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Our Top Picks For Men This Summer

Shopping for summer may seem simple on paper, but if you or your loved ones are struggling to beat the heat during the warmer months, being a savvy shopper can really pay off. We’ve gathered together our top menswear picks for the summer, with hints and tips about what to do to survive the season and stay sweat-free.

Whilst style is definitely important, the composition and colour of an item can play a bigger part than you might think. Lightweight polyester tops like this Just Cool Men’s Plain Performance T-Shirt, are a prime example, with the fabric incorporating a special moisture-wicking fibre to help keep sweat at bay. Avoiding black and other dark colours is another top tip, with these darker shades being scientifically proven to absorb more heat when exposed to direct sunlight.

In professional environments the standard shirt and tie are inescapable, even in summer. But those wishing to keep their cool when at work whilst also staying in their boss’s good-books should stock up on short sleeve shirts, such as this Fruit Of The Loom Poplin Shirt, blending practical heat-management with an office-friendly finish. With a light polycotton blend, it’s the perfect choice to boost personal ventilation.

Whilst sweaty feet are undoubtedly embarrassing, they can also lead to a number of genuine health complaints, including athlete’s foot. Though many choose cotton socks by default, these are often a major cause of the problem, with cotton tending to hold onto moisture rather than dispersing it. These Men’s Wool Blend Socks are a far safer option, with their wool rich build allowing feet to breathe easier and stay ventilated during warmer weather.

If you’re keen to free your feet even further, a pair of good quality sandals can go a long way to keep them cool and dry. These Surf Men’s Closed Toe Sandals offer efficient ventilation without sacrificing comfort or stability, making them the perfect choice for casual summer wear. For added accessibility, these Floso Men’s Stripe Palm Print Flip Flops are another great option, boasting a vibrant palm tree design and a pocket-friendly price-tag.

For further inspiration visit the Universal Textiles menswear section, with shorts, shoes and much more also on offer!

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New Year Sports Wear!

It’s January, brand new gym membership, brand new outfit, brand new you, at least until February anyway. For now, have a look through our massive collection of sportswear, we’ve got stuff to suit all your ambitious resolutions.

Brighten up dull exercise regimes with our Gamegear Cooltex Ladies Short Sleeve Training T-Shirt available in 5 different colours; this t-shirt is ideal for being seen on those dark January evenings.

Trying to ease into getting fit? The Awdis Cuffed Ladies Jogging Bottoms are great for a casual work out, followed by a nice lounge.

If you’re looking for comfortable, lightweight running attire, the Spiro Mens Sports Micro-Lite Running Shorts are cheap, quick drying and breathable. Why not get the Gamegear Cooltex Active Men’s Short T-Shirt to match?

Perhaps T-shirt and Shorts aren’t the most practical of winter sportswear; if you prefer to be wrapped up warm then we have a huge selection of base layers to help maintain that core body temperature when training. These Spalding Mens Response Base Layer Leggings are designed to be worn alone or as an under layer and like the Spalding Womens Response Long Sleeve Base Layer Top, perfect for cycling, running and the gym.

Maybe a new outfit will spur you on to get fit and beat those urges to cancel your gym membership, whether you’re an amateur fitness convert or a serious sportsman, Universal Textiles has everything to suit your needs.

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Choosing Boy’s T-Shirts and Shorts

With the school holidays beginning, many parents will be looking to purchase a few extra clothes for their kids in anticipation of a busy summer. At Universal Textiles we have clothing they’ll love at great prices. From top brands such as Tombo and Caterpillar, these durable garments will keep your kids going through the summer. Here we will look at some of the Boy’s T-Shirts and Shorts we have on offer.

Firstly, we have the SG Heavyweight T-Shirt and the Gildan Heavy Cotton T-Shirt. Both are available in a variety of colours and constructed with fine knit so as to provide superb shape retention, meaning they will survive various trips to the park and the like. At under £2 each they offer great value for money without compromising on quality.

Next we have this Humbugz Supersoft Baseball T-Shirt. Specialising in Children’s clothing, Humbugz products are finished to a high standard and made from quality materials. This particular T-Shirt is made from 100% ring-spun cotton, it offers a supersoft feel and comfortable fit. It is available in three designs and has longer sleeves to keep your children protected from the sun.

We have a wide range of T-Shirts from Caterpillar which prove ever popular with kids and parents. This Caterpillar Earth Moving T-Shirt is just one of these items. Adorned with fun print designs on the front, these are durable garments which will maintain their shape. Plus we are currently offering 23% off our range of Boy’s Caterpillar T-Shirts, making it a great time to buy.

As well as T-Shirts, we also have an excellent range of Boy’s Shorts. These Brave Soul Cargo Shorts are proving a particularly popular choice.  A simple yet classic design, they are made from 100% cotton. They also have several pockets and come in a variety of colours, making them ideal for the summer.

