24 Oct 2016

The Covert Coat - an Autumn day in the Countryside

My wife and I went for a good sound walk on the grounds of the local Country House - Fussingø Slot -  this Sunday. It had been raining for days, but Sunday seemed to bid us a few dry hours; grey and cloudy, but for once dry weather. Temperatures of 8-10 degrees Celcius.
The muddy terrain called for boots and since the Country House also holds stables and horses the Equstrian look seemed appropriate.
An excellent opportunity to sport a Covert coat with riding breeches and a tweed hacking jacket.

A great view to the Country House - Fussingø slot

Autumn at the Country House; the beautiful woods in hues of green, yellow, orange and brown and the moisty green meadows are the ideal surroundings for the Covert coat.
I am wearing my vintage bespoke 1957 riding breeches in a Loden green heavy weight cavalry twill. Over my white collarless shirt I wear a vintage yellow woolen houndstooth check hunting waistcoat and a bespoke dark green Tweed hacking jacket with burnt orange overchecks.
Riding boots and white leather garters.
The hunting stock is really comfortable to wear and looks great - mine is a vintage 1950s stock.
On top the fur felt Bowler hat from Christy's London.
If you want see more details on the Bowler, Breeches etc. have a look at this post from 2015: Copenhagen Tweed Ride
Velvet collar and single vent
The lenght of the Covert coat is perfect for riding boots as it reveals an appropriate part of the breeches - it would not look so good if the coat covered the knees and half the calves.

A classic Equestrian look: riding boots, riding breeches, tweed jacket, hunting waistcoat, hunting stock, covert coat and bowler hat
The woods surround the Country House on three sides - on the fourth side a grand natural lake between the hills. Here we are up hill high above the house and meadows. 

My hunting stock is vintage 1950s

After a good sound walk in woods and meadows we had a late luncheon and coffee at the local Inn  - Hvidsten Kro was built here in AD 1790

The interiours of the old Inn are quite marvellous; it's so cosy... nice place for a Sunday luncheon. 

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