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Thermal underwear is a protective type of clothing that insulates your body by helping you preserve body heat. Thermal underwear is not just worn by outdoor and winter sports enthusiasts; it can also be used by those who simply want to keep extra warm during the winter, making them wardrobe must-haves. There are certain factors to consider when buying thermal underwear for winter:
• Check the thickness and weight of the underwear. Buy the right thermal underwear according to the activity or conditions that you’re going to use them for. Thicker underwear is recommended if you’re not going to be moving a lot, such as when you’re indoors or just going out for errands.
• Check the material and look for “wicking,” which means moisture spreads out and dries quickly, preventing you from getting cold. Look for materials that make the underwear easier to wash and dry, such as a combination of nylon, wool, and spandex.
• Check for odour-control properties. Avoid polypropylene, which tends to retain sweat and moisture, causing a bad smell.
• Thermal underwear must fit snugly and comfortably. Choose underwear with stretching seams so you won’t feel like it’s restricting your movement.
• Go for thermal underwear with ankle seams and neat cuffs so that they don’t ride up when worn, and a soft, neat, and comfortable neckline that can prevent moisture and stop drafts.
• Consider buying thermal underwear with long torsos to protect areas of your body where your bladder and kidney are located.
Some types of thermal underwear might be a bit pricey, but it’s better to invest on high-quality thermal underwear that is resilient and can be worn several times. Good thermal wear saves you money in the long run and ensures that you stay warm all throughout winter.
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It’s Father Day on the 16th of June so we are offering perfect gift ideas to celebrate your Dads! Whether they’re into football or golf, or you wanted novelty socks or underwear we have the perfect gift for them. We also stock cute bibs for babies with “I Love Daddy” and other designs, so even if they’re too young to send cards, the sentiment is still there. The time to buy is now, especially with an extra 15% discount for all our subscribers! Don’t miss out!
Men’s underwear is something that can get forgotten about until your last pair is full of holes and turned grey. So with the new spring, why not treat yourself to some new underwear and clear your drawer out. But there are many different types of men’s underwear so how do you know which ones to choose?
There are three main types of pants. Boxer shorts have an elasticated while the legs are long and loose fitting. They usually have a fly with or without buttons, the waistband is usually wider than briefs and bears the brand name. Boxer briefs are similar to boxer shorts, but generally shorter and more form fitting. Y-fronts or briefs have an elasticated waist and the leg sections do not extend further than the groin.
We stock all varieties of underwear so you are sure to find a pair that’s comfortable for you. Browse our range here.
Finding cheap but quality kids socks can be hard. Children often lose one sock of a pair so it’s a good idea to have plenty at hand, and yet know that they are going to last through play, school and sports. Socks are items that are essential but not often considered thoroughly especially when they get lost or ripped or mucky.
The word sock is derived from the Old English word socc, meaning light slipper, and were originally made from animal skins. Nowadays socks are made from a variety of different materials such as cotton, wool and nylon among others.
We have a range of excellent quality socks at competitive prices, so your child can always have a matching pair of socks.
This time of year, it can be confusing as to what to wear, it’s not mild enough for cute spring dresses but it’s not cold enough for a really thick coat. Here are five tips for making the transition from winter to spring…
• Layer – Cotton T-shirts, light jackets are ideal when coupled with a few thin layers underneath. Then you can peel off or pile on as the weather changes. We have a wide selection of T-shirts here.
• Colour – The colour you wear can really brighten your mood. Wear white, pink or green to make a change from the greys and blacks of winter.
• Accessorise – Often the smallest detail can make the biggest difference. Wear a lightweight pretty scarf to bring some life into your outfit.
• Basics – Refresh your underwear drawer. Putting on a brand new pair of socks is great, and bin the thick pair with holes in that you have been wearing all winter. View our range of underwear here.
• Prepare – The unpredictable English weather can change at any time, so keep an umbrella with you, so when the last dregs of winter come through, you stay dry.
Refresh your wardrobe with these helpful tips and summer will be here in no time!
Underwear is an all year essential, you when you’re clearing your wardrobe out for this year’s new clothes, why not stock up on some new knickers?
