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The sea & the landscape - inspiration for the new Blakeney Gilet

Juliet Kitson
Juliet Kitson
25 Nov 2021

The sea, landscape and stunning colours of the North Norfolk Heritage coast have inspired us in our design of this new gilet ……

The Blakeney Gilet

In an area of unique wild landscape and remarkable beauty lies the pretty village of Blakeney with its traditional flint buildings. The coastal path travels along the quayside through the saltmarshes and compact flint villages with the sound of the waves crashing against the North Sea cliffs, comprised of a mixture of silts, clays sand and gravel. From the shingle spit at Blakeney Point you can watch the seals bobbing in the North Sea.

This North Sea blue colour of our moleskin is hardwearing and durable. When designing this gilet we had in mind low maintenance, comfort, and utility. We have added the double stitching around the Nehru collar and front panels to accentuate this style.

The amber silk lining is reminiscent of the amber that can be found along the hightide mark, tangled in the seaweed after a storm at high seas.

The rust red moleskin of our inner Nehu is the colour of the dark red seaweed typically found out on the shallow reefs in the North Sea.

We often find that the best colour combinations occur naturally in nature!

As always, our gilets are designed here in our studio at our farm in Wiltshire and made up by our tailor in London. We source our moleskins from our mill in Lancashire and our silks from Manchester.

These are a Limited Edition, and we truly hope that you like them.

Ju and Jerome