The helpful people at Blackshore sent me colour samples prior to ordering. Decided to go for the short chore jacket in fawn twill. I'm 5'3" and between a 10/12, went for the small. The jacket is a good fit, roomy enough to wear a jumper under while still looking neat. Sleeves a little long, but i'm happy to roll them up. Material is a heavier weight than samples which is good for Autumn and Winter. A very classy little jacket.
Good material, well made, decent price. Shrinks a tad in wash. Have to stretch a little when our to dry. Nevertheless, a solid product.
I had my hat made specially - it fits perfectly and looks really good
This has become my new favourite layer! Really versatile and comfortable - and I can’t over emphasise how amazing the front pocket is when you’ve got your hands full! My size wasn’t available when I visited the store - but my smock was made to order and ready for collection in 2 days - fantastic service.
I am delighted with my smock - it is a very simple cut, easy to wear as well practical. Great pockets, too. I am looking forward to many years of wear and I am thinking of buying another one!
I live in Texas, far from this sweater's birthplace. Nonetheless, I can vouch that is keeps one just as warm in the cold winds of the blackland prairie as I imagine it does on your blustery shores. I loved it so much that I bought two, and a third for my wife. Fantastic style, fits great, beautiful wool.
I bought my husband 2 gift vouchers for the last 2 Christmases. He has bought 2 lovely jackets.
I have a pair of great dungarees.
The customer service really First Class.
Excellent tailoring. Quality products.
I will buy from them again.
Measured my hips and delighted to find they are a good fit! Have worn then most days since they came. I’m getting used to the tie arrangement for the bib ,I Leave it tied so taking them down and up is a bit of a shimmy, and I have a lot of spare strap.
Simple, good quality, perfect colour (I went for mushroom).
It does have a very oversized fit, with quite a bit of extra fabric at the back and very long sleeves. In retrospect, I would’ve gone for an extra small (though a small was recommended by Blackshore, which was a bit frustrating). One thing Blackshore could improve is provide more detailed measurements for the jumper on the website :)
Really well made. Even though the twill is luxuriously thick it is soft from the first wear. I am looking forward to wearing it constantly and giving it that broken in look. I am a 38 chest and I found the S fits perfectly over a jumper. A great everyday smart / casual jacket.
My new favourite winter jumper, very warm and cosy. The material is very light, soft and fluffy, not itchy, feels like chunky cashmere. Regarding fit, I'm 5'8", UK size 10-12, and got a size XS in Navy. I have broad shoulders and a full bust but the shoulder seam is still slopping with lots of space under the armpits for free movement and it still fits well under a fitted down jacket. The jumper is long in the sleeves and the body, and the hem is pretty tight too which means I can wear the jumper long, pulling it down to the hips and it doesn't ride up, or fold it inside as pictured on the model. Highly recommended!
Just the jacket I have been looking for. It fits perfectly and is incredibly comfortable, another gem from the Blackshore team. Thank you!
Received today, love the bold print design and the cotton feels lovely. However, whilst the medium size fits well from a width perspective, it's a little on the short side, probably the shortest medium sized t shirt I've ever worn, I'm 6ft, so by no means super tall.
Super quality T Shirt, excellent fit and great service. And the cotton being spun and woven in Lancashire is a bonus!
Pondered over whether to purchase or not, given the higher price compared to similar jackets from other brands, before I plunged in. Relieved that it is ‘thicker’ than other similar brands (which I also own) as stated in the original description.
Totally do-lally about the sleeve length as it is just perfect and allows me to showcase my desk diver wrist watch and also not to worry about washing hands and getting the sleeves wet all the time. Slight irritation that the navy colour is not as dark as expected but that was my own comprehension based upon the similar navy brill smock I recently ordered. Have worn the jacket three times in first two weeks and every time I was pleasantly surprised by some tiny aspect, e.g. chest pocket, the way in which the jacket buttons up, and the use of the main pockets for glasses and other odds and sods like pens, paper and post-it pads. There is a soft sensation which makes me pause every time I go into the pockets to retrieve something.
It does feel like it will get better with age and contour to my body and exude that ‘shabby-chic’ look that can’t be bought or created instantaneously, but only time makes possible.
Great expectations and only wish I had discovered such a jacket earlier in my life!
So pleased with my beautiful jacket.
Very good quality.
Thank you x
I've had an orange one for a week or so. The colour is a good strong 'emergency' orange. The cut is generous enough for the chunkiest sweaters. I've not been out in the pissing rain yet - I reckon its more showerproof - but its great for lying on the forest floor taking snaps of fungus. Three generous pockets are good for camera, hat or hatchet.
I'm really pleased with this bag: it looks great, it holds a surprising amount, and it's easy to carry around. I tested it out on a 10-day holiday.