My blog has brought in a few very nice items over the last couple of months, especially for Alex, for a change, so it is time I told you all about them.
If you remember, back in winter, he was gifted a winter coat by Scruffs. I wrote all about its practicality for work here, if you want to have a look.
Come spring, the lovely PR company working with Scruffs contacted us again and offered Alex one of their spring-summer lightweight work jackets.
Last time, he had remarked that the medium jacket was a bit loose as a cut so this time, I ordered a small, to fit him perfectly.
The jacket arrived within a few days and it was exactly what Alex had hoped for in a work jacket. The Pro Softshell is light, warm, waterproof and with reflective detailing which makes his work in the evening so much safer.
Although it is a work jacket it does look quite stylish and its trim is perfect, making working up ladders that tad bit easier.
The price (£49.95) reflects its quality and high finishing and it is quite reasonable for a great quality spring-summer work jacket which will last Alex a few good years.
Back in March and for Mother’s Day too (awww!), the lovely people at Samuel Windsor included Mama’s Haven into their Top 12 Magnificent Mums’ Blogs. They did not stop there with their kindness and got in touch shortly after to offer Alex a choice of shoes or boots from their beautiful and very extensive array of quality products.
Since it was still early spring, Alex decided to go for a pair of Prestige Kensington Boots, which are a classic pair that can be worn with both suits and semi-casual looks.
The boots arrived and they did certainly look the part: great quality Italian leather boots that according to Alex are very soft and comfortable to wear for the office. Not bad at all for £59.99!
Now that the weather improved and we have had such gorgeous days, I have been having a peek at their summer collection and was left impressed with the large choice of both casual and office footwear and their prices as well! (They currently run this offer, 2 pairs for £75, which would be perfect for upgrading any husband’s less that new looking spring shoe collection).
Alex is a gym fanatic and uses quite a lot of t-shirts during the week for that purpose. I have come to hate the plastic ones he wears as they can retain the smell for absolute ages so when I was approached and given the chance to review the Vintage Premium t-shirt range for men, I knew I had to say yes!
The t-shirts are supposed to be premium quality, 100% pre-shrunk soft cotton and come in a classic fit. Since we were given a choice of six, I went for two identical sets, one for Alex and one for my brother:
We gifted his set to my brother when we visited at Easter and Alex has been wearing his at the gym since.
What do I think of the t-shirts?
I love the fun logos and the fact that you can buy them as they are and present them as personalised age gifts.
I was not impressed with the quality of the cotton, as although it is supposed to be pre-shrunk, it continued to shrink slightly with every wash, making me worry that they would grow too small after a while. I am also not convinced that the price reflects the quality, I do find the £18.99 price tag a bit too steep for a t-shirt, be it personalised and all.
What would you recommend for spring male fashion, what are your partner’s favourite items at the moment?
Disclosure: we received the items mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely our own.
That’s a really good price for men’s shoes- I’ll be passing that info to J! He usually goes for ‘Raging Bull’ as they are a good fit for rugby players- big but not fat! xx
I like that jacket. My partner would love that too!
The winter coat and shoes are lovely! Very stylish! H x
Love the jacket I think my hubby needs something similar the leather shoes look fab too.
Love the jacket. Hubby needs a wardrobe makeover. The shoes are great too and a fab price. Men’s shoes are normally so expensive X
Love the boots, they look very smart! Shame my partner lives in trainers 😦
Hubby would love the work jacket and the Kensington Boots. His wardrobe could do with an overhaul 🙂
I do like the shoes and my husband needs something a bit smarter for work meetings. £18.99 is rather steep for a T-shirt. I’d want it to be self-cleaning for that price!
Jacket looks lovely, will have to take a look for hubby 🙂
My lovely father-in-law has that jacket and he absolutely loves it! Practical, waterproof and nice-looking. What more?
You picked some really nice things. My husband just went on a bit of a shopping spree for our up and coming holiday x
You have chosen some lovely items and those Kensington shoes are really lovely x
Fab items, personally like the jacket myself. My OH is a tracksuit fan unless he has to dress up and then its a pair of chino’s. He’s not into fashion at all!!
I love those shoes and my hubby is a huge tshirt addict!!
Fantastic items, hubby would love the lightweight jacket to keep him safe (and dry) from April showers!
My husband is rarely out of his football shirts although he has a wardrobe full of nice clothes x
That jacket looks ace., It looks like something my husband would wear
Love that lightweight jackets, My OH would really like that 🙂
Hubby and fashion are not a good mix – I do buy his clothes though so at least I have an input – I need to upgrade his wardrobe for the summer
My other half lives in black jeans and band t-shirts – it would take a lot to shift his fashion sense now I think!
That lightweight jacket is great. Will have to point Mr R in the direction of the Scruffs website! 🙂
Great picks! I’m off to check out the jacket.
I’ve never thought to get or ask for anything for hubby through my blog. How mean am I?! Haha.
Lovely collection of clothing. I love the jacket ,it’s really stylish.
The shoes are quite nice and really good value x
I love that jacket, really nice casual look…and those shoes look great too and a really good price.
I am liking the look of those Prestige Kensington Boots, classic design and suitable for so many outfits.
Those jacket and shoes look great for office casual wear – my other half would definitely love a pair of boots like those too. Thanks for sharing, they have some gorgeous menswear.
Love those boots, very swish!
Totally love those boots. You could easily wear them with a suit or pair of jeans
My son would love those boots they’re very hip
Ooh what a lovely collection, my husband would like the t-shirts especially the blue one at the bottom!
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