Crafting jackets and coats for riders
requires a blend of artistry and engineering. Comfort and function must
cooperate with durability and style. Imagine the challenge posed by creating
a garment that is part topcoat, part evening tails…with a dash of smoking
jacket and a pinch of parka.
A properly tailored hacking jacket or hunt coat must allow the wearer to
move comfortably under often demanding athletic conditions. Warmth may be
needed for those who hunt in cold climates, lightweight “breathable” fabrics
are required for more temperate days. Moisture resistance—whether to rain,
sleet, snow, or the mud thrown up by the horse galloping in front of you—is
always appreciated. And the ability to retain its original appearance even
after repeated use, and perhaps the occasional dip in that aforementioned
mud, is what caps off the full value of a well-made garment.
Finding coats and jackets that meet
these demanding specifications is no mere feat. The task has become even
more daunting in recent years as some suppliers, pressured by political
activism and squeezed by dwindling markets, have closed their doors.
Fortunately, we are still able to secure a sufficient inventory worthy of
You’ll find hacking jackets, in tweed
and linen, that are not only perfectly suited to cubbing days but which are
stylish enough for everyday wear—ideal for race meet tailgates, distinctive
for work and social activities. Our hunt coats assure comfort, function,
durability, and strict adherence to proper tailoring traditions for the hunt
field. Available in black, scarlet, navy, and green, this array of coats
will accommodate everyone from fledging first-season hunter to long-serving
master, huntsman, or senior member.
Expert craftsmanship, exquisitely
tailored materials, traditional styling, functional durability—these are the
ingredients that make our jackets and coats both reliable garments and an
excellent long-term value.