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outfits under £50

Outfits under £50!!

A whole outfit, including shoes, for under £50? Yes you heard us right – what better way to make your ‘Happy Friday’ even happier!?

 

Here’s our stylist’s suggestions for creating gorgeous top to toe outfits perfect for any occasion…

 

Keeping it casual – Women’s 

Mythical Tunic Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Stitch Pocket Detail Jeans Was £44.95 NOW £17.95
Make a Statement Shoe Boots Was  £44.95 NOW £17.95
Total= £47.85 Saving= £82!!

 

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Keeping it Casual – Men’s

One for the Weekend Trousers Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Get Out There T-Shirt Was £17.95 NOW £12.95
Kurt Cobain Record Bag Was £34.95 NOW £16.95
Leather Hook Bracelet Was £9.95 NOW£6.95
Total=£48.80 Saving= £54!

 

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For a special occasion – Women’s 

Love Life Check Skater Dress Was £49.95 NOW £24.95
Forever Perfect Velvet Shoes Was £29.95 NOW £19.95
Total= £44.90 Saving= £35

 

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For a special occasion – Men’s 

Straight Joe Jeans Was £44.95 NOW £19.95
Vintage Peaky Hat Was £14.95 NOW £9.95
Devil’s in the Detail Shirt Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Total= £41.85 Saving= £58!!

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The Simple Recipe For A Sizzling Summer Barbeque…

Joe’s back again with the BBQ tips!

 

We’re all about the fun in the sun and it would be a crime not to take advantage of this wonderful weather we’ve had of late! So we’ve put together the music, the food and the gear to get this barbie started!

 

Joe’s Perfect Playlist

Summertime – Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff,
Sweet Like Cola – Lou Bega
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People,
You Get What You Give – New Radicals
Sing – Travis
Air Balloon – Lilly Allen
Start – The Jam
Golden Brown – The Stranglers
Two Fingers – Jake Bugg
Living For The Weekend – Hard-Fi

 

Which songs would you add to our playlist?

 

 

What To Wear

 

Fellas…here’s our perfect barbie look.

 

The Laid Back Corded Trilby £11.95 (was £19.95) is perfect for the summer sunshine! Whilst the pattern on the All Over Me tee £7.95 (was £16.95) is inspired by some of our favourite pin-ups of all time!

 

Combine these with the Crazy Cargo Shorts £29.95 (was £49.95) and you’ll have as many pockets as you need to keep the tinnies, tongs and anything else you may need in!

 

Finish off the look with these timeless Enjoy The Ride blue suede shoes £19.95 (were £29.95). You’re already onto a winner!

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Don’t worry ladies, we’ve got you covered too!

 

Smoulder in our Sexy Senorita Dress, compete with a flattering pleated waist and floral pattern that will wow all your guests! You’ll be surprised yourself, with the dress coming in at £21.95 (was £44.95).

 

Team it with the Laid Back Wedges, which will suit almost any outfit! Bargain buy at just £21.95, down from £34.95!

 

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Joe’s Potential Party Games

Lawn Twister – Twister…but on your lawn!

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Beer Pong – A classic for all to enjoy – take your drink of your choice and throw your way to glory!

 

 

Catch the balloon – Spread out in a circle, and throw a water balloon around the group, if it bursts on you, you lose! (At least you’ll still be cool!)

 

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Food – Perfect Peppers

Ingredients

4 peppers halved lengthways through the stalk and deseeded

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

2 x 125g balls mozzarella, sliced

2 tbsp black olive, chopped

1 tbsp chopped oregano

2 garlic clove, crushed

Recipe Sweet peppers

 

Instructions

 

Heat the barbecue to hot. Rub the outside of the peppers all over with the olive oil.

 

Stuff the peppers with the mozzarella, olives, oregano and garlic, and drizzle with a touch more olive oil, if you like.

 

Wack on the barbecue, stuffed-side up for 12-15 mins until the pepper is nicely charred

 

Joe’s Top Tip – If you want that extra BBQ taste cover the pepper’s with a roasting tin!

