Bernard Weatherill Ladies Buff Hunt / Riding Breeches
Bespoke Made Kilgour 8 Savile Row, London England
Bernard Weatherill Buff (light beige) hunt / riding breeches, ladies waist 30" short. Bernard Weatherill specializes in bespoke equestrian & country clothing and maintains two royal warrants. Owned and working out of the Kilgour 8 Savile Row, London England headquarters.
Offered here is a pre owned ladies Bernard Weatherill buff colored hunt / riding breeches. These were bespoke ordered at the London headquarters of Bernard Weatherill, pre owned in excellent condition. Hand written Bernard Weatherill label: date made 01 / 1984.
Cloth for these type hunting / riding breeches range from 22 oz to 36 oz calvary twill, intended for use during late fall through early spring. The cloth used for these breeches is a light to medium weight 22 oz beige English calvary twill with spandex for a snug excellent fit. The workmanship is astounding, intricate and detailed, hidden fastening button and clasp under the crossover waistband Meticulous hand stitched seams are arranged in a functional manner offering ultimate performance capabilities as well as comfort and durability.
Breeches are in an overall excellent condition showing some signs of having been used, however no damage nor staining. Interior is in a pristine condition no damage nor staining. The quality of tailoring found in Weatherill breeches is unsurpassed, every detail is attended to. Performance is kept in mind as is the practical aspect of the design which is classic and unchanged for decades. Bernard Weatherill breeches are only offered through bespoke tailoring, three fittings are requested of the client. Cost starts at $1600 per pair of breeches with a delivery time of 3 to 4 months. These breeches are quite rare, particularly in buff or white and in this excellent pre owned condition.
Design details: dual side to side front hand pockets, crossover closure flap, three button fly, no rear pockets, four buttons below the knee. Cloth is a high grade English ( cotton / spandex ) calvary twill, offering some degree of stretch for a comfort fit.
Breeches measurements: waist 30", inseam 18.5", overall length 27.5", fly opening 6", rise 10". Best suited for a smaller average weight person ( width of the leg bottoms below the knee and above the four button bottom is 11 inches around ).
Please keep in mind, that these breeches are designed to fit snugly and usually in cooler weather.
This is truly a rare find, great for those who settle for nothing but the best.
Date founded 1912, bespoke tailor, world famous equestrian clothing maker for British Olympic Teams since 1968 and the majority of the Royal Family.
Michael Smith works for Bernard Weatherill, the family firm of the former speaker of the House of Commons, Lord Jack Weatherill, which has covered the riding seats of the wealthy for almost a century. The company shares the Savile Row shop of the suit-maker Kilgour French Stanbury, one of the Row's more illustrious tailors, which made Fred Astaire's morning coat for the movie Top Hat.
In a side room, just past the discreet racks of dark London clothes, are two wooden "horses", one with a side-saddle, the other a regular saddle - both known as Dobbin. And it is here that almost everyone of Britain's smartest riders, from the Masters of Foxhounds to the members of the Stage Coaching Club of Great Britain, has sat and been measured for a pair of breeches. The key is to get the knee seam just right and the price of this piece of perfection is £800.
Quote "The 32 oz material is hard to sew. The breeches are hand stitched, including the buttonholes, and it takes at least three days to make a pair," says Smith. "However, they will last a lifetime of hard riding."