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Long Johns

Ladies Long Jane’s

Long Janes, also called Long Johns for men, is a style of underwear with long legs which is perfect for the current winter chill.

Usually made from insulating fabrics such as wool or polyester to draw moisture away from the skin, they are perfect for wearing under your normal clothes for work or play, just to add that extra layer of warmth.

Long Jane’s and Johns originate from Matlock in Derbyshire at John Smedley’s Lea Mills, and they named the garment after the late 19th century heavyweight boxer John L Sullivan. They were originally used as loungewear then became popular as sleepwear.

We stock Long Jane’s in Black, Cream and White, including a heat trap range, with matching items also available.

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Keep Your Boy Warm

Buying boy’s thermal underwear is a tricky subject to get right. Even during the colder weather, boys want to be outside, playing football and spending time with friends. It is important that they are warm enough to be able to do all of that comfortably. The other issue is fashion – they want to feel as though their clothes are up to the minute and won’t make them stand out in a crowd for all the wrong reasons.

Part of the range of boy’s thermal underwear is the long sleeved T-shirt. This can easily be worn under a sweater and as it looks just like a T-shirt, it will not be immediately obvious that this is an item of underwear. The T-shirts have the highest thermal warmth rating which gives added peace of mind when they are worn in the coldest of weathers. The short-sleeved T-shirts are part of the same range and have similar benefits. For those who prefer a more traditional style there is the sleeveless vest.

These items can be teamed with matching Long Johns. These are available in a range of sizes and are made without side seams for added comfort. They are perfect for wearing under jeans and are ideal for added warmth on very cold days.

The price range begins from just a few pounds and all items are created from a viscose and polyester fabric for maximum warmth. They are made in Britain and prove that quality does not have to be expensive.

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