Traditional English hunter jackets are made of wool sourced from the best Scottish woollen mills and whilst they are of superb quality they can be too warm for our Australian climate. If the fabric is too light it doesn’t sit well. Therefore the ongoing challenge is to find suitable fabrics that don’t cost the earth, which we have sourced from wool and wool blends to suit our climate.
The jacket is a slim fit style with narrower sleeves that don’t dominate the picture and make the whole jacket look ill-fitting.
The front bottom corners are slightly swept away to remove bulk when sitting on the horse. The velvet trim on the cuff is unique to Highgate. The sleeves have a generous hem, which is particularly important for children, as they seem to grow so quickly so letting the sleeves down can give you more wear from a jacket.
The velvet trim comes standard, however jackets can be ordered without trim if desired. Velvet is currently available in navy, brown and black. Buttons can also be co-ordinated to individual taste. Options are navy, brown or black foxheads, silver, gold or bronze coloured metal buttons, leather buttons and enamel buttons. There are many to choose from.
The children’s jackets are RRP $375 AUD and the adult’s jacket RRP $395 AUD. Waistcoat to match RRP $95 AUD.