Wellington Boots

1996 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Wellington Boot
  • Wellington Boot
Materials and Techniques
Rubber with leather lining
Brief Description
Wellington boots, brown rubber with leather lining, Hunter, part of fishing outfit, Great Britain, 1996.
Physical Description
Leather-lined brown rubber Wellington boots.
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Given by Cordings
Object history
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.
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London : V&A Publications, 1997plate 91
Collection
Accession Number
T.137:1, 2-1996

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record createdOctober 7, 2003
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