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May Bank Holiday Promo May 05 2024

We are offering 10% off all orders this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Use code MAY10 at the checkout to claim your reward!

Not in conjunction with any other promotions. T&C's apply. 


Brand Changes for Winter '23/Spring '24- Who's in and Who's out? August 02 2023

Part of any Clothing Independent is changing the brand mix to freshen up a stores offering, as consumer tastes develop as fashion changes. Some brands are a constant that spread the generations and always in the public eye, while others can ebb away, change direction or simply lose popularity. 

As we are now in the Autumn/Winter 2023 season and bought for Spring/Summer 2024, here are the brand partners that we will be saying goodbye to, while welcoming others to our store. 

Autumn/Winter 2023

Hello!

Lyle & Scott 

Just landed here at J&B and is already proving a strong seller that sits well with our other heritage brands such as Fred Perry. For 150 years Lyle & Scott have been part of British Clothing Apparel. We will feature many of their more Premium items and their 'Tonal' Eagle is proving particularly popular for those love lo-key branding. We expect big things from L&S judging by the reaction we have had so far. 

Original Penguin Archive

After welcoming back Cult brand OP® to our store, a new 'Archive' Collection has been introduced for AW23 and we are one of the few stockists in the U.K to be offered this retro/modern collection. With a 60's vibe and a golfing twist, this part of the Original Penguin Collection that offers a unique, sharp vibe. 

Goodbye!

Trojan

After many years of being a Trojan stockist, the brand no longer fits in with our commercial plans so will sadly be waving goodbye. Norwich and Norfolk still has other Trojan stockists or you can buy direct from their website, www.skaandsoul.com 

Spring/Summer 2024

Hello!

Baileys & Giordano

This Premium Dutch brand is solely focused on quality Independents. The Bailey's brand concentrates on Casual, Knitwear & Jackets, with Giordano focusing on polos and shirts, especially floral prints. With many of our other continental brand partners, quality is paramount and a focus on Independents like ourselves and not the big stores. 

Goodbye!

Gabicci Vintage

While we will be having a collection delivered for AW23, we will no longer be a stockist for Gabicci Vintage from SS24 for commercial reasons. Like Trojan, other stockists are available locally or direct from their website. 

Ben Sherman

Despite Ben Sherman failing to deliver for SS23, they should still be delivering 2 collections for AW23, including a 'John Lennon' themed capsule range. However, from SS24 will only plan to run a small 'Plus Size' Collection and are dropping their regular range. We have been a brand partner for many decades and in the 90's were our best selling brand, but times move on. 

We are also in discussions with other brands and will keep you updated with any developments. We look forward to seeing you again in our Norwich store with our website available 24/7 as always with Next Day U.K Shipping on many items. 

J&B Team


Lyle & Scott to arrive at J&B July 2023 June 21 2023

J&B Menswear are delighted to announce they are a new Lyle & Scott brand partner and will be arriving in our Norwich store and on our website next month.  

The Autumn Collection starts will landing in July, featuring directional pieces including Polo's, T-Shirts, Knitwear, Jackets and much more. 

The Winter Collection starts in October, with a slight heavier skewed Collection for the colder months. 

You will not be disappointed. 


Christmas Opening Hours December 15 2022

Here is our Christmas Opening Hours for our Norwich store. DPD are quoting the 22nd as the last day for Christmas Deliveries for our online orders, though we would recommend visiting our store as couriers are under extra pressure due to the Royal Mail strikes and delays may occur.

We will still be processing online orders up to and including 1500 hrs Christmas Eve and once again from December 27th, though Collections from Couriers will not resume until December 28th.

As a reminder, no online enquires will be answered outside working hours and days which we are closed, e.g Christmas Day. All enquiries over the Christmas Period will be answered on 27th and over the New Year period on the 3rd when trading resumes. 

If you have any further queries, please contact us on 01603 424929. Or alternatively, on sales@jandmenswear.com, Shopify app or any of our social media platforms. 

Have a Wonderful Christmas!

J&B Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


No Black Friday November 23 2022

We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best service and selection all year round as an Independent retailer. We can do things which the larger players cannot do, whether that is offering better and personal service, wider sizing and selection off season and so forth. This philosophy has kept us in business since 1966 with the highest standards. 

However, this cannot be done in its entirety without constant financial investment. As a result, we do not participate in Black Friday.

We feel it is increasingly a con, with ridiculous discounts and 'Too good to be true' offers that are not quite what they seem. To take this path, would lead to devaluation of our brand, image, store and our retail partners, several whom we have worked with over decades and have utmost respect for. 

With the financial pressures that larger store groups have placed themselves under, it is not a game we wish to play, as the consumer eventually loses out.

So if you wish to see a healthy future for Independent retailers like ourselves, buy less, but buy well and avoid the mirage of Black Friday. 


Opening Hours August 30 2022

We have noticed that our Opening Hours on Google are often inaccurate, as they keep changing them without our consent, meaning we have to frequently change them back to the correct hours! These are as follows: 

Monday - Saturday: 0930 - 1700

Sundays - Closed

Most Bank Holidays are closed, except Good Fridays. 

