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I'm not much of a clothes shopper (hate it actually) and consigned several items to the charity clothes bank before Christmas leaving my wardrobe fairly short.
Tend to wear the same sort of things most days, black jeans/trousers, shirts, vest tops, cardigans. Have a few nice items and wear them out/to death.
Most of the stuff I binned was from Jigsaw/Hobbs.
So, I ordered 9 things in the JL sale - usual brands, thinking that four or five would be fab - collected them today and I don't like any of them, not one item, not even the two White Stuff nightshirts which are too short in the arm and length.
A bit fed up - not sure where to go next. Sizing was odd too, most too big (usual size), the shirts I got rid of were more fitted than these, this was one of them:
Most of the stuff in the sales is there for a reason so that's probably why you're getting dodgy sizing and ill fitting garments. I love a bargain myself but I've tried to wean myself off sales shopping and actually buy what I like and need when I see it, can usually get 10-15% discount voucher online which is as cheap as some of the sales anyway.
I always go to a shop to buy my clothes. Never online. The disappointment when the wrong size or you dont like it is awful. What size are you? Are you buying for your shape. Im 48 and my shape has changed alot. I went to Bluewater at the weekend and bought some lovely sale stuff in Massimo Dutti. All,cream,colours for spring too. All half price. I tried them all on though. Also half price necklace from Hobbs.
Gant is nice. Have to agree with SwedishEdith. The shirt very unflattering. You sound fit and slim OP. Plus if you have had an op on Boxing Day and laid up for six weeks that's not going to put you in great frame of mind. Rightly so. If you like fitted shirts TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt do nice fitted ones. They are not all formal, a lot with patterns and prints. Lovely quality too. Wishing you better soon
Thanks Flat - I used to wear TM Lewin and Thomas Pink shirts for work, every day for many years and am not sure I can go back .
I do like some of the the Gant shirts though - think I am going to go for two or three of those for now.
Yes, very little change in my body (48 this year) apart from a blip when I took steroids for a couple of years, took a while to get back to normal - but I do a fair bit of exercise .... not for the next six weeks though.
Gant is very good quality and nice classic styles ... have bought several tops and dresses from there in the past ... I quite like J Crew too though i work near its Regent St store in London so easy to try things on
I do buy from Jaegar Outlet crevice, in fact am awaiting delivery of a coat and two pairs of trousers , for less than £100. I find their shirts a bit short in the body. Am 5'8" and think my torso must be longer than they expect it to be!
I never do very well with Gap for some reason Kitty, I return everything I order for one reason or another.
I have ordered three Gant shirts, hopefully I will like them.