I always thought that Jacamo clothing was specifically for big and tall men, and as my husband happens to be neither particularly, we’d never considered shopping there.
However Jacamo now cater for all sizes with ranges to suit everyone, including brand name clothes.
When I was asked whether I’d like to pick a men’s outfit including some new men’s boots, I thought we could finally ditch my husband’s old beaten up ones, and get something smart just in time for winter to arrive. It’s not often that we get to treat ourselves, and about 50% of his wardrobe is from supermarkets with the other 50% being so old no one knows where it came from.
Working from home four days a week, he goes for comfort and has no real need for formal wear, but there are plenty of choices on the Jacamo website.
First off, he chose some jeans:
These straight fit Mantaray branded jeans are loose and comfortable, which is chief priority when sat behind a desk all day or maybe spending an afternoon climbing around soft play.
Looks-wise they have a broken dark wash and a bit of slouch to them, and they are made from good quality thick denim. So far they’ve have gone through several washes without bleeding too much colour or shrinking.
At £35 they’re pretty good value too.
He also got a new shirt:
My husband wears way too much khaki, but I reckon there is little point in trying to get a man in their late 30s to change their style and embrace the rainbow, that is what children are for.
The Jacamo-branded military style short-sleeved shirt which he chose cost £16, but is currently on offer at £8 – and for that you can’t leave it on the metaphorical shelf.
My only criticism of the shirt is that it needs to be ironed, but since he happens to be a grown man who can iron for himself I don’t actually care all that much.
The fit was good and he’s worn it several times now.
Lastly, he picked a pair of fabulous smart Clarks Batcombe Lord brown leather men’s boots:
At £99 these Clarks dark tan leather lace-up ‘Batcombe Lord’ boots with brogue-style detailing aren’t particularly cheap but they definitely don’t feel or look it.
Personally shoes, and particularly boots, are the one thing I’m always happy to spend more on. A good quality pair of leather shoes will last a lot longer and keep your feet warm and dry. There is a huge range of men’s boots on Jacamo available here.
I think they’re the perfect boots to go with jeans to pull off smart/casual. The sole is rubber with good grip and they should serve him well for winter.
As these boots are made and dispatched directly by Clarks, you know before you buy that they’re going to be well made. They have a suede sock liner for added comfort and they even come in half sizes and varying width fittings too which is often hard to find as an adult
The boots are perhaps slightly lighter in colour than the image may suggest but are excellent quality and according to my husband, they are very comfortable.
OK so he’s not going to set the world alight with this outfit but it’s functional and comfortable and it fits, and he’s happy with it so I’m happy too!