Sleeveless gilets, for comfort and style
Sleeveless gilets have always been a firm favourite among men who lead an active, outdoor and hands-on lifestyle. Now, they’ve become a casual-wear classic! From the trendy sleeveless padded jacket
to the ultra-comfortable sleeveless fleece (not to mention a whole host of lighter models), these gilets are everywhere. Let’s take a closer look.
A gilet for every season
When the temperature starts to drop, you’ll want one of these three sleeveless models:
1. Sleeveless padded jackets: these are very much in fashion and are available in any colour you want. They’re great to wear around town, or out in the country.
2. Wool or imitation suede gilets: lined with fleece or fake fur, these are stylish and protect against the cold.
3. Sleeveless fleeces: these are warm and comfortable, and the easiest to look after. Throw them in the washing machine and they’ll dry quickly, so you can get straight back out there!
In autumn, try a quilted gilet with a little less padding, a thinner fleece or even a softshell jacket.
And in spring and summer, you’ll want one of our lightweight models. Our cotton jackets are great in warm weather, and the mesh-lined microfibre model will keep you comfortable.
All the colours and extras you could ask for in a gilet!
When choosing a colour, it’s simple. If you want a gilet you can wear with as many of your sweaters
as possible, then you’ll want a fairly neutral colour such as brown, grey, black, navy or beige. These go with almost everything. But if your wardrobe is already packed with plain, neutral tones, you might want a brighter colour – red, for example – for a little contrast.
You’re going to want a zip fastening and a raised collar to keep out the chill. Aside from that, however, it all comes down to preference. Some models come with a hood and some without, and you can choose two or more pockets. It’s really up to you!