It’s that time of year, the leaves are falling, nights are getting darker and the days are getting colder. The football season has also started – we’re well into the new season now. As I’m not participating and am just a spectator it’s important I’m keeping warm. After all, warm clothes and standing around watching football seems quite a good match (excuse the pun).
Keeping warm is my mantra when it comes to football matches. It was November 1984 and my first York City game. I didn’t wrap up sensibly, wearing a thin cardigan, a t-shirt and a cagoule for a freezing cold day. By half time I was sat in the Directors Lounge in front of a warm fire waiting for my mum and dad to collect me.
Shaun thinks I react in an over the top way, but there’s no way I’ll ever go through that again. JD Williams have a good selection of coats online – I love my old Gap parka but the sleeves are frayed. The Snowdonia Jacket is really smart – it keeps me warm and packs down small too. It feels deceptively thin yet is toasty warm. It is exactly what I need for football matches right now when the weather can’t decide how to behave.
However, some mornings it’s colder and by mid-afternoon sunny. I ordered this Spot Pac A Mac, perfect for mornings when you need keeping warm. It packs into a pouch in the pocket for afternoons when the sun is out and I don’t need a coat. Those unpredictable autumn days!
Finally, I chose a Colourblock Boucle Boxy jumper. I liked the pattern and I love the baseball jersey style sleeves. I quite like the back of the jumper has a longer panel. This is handy when you’re at a game and sitting on a cold plastic seat, I like that extra warmth!
The Jacket and Pac A Mac have both fared well with the Autumn showers we’ve had too – and I do like a good hood that stays up.
The three items of clothing are all available now at JD Williams from the women’s winter coats section.
I was sent the three items of clothing for the purpose of review. They were all chosen by me, all opinions are my own.