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I may have a Joules Harbour top addiction..

(28 Posts)
N0tfinished Wed 27-Jan-16 18:27:44

My current count is 4...picked up a new yellow striped one on sale today.

My friends tease me mercilessly about my 'uniform', but IDGAF! It will always be 2009 where I live hmm

VintageTrouble Wed 27-Jan-16 18:32:37

I have 3, coming into the trend rather late.

I have a pink, an odd neon one, and the classic cream with navy stripe :D

I love them!

GreyBird84 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:55:24

When I lose weight im treating myself to a couple. I love them!

bishboschone Thu 28-Jan-16 14:21:59

Do these wash well ? They are actually quite reasonable aren't they !

N0tfinished Thu 28-Jan-16 14:44:03

They do. None of mine have shrank, but I don't put them in the tumble dryer. They are a substantial cotton, not a light t-shirt/jersey.

hollieberrie Thu 28-Jan-16 14:47:31

Do you need to size down with them? I have a few Breton tops which I love (cheap french market stall ones!) but was thinking of treating myself to a lovely Joules one. Should I just get my normal size do you think?

N0tfinished Thu 28-Jan-16 15:49:56

They're definitely generous. If you look at pics on website even the models wear them loose.

bishboschone Thu 28-Jan-16 15:54:16

They do look on the large size .. Are they fitted? Ie smaller around the ribs etc ?

tellmelies Thu 28-Jan-16 15:55:32

Are they all sold out? sad

bishboschone Thu 28-Jan-16 16:04:52

They are on the website .

RNBrie Thu 28-Jan-16 16:06:56

John Lewis have a couple of the colours in stock tellmelies

dontcryitsonlyajoke Thu 28-Jan-16 16:07:07

I have a green and white one and love it.m but it's now got tomato stains on it. Trying to decide which colour next. Love the thick cotton.

I'm a 14 and have a 14. Fits about right. I have big boobs though so some 14s are right there, so it may be slightly generous but not by loads.

RNBrie Thu 28-Jan-16 16:23:36

Wait for a sunny day dontcry and hang it outside - sun bleaches out tomato stains really effectively. Admittedly you might be waiting a while to see the sun, but I promise it works!

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Thu 28-Jan-16 16:31:46

Has anyone tried a new season one yet? I tried one on in the shop recently and it was a good few cm's longer than the one I was wearing.
Trying to get a sense of whether it's just that my old one has shrunk in the wash. Will be really disappointed if they are longer as all the new season ones in the shop were the same length.

ivejusthadacake Thu 28-Jan-16 19:10:23

i love them but refuse to buy them as they have the joules logo embroidered on the rear neck and the joules label sewn on the arm. why do they do that?

N0tfinished Thu 28-Jan-16 19:21:33

I presume it's all about 'branding'

We're all supposed to be aspiring to a upper-middle class horsey lifestyle I'd imagine. hmm

TweedAddict Thu 28-Jan-16 19:23:31

I'm new too them, but I have just brought 2 of this seasons. The white with the black stripes and silvers dots and the navy stripe one. I'm in love such a nice weight not too thick/light, I'm wearing mine with my Barbour- loving the look

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Thu 28-Jan-16 19:54:13

No one able to confirm if the new season ones are longer or it's just my washing?

N0tfinished Thu 28-Jan-16 19:58:37

I found the 'printed' ones are slightly bigger than the striped ones. The striped ones are woven in different colour thread, whereas the printed ones have an eg white base & are printed with flowers/pattern.

Actually my new one is summer (3/4 sleeve) and I thought it was a little smaller

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Thu 28-Jan-16 20:02:38

I like them too but like the pp the obvious branding really puts me off.

Unfortunately I haven't managed to find thick cotton tops anywhere else so will have to go without.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 28-Jan-16 20:05:40

I like the tops, but absolutely hate the branding at the rear of the neck.

dontcryitsonlyajoke Thu 28-Jan-16 21:37:14

RNBrie - yep the sun is fab - works a treat on my baby's vests but this is super ingrained (It looks tomatoish but could be anything orangey yellow really!)

amazonianwoman Thu 28-Jan-16 22:15:43

Seasalt Sailor t shirts are a good alternative without the branding. I have a couple which have survived at least 4 summers of almost constant wear.

amazonianwoman Thu 28-Jan-16 22:20:08

Ignore the dodgy styling pics

NormHonal Thu 28-Jan-16 22:23:56

amazonianwoman beat me to it, but yes, Seasalt's Breton and other such stripey tops are really good too, I much prefer them having previously been a Harbour top addict. And no branding. But the colours used are usually rather boring safe.

Has anyone tried the Cath Kidston versions? Their clothes are normally quite flimsy, but the fabric seems a bit thicker on the new tops, judging by the website photos? And there's a <sharp intake of breath> spotty one too.

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