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Lust List: Glorious Grouse

August 7th, 2014

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As one of the fashion capitals of the world, we think it’s fair to say that us Brits know a thing or two about style. With our new monthly Lust List, we’ve decided each month to select our favourite luxury lust-haves from the many great British designers and makers that are upholding are stylish status.

For our first Lust List, and with the Glorious Twelfth around the corner, we’re paying homage to Britain’s shooting heritage and celebrating the start of the game season with our top grouse-inspired picks. So whether sporting some grouse socks on your first season drive, or serving up a delicious grouse for you next dinner party, make sure you do this year’s Glorious Twelfth in style.



Holland & Holland Dog & Grouse Silk Tubular Scarf – £350

One for the ladies who shoot, get some lavish outdoor comfort and treat yourself to this sumptuously soft 100% silk scarf from Holland and Holland, one of Britain’s top luxury gun makers. Beautifully crafted with designs from gun engravings and grouse hunting scenes, this scarf is the perfect light accessory for your summer shooting party. The brand is also rumoured as a favourite of Prince Charles himself – gaining the royal stamp of approval.



Lomond Grouse Embroidered Shooting Sock – £29.95

During a long day’s shoot, it’s imperative you keep those feet warm and comfortable. These olive and deep red Merino wool Lemond shooting socks embroidered with grouse will do nicely.



Purdey Velour Sidesweep Hat with Leather Band and Feathers – £825

Shoot in style with this fabulously elegant velour side-sweep hat. Designed by Philip Treacy exclusively for Purdey – who have been providing Britain’s shoots with unrivalled craftsmanship for over two hundred years – hopefully by the end of your day hunting, you’ll be going home with not only a feather in your cap, but a grouse too.



Burleigh Blue Asiatic Pheasant Rectangular Dish – £44.50

This unique collection would not be complete without something exquisite to serve your first prize game catch at dinner. It may not be grouse but this blue pheasant dish from Burleigh, the experts in high quality English ceramics for over a century, is the perfect item for serving up your grouse in style.



The Famous Grouse 40yo Rare Blend Whiskey with Decanter – £1750

Last but certainly not least, toast to your day’s winnings with the unique decanter of the well-loved Famous Grouse whisky. The intensely fruity and slightly spicy blend is the ideal finish to your game shoot.


The Famous Grouse Ice Cube Tray – £3.00

Go a step further and pair your drinks with their charming grouse-shaped ice cubes for that final touch.