Where to go for stylish, countryside attire in Somerset
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A stunning collection of countryside lifestyle clothing for men and women can be found on a shopping trip to Sporting Threads, near Taunton
If it's countryside style you seek, look no further than Sporting Threads on the outskirts of Taunton. Specialising in country lifestyle clothing for men, women and children, as well as accessories and gifts, there's no place quite like it in Somerset.
Sporting Threads boasts a stunning collection of coats, jackets, breeks, gilets, waterproofs, sweaters, ties, gloves, hats, and socks. Owners Amanda and Dan Watt decided to shy away from ubiquitous brands found locally and instead opted for a range from entry-level brands such as Percussion and Shooterking, through Baleno, John Field and Beretta to luxury lines such as Laksen and Chrysalis - each item having been carefully selected on quality, style, function and value. There really is something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Being situated adjacent to the premier gun shop, UK Gun Repairs, some of Sporting Threads' ranges are tailored for shooting but they understand that clothing often needs to be versatile, so a large proportion of their shooting gear would be equally suitable for more smart/casual country wear or simply walking the dog. Therefore, outerwear is dominant with a superb range of shooting/field/country coats and jackets for both men and women, with gilets and waistcoats in fleece, wool, waxed cotton or tweed.
The line of womenswear includes fine Liberty print or linen shirts and checked cosy cotton shirts from popular hunting and shooting clothing brand Laksen. Luxury cashmere cardigans and sweaters, ultra-warm Possum Merino Wool knitwear from New Zealand sit alongside beautiful, vibrantly coloured velvet dress coats and fur collared jackets from Guinea.
Women's accessories on sale include gorgeous Hicks and Brown feather decorated fedoras and striking, colourful silk scarves by British wildlife artist Clare Shaw - both perfect for adding style to an outfit, whether it be for a day out at Taunton Racecourse or shooting at Balmoral.
For men, a wide range of smart to casual shirts can be paired with charming ties (we adore the designs of the Laksen ties) and intricate cufflinks. Padded jackets, tweed, quilted or waterproof coats hang alongside breeks, over-trousers, bramble trousers and a smart collection of Nehru collar tweed waistcoats.
The store is also the home of Ri-Dry: the world leading brand of waterproof overcoats and breeches for hunting.
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Waterproof footwear is also available at Sporting Threads - with a range of wellingtons, including premier brand Aigle and walking boots on sale.
You can find Sporting Threads just off the B3227 between Hill Common and Norton Fitzwarren at Unit 5 Heathfield Workshops, Manor Farm, Heathfield, Taunton. There's plenty of free parking on-site.
Sporting Threads | Unit 5, Heathfield Workshops, Manor Farm, Heathfield, Taunton, TA4 1DL | 01823 433539 | sporting-threads.co.uk