Our new reversible vest does double duty, available in either a rich tweed or a sturdy bedford cord, both of which reverse to an outdoorsy quilted nylon.
Pay attention at the back, gentleman, and prepare yourselves for a lesson in the “classics.” Our new reversible vests fall under the category of what I like to call “rurban accessomorphosis” which is, of course, the Latin name for what we more commonly refer to as the ‘gilet’, one of the most versatile and useful garments known to the male wardrobe.
“Rurban” because they bridge the gap between city and countrywear, a combination of rural and urban. In Milan, that notable tribe of style-mongers known as the “MMM” (or, the Middle Aged Millionaire Milanese), wear gilets over their jackets or suits for zipping around town on their scooters. At first glance, a gilet may seem like a jacket without sleeves, but it is this peculiar lack which makes them so very useful for taking sharp corners on a scooter. Our reversible version, available in either bedford cord or checked wool tweed, can also happily do double duty when walking the dog in the countryside.