A men’s shooting shirt is a shirt in a classic fit, allowing room for movement, and traditionally they tend to be a checked design. The shooting fit style is classic as opposed to a tailored or fashionable shirt, and they are made from 100% cotton allowing for breathability. Shooting shirts tend to have stiff collars, so that a tie can be worn as well, and Schoffel shooting shirts come with Schoffel branded collar stiffeners. Schoffel mens hunting shirts are renowned for their durability and classic colours, making them very suitable to the shooting field.
A classic Tattersall shirt has become an iconic British shirt, worn by country squires and city gents for years. To put it simply, it is a shirt with a checked pattern, created by mixing thin, vertical and horizontal stripes to create a grid. Unlike other checks, the Tattersall pattern features stripes of alternating colours to form the characteristic ‘square within a square’ look. Schoffel’s take on this iconic shirt is the Burnham Tattersall shirt, which was made for country pursuits. This shirt is supremely soft, with the resilience to withstand season after season of wear. The classic fit of this shirt allows for extra movement around the chest, perfect for days out in the shooting field.
How to Style a Men’s Shooting Shirt
There is a certain amount of etiquette on a shooting field, and it is important to wear the correct men’s shooting clothing. Boots, ear defenders and a warm coat are imperative in order to be protected, and often a hat is worn, such as a flat cap. Men’s shooting shirts tend to be in country colours so that they aren’t too flamboyant and stand out in the countryside too much. For a very traditional and classic shooting shirt, the Tattersall shirt is ideal for shooting. Made from soft 100% cotton, the colour schemes of this shirt make it a natural choice for shooting. For an extra layer of warmth, wear with our Lambswool V Neck Jumper, and an Oakham Gilet. If you prefer a wider check design, the Brancaster is a delightful shirt, and comes in some brighter colours, again with the classic fit, with a generous cut on the chest and waist. The Holkham Shirt comes in brighter colours, if you wish to gain a more Summery and slightly more colourful look on the shooting field. Some people ask is a polo shirt can be worn if the weather is warm, but it is correct to wear a traditional shirt fit with long sleeves that can he rolled up.
It is best to wear a lightweight and breathable shirt made from natural fibres such as pure cotton. Shooting shirts have the advantage of a longer shirt tail, so you can tuck the hem of the shirt in easily without it riding up when you move. It is important that shooting shirts have a loose fit to allow for freedom of movement whilst shooting.
It is correct to wear a tie on a driven days shooting, and our Woven Silk Tie is a great choice with our shooting shirts. Your tie can be woven or printed. At grouse shooting it is recommended to wear a shirt and tie in darker, muted colours in greens, blues or purples to blend in with the colours of the heather moorland. On pheasant days a pop of colour is acceptable, however people tend to wear predominantly greens and browns and blues so as not to catch the birds attention.
Men’s Shooting Shirts
Looking ahead at your next shoot can encompass all sorts of emotion. You look forward to the camaraderie, being at one in the countryside and coming hand with that you want to dress with smartness and sophistication. The mens shooting shirts offer a range of performance benefits for you to feel confident and stable in your shooting position. Many styles are crafted from durable, supremely soft cotton, with a brushed finish, perfect for those brisk morning briefings and for huddling into the trucks ready for the day to get underway. They are built to last and have a timeless quality about them. The best- selling Brancaster is incredibly light and crisp to the body, with extra fabric in the chest and arm area for support for taking your shots on first aim. To extend your Schoffel attire, shop our shooting coat range, complementing the mens country shirts beautifully by offering warmth, protection and comfort.
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