Burton has the trends covered and the prices are competitive. Shame the store is so tucked away.
For Burton, Milton Keynes should be heartland territory and it doesn’t do half bad. The fashion is there, with multi-seamed jeans, striped polos, graphic T-shirts, chambray shirts, and Superdry-inspired tops. Burton even gets into O-leg, carrot-leg and tapered jeans this season. The ubiquitous cargo and chino are also here and there is a twist in tailoring with trimmed lapels on a 2sb jacket. There are 13 suit options in total.
The jeans department is standout in terms of being the best at explaining fit to a non-aficionado punter, with simple illustrations and text. But, as is so often the case, this Burton store is on a first floor trading above a Dorothy Perkins, and is also just a few yards away from a Burton concession in Bhs - that’s got to harm its fashion credibility long term.
A black piped-edge suit is £89 - the same look as in Next but undercutting it on price.
A polyviscose suit is cheaper still at just £79. Plain white T-shirts are also reasonable at £7, though they don’t stand up to Gap on quality. Polos are on a two-for-£28 deal. Jeans with a bit of a wash are £32 - that feels a bit on the high side. Basic jeans are £25.