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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Loving It, Loving It, Loving It.



Ooh la la.



That peeps, is Jack Wills. It is! Cross my heart and hope to die. I bet you thought it was some French minimalist label or some thing. Just teeny bop English Jack Wills doing a bit of growing up in their latest campaign, going a bit Aubin & Wills and and you know what ... I'm seriously loving it.

And this jumper .....



... has my name all over it. Forget all the Zara offerings out there with their little houndstooth checks and all that, this one is better. And a little pricier. But honestly, so much better. Grey & berry. I'm in total autumnal heaven even though we are still in August and I was sat in the park with an umbrella shading myself from the sun today (bonkers).

And yes I spotted this ...




... so similar to my Aubin & Wills jumper from last year before the demise of the label. 

I was just wondering ... maybe the Aubin & Wills designers went to work on Jack. Boy, I hope so.










38 comments:

  1. woww!!!! gosh that jumper really does have your name written all over it Sue! I love the tweed jacket from that look but it's not on the site yet - I'll be checking every day now until it appears! eeeee, excited for Autumn already, whod'a thought? :) x

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    1. It does have my name all over it but I don't think I'm going for it - my eye is on the Beckside crew. I can't resist pale cream/grey shades together. And the jacket wasn't showing like you say or else I'd be having a good nosey at it too. I'm kind of enjoying the weather but autumn is a good season isn't it?

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  2. Fab - I think you're right about the A&W guys! I may have to brave the teenagers and take a peek next time I'm in town x

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    1. I just stomp through and up the stairs and I don't give a hoot that I look too old to be in there. They have some really well made clothes at the end of the day - I was looking at my JW yellow stripe breton and the stitching and the pattern match and the finish were impeccable. Go on - just push past the teeny boppers and ignore anything with a big logo on.

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  3. Wow so I thought that first pic was like.. Isabel Marant or something! Loving their jumpers - too bad it's not available in NZ :(

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    1. The campaign looks great and a little Parisian and romantic. Their Beckside range is looking good to me. Grey, cream or blue? Such good everyday staples.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the sweat in the first pic. I have never ever been into a JW store for fear of being refused entry for being too old ;) x

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    1. You've never been in? Not even in the name of research? I can use the excuse that I'm shopping for my teenage god-daughter if I really have to but that falls a bit flat when I go marching in with an armful of jumpers. Have to pick carefully with the jumpers because depending on the wool/cotton/cashmere ratio - you can get pilling. So I avoid the cable knits because it's hell trying to de-pill/shave the bobbles off anything with a pattern. But then again, you can get pilling on jumpers no matter what price and where from.

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  5. Gorgeous looks! I'd wear everything here, too! x

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    1. Me too. And it's not often I can say that :o)

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  6. I think they designed their own SusieSoSo line:) So much nicer than Zara! Simple, stylish and chic x

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    1. I got excited at seeing the checked jumpers in Zara but the pattern is too harsh. I like the blending of the grey with the berry here and even the grey on grey on the sweatshirt.

      I have to admit those two pics are just ideal outfits for me.

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  7. jack Wills really? I am too old to even look in there yes?

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    1. NO. In a word. If you can shop in New Look, you can shop in Jack Wills. The clientele is around the same age group - it's just that JW have got themselves hooked in to this young teenage demographic walking around with all their logo'd stuff and mini skirts that people can't see past that image. I totally ignore that and pick up the plain wearable basics every time.

      So off you go then!

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  8. Nooooo Fiona!! Although last time I did try something on in there, my friend kindly pointed out that I was the same age as the mothers who were waiting outside. Their kids were all doing the trying on. Balls to that. I am so pleased to see they've gone a bit AW. I was a huge fan. & we have one near so result!!

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    1. Agree totally about not being too old and shops shouldn't be age'ist or deemed as age'ist. There's always something for everyone everywhere and it's good to keep the mind open so you can make the most of the high street.

      Kat, I am hoping to goodness that the Aubin designers went to work at Jack Wills. I think they need to do that to spread their market beyond the teenage market. I miss them so much.

