feeling fabric.

Seeland Clayton Shirt

2. Seeland Clayton shirt £29.99

In a dark colour, which makes it a good choice for the grouse moor, this twill cotton shirt is brushed on one side for extra comfort. Adjustable cuffs (and it comes in a lighter shade too).

3. Fleece lined Otley shirt £19.99

Yorkshire-based Rydale, one of the stalwarts of game fairs across the UK, produces its country shooting shirts at such reasonable prices that it’d be almost unreasonable not to buy them. We like this fleece-lined shirt above, ideal for a cold frosty morning. Available in plenty of different colour options to suit.

Cordings green red pheasant check shirt

4. Cordings cotton shirts £65

With shirts as with breeks, a bit of extra cash can get you a few inches of extra cloth. Cordings again provides an excellent illustration of this with its 100-per-cent-cotton shirts, which have long tails specifically designed to stay tucked in no matter how many birds you twist and turn for and are cut generously to ensure ease of movement.

William & Son shirt

5. William & Son shooting shirt £125

Sometimes you might just be in the market for a plain shirt. We think William & Son has nailed it beautifully here, with a men’s plain shooting shirt in loden. A classic fit shirt designed for shooting to allow comfort and ease of movement with elegant mother of pearl buttons.grouse shooting shirt

6. Campbells of Beauly grouse shirt £65

When you’re after the grouse, the colour shirt you wear is crucial. This one by Campbells of Beauly is just perfect. Made from 100% cotton in a classic fit with a green and brown houndstooth print.

what to wear game shooting

What to wear shooting

We advise you on what to wear shooting, whether at the clay ground or in the field

Tattersall checks

For the traditionalists amongst you, here are some Tattersall check shirts to be thinking about .

The description “Tattersall” was first used in the early 1700s and the term is drawn from Tattersall market’s horse blankets. Today it is a traditional design for country and shooting shirts – casual but polished.

Farlows Summer twill Tattersall shirt

7. Farlows twill Tattersall shirt £69

A lightweight cotton shirt with a single cuff, check design and chest pocket in a classic fit. Available in sizes 15-18 and three different colour combinations.

Alan Paine Ilkley men's country brown check shirt

8. Alan Paine Ilkley shirt £49.95

If you’re not keen on ironing then this is the one for you, as it needs minimal pressing. A soft pure cotton shirt with a classic shooting fit to ensure unhindered movement. Cut to a longer length for comfort, available in sizes S to 5XL and a variety of colours.

what to wear game shooting

What to wear shooting

We advise you on what to wear shooting, whether at the clay ground or in the field

Keep those ticks at bay

Harkila Herlet Tech L/S shirt

9. Harkila Herlet Tech L/S shirt  £89.00

A breathable shirt designed for performance and comfort during intense activity, which will wick the moisture away from your skin.  It is treated with an insect shield to provide protection against ticks, fleas and mosquitos.