The shepherd would have a brown hat and trousers, and a green or brown jacket. His waistcoat would be grey or brown, and his boots would be matt black. His shirt would be white or cream. A crook may be fashioned out of fuse wire. Smooth haired collies, standing and crouching, would be black, with white faces, chest and lower legs, and the tip of the tail. The old English sheepdogs should be painted light grey with dark patches, no need to paint the eyes!