I've always loved shopping for the monkeys and sometimes like to dress them in the same or very similar outfits. Not usually an entire matching outfit, just the odd separates. Personally I think it looks sweet. This is something I would tend to do when they go to parties or we go somewhere special.
We were recently delighted to be sent matching boys gilets from Joules for the monkeys to review. I love Joules clothing (and their fab packaging too) but sadly, often the budget doesn't stretch that far.
Tom Joule started selling country wear at equestrian and other outdoor events more than 30 years ago. Joules now sell clothing for all the family as well as things for the home and outdoors, gifts and accessories. They are known for their high end products which offer colourful prints and patterns with a classical twist.
The navy jnr boys chevron padded gilets are affordable with prices starting at £29.99. They are currently being sold on offer at 2 for £50. Perfect. It comes in three colours. I love the Navy best which we were sent for the monkeys. The contrasting lining colour on this colourway looks striking against the navy. Sizes start at age 2. We have age 3 and 6 which are a great fit. Little monkey has growing room in his and of course I will keep the larger one for him too, once big monkey grows out of it. They have two front pockets and popper fastenings, making them easy for the monkeys to remove if necessary. The gilet is lovely and padded and adds great warmth to a chilly day. We met friends at Bluewater in kent last bank holiday Monday. The monkeys wore their gilets there. They were perfect for the weather that day and easy to fold and pop under the pushchair when indoors. The monkeys looked really cosy in them. Fully machine washable they wash really really well too and can be tumble dried on a low setting.
We love them. The monkeys seem happy to wear them and I can assure you that's not always the case with some of their clothing. They look really nice on and I'm delighted they are so easy to launder. You can see the full range of Joules clothing here.
We were also sent some amazing Joules bone china mugs which I just love. I'm sure my tea tastes different in them. I'm sure you'll agree Joules sell some fabulous pieces.