Children's Shooting Tweed Breeks, Plus Fours & Trousers
As the world races full speed ahead to embrace new technologic innovations, there’s one classic that resists the tuggings of time: tweed! A mainstay for adults and an essential for children, shooting jackets, plus fours, regular trousers and cosy country coats are all at their finest when made with this high-quality fabric. This timeless material works for any occasion, making your life much easier when it comes to outfitting the kids! Children’s tweed breeks will make the boys all the more giddy to go out hunting with dad, while our children’s tweed hats will complement your daughter’s long locks on a morning well-spent at the stables. An everyday solution to the cold can be found in a gorgeous children’s tweed coat, and we even think you might stop hearing complaints about our famous weather once your child knows what outerwear is in store.
Although tweed may have been around since the 18th century, one great difference in the shopping experience then and now is that these gorgeous tweed pieces of kit are available for you to buy online these days. There’s no longer a need to hop in the car to grab a pair of children’s shooting waistcoats we say! If you fancy high-quality outerwear, check out our amazing products from Walker and Hawkes and if you live in mainland UK, we’ll even deliver them to you for free.
How to Choose the Best Tweed Breeks for ChildrenDepending on what activity you have in mind, there are a variety of choices when it comes to settling on appropriate bottom-half outerwear for your kiddos. Whether you’re in search for breeks or trousers, Walker & Hawkes’ products for children are replete with handy features, such as dropped belt loops to help slide in a favourite belt, elasticised waist and velcro calf straps! Multiple front and back pockets will make these your child's favourite, as they will able to store their little essentials (read: rocks and candy) there!
Now that you’ve settled on tweed as a fabric, all that’s left to do is run through types of tweed trousers and how to style them appropriately.
Types of AttireYou have plus fours, plus twos, breeks and shooting trousers - and they all have subtle variations. Are you pulling your hair out yet? Let’s save that for when your toddler spills spaghetti all over the puppy and get you educated on what choice is suitable for your cheeky tot - this way; you’ll make the best choice possible and have a great hair day!
BreeksBreeks are a general category of garments that fall below the knee and, unlike plus twos and plus fours, fasten with no turnover. Like their cousins (plus twos and plus fours), they are wide in leg width and ideal for a proper day out shooting. They make a gorgeous fashion statement, so even if your tyke isn’t a big hunter, he or she can look as fashionable as ever in a pair of tweed breeks!
Plus Fours & Plus TwosPlus twos and plus fours are closely related to breeks - the only difference is that they do have a turnover at the bottom. Plus twos involve four inches of fabric hugging the leg below the knee and fold over to a final total of two inches of fabric, while plus fours follow exactly the same concept but are double in length below the knee. While plus fours are great for adults, they can be a little long for still-growing legs, so make sure you take your kiddo’s height into consideration if you’re looking for something that provides them with below-the-knee grip. Prince George would be proud!
Shooting TrousersTrousers are versatile pieces of kit that can be worn to build snowmen, help around the yard, and - if they’re old enough - walk the dog! These types don’t fasten below the knee and are great for staying warm while shooting - they just don’t provide the ‘traditional’ hunting look that breeks do. That said, they can be used in a variety of situations (we wouldn’t wear breeks to a football match, but trousers are certainly game!) while still providing style.
Here’s the good news: if you’re still toggling between whether to go for breeks or no-fasten trousers, our options come with velcro straps. This means that even though they do provide fastening below the knee for the fussiest of children and the most proper of occasions - or hunts - they can be velcroed loosely to offer a more casual look on lazy Sundays.
Occasion and SeasonTo put it bluntly, your own little prince or princess’ wardrobe isn’t complete until they’ve scored a pair of tweed trousers (in the general sense) from mum and dad - or perhaps, erm, Father Christmas. Rest assured that tweed is a perfect choice for all seasons - it’s warm, insulated, waterproof and yet provides some breathability in warmer months, especially when woven with cotton.
You may be wondering if you need different options for different occasions. The short answer is a relief, as we know that you don’t need more possessions on your hands when it comes to your kids - they’ve practically taken over the whole house! You don’t need more than one or two options on hand, and can even use the same pair of sturdy trousers on more than one tot: the elasticated waistbands accommodate various stages of growth!
