Menswear Monday - Cosying Up And Braving The Cold With Jacamo AW16

Monday 31 October 2016

My man Tim is the star of our Menswear Monday feature today, trying out a couple of pieces from Jacamo to add to his autumn/winter wardrobe. Jacamo was previously mostly known as a store for big n' tall guys, and while it still caters up to size 5XL, it does actually start at size S, so there really is something for everyone.  

Now Tim isn't a small bloke by any means and usually takes a Large in most tops, but sometimes a size L in certain brands feels a little too slim fitting for his liking (it's not just us girls that feel like clothing manufacturers are scrimping on the material these days!) so we thought we'd take full advantage of Jacamo's famous sizing range and order a couple of styles in XL to see how they compared. Well, we can report that Jacamo definitely does not scrimp on material! If anything, these XL styles run a little bigger than Tim is used to, but maybe that says more about other brands than it does about Jacamo - mmhmm! Regardless, that extra inch or so just adds to the comfort and as both items could easily be worn with something else underneath then party on, fine holiday fun. 

The first style was from the Jacamo men's jumpers selection, the Southbay Navy Fairisle Sweater is £25, runs up to 4XL and is and a nice take on the classic winter pattern. The material is not itchy (super important!) and while it is generously cut in the body, it fits really well in the shoulders and arms so you can forgive it for giving you a little extra room for food, perfect for Christmas dinner! 

Jumper - c/o Jacamo

Jacamo mens jumpers

Jacamo mens jumpers

The second style we picked was from the Jacamo men's Hoodies was the Adidas Zone Hoodie, not cheap at £70 but definitely something Tim would wear forever and we are big believers in pounds per wear in this house! This style runs up to 3XL and Tim is wearing the XL. He could easily have sized down to L as the XL is pretty roomy, but this is primarily an outdoor piece, potentially to be used for hiking or running, so there's plenty of room here for layers. Tim loves the style of the high neck scarf like neckline, and the thumbholes in the cuffs which he looks for on pretty much every sporty bit of kit. He's really pleased with this one and I think I'll see this on him a lot!

Hoodie - c/o Jacamo

Jacamo men's hoodies

Jacamo men's hoodies

I don't think we'll just be walking past our local Jacamo stores anymore, it's definitely worth a look even if you're not what you might assume to be the ' typical Jacamo customer' because we think you'll find things have changed a bit! I was really surprised at the amount of brands that they stock too, including Adidas, French Connection, Original Penguin, Lacoste and Timberland, all with extended size ranges to what you might find in other stockists. It's also really handy to know about stores like Jacamo at this time of year when your sizing options can get very limited in the gift buying craziness. Try Jacamo peeps, it's not just for 7 foot guys with size 15 feet, it's for everyone!

J xoxo

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