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Wellington boots

Wellington boots

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hunter (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rubber with leather lining

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cordings

  • Museum number:

    T.137:1, 2-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Britain, and like other sports, a unique wardrobe – for practicality and safety – has developed around it. Fishing clothes are primarily designed to provide protection and warmth, but, like other sportswear, they have also inspired popular fashion. The shirt fabric here is in the Tattersall country check pattern, which is derived from the blankets used at Newmarket horse auctions. The rust-coloured wool sweater was hand-framed in Scotland. The breeches are tucked into soft, calf-lined boots made by Hunter, makers of the original green Wellington boot for Cordings. Additional protection is provided by Barbour rain-choker and fishing waistcoat.

Physical description

Leather-lined brown rubber Wellington boots.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Hunter (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Rubber with leather lining

Object history note

Part of a fishing outfit compiled by Cordings for the Cutting edge exhibition held at the V&A in 1997.

Registered File number 1996/511.

Descriptive line

Wellington boots, brown rubber with leather lining, Hunter, part of fishing outfit, Great Britain, 1996.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London, England: V&A Publications, 1997, plate 91.

Labels and date

Fishing clothes are primarily designed to provide protection and warmth, but, like other sportswear, they have inspired fashion. The shirt fabric is in the popular Tattersall country check pattern, which derives from the blankets used at Newmarket horse auctions. The rust-coloured wool sweater was hand-framed in Scotland. The breeches are tucked into soft, calf-lined boots made by Hunter, makers of the original green Wellington for Cordings. Additional protection is provided by Barbour rain-choker and fishing waistcoat. [1997]

Materials

Rubber; Leather

Techniques

Lining (process)

Categories

Men's clothes; Footwear; Sport; Fashion; Scotland

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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