Whatever the occasion, you know your boys will get their clothes dirty, but our trousers have you figuratively covered (and your kiddos literally covered), as our high-quality tweed is waterproof and won’t let those mud spots turn into mud stains.
However, if you do want different options to distinguish between formal and casual, winter and summer, playtime and dinner - we do have various options. Our choices come in both dark sage and light sage, and while sage is a perennial colour perfect for all seasons and classy enough for all occasions, we recommend going with the darker choice for winter, fall, and formal occasions, and opting for the lighter hue in spring, summer, and for all things casual.
And don’t worry for even a second about sizing - although those waistbands can adjust to any size of tummy, we do have a sizing chart that scales from size 22 to 30 (roughly ages 3 to 10). We warn you though: even when they become teenagers interested in looking cool but nonchalant, they still won’t want to outgrow these stunners!
How to StyleOne of the greatest benefits of wearing tweed bottoms is that they are adaptable to any situation and can be styled in so many different ways. Look no further than the littlest royals for proof!
Although determining just how to style them for each event can be overwhelming, think about it this way: you only need a couple pairs of go-to trousers for your son or daughter, and you’re good to go! No overflowing drawers of little pants, no bucketloads of mini trousers to launder. Besides, we’re here to walk you through each look and how to achieve it, so let’s get started.
For a high profile event, like watching a royal wedding on the telly (we kid), dress your tot up in a dark pair of breeks with a crisp, ironed button up, a waistcoat, a tweed jacket when it’s chilly out and - if you’re feeling fancy - a bowtie. Leather accessories, like loafers and a belt, are great additions to ensure your little one is looking smarter than a prince. Little girls can sweeten up a tomboy look with graceful tops and hair accessories to go with their tweed trousers.
For sporting - such as riding or shooting - pair your tyke’s breeks with traditional sports attire. For a day out in the fields, remember to slip a pair of shooting socks on their cute little feet and fasten them with mini garters for a signature look! They may still be learning the ropes, but they’ll look the sharpest of the bunch in their fancy gear.
A day spent riding should be a day spent looking fashionable, so pair a great pair of sage trousers with leather boots, a crisp polo and a belt are basic necessities. We always recommend a helmet in the saddle, but if they’re just helping out at the barn or too young to ride yet, a tweed flat or baker boy cap is almost necessary.
For casual activities or playtime, anything goes! A simple cotton top works wonders with loose tweed trousers, and a knit sweater is perfect for colder weather. After styling your child in such a way, you’ll be wondering why you don’t just copy their look! When you grace the streets in a matching style, people will think you dressed your child according to your look, and not the other way around! Don’t worry - your secret is safe with us.
In sum, whatever activity your child loves to engage in - even if it’s just creating up a mess - a pair of smart tweed breeks or trousers will have them looking the best-dressed and cutest of the lot! One pair can go a long way, so no sacrifices of your money, sanity, or closet space are necessary; the only result will be a very put-together, happy child.
When finding the perfect pair of kids trousers, what is it that you’re looking for? Is it durability? Is it style? Is it comfort? Or is it all of the above?! Well, as luck would have it, we’re for having your cake and eating it two - that’s why we have spent a great deal of time curating a range of trousers for your kids that will stand the test of time and even survive all of those grass stains! Working with only the best companies, including Walker and Hawkes, you can rest assured that these are not just any pair of trousers, far from it, your son or daughter will walk with their tiny head held high in quality attire.
Children are phenomenal little souls, so free to be themselves with absolute confidence and in no way worrying about what anyone else may think, we should all take a leaf out of their book and be more like that ourselves. But for now, make the most of that absolute joy and freedom to let them dress in the most fabulous attire that we all wish we had the confidence to wear. Our glorious land has developed some spiffing legwear, including breeks, plus fours, and plus twos, these are just a few of the options that one has when having a weekend away for a shooting and hunting trip.
So make the most of being in the glorious outdoors, and dress your kiddos as nature intended - in phenomenally stylish country trousers!