Blackshore Coastal Clothing Reviews

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Based on 177 reviews
A very well made smock

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!


Really great quality shirt, nice detailing.

Nice jumper

Nice jumper

Fleet Roll-Neck Jumper
Thomas Heffernan
Thanks y'all!

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.

Nice but

Lovely beanie but seems expensive. Over priced by about £10 I think

Gift Voucher

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.

Bucket Hat

Excellent hat! As is all their hand made garments! Exceptional Quality Clothing.


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.

Dreamy jumper

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 :)

It really is superb quality

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.

Lovely oversized jumper

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!

Awesome design and quality, but short in fit

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.

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.

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.

Walberswick Trouser in Light Cotton
Ken Bates
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 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.