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Versatile smart, casual & work wear
Hoggs of Fife, who have been synonymous with quality country clothing since 1888 have three distinct brands: Hunting & Shooting Wear, which sells under the Field Pro brand, Classic Country wear, is marketed under the Hoggs of Fife label and Workwear products are branded Hoggs Professional.
Drumlanrig Castle grounds was our first port of call as a backdrop, rather fitting for the swanky, cutting edge tweed jacket and lovat coloured moleskin trousers, teamed with a green shirt and tweedy tie.
The Monarch moleskin trousers, which also come in navy and olive green (below), are tailored to a premium specification. Richard is also modelling a luxurious brown moleskin waistcoat. The dark leather Roxburgh shoe and the lighter coloured Stirling brogues are the shoes highlighted.
Would you credit it? After weeks of rain, I couldn’t find a drop for the wet weather gear photo shoot! Richard was showering sheep and put the Green King Jacket and water proof trousers to the test. He found the breathable mesh liner ideal for the job in hand, keeping him dry, yet not sweaty, on a warmish day.
The long, 39” lightweight coat, which is made out of a Ripstop outer shell, has an abundance of pockets, including a very handy mobile phone velcroed hidey-hole, a poachers pocket, a zipped map number and hand-warming fleecy lined ones. Reinforced elbows and elasticated fleece storm cuffs inside outer
sleeves are other plus points.
The matching trousers boast knee reinforcement, cosy pockets,knee-to-ankle leg gusset with Velcro & zip cover-flap and stud adjustable leg ends for safety & tidiness. This out fit was accessorised by the 100% rubber upper, Farm King Wellington, which Richard found slightly heavier than his usual gumboot, but much more comfortable.
He is posing with Rock, his collie, in the buchts, sporting a Working Climate 100% wind & weatherproof fleece – (one I really fancy myself!).
A waistcoat in the same range is worn over a check shirt and army-type jersey.
The website – www.hoggs.co.uk – has a huge array of pull on and lace up boots on offer. Richard is wearing the lace up GT 3000 WNSL, a new hi-spec waterproof workboot and the Shire, which is apparently a farmer favourite dealer pull on boot. I just wonder if they still make the half sprung hob-nailed boots my Dad wore on the hill?
Dial the free phone number in the advert to obtain your copy of the latest Hoggs of Fife catalogue, so you too can keep ahead in the rural fashion stakes. We will be featuring the women’s clothing range in the November issue of this magazine.