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Guide: Made to Measure Leather Gilet

Embrace Leather As A Seasonal Staple

The bodywarmers have been recently introduced in gentleman winter wardrobes and redesigned as fashionable gilet (or a “down vest” in the United States). Leather is that most robust of materials that, as a sartorial statement, can be at turns rebellious or effortlessly elegant. As part of SCABAL’s Autumn/Winter wardrobe, leather plays a number of roles, most notably to add some sturdy structure to its down-lined gilets.

Compliment Your Gentleman Winter Wardrobe

A practical addition to those seasonal staples, the gilet keeps the core of the body warm while still keeping an outfit relatively lightweight and luxuriously tactile. It’s an item that can help dress down more structured tailoring or styled beneath an overcoat. The contrasting textures are at home in a classic autumn ensemble, and over workwear adds an edge to classic suits.

In a neutral black, grey or navy the gilet is at its most versatile, an item that can be incorporated into almost any look and the perfect partner for chunky knits and crisp shirts. A bolder choice is a season-suitable brown: still easily paired (not least with the dark indigo of a good pair of jeans) but makes a bit more of a statement.

Personalise Your Leather Pieces

Better still, it can be made-to-measure for the most personalised finish. The finest quality leather is used in SCABAL’s supple suedes and hand-crafted in Italy. The lining, for the best possible warmth, uses real goose down. The results are one of this season’s most adaptable items of outerwear.

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