7 Man's shirt-jacket is hand-tailored of Spanish su�de, has side vents, zipper pockets, horn buttons ($75). Lightweight felt field hat is the Christy ($14.50: both at Abercrombie & Fitch).
8 Authentic African safari kit is made in Nairobi of cotton twill. Jacket has belt, bellows pockets ($28.50), pants have adjustable waist straps ($17: both Saks Fifth Avenue). Paul Brine wears it at a Long Island field trial.
Around the pits
Sports cars and the fans who drive them or watch them have the raciest look in the field. This fall's pace-setters, shown here at Thompson Raceway, are sweaters in bold color combinations and patterns: su�ded leathers, the rougher-looking the better, turtle necks, ascots, flame-proof coveralls and, for the pit woman, a water-and-weather-repellent shirt dress. As a final touch, snug-fitting new windproof helmets make even the spectators look like hot drivers.
1 Blond shearling coat ($145, Samuel Robert: Neiman-Marcus; Saks Fifth Avenue) is Didi Ladd's topper for sweater and pants. Short-cuffed gloves are wool knit (Hansen).
2 Corduroy coat, the Goal Coat, has plaid blanket lining, knitted button-up muffler collar ($40, Zero King: John David; Woolf Bros.).
3 Hooded jacket of golden wool coating ($30, Pembroke Squires for Cabana: Field-Schlick; Lord & Taylor) is worn by Bonnie Dalzell.
4 Poplin coat in 37-inch length has Orion-pile lining, is water-repellent ($30, Buck Skein Brand: Abraham & Straus; Broadstreet's).
5 Quilted jacket, Baked Alaska, is lightweight nylon with wool-knit collar, cuffs ($29.50, McCregor-Douiger: R. H. Macy; Mattson's).
6 A rain dress of water-repellent blend of Da-cron-and-cotton, brass-buttoned ($23, Ricci for Haymaker: Bloomingdale's; Joseph Magnin) is worn by Didi with a striped helmet.