- About Us
The Vintage Tack Room is a British business specialising in vintage hunting clothes and accessories.
We focus on sourcing beautiful vintage hunting clothes from top British and Irish tailors, boot makers and craftspeople. We also buy and sell high quality secondhand hunting clothes and offer a selected range of new hunting and show attire from brands like Alexander James, Mears, Caldene, Hamilton Hats and Regent.
If you wear or use it on the hunting field, it's likely we sell it. We often also outfit show riders looking for that special 'one off' coat, a handmade show cap, vintage bowler, boots or accessories like showing canes and whips.
If you can't find what you're looking for online do get in touch with us using email@example.com or call 01403 700 953 and we'll try and find it for you - no obligation.
Vintage clothing is not only beautifully made, and made to last, but also offers incredible value for money when compared to the cost of bespoke clothes or boots today. Vintage tailoring also tends to last the fashion test of time. This is classic tailoring at its best and, as a result, it lasts the test of time. A beautiful vintage tweed or hunt coat from the 1960s will fit in as much today as it did in the 60s, and will look as stylish in another 30 year's time.
You cannot beat the fabric, cut and finish of beautiful British bespoke tailoring - you just need to find the piece that fits you.
But don't forget, everything vintage was once new. There will be new lines we select for our store which we think will be the quality vintage pieces of the future.
Why buy from the Vintage Tack Room?
So, why buy from us and not from a wider marketplace, such as online auction sites?
First of all, Vintage Tack Room is part of the hunting community, and a business here to stay. We want to make your purchasing experience a success. We do as much beforehand to help you make decisions, and we offer product refunds within 14-days if what you buy doesn't fit or suit. Whether you use our online store or call us for ideas we will do our best to help you personally.
Secondly, all vintage items are well prepared for sale when they come in; dry-cleaned if necessary, polished, repaired, and we don’t charge for that.
Thirdly, the quality on auction sites is variable and you are not comparing like with like. One seller’s opinion of ‘very good condition’ will be completely different from another's. Here at the Vintage Tack Room, we assess all our items, repair what we can and report what we can’t.
Personal service is foremost. Our customer service standards are vintage too; we love what we do, and we hope it shows, and we build our customer relationships to last. We are always there for you and, if we haven’t got what you want, we will try and find it. Please contact us with any requests, questions or suggestions.
We welcome suggestions as to how to improve our site, our service and which new brands you would like to see stocked.
Visit by appointment
We are predominantly an online business but we're always delighted to have customers visit to browse, shop or just come in for a cup of tea - we just ask that you call or email to make an appointment.
We can be flexible on days and timing whether weekdays, weekends, public holidays or evenings after work...we'll just try to find a time that suits both parties.
We accept credit cards if you want to shop in person.
Shows and Events
We are always at the Festival of Hunting at Peterborough, in July, and in 2017 expect to be at the West of England Hound Show at Honiton too, and the Edenbridge and Oxted Show in Surrey on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
A bit about us
Based in West Sussex we are a husband and wife team - Simon Stilwell and Katherine Burgdorf. We bought The Vintage Tack Room in 2016 having been customers of this wonderful business since its earliest days. We hunt with the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray and, where we can, like to road-test the clothes and equipment we sell.
We are passionate about the countryside - both in Britain and Australia, where Katherine is from. When not working or hunting - or rounding up small children - we enjoy shooting, long distance walking, camping and wild swimming.