8 Dec 2016

Brown Field Riding Boots

I have always admired the look of the dashing British officers and Gentlemen in Riding boots; from the bloody fields of Flanders to the vast fields of old Blighty.
I have been on the lookout for a pair of tall brown Field boots for years and only recently I found the exact right pair of boots at the lovely little specialist shop for hunting clothes and accessories: the Vintage Tack Room.

Brown Field Riding Boots; Heavy-weight cavalry-twill riding breeches; and a British Warm: dressed for Bike Polo

The boots are old, but well-kept. The leather is soft and has beautiful hues of browns and burgundy. Toe and heel are protected by metal caps. 

Field Riding Boots are perfect for riding breeches and hacking jacket combinations. But also for Polo and Bike Polo.

Dressed for Bike Polo - topped off with my 1932 Cambridge Sports jacket
The paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings are always a great source of sartorial inspiration, and the portrait of Major Sir Eric Bonham mounted on his beloved Grey Lady is no exception. Notice how dashing the Major looks in his uniform with field boots. 

Major Sir Eric Bonham, 3rd Baronet, by Sir Alfred Munnings

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