Summer’s (sort of) still here but the sales are drawing to a close making it the perfect time to scoop up the last of the bargains at Jules B. Shop wisely, and you can buy trans-seasonal items that will co-ordinate easily with your Autumn Winter wardrobe too. Since Jules B showed us their AW11 collections, would it be a little bit wrong of us to admit to wishing for some rain and gloomy days so we can wear our new clothes?
Looking for some sale bargains? Think smart.
Our advice is not just to go for the cheapest items with the best discounts but be more strategic and think about how items will fit into your current wardrobe, what’s on trend for the season ahead, and of course, what you’ll get the most wear out of.
Sticking with the theme classic investment pieces then, Jules B has a nice selection of Hugo Boss Black jackets and blazers. Trust us, these jackets make even the most ‘Sloppy Joe’ dresser look like Mr. Savile Row. Wear it with dark jeans and some loafers even and you’ll turn heads.
It’s currently still quite an underground label in the UK but anyone who’s bought any of the pieces will not be able to stop at one. The quality is superb, similar in construction and fit to perhaps a Dolce & Gabbana mainline shirt or perhaps an Etro. All we need to tell you is its Italian made, it looks Italian and it makes us want to be Italian when we wear this label.
If you want something a little more casual though, one label we really like at the moment is La Martina, sort of the Argentinean answer to Polo Ralph Lauren. The brand is especially popular in Italy and mainland Europe, as the cuts are a little trimmer – if you want to see who wears it in Britain, take a trip to Knightsbridge or Chelsea, London where you’ll see the jet-setting Europeans with a La Martina polo and a pair of chinos. Jules B has a good selection at 30% off – these are worth stocking up on as they wash very well.
So women keep telling us the first thing they notice about us is our shoes, right? Fair enough, that sounds like a good enough excuse to stock up on some high quality, made in Italy, bad boys.
Jules B has a great selection of the much coveted Paul Smith line of brogues and gent’s classic loafers, with a lovely brogue at 50% off you may still catch in your size if you are quick.
Now for more shoes – time to smarten up and get a few, well a lot of, envious glances when you turn up in your new pair of Jeffrey West shoes. These are classics with a twist, designed in Britain and made to the highest order of the best leathers, the designer produces his shoes in both England (Northampton, shoe capital) and Italy, depending on which technique is required for that shoe. All that fades into insignificance when you try a pair on though. Less of a shoe, and more of a ‘footwear experience’…
And since we are in shoe-buying-mode, wouldn’t a new pair of Oliver Sweeneys be lovely too? And just in time for autumn. This man can do no wrong in our eyes and seems to be the men’s footwear answer to Jimmy Choo, triggering compulsive buying and ‘collecting’ habits in otherwise sensible, grown men. Jules B has the lizard ‘Bushnell’ in for AW11 which I’ll be buying, as soon as they get my size in stock. Actually I’m pretty certain I want the entire collection.
Ok, ready now, so let’s ‘Add to cart’….”