Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Flintoff By Jacamo Double Breasted Coat

Jacamo, don’t they sell clothes for fat people?”. That's the response I’ve had from every person when I’ve pointed out that Jacamo had kindly asked me if I would like to pick, receive and review a coat from their website. 

I took them up on the offer, and today you lucky campers you get not only my thoughts on the coat I chose, but you also get to see the arty outside photographs of me trying not to look stupid styling it.


Flintoff by Jacamo Double Breasted Coat

Back in October I wrote about my winter coat wish list, on which there was a lovely blue buckle neck donkey jacket from John Lewis - I loved it, but didn’t fancy shelling out £140 when I already had a very nice long cashmere trench coat. 

Looking around the website when trying to choose a coat was a nightmare for me, there were so many things that I wanted from the coats section. The Bear Grylls Polar Jacket stood out as did lots of t-shirts and jeans. I chose the Flintoff by Jacamo Double Breasted Coat, currently available for £80 here

So what did I get from Jacamo? Well, the coat arrived sharpish and was well packaged. I couldn’t wait to try it on as it was blowing a gale outside and I wanted to see if when just wearing a t-shirt and the coat would keep me warm. The coat feels quite thin and is light but it stops wind dead and I didn’t feel the chill factor at all. For me that is a massive result for a coat.

Made from a 50/50 blend of wool and polyester the coat is really well made, looks stylish and more importantly, keeps you warm. 

This is the perfect coat for the man who craves something that will look good when worn with a suit or effortlessly casual in jeans and jumper. The dark Navy colour is spot on and as it is just a touch longer than a lounge suit jacket you won't look like your mum has dressed you with your suit jacket poking out of the bottom of the coat. I shudder when I see grown men dressed like this on London Underground!






Since the age of eighteen I have worn long cashmere trench coats. Fact! In the intervening eighteen years I have been nervous about making the leap to a new style and anyone who knows me will be aware that I tend to stick to clothes I like rather than trying new things. I wouldn't say I was being brave, but to someone who obsesses over whether I look a tool in new types of clothes it was a big thing.

The coat has received compliments from those who originally questioned whether Jacamo catered for me (I’m no shrinking violet, but I’m also not a 5XL).

So, with extra silky lining, deep pockets on either side and three internal pockets with enough depth to store two phones, a wallet and an ipod with room to spare this is the bees knees. I even like the epaulettes (I love that word - I'm strange I know) on the shoulders. 

With sizes from medium to 5XL Jacamo seems to have been unfairly pigeon-holed due to the brand ambassadors they used years ago (something is niggling in my head that Johnny Vegas fronted up an ad campaign - I am not calling Andrew Flintoff a bloater) as being only for those on the larger side. This couldn‘t be further from the truth. 

As you can see from my pictures I‘m not Johnny Vegas sized, in fact I‘m going to just come out and say it - Jacamo is not just for larger folk, it’s a site and store that has a range of stylish and trendy clothes at reasonable prices and in sizes to fit normal people! 

I will be shopping at Jacamo again and will do so with a smile on my face. Thank you for the coat, and thank you for opening my eyes to a new place to pick up brands like French Connection, Mish Mash, Firetrap and Peter Werth at incredibly reasonable prices.

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Rather randomly, Dude, my eldest cat decided he wanted to be in the pictures today and showed of his climbing skills to photobomb me.



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34 comments:

  1. Cute cat!! And very nice looking coat, a really good price too. I like how it looks a good mix of smart and casual.

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  2. The cat approves so I'm sure the WORLD approves. That's one good looking short trench there. Classic and good looking while I'll bet warm to!

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  3. The cat makes those images! I do like the coat though, I think that is would be great over a suit too

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  4. think the cat wants to compare coats, lol, cute , and he looks great in the coat too

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  5. It is such a lovely coat and it has been surprising how many people have assumed it is just for the Johnny Vegas types!

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  6. That's one mighty stylish coat! Adorable cat too :)

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  7. Such a cute cat! I also thought that Jacamo was for the larger man, the coat looks really good :)

    Caroline
    www.my-family-ties.com

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  8. It looks great on you :)

    http://notebookofclaire.blogspot.gr/

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  9. I like the coat, it looks good and the price is fair. Your cat's pretty cool too!

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  10. Looks very stylist, I'm pretty sure my hubby would approve of this

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  11. That looks like a nice coat. My OH likes the Jacamo clothes.

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  12. The coat looks great! Love that your cat wanted to get in on the shot too :-)

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  13. This looks great on you! will be showing it to my dad as it is something he would go for (that is a compliment btw as he has great taste) xx

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  14. The coat looks very smart and stylish.

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  15. Lovely coat, your cat is very cute!

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  16. This coat looks great on you, my boyfriend loves coats like these! Love your cat too haha! x

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  17. The coat looks great, pretty stylish and sounds like it works brilliantly, especially considering how thin it looks!

    The cat is gorgeous!

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  18. The coat seems nice! But the kitty stole the show :) So cute!

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  19. The coat looks great but the cat looks even better! :D

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  20. The coat looks good, I need to look here for clothes for my husband and son.

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  21. Ooh I will tell my Teen about this website, I like it when stores do lots of different brands. The coat looks good, it's surprising what mental blocks we put in place with clothes styles.

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  22. What a really nice coat. You look good! :)

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  23. The coat looks great on you steve and you;re definitely NOT big in the slightest!!!

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    1. Thanks Julie - have to admit I was slightly offended when they first asked until I realised they made normal fitting clothes.

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  24. Loving the coat - though I can't help thinking it somehow needs to be accessorised with a Pedalo! ;-)

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    1. That quite possibly wins as best comment so far! It made me laugh....

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  25. I have never thought at looking at Jacamo before

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  26. This sounds lovely and warm and it's a great price! :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Your cat is very talented! The coat looks nice and warm. And stylish. Good find.

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  28. I actually like the look of coat! Btw your cat is SO cute! haha

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  29. never heard of the brand before but the coat looks nice

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