OK, so the anglophile in me is coming out. How strange would it be to wear a nice, tailored English tweed hacking jacket for dressage and/or stadium jumping in the U.S. up to and including prelim? Would it seem pretentious or just too not American? BTW, I'm an over 50 yr old guy so it is a look I'm comfortable with on a daily basis. Thanks in advance.
Funny but I just realized that I drive a Range Rover, have an AGA cooker, a Dulalite toaster, and IDSH imported from England, a Jack Russel imported from Ireland and a really nice Bookster tweed hacking jacket and shoot a Purdy while wearing my Crockett & Jones Coniston boots. Maybe I really should save my entry fees and put them towards some psychiatric evaluation?
P.S. While I write this I'm watching my 2009 DVD of Badminton. Surely an intervention might be appropriate!
P.P.S. Deltawave: a paisley ascot? You're my hero!
I have not competed in 10 years but I looking forward to returning soon with my youngster... and I want to do it in a tweed coat!
I think they look great!
Deltawave, I didn't have the guts to say some thing on the ascot thread, but I loved that paisley ascot! Seriously, how is an ascot more pompous a poofy stock tie? Its not like that is something you see people walking down the street in every day.
I am looking foward to a nice tweed with a cream stock tie, just because I don't have the guts to do it with an ascot.
I do remember "the Waltons" (Jill and Jamie) used to ride with collared shirts and ties in an "across the sea" style. I wanted to copy that as well, but again didn't have the guts!