Lodgewear: Items, mostly clothes, that are sportsman themed, and are generally worn in or around a hunting lodge, a glamp, SEWE parties, PWAF, or the Dallas Safari Club Expo. Of high quality, the Lodgewear items are intentional nods to the outdoor lifestyle, and include gear that you might not see in a typical office environment – like exotic skins, hunting themed pants, camouflage, and shooting sweaters that go straight from the clay course to the dinner table. It’s in celebration, but there are rules:
1. You better be a good shot. If you go 0-fer on the hunt, or forget to load your gun, then you are not allowed to participate in #Lodgewear, nor are you allowed to make any comments regarding those that do. If you do kill birds, bust clays, or down a deer, then by all means….
2. Fit is key, as with everything. If you are going for the Sportsman’s GTH look, it better fit well.
3. Never together. Mix and match one or two pieces into an outfit, and that’s about it. Throwing all of it together makes you look like a hunting TV show host with a fake English accent.
From top left:
1. Ball and Buck Hunter’s Shirt: A must-iron oxford shirt, upgraded with a shooting shoulder and the iconic Ball and Buck shotgun shooter logo.
2. Purdey Shooting Sweater: Why wear a normal sweater, when leather shoulders are an option.
3. Colonel Littleton Leather Tumbler Sleeve: The Lodgewear version of the girly-monogrammed Yeti tumblers. Much tougher. P.S. – Please don’t monogram your Yeti tumblers.
4. Beretta Hovis Field Shirt: For the non-janitor look (all brown and blaze) guy, which should be all of us. A great plaid is as welcome as a dog on point.
5. Ball and Buck Sportman’s Blazer: When a jacket is required in the dining room…all of the taxidermy will be watching intently.
6. Onward Reserve Rattlesnake Belt: Usually reserved for those that have actually killed a rattlesnake, I’ll give this one a pass if you had a seriously successful day in the field. Or if you actually killed a rattlesnake.
7. Sid Mashburn Camo Trousers: If camo pants are acceptable, then by all means, take advantage. These bad boys paired with some tassel loafers are a bold Lodgewear statement.
8. Onward Reserve Blue Ridge Shooting Sweater: For the subtle Lodgewear guy – the tonal shoulders provide the protection, while avoiding shouting from the rooftop.
9. Orvis Zambizi Pants: Any leather-adorned pants are essential Lodgewear. It’s tough around the camp, and you wouldn’t want to injure yourself putting your keys in your pocket. Plan accordingly.
10. Trumbull Rhodes Cheshire Scarf: Everybody is comfortable with the wool plaid scarf. Push the limits with something a little more English. Again – refer to rule 3, this is your flair.
11. Wm. Lamb Davis Hunt Scene GTH Pants: The coolest hunt scene wallpaper-esque design on pants.
12. Russell Moccasin Air Ship Moccasins: The ‘lodge’ of Lodgewear indicates that you might stay the night. No overnight bag is complete without a pair of alligator hide slippers. Perfect for pre-hunt coffee drinking and gun cleaning.
13. Allen Edmonds Pheasant Socks: Hunting season is usually cold, and while I’m all about the sans socks lifestyle, I do enjoy warm ankles. Lodgewear socks adorned with the game you aren’t hunting is the power move. It shows that you have range, and aren’t a one-trick pony.
14. Grainger McKoy Quail Belt Buckle: This buckle is just cool. Seriously cool.
15. Tecovas Dillon Boots: Continuing with the exotic theme, tell me there’s a better way to get into some Caiman boots?
More to come. Until then, happy shooting.
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