Gilet Versus Waistcoat: What’s the Difference?

The gilet and the waistcoat clearly sit on the same branch of the fashion family tree. The bodywarmer is there along with them, as is the vest across the pond in the US. All of these garments evolved from a sleeveless leather garment called a jerkin worn by male European peasants in the 15th century. Over the ensuing centuries, the look was adopted by the aristocracy, women, and the military. Today, gilets and waistcoats are casual layers that offer welcome warmth on crisp days.

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3 Ways to Style a Shirt


Written by: Jodie Lindop


With Autumn just around the corner, the days are getting shorter and the air is getting colder, but most of all, the long sleeved clothing season is in full swing. One wardrobe staple you can always count on for this time of year is your long-sleeved shirts. They can be dressed up, or dressed down, depending on your occasion. Here are our favourite ways to style a shirt:

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On the Beat: Father’s Day at Timsbury


Written by: Jodie Lindop

On Tuesday 21st August, we were delighted to host a day on our Timsbury beat for six fantastic fly fishing enthusiasts. Graham and Warren Chegwidden, David and Clare Rozzell and Peter and Ashley Cook, all of whom were the lucky winners of our Father’s Day Facebook competition ‘Win a Day on the Beat for Dad’ back in June.

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Terrestrials on the Test


Photo by Richard Banbury

The long hot summer has made fishing difficult on our beats but most evenings, under the trees, fish could be found quietly sipping something off the surface. With little sign of any significant up-wing or caddis fly hatches , what was it that the fish were eating? Anglers were trying the normal staples like CDC olives, spinner patterns and sedges and the fish were ignoring them.

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On the Beat: Timsbury 5


Written by: Jodie Lindop


On Thursday 9th August, we enjoyed a day of fly fishing at our Timsbury beat and were joined by a range of special guests, including Orvis Ambassador Marina Gibson @marinagibsonfishing, Nick Parker @hampshireriverkeeper, Phil Parker @redneckriverkeeper, Rob Thompson @hampshire.bass.nut, Oscar Boatfield and Nell Wharton from @boatonflyfishers, directors of CHALK Bedrock of Flyfishing, Leo and Chris from @chalkstreamfly, Nick Weston from game and cookery school @huntergathercook and Dannielle Norman, blogger and founder of @getoutgirluk.

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June: The Great Outdoors Month


Written by: Jodie Lindop


At Orvis, we live and breathe the outdoors, an appetite for adventure runs in our veins. That’s why for every pound you spend Orvis, we donate 5% of our pre-tax profits to protecting nature and our natural environment, as well as supporting the communities in which we operate, and where our associates live.

In celebration of the Great Outdoors Month, we asked our associates to share their favourite places to visit to seek comfort, relaxation and adventure in the great outdoors. Here’s what they had to say.

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