Knits for the covert
No countryman’s wardrobe is complete without a v-necked jumper – or two
In every shooting wardrobe, aside from the obligatory tweed, there is one other essential, universal, item of kit: the v-necked jumper. Whether buttoned, with sleeves or without, it is a non-negotiable piece of the arsenal. Most often found in numerous shades of green, from forest and bottle to lovat and moss, they also appear in suitably muted blues, navy, purple and reds. Lambswool or merino, mixed or pure wool, they provide a useful, non-bulky mid layer and staple for keeping chills at bay in the lunch hut. It is impossible to have too many. Here is our pick for this season.
CORNWALL LAMBSWOOL CARDIGANALAN PAINETraditional fitting with saddle shoulder and jetted pockets in a choice of 10 colours.♦ Price £113♦ Tel 01623 415760♦ www.alanpaine.co.uk
PURE MERINO V-NECKORVISLightweight, traditional cut, warm field layer in five colours.♦ Price £69 ♦ Tel 0333 400 4177 ♦ www.orvis.co.uk
MERINO BLEND BERNARD WEATHERILLSmart, lightweight, merino blend in two country colours.♦ Price £125♦ Tel 020 3092 3470♦ www.bernardweatherill.com
EXTRA FINE MERINO JOHNSTONS OF ELGINKnitted in Hawick with extra-fine merino wool;two-ply. Great layer.♦ Price £95 ♦ Tel 03442 252 252♦ www.johnstonsofelgin.com