Bernard Weatherill Ladies Buff
Hunt / Riding Breeches
Bespoke Made Kilgour 8 Savile Row, London England
Bernard Weatherill Canary hunt / riding breeches, ladies waist 22" long.
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 canary 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 05/13/1969.
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, snug excellent fit. The workmanship is
astounding, intricate and detailed, waistband closure at the left hip.
Front split side to side hand pockets, no rear pockets, 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 at the left waist, no fly, no rear pockets, four buttons below the
knee. Cloth is a high grade English calvary twill, offering a comfort
Breeches measurements: waist 22", inseam 22", hips 34",overall length
33", rise 12". Best suited for a smaller average weight person ( width
of the leg bottoms below the knee and above the five button bottom 12
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
Date founded 1912, bespoke tailor, world famous equestrian clothing
maker for British Olympic Teams since 1968 and the majority of the Royal
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