|John in his Patagonia Jacket|
So a Boys Club post has been long overdue especially since Johns wardrobe has grown again but this time with winter staples including warm winter socks from Japan as well as a few bigger purchases such as this Patagonia jacket which he has had his eye on for a few months and thought he would treat himself to an early Christmas present. I have to say having picked it up and tried it on myself (drowns me) its so light, warm and breathable I really want one too. While I tend to mainly wear monochrome John brings in quite a lot of colour and is good with mixing and matching his clothes and even though this is very much a practical jacket and perfect for our outdoor adventures it's also fun and on-trend.
When we shop we try to keep things as local as possible and love to support independent stores and one of the best places in Cardiff to find high quality and harder to find labels such as Red Wings and YMC is the small and unassuming Pavilion Clothing. John was actually the one who introduced me to this store and when we first met he had only recently purchased a Barbour jacket from Pavillion and 8yrs one that jacket is still going strong, which has made me think that perhaps I should invest in one too as not only are they stylish but really practical and perfect for any outdoor winter adventures and thought I would put together a little wish list of my favourite ones that have in stock at the moment.
1. Barbour International Polarquilt Jacket in Red £179
2. Barbour International Waxed Jacket £249
3. Barbour Hatton Parka Quilted Jacket £229
4. Barbour Black Poet Jacket On Sale - £175
One of my favourite shirts happens to be a Barbour one which is part of there Heritage collection and has a vintage style bird print design which I love and I have to say I always impressed with the quality and how well made they are, although they are not cheap for the longevity in my experience it's been worth it.
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