Like the phraseology, the clothing translates from its Austrian origins into the English-speaking world as quite unlike anything home-grown. Its foreign accent remains, leaving a unique impression of European aristocracy.
With the arrival of autumn comes the new range of Habsburg clothing. Damen and Herren are catered for, with bold, statement coats and jackets and exquisitely detailed accessories. Habsburg clothing is not inexpensive but it delivers quality in proportion to its cost, like for example the Niklas and Franz Suede jackets below.
Among the season’s highlights, seek out the ladies ‘Cleo’ jacket. It combines the country classic materials of woolen herringbone, supple suede and knitted wool to create a stylish, warm, practical an distinctive out-door jacket.
It would look equally at home picking-up with a pair of retrievers behind the line on a shoot day as it would on a Sunday trip to the pub.
Habsburg scarves are unequalled for design, quality and feel. The Jagddruck Scarf is 100% cashmere and is guaranteed to keep the chill out while feeling beautifully soft and itch-free to the touch, come rain or shine. The finely detailed design, in muted hues becomes an effective camouflage pattern from a distance, making it equally suited to close-up inspection in formal surroundings as it is to doing service in the field.
For Men, the Antonius Coat and Gilet creates the impression of the most beautiful duffle-coat ever seen, crafted from beautifully-cut, dark forest green, virgin wool cloth, with field-style bellows pockets and additional hand-warmer pockets at the sides. The removable gilet transforms it into the ultimate luxury cold weather beater. The quilted gilet is lined with nothing less than European hamster fur. The coat also has a removable fur-lined hood to complete the opulence.
Another unique Habsburg hunting-inspired garment not seen in any main-stream British sporting collection is the Walter Hunting Trouser, based on a classic European design. Made from appropriately dark-green, 100% wool, loden cloth, it has ankle zips for a close fit, cargo pockets and a button fly. Like much of Habsburg’s range, it is the ultimate luxury interpretation of the hunting garment which inspired it.
Elsewhere in the collection, wool, silk, loden, fur and cashmere are blended into perfectly stylish, very wearable, heritage pieces; instant classics that will grace the best wardrobes for decades to come.
Also new to the range:
For the full range of Autumn / Winter 2022 Habsburg clothing, see: westleyrichards.com/habsburg