For our Fall 2015 collection we partnered with Harris Tweed® to revamp this versatile style staple. Their wool, handwoven by artisans in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, dates back to the 1800s and is recognized around the world for outstanding quality and durability, making it an ideal addition to this classic piece of Timberland outerwear.
Wrapped in their iconic pattern tweed, and featuring a contrasting shoulder, this wool vest (known to Brits as a gilet) is a standout piece. So-much-so that it hardly needs dressing up to make a statement: just wear it with blue denim, a white T-shirt and a gray sweater for a look that’s put-together, yet refreshingly simple.
As our Senior Menswear Designer, Barry Grainger, explains: “We wanted to try something unexpected here. Harris Tweed® has a rich history with traditional hunting jackets and blazers, but we decided to fuse it with one of our most popular styles to create a really unusual collaboration. The end result is a fabulous, durable down vest with a stand-out wool shell – unique, but reassuringly familiar and authentic."