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  9. Well, I have no idea who/what Jack Wills is, but it sounds like they have shocked you with this great stuff! Go get it! It really is good, nice solid pieces that you will wear forever.

    www.nomadicd.com

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    1. Jack Wills is an English brand very popular with the young teenagers - particularly with their logo'd items (a bit of an English Hollister/Abercrombie which they don't like being compared with). Aubin & Wills was their grown up counterpart which disappeared at the end of 2012 and which I was particularly fond of and still mourn the loss of (sob). I did a post last year about AW with a mention to JW

      http://susiesoso.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/aubin-wills-part-2.html

      I think a lot of people shy away from JW for the reasons I've mentioned but there are some nice picks and the clothes are quite well made.

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  10. Oh I can see you in all 3 the kelfield will go lovely with your grey coat. Roll on A/W hey .....

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    1. My eye's on the Beckside currently but it's all in the fit. Don't know till I try :o)

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  11. Er who's Jack Wills Sue? (don't shout) - I'm so rubbish when it comes to designers these days! Like the looks though - all of em! :)

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    1. Jenny - what do you mean who are Jack Wills? You must have come across them at some point - you only live down the road from me don't you? When you shop in Leeds, look at all the teeny bops wandering round in JW hoodies.

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  12. I love that jumper, I am desperate to wear A/W now!

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    1. Desperate but not that desperate yet. I can wait till September at least - we've complained about the weather for long enough so let's enjoy the sun for a little bit longer.

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  13. Loving that 1st one Sue. And all your favourite colour palette, they are meant to be yours! x

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    1. They are aren't they? But I can't have them all. Booo.

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  14. the grey and berry jumper is perfect, looks so good with that salt and pepper coat! ah two more months of kind of layering up before we get summer again. not sure how i feel about this right now.

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. It's not long before we hit autumn. It's come round so soon, so fast. But guess what - I'm a little tired of summer wear - bring on the dark side ... starting with grey and berry.

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  15. I really like the JW boyfriend jeans but it says the model wears a size 32 waist. Not sure this makes sense, unless JW models go by some odd, arcane sizing I haven't yet encountered. Surely that would mean the 26w are miniscule!

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    1. Just thought I'd mention, I called JW yesterday to check on the jeans sizing. Apparently the model is wearing the largest size!

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    2. I called past JW briefly the other day to have a nosey at the sweatshirts and I have to say I was most unimpressed with the grey and cream one in the first pic. It looks like it's been worn to death already as they have reversed the sweatshirt fabric for the cream sleeves but it has that pilled look (not attractive and especially not at that price). As for the Kelfield crew - that was tiny. I picked up a ten and I thought "breathe in". The same obviously applies to their jeans. Not good for anyone's morale.

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    3. Never seen a model wearing the largest size before, so that sure got me! I usually find their shirts to be big, jumpers to be small and pants even smaller.
      I also wondered about the sleeves on that sweatshirt: they look very fluffy, and I had this fear they might stick to my coat and snag a lot. It is also really short in the body, if the model is anything to go by, but I don't mind that if my bottoms aren't too low cut.
      I do like the cashmere boy fit jumper though. I might have to go and check it out!

      And I highly doubt they'll sell many jeans this season. I would have naturally opted for the 28(UK10) but if that model is in the size 12 they can keep 'em!

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  16. I normally just walk past JW in town BUT now you've shown me photos of these AWESOME sweatshirts, I have to check them out. You're so bad for my wallet.

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    1. I think the blue version of the cream and grey is okay but the grey and cream leaves a lot to be desired. There are nicer sweatshirts out there. Such a shame - their campaign was looking so good too.

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  17. I was so surprised to read Jack Wills. Not somewhere I venture really. As you say, it has a real stylish minimalist French look about it!

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    1. The styling is great - shame the actual sweatshirt is not up to much. I'm sure there are nicer versions out there. I have it in my head that I want something similar ... but made better.

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  18. I saved the 2nd pic in my inspiration folder! The sweater looks so cute! And I see they deliver in France... That's bad, very very bad.

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    1. The sweater is very cute - a bit thicker than I imagined for merino wool as I have the Aubin & Wills version from the year before and that one seems a little finer but again that is thicker than the Uniqlo ones when I have checked those out. Sometimes, you just don't know what to expect.

      And I have to say - the sizing looks to come up small. I went in store and picked up the jumper in what I thought was an English size 8 and it was actually a size 10. Which means I would have to go for a 12 to feel comfortable. Deceptive.

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