Team J&B


Jubilee Bank Holiday Opening Hours June 01 2022

For the Jubilee bank Holiday, we will be open unlike standard Bank Holidays and have revised opening times below:

Thursday 2nd June: 0930 - 1600

Friday 3rd June: 0930 - 1600

Saturday 4th June: 0930 - 1600.

Sunday 5th June: CLOSED

Please note online orders after 1500 Wednesday will not be shipped until Saturday morning, as no courier services are available during the holiday period

If you have any queries, please contact us at sales@jandbmenswear.com

 


May Bank Holiday Promotion April 30 2022

 

All items are 15% off this Bank Holiday until Midnight Monday! No need to fillin promo codes, you will get 15% off all orders until midnight Monday. Plus you can place as many orders as you like within that period. 

All orders will be shipped on Tuesday!

 

 

 


Easter Promotion - 15% OFF USING EASTER15 Promo Code April 16 2022

Save 15% off all our items - including sale products - until Midnight Easter Monday using Promo Code EASTER15 at the checkout. No minimum amount, with all U.K sales including free shipping. 

All orders will be shipped next working day, which will be Tuesday 19th. Happy Easter!

Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers, T&C's Apply. 


Suspension of Russian Shipments March 02 2022

 

Due to the backdrop of the continuing war, we have decided that it is neither practical nor right to continue to ship items to Russia, so have suspended sales to the country until further notice.

Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and all those affected in the region at this extremely distressing time. 

J&B

 


Christmas/New Year Opening Hours 2021/22 December 08 2021

As we head towards the Festive Season, these are our store opening times. Please note, we do not open Sundays.

Christmas Eve: 0930-1600

Christmas Day/Boxing Day: Closed

Monday 27th December: 0930-1600

Tuesday 28th December: 0930-1600

Wednesday 29th December: 0930-1700

Thursday 30th December: 0930-1700

New Years' Eve: 0930-1600

New Years' Day: Closed

Reopen Tuesday 4th January: 0930-1700

 

We wish all our customers and associates a Merry Xmas & Very Happy New Year!

Team J&B

 

 


Masks no longer required from 19th July July 14 2021

From Monday 19th July, Government legislation means you will no longer be required to wear a mask in our store. The Directors and staff will also no longer be wearing masks, but any customer still has the right to wear a mask if they choose to do so. 

Our store will still be frequently cleaned on a daily basis and hand sanitiser will still be made available for those who wish to use it. 

Everyone is welcome at J&B Menswear!

We will also never ask you what your vaccine status is as part of entry, as we respect our customers civil rights to choose at all times. 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at sales@jandbmenswear.com. 


Vaccine Passports for retail? April 06 2021

There has been much speculation following the PM's press conference on April 5th that Vaccine Passports are being considered for non essential retail, possibly as early as May. This would mean that you would not be able to enter premises if were not able to show that you had a vaccine, had recovered from COVID, or had a negative test within 48 hours. 

We would like to make it clear that we would never force any of our customers to provide this information. 

It is not the job of us - or any other retailers - to tell people how to live their lives and what choices they should make. We trust the public to use their common sense. If they are unwell and/or feel they have COVID symptoms, we trust they will use their judgement accordingly and keep at home. 

It has been a torrid time for retailers since the pandemic started, as the public have been unable to visit stores due to lockdown restrictions. Having further restrictions placed upon them will make their businesses struggle even further. 

Upon the re-opening of non-essential retail on April 12th, you can trust that our store will be COVID safe. Our staff have been fully vaccinated and our store will still be a safe environment to visit, but the choice to visit any store or not, or having a vaccination or not, is yours and yours alone and not the choice that any retailer should make or judge. 

J&B 

 

 


Store Reopening - April 12th February 22 2021

Following the PM's somewhat contradictory announcement today, our store being part of 'non-essential retail' (sic) will be allowed to reopen on Monday 12th April - if Government measures are met. 

Whilst we are disappointed that this is someway off, we will be delighted to see you in store again and offer you many of our new collections which are still being delivered for the SS21 season. 

Our website will still be available 24/7 as ever and new lines are being added daily as follows while we are still closed. 

It has been a stressful time for businesses like ourselves since the first lockdown in March 2020, as we have received very little in the way of Government support. We urge you to support all small businesses as much as you can over the coming months to help them slowly overcome what has been the most difficult time in their history. For some, it may already be too late. 

J&B Team


Russell Athletic Coming to J&B February 18 2021

We are very pleased to announce that Russell Athletic will be coming to J&B Menswear for Autumn/Winter 2021. The collection will be available both instore and online and we're very confident you will be pleased for what we have to offer. More details nearer the time!


Spring Season Blog/Covid Update January 28 2021

First of all, we would like to send a big thank for your patronage while under lockdown. It is difficult for many in the current situation, but we appreciate all the support you have given us in these challenging times. 

We are often getting asked how the lockdown is affecting us as a business and what the future will hold? While it is hard to give a definitive answer, especially as it is unclear when this lockdown will end. We believe this will be around the first week in May. 

