Men’s Fashion Post – Jacamo Review

My Summer holiday is now just around the corner. In June I will be heading off, with my whole family, to Cyprus, in order to celebrate my brother’s wedding. This means that the next two months will be firmly looking towards our wardrobes, making sure that not only do we have outfits suitable for the wedding, but also clothes that will be fit for the extremely hot weather we will be experiencing.

Menswear brand Jacamo recently asked if I was interested in reviewing some pieces from their Summer ranges. Jacamo once had a reputation for being a destination for plus size clothing for men, but that is definitely in the past. With the gorgeous Freddie Flintoff as a face of the brand, and with ranges from Farah, Ellesse and French Connection amongst others, Jacamo is now a place where men can find clothing for pretty much every occasion, and a definite destination when it comes to choosing a holiday wardrobe, including swimshorts, chinos and polo shirts.

Most hotels require that swim wear, including swim shorts, are not worn in hotel restaurants for dinner. With that in mind Pete chose a seriously smart pair of Farah shorts, the Penberth Stretch Chino Shorts,  that look both cool and stylish, not to mention smart, when worn with a polo top. The shorts have a more tailored feel, with a slip fly fastening, and they have side and back pockets. These would be super smart when worn for an evening occasion, or a sight seeing trip, they just have that classic look.

Farah Penberth Stretch Chino Short £40 Click to visit Jacamo

When it comes to swimshorts, Pete loves the old school style of Ellesse. The Ellesse Brenzo swimshorts have a feel of the 1980s, and the film ‘The Business’. The shorts have a mesh lining, and a really useful zipped coin pocket on the back. The navy and white stripe colourway is both classic and modern, and gives the shorts a cool, football style feel.

Ellesse Brenzo 7in Swim Shorts £30 Click to visit Jacamo



I think Jacamo has really upped their game when it comes to great clothing for holiday season. Plenty of cool items that would definitely find room in your suitcase!

Jacamo gets the feet Autumn Ready

When Jacamo approached me with a view to doing a review of their provision/website earlier this year, I will admit I had a few preconceptions. The main one was that Jacamo was a brand that catered for the plus sized – but for men rather than women. A quick look around their website told me that this was only half the story. The site carries branded items from the likes of French Connection, Penguin, Joe Browns and Lambretta, as well as a collaborative range with Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. I have to admit I was really impressed by the wide choice available. Unfortunately, a family holiday made the review virtually impossible at that time. However, Jacamo came back with an Autumn review opp, and this time the answer was an emphatic yes!

You can’t have failed to see that we are now most definitely in Autumn. The Indian Summer seemed to disappear overnight, and the days are now chilly, with the nights even colder. This is the season where the flip flops get packed away and the more substantial footwear appears. In my husband’s case, this means Desert Boots.

Label J Slouchy Desert Boot Standard Fit £65 click to visit Jacamo

Label J Slouchy Desert Boot Standard Fit £65 click to visit Jacamo

Pete is a huge fan of Desert Boots, which fit that smart yet casual mode perfectly. Jacamo currently have a good selection, and it was the Label J Slouchy design that took Pete’s eye. These come in two colours, stone and chocolate. Pete opted for the stone variety.


Top Fred Perry at House of Fraser (similar here)
Jeans Vintage Wrangler
Jacket Peacocks


The first thing I can say is that these are a great looking pair of boots. The suede upper, teamed with the leather piping makes them visually striking, whilst the leather upper means that the shoes will be hard wearing. Pete wears a size 9, and these are true to size.

Pete commented on just how comfortable they were from the minute he put them on – no need to wear them in and no initial rubbing. These were instantly comfortable and soft on the feet, meaning they would be great if you needed to wear them for a longer period. They also looked good teamed with dark denim, but I think you could also easily team them with cords or coloured jeans (beige, brown or rust would look great in my opinion.)



I think the cost of these (£65) compares favourably with other brands stocking good quality desert boots. The boots are stylish, comfortable and practical. What’s not to love!


*We were sent a pair of boots by Jacamo for the purpose of review. All opinions are my (and Pete’s) own.