Fox Hunting Attire

RATCATCHER

Informal dress, referred to as ratcatcher, is worn during cub-hunting season, which generally takes place in early autumn, and on week days during the regular hunting season. Red is worn by staff only.

Ladies

Ladies wear a tweed coat or hacking jacket; natural-colored (buff, tan, or rust) breeches; shirt and colored tie or ratcatcher shirt with collar and stock pin; tattersall vest; brown leather gloves; brown or black boots; and brown or black hunt cap or safety helmet.

Gentlemen

Gentlemen wear a tweed coat or hacking jacket; natural-colored (buff, tan, or rust) breeches; shirt and colored tie; tattersall vest; brown leather gloves; brown or black field boots; and brown or black hunt cap or safety helmet.

FORMAL

Ladies

Ladies wear a black frock coat or Melton coat with plain black buttons. A lady will wear a canary or tattersall waistcoat; a white shirt with a white stock tie and a horizontal gold pin; buff or tan britches of twill, cord, or leather; wash, brown or black leather leather gloves or string gloves, and regular hunting spurs high on the heel. Field boots will be of black, calf without tops. Also worn is a black velvet hunting cap or safety helmet.

Ladies with colors wear green collars with hunt livery buttons on either black or blue coats; waistcoats may be green; black dress boots will have patent-leather boot tops; velvet hunting cap or safety helmet will be black or blue.

Gentlemen

Gentleman wear a black frock coat or Melton coat with plain black buttons. A gentleman will also wear a canary or tattersall waistcoat; a white shirt with white stock tie and horizontal gold pin; wash, brown or black leather leather gloves or string gloves, and hunting spurs high on the heel. With a Melton coat, gentleman wear buff or tan britches of twill, cord, or leather, boots will be of black calf without boot tops. With a black frock coat, a gentleman will wear white breeches and boots with brown tops. This is appropriate whether or not the gentleman has colours. Also worn is a black velvet hunting cap or safety helmet.

Gentlemen with colors wear a scarlet(red) coat with a green collar, and brass buttons with the KHC insignia. Only white breeches are to be worn with a scarlet coat. Black boots with brown tops are appropriate; black velvet hunting cap or safety helmet.

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Juniors

Juniors may wear a black or dark-colored Melton coat with plain black buttons. A junior will also wear a canary or tattersall waistcoat; a white shirt with white stock tie and horizontal gold pin; buff or tan britches or jodhpurs; wash, brown or black leather leather gloves ; and regular hunting spurs high on the heel. Juniors will wear an ASTM safety helmet with a harness and black cover.