Ashleigh Money Saver has recently started doing product testing for retailers and our first one was for F&F Clothing.
What I decided to do was to give my team the chance to become the testers as they do such an amazing job, Sam was selected as the tester for F&F clothing, here is his review of F&F.
‘When i was told I’d been selected as the first product tester and given a voucher to spend on clothes at F&F in our office prize draw my first thought was ‘i’ll get something for the kids’ – my only experience of buying the brand was from trips to Tesco when invariably we end up finding something for the three of them, whether it’s school uniform or some bargain t-shirts or pyjamas – but I’d never even gone as far as the men’s section, so was surprised to be told that it was me the voucher had to be spent on!
When it comes to clothes I’m like a lot of blokes – i found the brands and style I like when I was in my twenties and with the convenience of online shopping and a distinct dislike for trailing around the high street (especially with three kids in tow) my clothes shopping tends to involve about half an hour online once or twice a year (I’m pretty sure I still have t-shirts I bought in the 1990s – which probably makes them vintage when I think about it!). When it comes to budgeting I’m pretty bad too – those brands I found 15+ years ago weren’t cheap then and they aren’t cheap now, but I always thought if you want quality you have to pay for it…
So, with a bit of trepidation I logged on to the F&F website and clicked on the men’s summer range to see what I could get for my spends that would see me through the summer holidays. My expectations were low – £30 would normally get me a t-shirt at best so I was pretty astounded to find what looked like decent t-shirts, shorts and shoes coming in under £10. In about 5 minutes I’d filled my cart with a pair of cargo shorts, some denim shorts, a nice v-neck t-shirt and I even had change left over to grab some socks and a cap. I put in my discount code and bingo – £30 of clothing was on it’s way.
I was genuinely intrigued to see what the quality would be like – all that for £30? it had to be good for a couple of wears then ready for the charity shop, right? well, wrong actually – the bundle arrived 2 days later and the clothes are spot on, the fit is great, the quality is as good as the brands I usually go for and I’m already 2 washes in with no signs of wear and tear and no charity shop visits on the agenda anytime soon. I showed my wife and got the thumbs up – when I told her what they cost she said ‘yeah, I get loads of stuff from F&F’…seems I’m late to the party, but better late than never :)’