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A new review has been created: Quantock Clothing Polo & Jumper

This one is slightly different from my usual outdoorsy / military kit reviews, but stick with it.

This week I've been lucky enough to review some bang tidy menswear from Quantock Clothing.

Who dey and why do we care?

The blurb on their website has a nice dit about where the idea spouted from and what they're all about. The general gist of it is that they saw a gap in the market for some good quality English made clothing and decide to jump right in.

It's a fair point, even bastions of Britishness like Hackett, Burberry and Fred Perry all make their clobber in Far Eastern sweat shops. I can think of few, if any clothing brands who exclusively manufacture in the UK.

In a bid to get the word out there, Quantock have kindly sent me one of their polo shirts and a merino wool zip up jumper.

It's a good idea on their part. Their target audience is obviously blokes and they're obviously trying to appeal to the more patriotic among us, with the whole made in England thing. Some genius in their marketing department has spotted the link between their customer demographic and the readers of this website and members of the Forces in general. I'd definitely describe the style of these clothes as "Squaddy friendly." Nothing that's gonna get you thrown out of the mess, but still trendy.

Well done them.

Clever marketing strategy and Englishness aside, what we really care about is the quality. I'm not sure I'd buy something purely because it is UK made, it needs to stack up against it's rivals in all areas to be a contender. Thankfully Quantock have got this base covered. The quality of these clothes is absolutely sublime.

At 55 quid for the polo and £85 for the jumper you can hardly describe this gear as cheap. But compared to the extortionate prices Ralph Lauren charge for a polo shirt, I don't think this is a high price to pay for clobber this nice. Anyone can go out and buy a Primark polo shirt for a fiver, or even an M&S polo shirt for £25, but this gear is in a completely different league.

When my grandfather rolled a seven a few years back, I had first dibs on his clothes. He was a stylish bloke and had some sweet garms. I was impressed to find some vintage YSL, Lacoste and RL polos amongst his stuff. Ancient shirts, form the...
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Well about 90% of the site. They won't do xxxxx sizes anyway.

That's ok I'm only an XL and my N. African wife will wipe any spillages off for me, hopefully I wont get enough splashback to have to worry about pee odour :)
Well it won't fit over your pot belly then.

And there's a difference between poor and tight.
Well, in his defence he is from 'Ooooop North'.

They're all so tight their arses squeak when they walk.

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