 

 

Cheers!

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5 ways to rock a waistcoat

5 ways to rock a waistcoat

The waistcoat is an absolute staple for any guys wardrobe. It’s capable of overstepping social situations and dress codes and gives you loads of room to experiment and stay stylish.

 

It seems to be getting a bit of stick nowadays though, with poor old Ricky Wilson on the voice bearing the brunt of it, so we thought we’d give you your fail-safe ‘how to’ guide to rocking it for any  occasion…

 

Casual with Jeans

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Fun and Funky Waistcoat £44.95
Savy Stitch Collar Shirt £29.95
Easy Joe Jeans £44.95
Easy Livin Suede Shoes £39.95

 

All out dapper

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Perfect Pinstripe Waistcoat £44.95
Savy Stitch Collar Shirt £29.95
Perfect Pinstripe Blazer £89.95
Perfect Paisley Tie £24.95
Perfect Pinstripe Trousers £44.95
Distressed Leather Boots £59.95

 

Vintage Look

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Dawn Until Dust Waistcoat £49.95
Savy Stitch Collar Shirt £29.95
Wear Them Your Way Trousers £39.95
Joe’s Favourite Suede Desi Boots £54.95
Funky Desert Scarf £19.95

 

Let the Shirt do the talking

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Fun and Funky Waistcoat £44.95
Perfect Pattern Shirt £34.95
Wear Them Your Way Trousers £39.95
Enjoy the Ride Suede Shoes £49.95 

 

Mix it up

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Fun and Funky Waistcoat £44.95
Savy Stitch Collar Shirt £29.95
Fun and Funky Blazer £94.95
Easy Joe Jeans £44.95
The Fabulous Chelsea Boots £59.95

 

 

 

 

 

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That-Dapper-Chap

Joe meets That Dapper Chap

We came across this cool looking fella on Instagram.

 

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After saying ‘eh up’ (we are from Yorkshire after all) we made friends with Craig who writes an awesome blog called That Dapper Chap.

 

With our styles so in sync it only seemed right to send some of our stuff his way to try on for size and this is what he thought…

 

“Joe Browns is a brand that I’ve liked for a couple of years now but never got around to buying from. Nobody can say they are a shy and retiring brand. For people who aren’t afraid to dress a little out of the norm, embrace quirky bold prints and enjoy their individuality, Joe Browns is a brand you MUST check out.”

 

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“I chose a navy blazer with a matching waistcoat that has a pink check. While not dramatically daring, the pink check adds a little something extra and some additional interest. The waistcoat has a collar which gives it a vintage feel, which is another element that Joe Browns embraces and does very well.”

 

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To inject some additional personality, Craig accessorized with a Feather pin, Leather Hook Bracelet and a few of his own home-made accessories.

 

 

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“I love the burgundy desert boots. I’ve never seen anything like them before and they fit like a dream and are super comfortable. I love the navy contrasting heel and laces and the patch on the top eyelet. Again, like the mismatched buttons on the jacket,  the attention to detail makes them more interesting than they could have been.”

 

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If you’ve been inspired by Craig’s look, check out the links below.

 

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5 ways to wear a floral shirt

Joe’s 5 ways to wear a floral shirt

Since the misfortunes of the 80s we understand some guys are a  little dubious of the floral shirt. But fear not!  Here’s our guide to style your brightly clad chest to fully embrace its awesomeness this summer!

 

Play it safe

For the floral shirt virgins, take baby steps by teaming it with neutral coloured trousers like beige, grey, black or tan.

 

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Wedding? Races? …Nailed it.

Style it up with some formal pin stripes, smart boots and classic aviators for a dapper summer look.

 

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Brighten up date night

Surprise the Mrs or make an awesome first impression by combining your statement shirt with a smart blazer.  With comfy jeans you not only smash the ‘I’ve just thrown this on and look good’ look, but you’ll have loads of room for a massive meal and beers.

