The utility look is a popular styling trend which turns functional elements of workwear clothing into a fashion statement. Think cargo pants, overalls and chest bags.
One of the standout pieces from this trend is the utility vest. Often referred to as the ‘fisherman vest’, this functional gilet features a collection of utility pouches ready to house the modern man’s essentials.
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THE UTILITY VEST
Ideal for layering, you can style the utility gilet under a coat during winter.
For transitional seasons, wear over a lightweight jacket
or layered over a t-shirt during warmer seasons. This look is perfect for the festival season!
The utility gilet is a great way to add a contrast of functionality and modernity to your wardrobe. Here are some of my favourite utility vests the high street has to offer.
THE CLASSIC GILET:
The classic utility gilet is detailed with a front zip, multiple functional pockets in a canvas style fabric. Go safe with black colourway or experiment with seasonal style.
THE RE-IMAGINED GILET
The utility gilet is reimagined in new textures to elevate the popular functional vest. Denim and wool are some of the fabrics you can find.
JACK AND JONES
THE MESH GILET:
The openwork design of the mesh creates a lightweight version of the classic utility vest — style over plan woven top for texture contrast.
THE CHEST ACCESSORY
A fusion of the utility gilet and the chest bag to create a functional accessory harnessed around your body.
Do you see yourself incorporating this gilet into your wardrobe?