Gilet Season has started

It's like Tit Monday, but the tits are finance bros. 

Do you think they've got some winter suits with the jackets tailored a bit more forgivingly to accommodate the Patagucci gilet?

I suspect they must do as otherwise it's going to be rather restrictive.

I've also noticed that fleece gilets with leather piping are obviously only sold in certain outlets frequented by some City works and Army officers.

A few in the office!

 

I actually have a Jack Wills gillet but I like to wear it simply over a sleeveless vest which I think gives it a different vibe.

got to wear a suit jacket but want to keep warm? gilet!

 

tighter silhouette than wearing an overcoat, and you can wear around the office.

 

 

They are fab on a cooler day when you want to keep the wind off the core for a bit of extra warmth but don't need a full fleece or jacket.  Naturally they are at their best doing something like sailing at night in the Med or near the tropics.

'They are fab on a cooler day when you want to keep the wind off the core for a bit of extra warmth but don't need a full fleece or jacket.  Naturally they are at their best doing something like sailing at night in the Med or near the tropics'

Hard agree.

The only time I come across this item is on a hike or beach. I have never seen them in an office. Aren’t you hot Clubman? 

Gilets? Now we are talking. Unfortunately, I am still wearing my black north face gilet from 2002, which is desperately trying to die on me. I’d buy a new one, but inflation means they are about £250 and I am too tight. 

I love that Patagonia has become the finance bro gilet of choice. A rah rah rah 23 year old JP Morgan analyst could not be less aligned with the brand image of Patagonia. Punk’d.

I only know one person who wears a gilet

never thought of it as a fashion crime before, not particularly

gilets are great, particularly when it's a little bit nippy and you're wfh but don't want to put the heating on / have the faff of wearing a proper coat. 

I have just established Patagonia do very light weight ones which explains this. 

So unsexy compared to a shirt. The uniform of the dull sexless City office of 2023. 

I have one with pockets, to throw on for gardening or dog walking because most of my stupid lady clothes have no pockets. 

Don't think I'd wear it elsewhere, it's very much a young farmer look in the northern shires. Style with a ruddy face for the Tory conference.

tan shoes, chinos and a blue or pink shirt are practically de rigueur around here.  "no more suits! nor more uniforms" "oh. look..."

 

I was always wondering what happened to British fashion and London as a fashion capital of the world when squashed between a Longchamp nylon or LV blue/white checkered tote on the left and a gilet with chinos, tan shoes and a light blue shirt on the right on the District line. British exceptionalism does not extend to how to dress/behave. Stay in your lane/social class. Shame really. 

I guess I should be glad the trousers seem to be less slim-fit cut than in my days on the tube. I guess that having to sit in those tight trousers all day during covid times really helped to change fashion.

"gilet with chinos, tan shoes and a light blue shirt"

you're describing 95% of my colleagues.  we also permit pink shirts.

 

we also permit pink shirts

Reminds me of a comment made by a former colleague, not particularly known for his PC approach to life

I'm meeting X in house counsel for lunch today. I've made a special effort to generate rapport with him by wearing a pink shirt because X is a massive poof.

Do they sail well?  I reckon you'd be better off sailing in a gulet rather than a gilet.

I'd love to have a gulet tbh.

Uniqlo ftw. Inside any jacket. Safe deep vertical inside pockets perfect for travelling. Also I choose to believe I am achieving a Kendall Roy look.