A truly classic camel cashmere gilet with royal blue velvet inner and outer Nehru collar, evoking the colours of the ancient Silk Route.
Camel has been a wardrobe staple for the last 60 years, never truly going out of fashion. In fact the humble and very British camel coat was launched at the end of wartime in 1919. The British designer, Jaeger, claims to have invented the first camel coat by weaving camel hair and later creating outerwear for the military when war struck again.
Today the term “camel” more often than not refers to the colour rather than the actual material and there is nothing more classic than a camel gilet and nothing more flattering. Our Khyber gilet is a contemporary take on this truly classic look. A gilet that will take you from day to night, formal to casual. As an autumnal layer (but nothing to stop you wearing it in Spring and Summer too), seasonal colours tend to look great and are better suited with colder weather. To elevate a casual look, style with dark navy jeans or chinos and a crisp pale blue or white shirt. In warmer months this gilet looks wonderful over a linen shirt with the sleeves rolled up and styled with navy chinos or jeans for a super casual and chic look…. no Arthur Daley in site!
Bottom buttonhole stitched in matching royal blue cotton of the Nehru collar
Royal blue flat piping detail around the lining
Dry clean only
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