Whether you refer to this type of jacket as a gilet or a bodywarmer if you have had and worn one before you will know how surprisingly warm you are kept in them. The term gilet originates from the French word "jerkin" and its origins can be traced back to the 15th century. Nowadays the gilet has become an increasingly popular jacket worn as an additional outer layer to keep you warm in spring and autumn when a full winter jacket is not required or as a layering garment beneath a more substantial cold-weather jacket. The gilet has also become one of our most popular personalised garments. Adding an embroidered logo to the left chest area can customise the garment and make it your own. Ideal if you are looking for an item of personalised staff uniform or teamwear.