In order to maintain the depth of
inventory our customers expect, we import our frock and scarlet coats with
only one button in place. Once you have chosen the coat that fits you, our
seamstress will expertly apply the correct number of buttonholes you need at
no charge. As a Horse Country service, and for an additional charge, we will
also have your hunt's collar and buttons sewn onto your new jacket.
Traditionally, members of the field
wear three buttons with rounded corners on the coat skirt. Today, most hunts
do not follow the rounded skirt tradition. Masters and staff wear four
buttons with a square skirt. Masters who hunt their own hounds and huntsmen
wear five buttons with square corners on the skirt. This is our
recommendation, but please check with your individual hunt.
Several hunts do not use scarlet
coats, substituting navy, black, or green frock coats instead. However, the
same tradition for the number of buttons applies regardless of coat color.
To assist those hunts who use black or navy as their staff coats, we now
stock all frock coats in these colors with only one button, as above. Green
is available by special order.
At certain times of the year, our
seamstress is very busy. She can not accommodate rush orders. Please allow
adequate time to have button holes made and for attaching your hunt's
buttons and collars.