I’ve had my Schoffel gilet for almost a year now, as I got it as a present for my sixteenth birthday last September, and I honestly don’t think there has been a week I have gone without wearing it. I thought I would share my views on it for anyone who is thinking about getting one or just wanted to have a nosy about what I think about the brand.
I had wanted a Schoffel gilet for a while before my birthday but it was the kind of thing I couldn’t justify buying it myself so I was more than overjoyed to get one for my birthday. I had to have it in navy as I often joke that my wardrobe is ‚Fifty Shades of Navy‘ and anything else just wouldn’t go! We got mine from Philip Morris and Son and they were very helpful, especially as we had to exchange it for a different size. I would definitely deal with them again, you can find the link to my exact gilet here.
The gilet itself is made from Polartec® Thermal Pro® 200 weight fleece and is trimmed with Alcantara®, a suede-like material. The Lyndon gilet is for women and it has a drawcord at the back where you can cinch the waist in to give a more fitted look. It has also got two zipped pockets which are handy for keeping your phone (or other valuables) in on country pursuits . The gilet itself is warm and great for layering or wearing as a light jacket over a nice shirt or light jumper. I would say that it is true to size and you can always draw in the waist a bit.
I have really put my gilet to the test, on some cold days at the yard and on the hunting field, out shooting and at point to point events this year. It’s a great outdoor piece of clothing and you can dress it up too. I know a lot of people with one and I think all of my friends would say the same.
I think that it is a timeless piece. It will never go out of style, especially paired with a pair of good wellies or some country boots. If any of you are thinking about getting one but are a bit undecided I say go for it. It is definitely one of my favourite pieces of clothing and I don’t know how I lived without it to be honest with you. The only thing is, once you have one you find yourself wanting more. Or the half zip fleece, or the full zip fleece, the whole range. They’re more addictive than a good pair of shoes! If you’ve got a Schoffel comment down below which colour it is! **All Opinions are my own and are not influenced or sponsored by the brands