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April Shower Solutions: Our Top Picks For Coats & Umbrellas

Summer may seem as though it’s just around the corner, but as this week’s weather has proven, it’s all too easy to get caught in a sudden April shower. If you’re looking for something to fend off an unexpected cloudburst without weighing you down, we at Universal Textiles have a variety of transitional jackets and umbrellas to keep warm and dry until the summer months arrive. Take a look at our top April shower solutions below!

Whilst a sunny spring day may signal the approach of warmer weather, slipping on your shorts and t-shirt too soon may leave you more soggy than sunkissed. This Brave Soul Survivor Transitional Jacket is perfect for unpredictable conditions, combining a comfortable, lightweight build with a special showerproof finish, ensuring that rain is kept at bay without bringing you out in a sweat. For women, this Brave Soul Rave Jacket brings together fashion and functionality, coupling equally effective showerproofing with an eye-catching floral pattern.

For those seeking something even more convenient, this SOLS Shore Packaway Windbreaker Jacket offers water resistant and windproof protection in a design that folds neatly away into the jacket’s front right pocket. Younger customers are also well catered for, with our Boys and Girls Packaway Jackets being the perfect choice for parents looking to keep kids dry on the way to school or during trips out.

Though somewhat unwieldy in windy conditions, a quality umbrella can prove to be an invaluable tool when faced with an unforeseen downpour. Available in London and New York designs, this stylish Compact Close Cityscape Umbrella is the perfect choice for those looking to stay dry whilst on the move, and this Kimood Auto Open Walking Umbrella is a smart, sleek choice for sheltering two people from the elements.

Check out Universal-Textiles.com to see our full range of coats, jackets and umbrellas for men, women and children. Happy shopping!

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Ward Off Winter With Our Top Picks For Jackets & Coats

redjacketAs we enter February Christmas may seem like a distant memory, but as last week’s weather kindly reminded us, winter is far from over! If you’re looking for the perfect jacket to beat the wind, rain and frigid conditions outside, Universal Textiles has a variety of styles to suit men, women and children of all ages. Take a look at our top picks for cold weather jackets and coats below!

With over twenty years of experience, outdoor specialists Result know a thing a two about crafting the perfect outdoor coat. This Result Mens 3-in-1 Aspen Performance Jacket certainly lives up to its name, boasting a comprehensive waterproof and windproof build that also allows for effective ventilation, ensuring that not only wind and rain but also sweat is kept at bay. With a durable, heavy-duty zip and a detachable hood, it’s the ideal multi-purpose coat for tackling a variety of different weather conditions. For women, the Result Ladies Urban Technical Jacket offers similar benefits, with added quick-drying properties making it the perfect choice for winter.

Softshell jackets are a great lightweight alternative for the traditionally bulkier winter coat, with their special layered build helping to keep you warm whilst allowing your skin to breathe. This Kariban Mens Softshell Performance Jacket couples three layers of specially bonded fabric with a water resistant outer, making it the perfect choice for showery weather. For women, this B&C Hooded Premium Softshell Jacket offers a fully waterproof build and a fleece-lined inner to help tackle cold and wet conditions, with this design also available in a choice of six colours.

If you’re looking to take things even lighter, a trusty Pac-A-Mac jacket is the perfect bluebluechoice. Combining lightweight but effective protection from wintery weather with a handy pack-away build, it’s the ultimate coat for those uncertain days, and is easy to stow away if conditions improve. This Ladies Hooded Rain Jacket couples a lightweight pack-away build with a showerproof outer, making it the perfect choice for women on the go. A Pac-A-Mac is also a great choice for ensuring that kids stay dry whilst keeping baggage to a minimum, with these boys and girls Hooded Pack-Away Macs catering for kids from five to eleven years of age.

Visit Universal-Textiles.com to browse our full range of coats and jackets for women and children! Happy shopping!

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Back To School Bargains!

With the nights already drawing in and the weather growing unpredictable, it seems that the best of the summer has been and gone. As any parent will undoubtedly tell you, this also means that children across the country will soon be returning to classroom captivity, and therefore now is the perfect time to stock up on everything they need to make it through the coming term in one piece. Check out our top picks for back to school below!

It might not be time to roll out the winter wear just yet, but with sudden rainstorms and dropping temperatures on the horizon, there’s no sense in waiting to make sure that they’ll be kept safe and warm when autumn finally descends. With a soft polyester build and a choice of five colours, this Fruit Of The Loom Fleece Jacket is great for both boys and girls looking to layer up during colder weather, and those seeking a lightweight way of keeping rain at bay should look no further than this waterproof Result Core Stormdri Jacket.

Kids socks go through a lot at the best of times, and with countless hours of wear and tear to contend with, childrens school socks have to be ready for anything. With a cotton rich build and a selection of four colours, these Childrens Plain School Socks are the perfect choice for keeping feet snug and warm, and at £1.95 for three pairs, they’re painless to replace when kids inevitably grow out of them! For girls, these White Knee High Socks are also perfect for adding a cute touch to an otherwise drab school ensemble.

A sturdy backpack goes a long way to keeping your little ones’ possessions safe and sound, and this SOLS Kids Rider School Rucksack is perfect for keeping everything from books to pencil-cases in tip top condition. With two spacious zipped compartments and padded, reinforced shoulder straps for additional comfort and support, it’s the ideal way to transport their essentials to and from the classroom.

A smart, clean school shirt is the best way to start a new school term, and made from durable cotton blend fabric, this Childrens Long Sleeved Shirt is a smart and comfortable choice for the months ahead. For those seeking a more casual design, this SG Childrens Just Cool Polo Shirt is perfect, and with built in moisture wicking technology, it’s also a great choice for P.E. lessons.

