He bought this gilet when beyond my clothing surveillance. It is an old man’s jerkin and I dislike it immensely. However, when the zip broke, I took a deep breath and agreed to fix it.
I will concede it is a well put together piece of clothing (waxed, lined with lots of pockets) so I bought a heavy duty zip, removed the old zip and set about inserting it.
Two broken needles and a lot of swearing later it is done.