The CLA Game Fair (or any other game fair or country show) is the best time to dig out your tweeds and give them an outing before the season starts again. Whether it’s sun or rain there’s a shape and style to suit. Hard wearing and water resistant it’s the perfect fabric to keep you snug all day long. I love the heritage behind tweed and it’s practicality too! Anyway, tweed loving aside here are my suggestions on What to Wear for the Game Fair and a guide to the best shops for country clothing.


A bit of sun is the perfect time to don your tweed skirt and a pair of knee high boots (Dubarry, Fairfax & Favour and Really Wild all make my favourites). Team with a crisp cotton shirt for a perfect country appropriate outfit.


Wellies are a must as rain means mud (Sporting Hares do gorgeous ones), also I advise bringing your waxed jacket to keep dry and toasty.


So it’s going to rainy and sunny? Then why not wear a pretty tweed gilet from Indigo Ivy and some smart spanish riding style boots (see Fairfax & Favour’s Explorers). Also Cordings slim for trousers are a perfect addition-their smart and practical and come in loads of colours.

What to wear to the Game Fair- The Country Clothing Shopping List:

Cordings-Great shirts and trousers.

Really Wild-Classic tweeds suitable for city wear.

Dubarry-Unbeatable footwear and good tweeds.

Fairfax & Favour-Beautiful Spanish style boots.

Barbour-The timeless waxed jacket.

Sporting Hares-Great sturdy wellies and fun sunglasses

Joules-Summery dresses, some good tweeds and cute shirts.

HiHo Silver-My favourite silver jewellery.

Indigo Ivy-Gorgeous gilets.

Timothy Foxx-Quirky Tweeds.