I was recently set a style challenge by menswear clothing website Jacamo to style the man in my life with their clothes for £100. I managed to kit hubby Ben out from head to toe with brand new jeans, a shirt, a parka jacket and even a pair of casual hi-tops for said budget.
I’ve never really dressed Ben before. He works at the head office of a large fashion brand so gets a lot of clothes from work, meaning we never have to shop for clothes for him. Buying from another retailer was quite tricky at first as I’m so used to seeing him in the same clothes, but Jacamo have loads on offer.
They stock affordable clothes as well as well-known brands such as Firetrap, French Connection, Nike and many more. When I realised I could get a whole outfit for £100 I rose to the challenge. The challenge of dressing him head to toe, as well as attempting to find an outfit he’d actually want to wear.
I chose black jeans as he only wears blue jeans. Click here to see all the jeans. He’s actually worn them since they arrived so that was a great choice. Go me! The shirt is a flannel feel, so super soft and cosy for the winter months in a festive red colour. Hi-tops are always brilliant for keeping the wet ground away from feet and ankles warm so I reckon he’ll get a lot of use from these the coming months.
The jacket is quite lightweight, but perfect if you’re already wearing a stack of layers underneath, I’m thinking long sleeve tee with festive knitted Christmas jumper over the top… tis the season. So if you’ve already got a few layers on, this jacket is great and you won’t feel so Michelin man like and unable to move. That's the one thing I hate about winter - being so padded up in clothes I don't feel free. View the jackets they stock here.
I don’t think I did too badly and I reckon he looks pretty good. I told Ben he can have the clothes so long as he poses for some photographs for my blog post. He’s definitely more comfortable than me with having his picture taken, but I think he does feel like a plonker trying to actually pose for a clothes photo! So we had a bit of a giggle and took some of his version of model poses as well as some more serious ones.
And here's little Reuben wanting to get involved too:
*I was sent these items for review by Jacamo – they sell some great menswear (see fabulous model hubby Ben above)
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