Thursday 18 February 2016

The Ghillie Collar

Ghillie (or Gillie) Collar - Gil-i - Named after a Highland Chief’s attendant. This is when a jacket can be done up at the neck, like a coat , keeping the Scottish weather out and giving the jacket its name.

"Sometimes when caught outside in bad weather in a lapelled jacket and nothing over it, its wearer may unfold the lapels and hold them that way to temporarily reproduce the ancestral to-the-neck closure."


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