 

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Embrace your inner surfer

We can’t argue that the home of the floral shirt is on the the beach and if you’re manning a barby at the same time, it really doesn’t matter what your wearing – you are, the man.

 

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The smart/cas look for lunch with the in-laws

The best combo of being comfortable, but still pretty smart and respectable to keep the in-laws thinking you’re the best thing since sliced bread.

 

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Gift Guide For Men

Joe’s Gift Guide for Guys

Guys, whether they’re Dads, Grandads, Brothers or Husbands, are notoriously hard to buy for.

 

Finding something they’ll genuinely get excited about can be virtually impossible, so for any guy in your life that’s a bit of a free-thinker and likes to live life to the full, we’ve got him covered…

 

For the beats man: 

 

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Vinyl Rockabilly Coasters £14.95
V Bookends £14.95
Vinyl Bowl £14.95 

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Kurt Cobain Record Bag £34.95
Lose Yourself T-Shirt  £19.95
Beat City T-Shirt £17.95
Rockin Out Christmas T-Shirt £16.95
All About Hendrix T-Shirt £22.95
Play It Loud T-Shirt £17.95

 

 

For the Bikes Man:

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Laid Back Wallet On A Chain £11.95
Triumph Sign £17.95
Triumph Mug and Coaster Set  £14.95
Leather Biker Jacket £190.00

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Hit the Road Top £19.95
Riders T-Shirt £17.95
Speed Demon Zip Through Hoody £44.95
Open Road T-Shirt £19.95
Vintage Biker T-Shirt £17.95
Ride of Your Life Top £19.95

 

 

For the Boards man:
(Be it on waves or snow!) 

 

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Leather Plaited Surfer Bracelet £7.95
Pura Vida Sign £9.95
Dance Like No One is Watching Sign £9.95
Voyage Cove T-Shirt £19.95 

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Double the Distance Top Blue £24.95
Double the Distance Top Brown £24.95
Pow Hoody £39.95
Have a Blast Coat £69.95
Funky Funnel Knitwear £39.95
Hit the Slopes Jumper £39.95

 

 

Still not sure?

 

Have a browse through more of our menswear here.

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An Afternoon in Sunny Saltaire

We teamed up with local blogger Carl, who writes A Bloke’s Eye View for a laid back afternoon in the cool little Victorian village of Saltaire, just outside Bradford.

 

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We met up at The Boat House Inn and had a lemonade – honestly it was just a lemonade!

 

Carl’s opted for the Fun In The Sun T-Shirt (£19.95).

 

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Summer Chill Jacket (£54.95).

 

Living in Bradford, with his wife and little boy, Carl knew Saltaire pretty well so gave us a bit of a tour of the place before dragging us kicking and screaming into another cool pub – The Hop.

 

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Straight Joe Vintage Jeans £42.95 + Brilliant Boat Shoes (£44.95).

 

 

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Carl told us he wanted to smarten up his look a bit, so we got him to try on one of our blazer and waistcoat combos – Stripe Me Up Blazer (£89.95), Deadly Dapper waistcoat (£42.95) and Joe’s Classic Shirt (£29.95).

 

He said: “A couple of off staff from the pub told me I looked very dapper, which is a word that has never been associated with me before…which was very nice!”

 

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The sun was then beaming through the windows of the pub, beckoning us to get outside, so we whacked on a pair of shorts and sunnies and did just that!

 

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Surf Board Sally Tee-Shirt (£16.95), Check Me Out Shorts (£39.95), Must Have Pumps (£22.95) and Laid Back Messenger Bag (£39.95).

 

Let us know what you think of Carl’s new look!

 

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AW14 Menswear Collection

Adele our menswear buyer reveals all about the new Autumn range

 

I’m really proud of how the collection has turned out this season and I really believe it underpins the Joe Browns ‘love life’ attitude, with something to fit every man’s needs, combining all the best things in life!

 

Why follow trends when you can set your own? If you’re sick of wearing the same old boring clothing then don’t worry – the new collection has it all covered off.

