27 Nov 2016

The Inverness Cape

The perfect overcoat for kilt and breeches walking in the moisty meadows and windy round hills of Jutland is the Inverness cape.
Mine is fifty-some years old; made by Burberry in a lovely Harris Tweed.

Inverness cape, Ancient Bruce Tartan kilt, Vintage 1934 kilt jacket, shooting socks and brogue shoes

The cape is cut just above the knees, deep armholes, two large patch pockets, an overcape cut at arms lenght and a collar. The design gives great protection from wind and rain, but also when un-buttoned allows for great movement - e.g. folding the overcape over the right shoulder for shooting. 
A great design that has survived since 1880s.

Having a wee dram sitting on the shooting stick. Sláinte!

Walking in the windy hills

Made by Burberry in the 1960s

Roomy patch pockets

Harris Tweed in beautiful natural hues

Walking the dog

Laird of the hills :-)

More inspiration for Inverness cape on Pinterest : link

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