Foxhunting apparel trunk show!
I’ve got some exciting news from the Fledgling Foxhunter for our local (and not so local) foxhunters! Our purchasing department
has graciously given in to my incessant pleading to add a selection of foxhunting apparel and tack. On a recent visit with members of the Chagrin Valley Hunt, I brought along a small selection of my favorite additions for a literal trunk show during one of the pre-season Taste of Hunting events. These events are a great way to get you and your horse out and legged up prior to the start of informal season. Each event ends with an al fresco lunch and socializing, which allowed time for us to ogle this seasons new brands and styles in this sunny day.
Announcing two new brands
I am pleased to announce the addition of Equetech foxhunting apparel to the ever expanding brands offered by Big Dee’s Tack. Equetech is based in Buckinghamshire, England and has been a leader in high quality UK equestrian clothing since 1992.
We have also added foxhunting apparel by Shires Equestrian Products. We have offered a nice selection of horse and stable items from Shires for a few years now. This brand has always proven to be both innovative and functional. I am excited to see their apparel in store now. Shires apparel is nicely made at a reasonable price.
For the Ladies
Brown and Canary Informal Hunting Ensemble
Equetech Marlow Deluxe Tweed Riding Jacket ($280.00). This woolen tweed hacking jacket features a rich brown body with canary and navy
window pane overlay. Elegant details include fine tailoring, double vented back, velvet collar and jacquard lining. Practical details include zip pockets to keep your belongings safe and sound while galloping across the countryside following the hounds in full cry. Pair it with the Equetech Show-Off breeches in CANARY (
$228.00 NOW $154.00 available by special order). Yes ladies, that is right Canary is back and more beautiful than ever! Even if you don’t go with the gorgeous and ultra traditional canary breech, the Marlow coat still looks elegant with the Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunter Breeches ($189.90). I just love this look paired with with the cool and comfortable Arista Short Sleeve Shirt with sheer shoulder detail ($103.50) and your favorite stock tie. Those aiming to stick with the ultra traditional will enjoy our selection of Equetech show ties ($15.00) which make an easy pair with an oxford shirt.
Olive Green Informal Hunting Ensemble
As proud owner of a couple of these coats in different colors I can attest to the fact that the tailoring is fantastic! Features include double vented back, satin lining and velvet trim on the collar. The variety of colors woven into this coat allows great freedom in keeping your informal hunting look fresh. Pair it with the Tailored Sportsman Breech in Deep Redwood ($189.90), The Tredstep Solo Breech in tan ($159.99) or the Ovation Taylored Euroseat breech in Classic Rust ($79.95 by special order). Tie it up with an Equetech show tie ($15.00) and an oxford shirt or Equetech Cream Stock Tie ($15.00) with a comfortable quarter zip.
Ladies Formal Hunting Ensemble
We’ve taken the traditional formal turnout and added a modern
twist with updated fabrics that offer easy care, enhanced comfort and range of motion both in and out of the saddle. The RJ Classics Machine Washable Hunt coat ($139.00) is sure to be a hit! This coat features a matte finish, gentle stretch and traditional tailoring for a overall good looks. Muddy day hunting – no problem – just toss it in the wash! Pair this with the long sleeve Ariat Triumph shirt ($89.95) which features a snap collar and stock tie loop or the ultra stylish Aptos Short Sleeve Shirt( $49.95) with sheer shoulder detail to keep you extra cool on those warm hunting days. You really can’t go wrong with the Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunter Breech ($189.90). There is a reason that they are so popular out in the field. These breeches can take some serious bush-wacking and still come out of the wash looking great. For a high tech alternative you are sure to love checkout the Tredstep Solo Classic Breech ($159.99). This breech is constructed of stain resistent Schoeller Nanosphere material (This is a really big deal!).
Additional features include articulated knee patch and an integrated cuff. We’ve added both a Shires cotton pique stock tie ($15.50) as well as a elegant satin brocade with subtle metallic swirl ($16.25) to give this look just a smidge of personality.
For the Gentlemen
For the men I focused mostly on pre-season warm weather comfort with styles perfectly suited for roading and pre-season hacks.
Lets start out with the Ariat Tek Polo Shirt($34.95) in white or navy blue and Ariat AC Tek Polo Shirt ($39.95) which features added ventilation which will be much appreciated by all, on hot hunting days. The AC Tek polo is available navy blue or scarlet red for those most honorable few. If you are looking for an easy wear oxford style shirt to show off your favorite neck tie on informal days, look no further than the ROMFH Competitor long sleeve shirt ($71.95). This shirt features breathable athletic material, and a tie loop for a tidy no-nonsense turnout. For those looking to freshen up their selection of breeches be sure to check out the Ovation Euroweave Breech ($80.95) for comfortable all-day wear or the Tredstep Symphony Verde Breech ($139.99) which combines revolutionary Motion-Fit engineering with a lightly padded, articulated knee patch. Now here is the best part – That awesome video of the ketchup and honey rolling off the breeches from up above – yeah this breech is made from the same Schoeller Nanosphere stain resistant fabric. This will help ensures you look great from Halloa to Goodnight!
Whether you are just starting to leg up your fieldhunter or you are knocking on informal season’s door; we’ve got a great selection of both beautiful and practical coats, tops, breeches and stocks for all of your foxhunting needs. Ladies we all know how much wear our informal kit gets – now is a great time to freshen up your wardrobe just in time for fall hunting. If you are looking for something a bit tougher to find, searching for a different color, or are worried about if an item is going to fit give us a call or zip us a message. We are happy to check measurements and are taking shipments regularly from many brands including Shire’s and Equetech. If we do not carry the item you are looking for we are happy to work with you to put together a special order that perfect item. Happy hunting!