Dressing the part with Joe Browns – a review

Dressing the part with Joe BrownsI love discovering a clothing company I’ve not come across before and when I was recently approached by Joe Browns, I was impressed.  I really liked the look of their Spring Summer 2014 collection.  I was looking forward to dressing the part with Joe Browns!

Joe Browns are a family run, UK business who offer mail order and online clothing for men and women.  I have to admit that I normally prefer shopping in store.  But I’m always happy to try something new, and I fell in love with the Atlantic Ocean Mac as soon as I saw it on the website.  I needed a new jacket, and this looked just the thing.  I’d soon be dressing the part with Joe Browns.

Dressing the part with Joe Browns

I have to be totally honest, when my package arrived I was slightly surprised.  It was rather small, considering a jacket was meant to be inside.  When I opened the package, the jacket was very creased and the material was more lightweight than I’d expected.  The instructions said to iron on the inside only, on a low heat.  I tried that, nothing happened.  So I took a deep breath and ironed the Atlantic Ocean Mac on the outside.  Luckily the creases came out and the material survived the experience.

The jacket is very lightweight, it would crease easily if you were sitting down.  But I do love the look of it.

The lining it tie dyed as you can see, there are a mixture of different buttons and the material goes from a white to blue/grey with a pattern throughout.  The jacket is 52% Modal/48% Polyester, whilst the body lining is 100% Cotton and the sleeve lining is 100% Polyester.  So what does it look like on?  Am I dressing the part with Joe Browns?

DSCN2298 I really like the neckline, it’s just the sort of thing I go for.  I ordered the Atlantic Ocean Mac in a size 10, but I could probably have got away with a size 8 in this instance.  I’ve worn it with jeans, but I think it would work really well with a smart, plain dress or trousers for a wedding.  The length works well for me, I’m 5’6″.

I’m dressing the part with Joe Browns, and I just love the colour change on this jacket.  I do wish it was made from a heavier material so you really could wear it for Spring and Summer.  Priced at £59.95 that was my expectation. But I really like the fact that this jacket is a bit different. Not something I’m going to see along the high street.  I’ll be dressing the part with Joe Browns this summer.  They really do have some lovely items in their collection and I’m glad I’ve been introduced to the brand.

disclaimer:  we were sent this item for the purpose of review, however, my comments remain my own, honest opinions.

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

10 thoughts on “Dressing the part with Joe Browns – a review

  1. It looks great. I’m a huge Joe Brown fan and have lots of their clothing. I like the fact they are a little different and their attention to detail. X

  2. I haven’t heard of Joe Brown’s until now. But after seeing your post and some of their clothing, I will most definitely check them out. Thanks for the post!

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