Combatting trans-seasonal weather with a fashionable men’s gilet is one of the best winter wardrobe hacks that we know of.
Here at Standout, we have a whole host of winter-approved men’s gilets to choose from. With popular sleeveless jacket styles from designer menswear brands such as EA7, Tommy Hilfiger and Barbour, befriending the functional gilet jacket this winter will keep you looking stylish and sophisticated, all whilst remaining on-trend and ready to tackle the unpredictable weather season. Keep reading our Standout guide on how best to style a gilet, as we share our favourite styling tips and tricks, guaranteed to help keep you looking cool, refined and comfortable – whatever the weather may bring.
How should a men’s gilet fit?
From padded to fleeced, quilted to woolly – there’s a complex range of men’s designer gilets at Standout.co.uk, but the ideal fit can differ between different gilet styles, brands and personal preference. As a general rule of thumb when it comes to deciding on how best a gilet should fit, the armholes of your gilet should be roomy enough to comfortably allow longer layers to fit underneath, but fitted enough to allow your gilet to sit underneath a winter jacket. Overall, the ideal fit is down to individual preference, but whether you wish to style up your gilet with a graphic long-sleeved tee, or a thick-fleece jumper, there should be enough room to guarantee either of these styles can fit comfortably underneath without any restriction.
How should men wear gilets?
Gilet jackets offer the versatility to style up however you please, whether you prefer to stand out from the crowd with a striking patterned men’s gilet such as The North Face Nuptse Gilet in Camo £119.95, or keep things cool and understated with a muted gilet such as the Padded Tommy Hilfiger Gilet in Jet Black £154.95 – the interchangeable nature of the gilet jacket allows men to layer up this fashion statement in a multitude of ways. Looking for an easy yet stand-out style? Keep things neutral. Opt for a slim, padded gilet jacket in a workable hue such as black, grey or navy to keep things smart and sophisticated. This way, your gilet jacket can be worked into a variety of outfits, whether you’re layering it up underneath a suit for a warm, smart approach to everyday workwear – or you’re sliding a gilet atop of a casual polo shirt and chino combination for a refined off-duty look, pairing a muted colour gilet with an assortment of outfits is a style that works and remains a wardrobe-ready alternative to a bulky winter jacket.
Our Standout-approved Designer Men’s Gilets
The sophisticated diamond style pattern of this Scotch & Soda quilted gilet for men is a smart quilting alternative to standard gilets, offering more styling points for those who prefer a more polished day-to-day look. Featuring an elasticated collar for comfort around the neck and a classic zip-up fastening, this gilet would be best styled with a long-sleeved jumper, and a classic pair of dark denim jeans such as our most-popular Levis 501 Jeans £59.95, for a smart yet laid back look that is designed to keep you warm.
Contemporary meets sporty with Emporio Armani’s EA7 range of menswear, and the sporty design of the EA7 men’s gilet is no exception. Sold with its own branded bag that is perfect for packing away for mini-breaks, the slim EA7 gilet fuses fashionable fabrics, trendy logos and refined styling details to create the perfect collaboration of both sportswear and fashion. This designer gilet for men is best suited for those who prefer a relaxed styling approach and can be easily styled with a pair of grey track joggers, such as the Tommy Hilfiger Track Joggers in Grey £54.95. Add a fashionable pair of kicks and layer up with a warm tracksuit sweater for a stylish, loungewear-ready look.
Inspired by The North Face’s original 1996 Nuptse gilet, this retro reinvented men’s gilet jacket is available at Standout in a whole host of winter-ready colourways. We recommend the British Khaki colourway, as this smart-gilet offers an easy way to add some depth to a weather-ready outfit, thanks to the eye-catching colour blocking design. Padded with 800 fill goose down for superior insulation, as well as featuring a cleverly compact hood folded into the collar, this innovative hooded gilet provides everything you need for the unpredictable British weather, as well as looking understated and stylish. Pair up The North Face khaki gilet with a warm black sleeve top, a pair of light denim jeans and a waterproof pair of white leather trainers such as our Lacoste Gradual Trainers £74.95, for a smart-casual style that will help keep you warm and fashionable on those awkward in-between weather days.
Designer Gilets for men at Standout.co.uk
Here at Standout.co.uk, we stock a whole host of designer outerwear from leading menswear brands at affordable prices, so we’re pretty confident we have a gilet jacket style to suit your individual style preferences. Take a look at our whole men’s designer gilet collection online at Standout.co.uk to keep up to date with the freshest menswear finds. Looking for further winter-ready fashion inspiration? Take a look at our Best Winter Jackets and Coats for men blogpost.