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Hunting suit ensemble

Hunting suit ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)
    Vienna (cravat pin, made)

  • Date:

    1930-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    H. Huntsman & Sons (made)
    Turnbull and Asser Ltd. (made)
    Thurston (made)
    A.D. Hauptmann & Co (designers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Aubrey Esson-Scott

  • Museum number:

    T.712 to S-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hunting suit. Black and white shepherd's check tweed jacket with leather yoke, green faced collar. Matching breeches. Green waistcoat with gilt buttons. Pale green woollen shirt, black and white spotted wool cravat, scarlet flannel braces. Leather riding boots. Cravat pin with stag's tooth mount.

Place of Origin

London (made)
Vienna (cravat pin, made)


1930-1939 (made)


H. Huntsman & Sons (made)
Turnbull and Asser Ltd. (made)
Thurston (made)
A.D. Hauptmann & Co (designers)

Object history note

Worn by Aubrey Esson-Scott for stag-hunting

Historical significance: Another rare example of a completely intact man's ensemble from the 1930s.

Descriptive line

Man's hunting suit

Labels and date

Label for the exhibition Shoe: Pleasure and Pain
Shiny Leather
Leather boots are associated with war and physical strength, and have a strong sexual appeal for both men and women. The boot-clad men in homosexual erotica are muscular and bursting with sexual prowess, while uniformed men in boots combine illicit desire and danger. Riding boots even have a fetishist following. Boots are perhaps the only footwear with such universal erotic appeal.
Men’s riding boots
Peal and Co. Ltd
Worn and given by Aubrey Esson-Scott
V&A: T.712H&G-1974 [2015-2016]


Wool; Tweed; Leather; Bone; Flannel


Fashion; Clothing; Sport

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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