Briefs were first sold in the UK in 1938, and they were so popular that in 1948, every member of the British Olympic team was given a free pair. Traditional briefs cover the upper thigh to the navel, as this style is referred to as the “full rise”, there are also “low rise” and “mid rise” which can vary between manufacturers.
At this time of year it’s important to keep as warm as possible against the elements and we have a wide range of Thermal Underwear to help you do just that.
Thermal clothing works by combining two layers of fabric which trap air between them, thereby keeping in your body’s heat. As they are relatively thin layers of fabric, they allow you to wear them underneath your normal clothes, meaning you don’t need to wear a thick coat. This is ideal if you work in a cold environment or enjoy outdoor pursuits such as skiing or snowboarding, and need to move around a lot. Some thermal underwear also helps to keep you dry as the fibres absorb moisture from the skin and pull it away from the body, preventing you from becoming cold, soggy and frozen.
When choosing thermal underwear, it’s important to consider several factors. Firstly – thickness, depending on the temperature and activity you are engaging in, you will need thicker thermals for colder climates. Secondly, garment care instructions, it is important to find thermals that are easy to care for, such as those which are machine washable and machine dryable. Lastly, the higher quality the garment is, the longer it will last for.
Most of us have drawers full of bulky winter clothing. As spring approaches and the weather becomes milder, we will find ourselves using them less and less. As this happens, we need to think about putting them away to keep them for next year. Items need to be stored properly in order to prevent them being eaten by pests or suffering from damp conditions. After having taken care of them all winter, it would be a shame to find that they are unusable next winter.
Woollen items such as scarves, hats, and winter gloves will all be susceptible to pests such as moths. Wrapping them in tissue paper and storing them with mothballs can be one way in which to prevent this. Leather gloves can be wrapped in cloth too in order to help to keep them in the best condition. Men’s and ladies thermal underwear should not just be pushed to the back of the drawer so that the summer items can sit at the front. Opt for storage bags that can be sealed to prevent insects and moisture getting in.
In order to prevent damp, storage areas need to be kept well ventilated. If possible, items should not be packed too tightly together. This will allow the air to circulate. Using silica gel in the area can also help to keep damp away from items. For items which are to be stored in drawers, adding a sweet smelling bar of soap can help to keep the items smelling fresh throughout the year.
One thing we all need is fresh air. There are times when we simply cannot stay cooped up in the house, no matter how bad the weather, but getting out and about is difficult if we cannot face the cold. This is when it is worthwhile to have the right garments to help keep the cold out. If we venture out into the cold without the help of thermal underwear and other winter weather items, we risk becoming extremely cold and requiring hours to warm up again properly.
There is a vast range of both men’s and ladies thermal underwear available. This type of garment works by ‘wicking’, which means keeping the damp of perspiration away from the skin so that it does not dry on the skin and become cold. However, it does not make the garment wet or cold. Most of the thermal underwear available has been created from a blend of synthetic fibres that allow quick drying and therefore give the underwear a better thermal rating.
Add to this a good winter hat, scarf, and gloves and anybody is ready to venture outdoors. Winter may not be the most appealing time of year for most people but there is still plenty to do outdoors whether walking the dog, taking the children to the park or just wandering around the shops. A mantra for winter should be ‘think thermal’ so we can all enjoy this beautiful season.
This might seem like a strange thing to do, particularly given that parts of the country are still suffering very cold temperatures, but now is a good time to stock up on various winter items for next year. The end of the winter season means that retailers are thinking about their summer stock and there are many bargains to be found among the winter items, such as thermal socks for men, women and children as well as the wide range of winter thermal underwear for people of all ages.
A good retailer will stock these items all year round anyway and will ensure that the customer gets good value for money all the time, but putting a few items away now for use next year means that nobody is caught out when the cold temperatures suddenly descend with little warning. Thermal items such as socks, hats, gloves, and underwear can make all the difference when trying to keep the cold out and for many people they should be essential, rather than an optional extra.
These are relatively small items and can easily be stored for next year. Now is also a good time to check existing items. After a winter of use, socks may have developed holes and there will be some wear and tear on some items. With the good prices available on these and other winter garments, replacing them will not cost a fortune and will be a good investment in advance of next winter.