 

Based on all our favourite pastimes – we just love the freedom of bikes, music and the great outdoors  -you’ll find the range has a bit of something for all life’s adventures.

 

It’s full of timeless clothing for real men – with an eclectic mix of relaxed tailoring and comfortable casuals – all with the usual Joe Browns twists, including quirky prints and great detailing

 

Many items have a slightly ‘lived in’ feel, giving you great versatility to easily dress items up or down.  The ‘washed and worn’ element is great for a relaxed, confident feel – great for a chilled-out occasion.

 

You’ll find great contrasting styling in our tailoring that simply oozes personality. Check out the Mix it Up Blazer, £89.95 and matching waistcoat, £42.95 for a really smart tweed fabric with a fabulous blue check and a fun contrast lining.

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We’ve also introduced some true English eccentric touches such as mix and match buttons and trims, as well as funky pull out linings into our blazer pockets in quirky, fun fabrics – so now there’s no need to buy a handkerchief when you’ve got one already built in!

 

There’s a grungy element to parts of our collection too with the introduction of some really rich fabrics and genuine leathers which also add a touch of attitude.

 

Finally take a look at the tees – we’ve some great bike-themed styles and Steve McQueen, Che Guevara and Bob Marley even make a guest appearance this season!

 

Choosing a couple of my favourite items from the collection was really hard (as I of course love it all 🙂 ), but, if pushed, I‘d have to single out the new Complete The Look Blazer (£79.95) which gives our humble blazer a funky twist. For the maximum in versatility, the knitted insert collar is detachable, so it’s perfect for dressing up or down. I also love our Cut About Check Shirt (£39.95). It’s extremely wearable and will carry you through the seasons and there’s certainly nothing dull about it – it’s a great key item for livening up your winter wardrobe! (And bound to stir up some comments from the lads down the pub!).

 

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Joe Browns isn’t just about clothing it’s about attitude, an attitude towards how you live your life. We wanted to create something special something that allows you to make the most of your passions, living a free and fun-filled life.  Hopefully we’ve achieved this in Autumn 2014.

 

Adele, Head of Menswear

 

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Here’s a few behind the scenes shots, on location at Dalby Forest situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors. (We like to keep it local!)

 

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A Hard Day In The Office!

In search for our next male model….such a hard day in the office!

 

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Here at Joe Browns, we’ve never been big on models – really driven by our customers who know exactly what they like and what suits them – without the need for ‘’body perfect’ people dictating to them how to dress! (customers’ words, not ours!)

 

But there are times we need to show our clothes on real people, for example on the website to show how things fit – sleeve lengths, trouser fit, skirt lengths etc.

 

So, today, in search of our next male model, we had a line up of three male ‘finalists’ to see – who all incidentally got stuck on the M6 on the way across so we started well behind schedule.

 

The camera was good and ready to roll, manned by Rich our Creative Head and the ladies of the office were all making excuses to pass by the photography room on their way to the vending machine….reception to pick up a parcel…the carpark having forgotten something from the car….even the kitchen (which incidentally is at the opposite end of the building! ).

 

Model 1 arrives looking extremely dapper – even more so once sporting the Joe Browns famous Don Jacket and Waistcoat. A few flashes and it’s onto t-shirt and shorts. Nice legs, good arms and nice tanned skin (hmmm not a hard day at all really is it!) Good sense of humour too – always important when looking to avoid cheesy old fashioned catalogue shots!

 

Cue Model 2 –Shoots really well in the suit and casual wear then onto the swim trunks. (Absolutely necessary of course with brand new range of swimwear needing to be photographed for next summer.)

 

Then finally onto model 3 – looks great in the tee and shorts combo and has an amazing tanned six pack to boot. Jeans fit perfectly and he fills our tee’s brilliantly…
Oh decisions, decisions…..this is going to be a tough one – we’re going to be ages poring over these images. Watch this space to see who makes it to the final pick!

 

Why not tell us what your checklist would be if you had to choose!

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