a shaw thing

The Field - - Letters -

Editor Jonathan Young is right on tar­get rec­om­mend­ing Jeremy

Shaw’s tweed plus-sixes (Es­sen­tial kit for the moor, Au­gust is­sue). A shoot­ing man him­self, Jeremy de­liv­ers hand­some, be­spoke tweeds en­gi­neered to pro­tect from rain, foul weather and even fouler midges.

I have never had the joy of own­ing one of his velvet smok­ing jack­ets but some 40 years ago my in­dul­gent mother un­der­wrote a trip to the tai­lor for a new hack­ing jacket. David Niven was there be­ing fit­ted for an emer­ald-green smoker that I de­cided my mother would want me to have. Mr Niven ad­vised me to start with a deep blue velvet jacket, which he said he al­ready had, and add a green one later in life. I fol­lowed his ad­vice and wear it those joy­ous evenings after a shoot­ing day. The frogs are get­ting frayed so maybe it is time to visit Jeremy for than emer­ald green one.

DL Good­man, Vir­ginia, USA

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