LADY'S SPORTING OUTFIT, c. 1910 Riding or hunting, khaki wool twill, long fitted jacket, horseshoe shaped pockets, back vent w/ oil cloth facing, gold wool faux vest, matching jodphurs, suede inner thigh patches, brown buttons to hip & at side legs.
Tailoring firm Redfern and Co. made this riding jacket for May Primrose Littledale. During the mid-1880s Redfern incorporated braiding into many of their designs for walking outfits and outdoor jackets. The Queen magazine of 10 May 1884 commented on some particularly striking examples including, 'The "Hungarian" ... lavishly adorned with finest mohair braid, and finished with knotted cords; and the "Polish", of royal blue "faced" cloth ... handsomely braided across the front.'
British riding habit: 1750-59: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.