Equestrian styles on King’s Street

Posted: November 1, 2011 in Boutiques
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We were galloping along Kungsgatan (King’s Street) on our way to a certain café when our attention was diverted by a large, immobile liquorice-black horse with shocking-pink ankle warmers. Holding the reigns was horse enthusiast Elvira, age 7.

On a whim, we stepped inside the store called Häst och Hund to check out the latest trends in equine fashion.
Virtually all of the shirts, jackets and pants are designed specifically for riding or competing on horses. A long beige jacket by Shockemöhle Sports of Germany was actually a trainer’s jacket, with zippered slits on the sides to make room for a saddle.
A display of fuzzy stretch objects looked to me like headbands made popular decades ago by Swedish tennis great Björn Borg. But they turned out to be cuffs to protect the head of the horse from a halter. Some people who have no special interest in horses visit the store located at Kungsgatan 30 to buy distinctive long boots made by Hunter. Photos: Alexander Farnsworth.

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