Monday, 23 February 2015

*My Brother and I

Flintoff by Jacamo Coat Review


Ah, my baby-though-he’s-bigger-than-me brother. Though there’s close to 5 years between us, being in our twenties now that gap seems almost non existent, we’re both starting to get on a bit and…dare I say it, grow up?. I consider myself unbelievably lucky that I actually have a great relationship with my brother, we’ve always got on pretty well, but now more so than ever. Maybe it’s an age thing, or a space thing now we don’t live across the landing from each other. In fact, since moving out, I’ve probably seen more of him than I ever did when we lived under the same roof. Funny how that happens.

With his 23rd birthday just around the corner, (blimey that makes me feel old! I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday) I found myself on the Jacamo website having a mooch around looking for gift ideas. You see, my brother isn’t exactly a clothes kind of guy, I mean he wears them, thankfully, but he isn’t the biggest fan when it comes to shopping for them. Unless it’s a Jack Skellington or gaming related tee or a pair of converse, he has little enthusiasm. Being the oh-so-awesome (his words if I paid him enough!) big sister I am, I’ve always been his personal Gok Wan. 

The weather hasn’t been great lately, let’s be honest, it’s been downright crappy, with wind, rain and hail beating down on all sides. I know for a fact the coat he currently trudges to the train station in every morning is starting to look a little worse for wear and isn’t holding up too well in these spring time wintery weathers. A coat seemed a good place to start. 

Flintoff by Jacamo Coat Review


My baby brother is no Tiny Tim, but he does like clothes that fit well, and don’t look like over-sized shapeless tents. As I was looking through the Jacamo coats section, I was instantly drawn to their Flintoff by Jacamo range. I loved the length, olive colour, full length zippered front and versatility of this particular *coat. That brother of mine might not be a clothes kind of person but he’s unbelievably fussy and won’t tolerate anything that’s too fancy pants - this coat is stylish without shouting about it. 

I invited him down for a day out in the big city - and as soon as I woke up, it was pouring down. Bloody typical. Thankfully we’re not sugar, so we won’t melt. As soon as he arrived I had him toss aside that old coat of his and gave him his early birthday present - if we where to go off an have adventures in the piss pouring rain, he needed to be dressed for the occasion.

Flintoff by Jacamo Coat Review
Peacock-Lambananna bestie


The coat fitted perfectly, though the sleeves were longer than either of us expected. He’s no orangutang but he is human (so my mother tells me). He wasn’t too put off by the extra few inches down his arms. With the tags off and the coat on, we braced ourselves for the worst and headed out.

We ended up wandering around the city, stopping for lunch and planning how we would spend our millions when the day we win on the lottery finally comes. We caught up on each others lives, on work, on our parents, all those things in between. It always amazes Mr how much we can talk in our family, we’re naturally born chatterboxes.

Chinese New Year Liverpool


We caught the back end of a Chinese New Year parade and I had the crap scared out of me by a bunch of fire crackers. We walked the length and breadth of Bold Street, headed on over the L1 and got thoroughly soaked. His swanky new coat passed the weather test that was for sure, he was perfectly bone dry underneath. 

Flintoff by Jacamo Coat Review



The coat got two thumbs up and though he’s never shopped Jacamo before he’s told me I’m more than welcome to shop there again for him. As cheeky as he is, the website was so easy to use and the speed of delivery spot on, I can see myself popping back the next time his wardrobe needs a little updating! 

Flintoff by Jacamo Coat Review
....walk naturally past the shop... :/


Do you get on with your siblings? If so, how do you keep that relationship strong? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,




*PR Sample - Jacamo kindly sent this coat to me for consideration. That being said, all thoughts, opinions and photos are mine and my brothers! See my disclaimer here.

8 comments:

  1. Woo brother. I have three older ones and we don't talk often, but get on well when we're together. Although they are annoying haha. One lives in oz though and I've not seen him and his family for 10 years.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Eek I can't imagine having three of my brother and them being older than me! That'd drive me mad! I kinda like being the eldest!

      If I had family living abroad who I got on with I would be using it as the PERFECT excuse to get on a jet plane and go exploring/stay on their couch lol!

      Sarah :)

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  2. My brother and I have a 5 year (well 4 1/2) gap as well, only its reverse and he's the older one. We have a very similar relationship. He is my best friend and I know I always have someone in my corner with him. Happy Birthday to your brother! Glad he liked his coat!

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    1. It's great isn't it? When we were younger we didn't get on too well, but I think that's pretty normal! I love how we can actually enjoy each others company these days!

      Sarah :)

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    1. We are and it's great, don't get me wrong we can argue like it's nobodies business and we do from time to time but we always end up taking the piss out of each other and getting over whatever we had argued about!

      Sarah :)

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