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Asda to launch two men's shirts for £5

George at Asda is offering two men's shirts for £5, a week after it launched promotion on a women's work outfit for the same price.

The supermarket said it sold a quarter of a million of the women's work outfits last week, selling one every 30 seconds in the first 24 hours after it launched.

George hopes its men's promotion will follow suit this week and has 160,000 shirts to cover demand. The supermarket found in a study of 1,000 men that a shirt is a major part of a man’s wardrobe, with 74% of men choosing to wear a shirt to work and during their own leisure time.

The men’s shirts are available in both long and short sleeves, in classic white or blue. They normally sell for £3 each.

Brand director Fiona Lambert said: "George customers like great style at a great price, with our latest offer guys can buy two shirts for less than a coffee and a croissant, or a sandwich and a soft drink."

Readers' comments (9)

  • Pray tell, how is this possible?

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  • I still believe cheap thing no good, good thing no cheap.

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  • reference comment from Hong Kong - it is only possible if everyone in the chain is abused because
    1. the fabric supplier is paid very little
    2. the sewing girls are paid below a moral wage
    3. the exporter achieves nothing
    4. the person who buys it is not trated with respect in buying such an item

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  • there is no way that this bargain can be called a fair trading. If we move this way up than nothing is worth producing anymore...

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  • If you run an intensive chicken farm you be paid 3p per fully,grown chicken after 39 days of rearing, feeding and monitoring.You have to buy the chick (very cute and fluffy),feed and water it,administer antibiotic plus pay for a bloke to wade through through the mass daily + pick up the injured ones.He than wrings their necks and pops them into a bin. To earn 1 whole pound you need to rear 33.33333 chickens.
    Customer retails them @ £3 each or 2 for a fiver.
    Customer has to pay to kill, pluck and package in a sterile polystyrene tray. This same customer has has now infiltrated the clothing business but no-one seems to care. £5 outfits keep inflation figures down. Govt conspiracy

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  • 700 characters is inadequate to fully express things. Give us some credibility...........you have posters from Hong Kong + Eastern Europe here.
    This is the ONLY place an opinion can be heard from within the industry.
    It won't affect your ad revenue....we are just the great unwashed voicing our opinions.......but where are the UK's students??
    Too busy queueing up in Primark for their fashion fix??....Come on youith...if you don't act, you won't have an industry left in which to express your individuality.

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  • Oh and another thing.......if we had a blog where one could start a thread...I will give you a true indepenedents diary...one that has traded on the fringe for 22 yrs and isn't interested in self promotion or formatting an article on the same old premise of ; oooh wot a problem da de da , but clever ole me saved the day with my insurmountable reatail skills.

    I am losing fabric supliers on a monthly basis, my factory is going to retire soon....without the supply, I can no longer exist,no matter that this dog in a manger is reaonably talented and hardworking.
    A voice please

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  • Andre Rickerby

    Hi there.

    As we have said before we are looking into forums for people to post comments on and debate issues, please be patient, getting things online like forums is not as simple as it seems. You can always write a letter to the editor to air your views also.

    At the moment we are also looking for people to blog for us, please email andre.rickerby@emap.com if you are interested.

    Thanks
    Andre Rickerby
    Digital content manager
    Drapersonline.com

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  • Will get on the case nxt wk...just saw the invite on the Blog page......unfortunately, I don't look too much like the pic selected to illustrate the invite...would this be a problem?....but I can arrange for a swathe of cobwebs to be draped over me should there be a picture opportunity. Drapers stereotyping bloggers???

    Nooooo, they wouldn't be so mean!!!

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