The quilted waistcoat or body warmer has been part of the men’s wardrobe for years, with pieces made mainly from technical fabrics. They can also be made in more noble fabrics such as waterproofed wool flannels for a warmer, more elegant look.
Italian draper Vitale Barberis Canonico is renowned the world over. For over 350 years, this family-run weaving house has been creating top-quality fabrics. These fabrics are distinguished by their finesse, softness and durability. From elegant suits to haute couture, Vitale Barberis Canonico fabrics combine traditional craftsmanship with innovation to create timeless, unique designs.
This waistcoat is made from a flannel of 95% wool and 5% polyurethane with a water-repellent membrane. Flannel is a soft, warm fabric that provides comfort and warmth as well as being breathable. The polyurethane has hydrophobic properties, which means it helps repel water and makes the coat more resistant to light weather. What’s more, the water-repellent membrane makes the overcoat water-resistant by preventing water from penetrating the fabric. In other words, it means the jacket can repel water and stay dry even in wet or humid weather.
Navy blue is a versatile and timeless colour that suits many occasions. It is considered a safe and elegant choice, suitable for professional environments, formal events but also for more casual occasions. Last but not least, the colour is renowned for its ability to highlight different skin and hair tones, making it a flattering option for many men.
This quilted jacket is fully lined with tone-on-tone fabric and is complemented by a mid-length collar. As well as the quilting, the lining adds a thin layer of fabric for extra comfort in cooler weather. The higher collar helps to keep the warmth at the top of the chest.
This waistcoat has 2 angled zipped pockets. Corner pockets on an overcoat offer both an interesting aesthetic and practical functionality. They add a distinctive visual detail to the waistcoat while adding a touch of balance to the silhouette. The zip provides extra security for the pockets.
Noteworthy options on this waistcoat are the 5cm line spacing, the snap fastened throat and the gun metal style buttons. The spacing of the quilting lines creates a regular, modern relief.
Discover the navy blue body warmer from every angle.
Whether you’re looking to keep your body warm or add some modern style to your outfit, this piece is a must-have to complete your wardrobe.
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