The rain has come and the sun has disappeared. It’s the time of the year that has most Gents staring into the wardrobe, questioning what to wear. It’s that tricky autumnal period between summer and winter where an extra layer is required but the heavy coat is just that – too heavy. That’s where the gilet comes into play.

Described by Wiki as a sleeveless jacket resembling a waistcoat or blouse’ – the gilet warms the chest and offers a stylish resistance to the lower temperatures.

 Great when layered over office wear and suitable for casual weekends – take a look at our top five gilet choices for Autumn / Winter 2013.


Mansfield Gilet by Jack Wills.

This feather filled gilet features a detachable hood and brushed flannel check lining.

Available in Damson, Black, Navy, Ginger, Green and Rust.

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Rancher Gilet by GANT.

Available in Navy and Kelly Green, the Rancher is corduroy lined at the collar, hem and sleeves with a two-way zip closure and two front pockets.


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Foldable Down Feather Gilet – H.E. by Mango.

       This ultra light gilet has a funnel collar and zip fastening and comes equipped with it’s own it’s own carrier.

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Victor Padded Bodywarmer by Tommy Hilfiger.

A stylish gilet with an elasticised hem and a subtle Hilfiger flag pin on the stand-up collar.

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Skipsea Gilet by Barbour.

Originating from it’s heritage Boatyard collection, this Barbour gilet features a corduroy collar with a detachable hood and a concealed zip close front underneath the traditional loop-and-hook fastening. Available in Navy and Sandstone.

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