With its soft raccoon fur collar and its soft, figure-enhancing lambskin leather style, the Impala waistcoat by Härkila blurs the boundaries between country kit and haute couture—we love it! This is the go-to gilet you will wear again and again, giving you just the right look for a weekend in the country, a smart shoot, game fair or race meeting—but it will keep you warm and looking good out stalking or covert-side—and that gorgeous raccoon fur collar is detachable so it gives you a beautiful, thick raccoon fur collar to add its luxurious look to your favourite tweed jacket, peek out of your Barbour jacket or trim a cocktail dress.
That it is designed and made by Härkila says something about the Impala’s style credentials: this Scandinavian family company started in the early 1950s breeding hunting dogs. They moved into hunting clothing with the aim of improving and refining classic styles—and everything they do is of a top-class quality, both to withstand the harsh conditions of their native Nordic climate and to look beautiful.
The Impala is a case in point: designed for shooting, it fits beautifully, the lambskin butter-soft and the leather string sides and rear tie belt adding style detail as well as adjustment. It is fully waterproof, snug, warm and comfortable with a soft, insulated quilted lining. It has several pockets, one in the lining, and a zip closure.
This is a winning piece of kit for the ladies!
Impala Waistcoat by Harkila. RRP £240. CCUK £189. Free UK mainland delivery.
For more sporting kit by Härkila, for men and ladies, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.