GunsonPegs is a website for the shooting fraternity, marrying those eager to shoot with those offering shoot facilities. It caters for established shoot followers as well as newcomers, and such has been its success since launching just two years ago that it now has nearly 13,000 shoot members.
Roubi l’Roubi is an established designer who has his own label and also creates a ladies’ clothing collection for Holland & Holland, venerable gun maker and purveyor of all accoutrements and clothing for the country scene.
Now, Roubi has come up with a men’s collection for GunsonPegs that is classic but stylish, traditional yet contemporary. It certainly won’t frighten the horses, nor the dogs or game, but it may raise some eyebrows amongst more reactionary shoot enthusiasts because it looks so good.
Yet its credentials are impeccable. It is designed and made to the esoteric requirements of a man and his gun. Jacket backs have the box pleats of a Norfolk jacket that ensure ease of movement, fronts are sans breast pockets that may interfere with a gun’s placement, and a smooth, collarless neckline won’t catch on a gun.
Made in classically checked Harris Tweeds, each design features meticulous details, such as leather linings to the cuffs, leather piping along the neckline. The jackets may be teamed with breeks that have four-button cuff fastenings, again with leather trim – or there are classic trousers as an alternative for when the shoot has finished.
Shooting vests and corduroy jackets are also included, and for the man who doesn’t mind standing out in the crowd, a splendid tweed overcoat offers style and practicality. It is long enough to protect the legs, again with a Norfolk back, and with deep, capacious bellows pockets that will take cartridges, gloves, hip flask and whatever else may be sensible for a day’s shooting. An optional fur collar is for the extrovert.
The collection may be seen online at www.gunsonpegs.com or www.roubi.eu. Appointments for bespoke fittings will take place at the GunsonPegs showroom in Jermyn Street and also at their stand at the Country Landowners Association Fair in July.