Due to the weather being extremely hot here in Ireland I had to get some shirts. Usually, you wouldn’t really need them as the Summers here aren’t really that hot or long. Until now I had only owned two shirts. I wanted some new good quality and good looking shirts. I had been to all the retail stores in town and I wasn’t really impressed with any of their stock.
The Blakely Clothing Shirts:
Most looked really low quality and they weren’t cheap at all. I had seen ads for Blakely Clothing Co. on Facebook and Instagram several times, but I was very reluctant to buy from them. Mainly because I had never heard of them before, nor did I trust buying clothes online without trying them on.
As I could not find anything locally I gave Blakely Clothing Co. a try. On closer inspection of their website I noticed that they did actually look very nice, but turned out to be pricey. The cost is around 35-36 quid for one shirt!! Nevertheless, I needed new shirts and so I bought two to try them out. One shirt was grey, the “Oxford Stripe” and the other dark navy blue, called the “Navy Marley Point”.
The Shirts finally arrived
I did not have high hopes for the shirts, but I would know soon enough if it was worth it. The package arrived and I finally had the opportunity to try them on. The first thing I noticed was the quality and oh boy was I impressed. The shirts were made out of top quality materials as each shirt was made of thick and sturdy linen. According to their website they are made out of “ 99% Cotton 1% Polyester”. These are not your average shirts. After I tried them on I can say that the fit was awesome – back and front. I got them in Size “L” and so they were not too snug or too tight. If you want them tight and matching your shape then I would recommend you take them a size smaller than usual.
Overall the shirts are made out of top quality materials and the cut and shape are very good. The buttons are neatly attached and the sewing lines are very good. I’ve noticed that because they are made of thicker materials you do not necessarily need to iron them once dry. This is especially true with the light grey shirt and this is a huge advantage. I usually dread ironing my shirts and try to avoid it at all costs. This was a pleasant surprise!
My Experience and Verdict with the Blakely Shirts
Well guys what can I say? I am more than impressed with my purchase and I could not have imagined that the shirts would turn out to be so good. We all know that buying over the internet, without trying clothes on, can be very adventurous. Due to the quality, look and fit, I would highly recommend a shirt purchase from Blakely Clothing Co.
The shirts actually resemble the ones on the photos of the website. Further, the colours look like on the website. The linen-like material/fabric makes them slightly heavier than normal shirts. They are sturdy enough to last a while and fit very well. Even after several rounds in the washing machine the shirts hold up really well. The fabric remains it’s quality and the fit of the shirt, and buttons and stitching lines stay in place. If you guys should have any questions, please do not hesitate and contact me here.
- Great Quality – which is not something usual these days!
- They fit well
- They look even better