A couple of weeks ago somebody contacted me from a well known clothing company, he had read my blog post about why I dont buy new clothes.
Clearly this chap and his company, which make fairly high end outdoor wear, has a different perspective on new clothing and its value. So to cut a longer story short, he offered to send me – free of charge – some pieces of their clothing so that I could assess for myself whether I thought that the quality they offer is worth buying new, and spending quite a few quid on. It certainly says something for their self belief that they are willing to open themselves up to scrutiny in this way – they obviously think their clobber is worth buying, I remain to be convinced.
So over the next months and perhaps years, I’ll be posting my own ongoing reviews on these pieces of clothing (trousers, shirt, & jacket), giving my assessment of their design and general quality. This isnt just going to be cheap publicity for the company in question either, where I have reservations or questions about the clothing in question I will voice them – the only deal I have made in that regard is that if and when I have negative points to make about the clothing I will let them know first in case its something which they can put right.
Given the punishment I usually give clothing, this should be interesting. A follow on post, revealing the name of the company in question and initial thoughts about the clothes will follow in the next few days.