Be sure to check out our full range of childrenswear at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Pick Up A Bargain With Our Special Russell Sale!

This week at Universal Textiles we’re offering customers a special 12% discount off our entire range of Russell clothing, with great designs for both men and women at fantastic low prices. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, there’s a product and style to suit everyone, and to help you on your way we’ve gathered together a few of our favourite picks from the collection! Remember, these discounts are available for one week only! Happy shopping!

Russell are a brand that pride themselves on stocking a quality range of comfortable casual wear, and this Russell Authentic Full Zip Hoodie is certainly no exception. Available for both men and women, it boasts a premium three layer fabric for a fuller feel and extra warmth, and comes in a choice of six different colour designs, each with a soft cotton build.

Although we may officially be in summer, there’s no guarantee that warmer weather is here to stay. If you want to keep comfortable without digging out your winter wear, this Russell Softshell Performance Jacket (mens/womens) is a great way to stay warm and dry throughout the unpredictable British summer. Made from lightweight polyester coated with a water repellent finish, it’s designed to tackle the elements whilst letting skin breathe, making it the perfect remedy to a sudden summer shower.

Modern life can be tough on today’s worker, and if you need help keeping cool when under pressure in the office, then this Rusell Moisture Management Work Shirt (available in men’s and women’s designs) is the ideal purchase. With a cotton rich build that also incorporates a special sweat wicking fabric, it’s designed to provide effective ventilation and ensure that moisture gets drawn away from the skin, keeping you comfortable and dry on even the most stressful of days.

Check out our full range of Russell clothing at Universal-Textiles.com!

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A Great Selection of Regatta Products

At Universal Textiles we are proud to offer customers products from many top brands, including Regatta. Britain’s best loved outdoor clothing and footwear brand, Regatta’s reputation has been built on providing stylish and practical outdoor wear. With over 80 years of industry experience, their range of high quality weatherproof garments are both reliable and durable. They also pride themselves on using ethically sourced materials and providing customers with great value for money.

So whether it be a pair of trousers, gloves or a jacket you need, Regatta have all your outdoor needs covered. Below is just a selection of Regatta products available on our website.

Regatta produce a wide range of high quality fleeces, including this Ladies Thor III Fleece Jacket. Made from a premium yarn, they are lightweight yet warm, as reflected in their GSM (grams per square meter). This particular fleece comes in five colours and has fleece cuffs and an adjustable shockcord hem to maintain heat.

The signature quality expected from the company is also reflected in their hats and gloves. Many of their hats, including the Thermal Winter Fleece Hat, are made with Thinsulate technology. This increased density of fibres enables heat to be maintained, whilst moisture can escape.

Regatta products are ideally suited to outdoor sports such as skiing. This is reflected in these Kids Waterproof Ski Mittens. Both waterproof and made with a thermal lining, these mittens will keep children’s hands dry and warm for hours. The grips on the mittens make ski poles easier to grasp, with an adjustable velcro strap enabling the mittens to achieve the perfect fit.

Whether for work or recreational use, Regatta’s waterproof trousers are renowned for their exceptional quality. The Packaway Waterproof Trousers are one such pair. Both wind and waterproof, the trousers are made with taped seams and press studs at the hem. They also have an elasticated waist and are breathable as well as waterproof, making them comfortable to wear both as an individual garment and atop another pair of trousers.

The garment Regatta is perhaps most noted for, however, is the jacket. Just one of many great jackets available from them, the Benson II 3 in 1 Waterproof Breathable Jacket, features many of the trademark features expected from a Regatta jacket. Made with waterproof and breathable Isotex coated taslan fabric, Isotex is Regatta’s own family of waterproof and breathable fabrics that offers a waterproof performance of up to 20,000mm.

With anti-pill fleece lining for warmth, a concealed hood and a studded stormflap, the jacket is suited to all conditions. It is also windproof, has taped seams and several pockets to store maps, mobile phones and much more.

To view our full range of Regatta products, click here.

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Choosing Men’s Formal Attire

At Universal Textiles we offer a selection of Men’s Formal Attire, ideal for work or specific events. Below are just some the products available.

The classic oxford shirt is an essential part of many a man’s wardrobe. Made from oxford weave, the B & C Men’s Oxford Shirt is an example of this classic and largely unchanged design. This particular shirt is short sleeved and, as is to be expected from an oxford shirt, has a left breast pocket. The shirt also has narrow cuffs, a button down collar and is available in five colours.

The poplin shirt is an ideal work shirt, as it is both smart and durable. Easy to clean and more resistant to creases and wrinkles, the Premier Men’s Poplin Shirt is available in 24 colours. The shirt has long sleeves with button fastened cuffs as well as a stiffened formal cut collar.

In addition to our range of shirts, we have a variety of premium ties suited to a multitude of formal situations. The Premier Men’s Pure Silk Tie is made from 100% woven pure silk and thus has both the look and feel of high quality. The tie is available in seven subtle yet stylish designs. If, however, you are looking for something a little more for formal dinners and the like, we have this Premier Bow Tie. With classic hook and bar fastening and available in four colours, the garment is made from 100% polyester satin weave.

From Brook Taverner we have a range of high quality suit jackets and trousers. Brook Taverner, based in Yorkshire, is one of the UK’s most respected names in men’s classic tailoring, and is based on three principles: quality, service and price. The exceptional quality of their pieces can be seen in this Imola Single Breasted Suit Jacket. The three button jacket is a stylish and comfortable fit made with a centre vent and fitted with four internal pockets.

Also available from Brook Taverner we have the Avalino Flat Front Suit Trouser. These trousers are a smart and well-fitting addition to a highly formal outfit or merely a shirt and shoes.

To complete your formal outfit, Universal Textiles also stock smart belts and formal shoes. To view our full range of formal clothing, click here.

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