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TESCO

Looks                       6

A wide variety of striped polos from Stone Bay and F+F are a mature counterpoint to detail heavy embellished T-shirts, while cuffed-sleeve and granddad collar shirts are laundered down for a summery casual look with fashionable detailing. A large section of formal shirts offers white and blue plains and stripes which dovetail neatly with the black and grey plain and subtly pinstriped tailoring. Some more youthful options spring out including a lightweight, camo-print nylon.

Mix                        6

A well differentiated offering on menswear leads on basics and accessories along the long back wall. The formalwear end is a good 10% of the offer and this centres on shirts. T-shirts and casual shirts are, as is usual for men, the core styles, with classic styles outweighing the trend led. Outerwear occupies one section with canvas, PU and nylon styles. Trousers, jeans, shorts and casual shirts also each get their own sections on relatively shallow but high rails.

Store                        5

The store itself is immense, and while the fashion footprint on the first floor is sizeable there is still lots of space between the aisles to roam. While most rails look well-ordered and a member of staff is busily re-stocking when Drapers visits (late on a Friday night) it is sadly still true that sizes are jumbled and some signage is out of date.

Value                        7

Entry level prices look unbeatable. Two-packs of polos are £5; two packs of crew-necks are £3; the value jeans are an unbelievable £3 and a three-pack of boxers at £3 includes woven gingham styles and geometric patterns. Slightly pricier are linen blend trousers at £14 and camo shorts at £14. Outerwear starts at £9 for lightweight nylons. A PU café racer style is £30. Tailoring comes in at £45 for the basic Essentials range, £65 for the Travel option and £85 for Luxury Wool.

SCORE: 24

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