Oakland Wax Gilet - John Partridge

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  • $139.00
  • Regular price $225.00
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This is a European Cut - Make sure and take your measurements before purchase... for men it's best to size up one or two sizes... for women one size... 

The Oakland is a classic men's waxed gilet or waistcoat, with a quilted lining for extra warmth, and both hand warmer pockets and bellows pockets to carry a day's kit. There is even a large inside pocket as well.

Trimmed in cotton corduroy the Oakland is made in Staffordshire, as it always has been. Water resistant. 

Little known fact- The British padded waistcoat or gilet is probably a direct descendant of the sleeveless Jerkin- used by soldiers back before 1500 when its padded construction gave some protection against arrows. It is said that the word Jerkin comes from the Dutch Jurk- well that may be true but English soldiers at Agincourt- 1415- definitely wore padded leather Jerkins.