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In the Press: Tweed Jackets

Eclipse is an online magazine about the social side of racing and we saw this article about tweed jackets featuring two MUSTO pieces in its fashion section:

‘Originally designed to suit a particular country sport, the styles of tweed jackets vary from the more loose-fitting casual styles worn for shooting, through the popular formal sports jackets to the more structured and tailored hacking jackets for riding.

The Shooting jacket

The first jacket worn for the sport of shooting was the Norfolk in the 1860s.  It is a loose-belted single-breasted jacket with box pleats on the front and back and was adapted from the jacket worn by the Rifle Corps in 1859.  The jacket allowed easy movement when using a gun.  The jacket was either named after the sport-loving 15th Duke of Norfolk who started to wear it on his shooting parties, or due to the Prince of Wales setting a trend by wearing it on his shooting trips in Norfolk.

You can go for a tailored shooting jacket with one shoulder panel in leather for the shotgun or rifle, usually with matching elbow patches and large outer pockets such as this Bookster shooting jacket (above), but usually they are more relaxed such as the MUSTO Stretch Technical Tweed Jacket (below).  It has 3% lycra for a more comfortable fit whilst shooting and has a Teflon water-repellent finish.  The jacket features microfleece lined handwarmer pockets, two internal poacher’s pockets, an inner zipped security pocket and an inbreast pocket – so you’ll have plenty of places to keep all your winnings safe! 

New Lightweight washable tweeds

Tweed is a heavy fabric but now there are new lightweight tweeds, which can also be machine washed rather than the normal end-of-the-season dry clean.

MUSTO’s Lightweight Machine Washable Tweed Shooting Jacket (below) is made out of Scottish tweed (96% wool, 4% nylon) and can be machine washed at 30C, but still remains waterproof, windproof and breathable.  The fibres and barbs are coated in a plasticising process to keep them smooth and flexible after the wash.’


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