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Shocker: Downton's Fashion Faux Pas

16/12/2011 15:35 | Updated 22 May 2015

Yikes. Downton Abbey has made the mother of all fashion faux pas in its Christmas special.

Thankfully Hugh Bonneville is not sporting a Lipsy bandage dress teamed with Wellington boots - instead the heinous fashion crime relates to the historical accuracy of the show's hunting gear.

downton-abby-fashionJust look at them. It's disgusting. Photo: ITV

And who better to spot this style travesty than Tony Jackson, former editor of Shooting Times magazine and all-round gun enthusiast. In a letter to the Telegraph Jackson wrote: "The episode is set in 1919–20, but the guns are dressed in the garb of the 1890s.

"No driven game shot in the Twenties would have been seen wearing leather gaiters. All would have worn plus fours, stockings, leather boots and, possibly, light–coloured spats."

Tony, you took the words right out of our mouths.

So let us say this: Downton, you might have 1000 Golden Globe nominations under your belt* - but we're afraid you won't get the MyDaily (or Tony Jackson) seal of approval until you get the fashion bit right. And that's a fact.

*Actually it's four, but we exaggerated for emphasis

On the upside here's one woman who knows exactly how to dress for a shooting party:

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