Blackshore Coastal Clothing Reviews

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Based on 164 reviews
Navy T Shirt

Super quality T Shirt, excellent fit and great service. And the cotton being spun and woven in Lancashire is a bonus!

Great Expectations!

Great Expectations!
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!

Beautiful jacket

So pleased with my beautiful jacket.
Lovely fabric.
Very good quality.
Brilliant service.
Thank you x

great product

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.

new worker jacket made to measure

thanks very much , fits my 6'8 slightly weird frame perfectly.

Blackshore Carrier
Strong and spacious

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.

The Perfect Match!

Love my made-to-measure Walberswick trouser in such a great colour! So many compliments on the style, cut, and mustard colour; a real addition to my wardrobe, so much so that I’m ordering another pair in dark blue! The staff at Blackshore are so friendly and accommodating, even to the point of providing buttons to attach my braces! Bravo Blackshore, I’ll be back!

Fabulous clothing!

I received my wonderful Ebbtide Moleskin Overshirt from Blackshore Clothing. It is so well made and the moleskin is extraordinary quality material. Just in time for the shortening and colder days. Thanks so much Blackshore. Ollie

Dune Dungarees in 10 oz Denim
Christopher.Mr Leggate
Denim dungarees

Just received my first purchase through the post this morning - my dungarees are just fantastic. The quality is excellent, beautifully-made and fit perfectly. They are also original and practical!
Thank you Blackshore... I am looking forward to ordering a pinafore dress next!

Excellent Quality

My husband bought his gansey first - I was so jealous that he bought me one for my birthday. Excellent quality. It's a very heavy gansey - more so than the Gurnseys that Blackshore sell. This is what I/we wanted as we sail throughout the year we need a good warm jumper to keep out the cold. I can't wait for the winter to come so that I can start to wear it. My only criticism, is that it would be nice to have a ladies pattern. This is very much a man's cut - and for a man with rather large arms (I suppose fishermen do have bigger biceps than me!). I would also love it if there were different colours... but none of that stops me reveling in the quality of the gansey.

A very good Investment

These trousers are wonderful. I wear them sailing from autumn to spring and they are so comfortable. They look great. The wide leg gives me total freedom of movement - which is necessary when you are sitting legs akimbo at the helm and leaping about the boat!. The thick twill provides a marvelous windbreak. Yes, they are the most expensive trousers I have bought - but without question they are a very good investment.


What a great jacket. Fits great - really spot on. It uses a heavier fabric than other worker/engineer jackets but it is soft and supple with it so the "luxury" description in the title is appropriate. The construction is also first class and a significant step up from other similarly styled garments. I also love that the provenance of the jacket goes all the way back to the cloth it uses and the mill in Lancashire. Looking forward to wearing this hard and often and also looking forward to adding to my Blackshore wardrobe.

Chore Jacket

Great quality. Excellent fit

Everything I’d hoped!

To have something made just for me is such a treat…the staff, especially Cathy are lovely, thoughtful and so clever! My pinny is such fun and so easy to wear and is made to a beautiful finish - I love wearing it. It is so adaptable - T-shirt and sandals yesterday…sweater, leggings and boots in the winter hopefully. The fabric is gorgeous…substantial but natural and comfy to wear. All in all…well chuffed ❤️

Short Chore Jacket

A good fit though the sleeves could have been slightly wider. Nice fabric- soft denim. Good length as I am only 5ft. I feel the pockets are set slightly high up-just a small point. otherwise very happy.

Yeah… got a bit wet

Beautifully made, but I’d be loath to describe it as water resistant. A light shower for 5mins today and my shoulders were soaked.


Sorry forget to add these photos


Always wanted a Smock. Waited years. Went to Southold and found this lovely little shop. Walked in and looked at all the different styles and colours. Got measured and ordered. Oscar was a pleasure to deal with. One week later it arrived. Happy days.

Stylish, comfortable but definitely not waterproof

Do note that “shower resistant” does not mean waterproof. Wore mine yesterday in heavy persistent rain and got soaked through. I’m not sure what the right weather for a rain poncho that doesn’t keep the rain out might be, but maybe it’s just for shorter walks. So the search for good-looking comfortable waterproof gear continues, having just made an expensive detour.

Cowl neck

Visited the store and ordered one on the Thursday, hand made on the Friday and arrived on the Tuesday. Cracking service.Beautiful made with quality material. Looking forward to wearing it for a long long time. 😍

Excellent everyday casual jacket

This is an outstandingly-made casual jacket. Can only recommend to others 🤓👍

Perfect gift

My son loves his jacket and has worn it every day. It arrived through the post really quickly, the extra long arms and length means it is a perfect fit. Highly recommend.

Beautifully made!

I received my made to measure smock dress today. I’m delighted with it. It’s beautifully made and fits perfectly. I’ll be back for a denim one! Thank you!

thumbs up

really like it


My Dune Short Dungarees are excellent, really well made, very comfortable and fit perfectly
The service I received was second to none, did not have the exact ones in my size so had them made and
they were available within the two weeks as promised
So nice to find a traditional, enervative shop with high service standards to boot!!!

May thanks I will be using you again