The Gilet has long been a functional garment used by practical hiking tourists. But also in everyday life it can be an excellent ally to fight unstable climatic seasons. For this reason you have to choose the right Gilet for less adventurous and more casual occasions.
The modern Gilet by North 56°4
Now that it has evolved, it’s easy to find a less puffy Gilet, with an opaque quilting and colors that make it a fashionable garment.
For example, the Gilet you see in this outfit is from North 56°4. I really like that it has a really nice construction and it works really well with so many combinations so it can be dressed up or down for different occasions. North 56°4 is one of the few focused big & tall brands that truly have inclusive fashion, quality and fit at the core of their business.
Where to buy: Fortmens
This, like other brands, are sold by Fortmens, a new English online store (that ships all over the world) very careful to select brands that really know how to make a garment properly for the bigger man starting from 2XL up to 8XL. Products with quality materials, with a modern style and a really high fit chosen by co-founders Gareth and Katie, who have been in the fashion world for 50 years and now want to create a new generation of inclusive men’s clothing.
What often happens is that online stores claim to have brand with big sizes, but their sizing blocks are often not suitable for a big man because they simply ‘size-up’ a smaller fit, creating issues such as arms too slim, neck too tight or length too short.
Fortmens instead focuses on brands that take inclusive clothing as something serious and not as an afterthought to their mass-market collections. Brands such as North 56°4, Redpoint, Ben Sherman, S4 and Casa Moda for example are known for creating plus-size garments with an excellent fit, high quality and this is why they were chosen. In addition, to be sure, the Fortmens team personally selects and measures the garments so that there is more attention to the size charts, which are much more accurate and reliable, making the purchase more pleasant and simple.
What I’m wearing:
Gilet: NORTH 56°4 sold by FORTMENS
Shoes: DR MARTENS