Lastly, two pairs of shorts perfect for sports and activity. The Tombo Teamsport Shorts and the Spalding Training Shorts are both made from smooth, lightweight fabric. They have an elasticated waistband and come in several colours. The Tombo shorts also have a mesh lining and are currently at 31% off.

To view our full range of Boys T-Shirts and Shorts, click here.

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Choosing the right Sports Shorts, T-shirts and Trainers this Summer

It’s shaping up to be another great summer of sport and now we have the weather to match! So whether you’re inspired to pick up your racquet or jump on your bike, we have the perfect products for you!

Firstly we’d like to introduce a brand new range from Tombo. As a company they pride themselves on providing ‘affordable, high quality multi-sport apparel’ such as this Tombo Teamsport Mens Performance Wicking T-Shirt. It comes in a variety of colours and is made from Aridus Dri moisture wicking fabric, which is designed to keep the wearer dry and cool. These are ideal for summer sporting activities, and with 31% off across our mens and womens Tombo Teamsport range, now is the time to buy.

Other top quality sporting garments we offer include this Fruit Of The Loom Mens Vest, made from 97% Heather Grey Cotton and 3% Polyester. Whilst for women we have a Kariban Sport T-Shirt made with quick drying lightweight fabric. Both would be great for a day at the park or more serious sporting activities!

Next, if you’re a keen cyclist or the Tour de France has made you want to give it a go, we offer these Spiro Padded Cycling Shorts. Available for men and women, they are made with soft athletic Cool-Dry performance fabric, designed to keep the skin cool and comfortable.

Lastly, we know with all this activity you’ll need an excellent pair of trainers! The Mirak Womens Trainers are a vented shoe, helping you stay cool in the summer. We also have the ever popular Dunlop Green Flash Trainers, a classic design which has been around for over 50 years.

So whatever your sporting ambitions this summer, make sure you come to Universal Textiles!

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Half Term Special! Save up to 43%!

htsIn this week’s newsletter we are offering an extra 15% discount on our Half Term Special Range, meaning you could potentially save up to 43%!

It’s half term this week and if your kids need some new clothes, it might be the time to treat them to a new t-shirt or hoodie! Whether you’re planning a day out with them this week or they just need one for playing out, the time to buy is now. We source the best garments from names such as our own brand Floso, Gildan, SG and Fruit of the Loom so you know you are getting great quality at amazing prices. The time to buy is now, especially with an extra 15% discount for all our subscribers! Don’t miss out!

View our newsletter here and enjoy the massive savings!

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This week’s giveaway

Following the huge success of our Facebook competition last week, in which we featured Quadra Golf Umbrella, this week the prize is a Jerzees Polo Shirt.

An extremely fine and smooth micro pique made from 100% bio polished pima Cotton, delivers outstanding drape, fit and comfort. Superfine fabric that is naturally soft, naturally strong and amazingly durable. Affordable luxury and quality.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is go to our Facebook Page here and like the picture. (You may also have to like the page if you have not done so already) and the winner will be chosen at random next Friday. Good Luck!

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Choosing Men’s T-shirts

One of the staple items in any man’s wardrobe for the summer is a t-shirt. T-shirts are so versatile, easy to care for, machine washable and go with everything. We stock over 250 varieties of men’s t-shirts from brands you know and trust.

Our men’s t-shirts come in a variety of colours, which means that they can easily be matched to other items in the wardrobe such as shorts and jeans. One of the latest trends is to opt for lighter, pastel shades. They are practical items that can be worn for sports activities, shopping or just spending time relaxing. They come in a variety of sizes too, so they are perfect for most men.

T-shirts are essential for holidays in the sun. As they are made from cotton, they allow the skin to breathe so they feel light and help to keep the heat off. They are ideal for slipping on, as the strength of the sun becomes too strong and to help prevent the skin from burning. They are also inexpensive items, making them ideal garments for bulk purchases. Many men have at least half a dozen at any one time – most have more.

T-shirts that feature designs are also becoming increasingly popular but in some ways, these are not as versatile as the basic t-shirt. Browse our range here.

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Buying T-Shirts

Summer is on its way and it’s warming up! You may want a new t-shirt to get out and about it so why not browse our range of t-shirts! We have t-shirts for any occasion; walks in the park, gardening or sports.

All of our t-shirts are made from amazing quality, from brands such as Fruit of the Loom, Russell Athletic and Gamegear, that you know and trust. We have a range of over 250 different t-shirts for men, women and children, in over 60 different colours! And yet when you buy from us, you can be safe in the knowledge that you all getting them at the possible price.

So whether you’re looking for a long sleeved t-shirt, for the colder nights, a polo shirt, to keep you stylish or a short sleeved t-shirt for everything else! You are guaranteed to find it here.

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