Hunting attire

Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by EDELWEISS, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. EDELWEISS

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    Im sure Im not the first to do this; but I who ever started it I owe a a huge thanks. Im calling it Adventure Hunting; but you could call it Historical or Re-enacting Hunting, or just dress up hunting. Whether its wearing a hunting frock and moccasins while BP hunting with a flintlock or dressing in tweeds and lace up leather knee boots for upland birds, or buckskins for a Buffalo hunt on the western plains, or breeches and a cloak with a Tyrolean hat while stalking Wild Boar; I like it. I have nothing against my buddies who hunt in the most modern camouflage, until that is when they mix patterns--thats just wrong! Its like they guy that wears a Giants hat with a Jets jersey....

    If you hunt in camo, enjoy; but for me its boring. For me its like wearing a uniform to work, when you want to wear a Brooks Bros suit. Heck I get it. I get that theres a lot of science behind modern camo, just look at all the patterns, somebody must have gotten something right.....but I also get that hunting in "garb" is fun.

    There are pages in the muzzle-loading section of members doing traditional hunts in RSA. On my first safari I dressed like Teddy Roosevelt-just because. Ive got an up coming Wild Boar hunt, Im tempted to wear my red lined cloak (always thinking safety) and a Alpine hat with Ostrich plums OR perhaps my wife and I will wear a matching set of tweeds?

    For me its part of the hunt. Its deciding what period, what style, just like what rifle and what ammo.
     

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    Go for it brother! Wear what you want to. I have started to take notes of what outfitters and PH wear and it's shorts and a shirt!
     

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    Some of those short shorts that old PHs like are just wrong............:A Shades:
     
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    Pieter in his shorts!
     
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    Tweeds and a cape all the way.
    Post pictures mate. Never boring.
     

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    Amen. There generally is a reason for the traditional attire whether breeks, tweed, safari bush jacket, etc.

    Camo is loathesome for so many reasons I couldn't chance to list them all for if I did, I'd hijack your thread.

    I applaud your traditional approach.
     
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    Love it, does red and black wool count? I'm sure mine would still be warm enough, but I doubt they would fit!!
     

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    Although I may not join in, I find the topic intreaging. If you all could post pictures as examples, I'm sure that I'm not the only one that would enjoy seeing them.
     

  9. ScottG

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    A classic pheasant shoot in England dressed in traditional clothing would be quite the adventure.
     
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    I generally wear traditional redneck hunting attire...

    bluejeans and a flannel shirt...

    or when Im feeling sporty... I'll get fancy and go with a pair of olive drab cargo pants and a tan or brown shirt..

    I havent owned/worn a piece of camo while hunting since my old army BDU's wore out in the late 90's..

    Im the most boring looking hunter in the woods most days I am sure... :)
     

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    I think @Royal27 should share with AH what his choice of attire was for his squirrel hunt today.
     
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  12. Royal27

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    I will just say I didn't use any of that there high technology camouflage stuff. :whistle:

    :K Moon:
     
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    Good thread !
    Ive never liked camo .
    Infact I feel like a dick if I wear it .
     
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    Why? No one will see you!
     

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    In Washington State we can wear whatever we like, as long as we wear one of those blasted orange vests over it.
     
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    I can't be the only one to recall something recently about Blue Shorts.
     

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    nope they are proper! its the long shorts that look strange....;)
     
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  18. EDELWEISS

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    Of course it counts!

    As for me I keep going back to something like this:
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    Is that Herman Goering in the 2nd pic?
     

  20. EDELWEISS

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    Hahaha yes, GOOD catch! He might have been a monster; but he was a snappy dresser... Of course I dont support any of his war dealings; but the man did love to hunt. Because of him, the Germans were the only country to have a Drilling for a aircraft survival rifle
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