Deliveries for SS21 will still be arriving, although some are being re-scheduled slightly later than initially planned due to the enforced closure of our store, though we still expect all Spring deliveries to be completed by the time the current lockdown ends. 

Without any doubt online shopping will be the way the majority of consumers shop in the future and that will never change. We will continue to change and evolve our business to consumer demands as we have always done. However, we strongly believe there will always be a core of consumers that want to shop in physical stores and want the level of service that no online business can provide. 

For as long as that remains the case, we are strongly committed to retain J&B Menswear as a multi channel business, rather than going down the road of exclusively being an e-tailer, which is one we wish to avoid. 

We look forward to the day we permanently open our doors again and see you all again. In the meantime, our website will still be fully functioning 24/7, with click and collect and telephone still available from our store between 10.00 - 4.00 weekdays and 09.00 - 10.30 Saturdays. 

Stay safe!

J&B Team

 


Lockdown V.3/Temporary Magdalen Road Store Closure - UPDATE December 24 2020

Due to the Lockdown announced by the Government, or Magdalen Road store has been closed since Boxing Day. This is very frustrating for us and our customers, but we are bound by law. We are expecting this to last until March or even April, with possible closures later in the year. Therefore it likely that being open will be the exception, rather than the rule for 2021. Let's hope this isn't the case. 

Some large retailers are stopping Click & Collect services, but we believe being a smaller retailer, we can still do this safely. Therefore we will keep this service open for as long as legislation allows it.

Our website will be functional 24/7 and we still be shipping worldwide while lockdown continues. We are taking telephone orders too. 

click & collect: 1000-1600 (Monday/Friday) 0900-1030 (Saturday)

enquiries: email@jandbmenswear.com

telephone enquiries/orders: 01603 424929

As in store vouchers are not able to be used online, please give us a call or email as you can use these on a pre order collection basis. 

We like to thank you for your support in what has been the most challenging years in modern times and one many wish they could forget. 

We all hope for better times ahead later in 2021. 

J&B Team


Magdalen Road Xmas/New Year Opening Times 2020 December 06 2020

Please see below our Xmas opening hours for 2020 - Lockdowns permitting!

Christmas Eve - 0930 - 1600

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - Closed

Sunday 27th December - Closed

Monday 28th December - 0930 -1700

Tuesday 29th December - 0930 - 1700

Wednesday 30th December - 0930 - 1700

New Years Eve - 0930 -1600

New Years Day - Closed

Saturday 2nd January - 0930 - 1700

We wish all our customer and associates are very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

J&B Team

 


We are back open! December 05 2020

We are pleased to announce that are physical store is now back open after enforced lockdown. This means we are back to our normal hours of 0930-1700 for you to enjoy our full selection for the Winter 2020 season. 

Your support during lockdown has been much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!

J&B Team


LOCKDOWN OFFER - 10% SITE WIDE November 09 2020

While our physical store is closed down under lockdown, we are delighted to offer an automatic discount of 10% off all orders, regardless of cost and still free U.K shipping too. This discount can be used as many times as you like while the offer is live and is applied at the checkout. 

Offer ends December 2nd, not in conjunction with any other promotions. T&C's apply. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


National Lockdown/November 5th November 01 2020

Dear Loyal Customers, Friends & colleagues. 

We are very disappointed to announce that our Norwich store will be in enforced closure from Thursday 5th November due to the Government's lockdown legalisation. This will last for at least 27 days. 

In this period our online business will still be very much open, with our website still delivering worldwide. We will also make click and collect available, as well as taking telephone orders. Our contact hours will be as follows: 

Monday - Friday : 1000 - 1600

Saturday: 0900 - 1030

For queries and telephone orders, please contact us via the following: 

email: sales@jandbmenswear.com

telephone: 01603 424929

Your support was invaluable in the previous lockdown and we hope our selection this Winter will help us get through these very challenging times with your continued patronage.  

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you when we can open again!

Darren Hoggett/J&B Menswear 

 

 

 


Store Reopening June 15th May 29 2020

We are very pleased to announce that our Magdalen Road Store will be re-opened to the public from Monday 15th June. 

We have been operating from our website only since Lockdown back in March and we thank the public greatly for their support over this period. It has been invaluable. 

COVID-19 is still a global issue and as a result, we will enforce government guidelines to ensure that our store is safe for our customers and our staff and are subject to change or amendment depending on regulations. Our store has plenty of space for these measures to be carried out safely with your co-operation. Some of these measures will include:

• Keeping at least 2 Metres apart from other shoppers and staff.

• Shopping alone if possible. Larger groups will not be permitted.

• Use card or contactless payment if possible. 

• Changing room use will not be permitted under current guidelines. 

• Hand sanitiser will be provided upon entry.

* Some areas may be restricted to staff only, e.g Toilets, Denim Bar. 

We would recommend customers to use our website as first preference where possible. Postal charges are free on all items in the U.K. 

If you are self isolating, unwell, or experiencing symptoms of the Corona Virus, please stay at home.

Our Opening Hours will be revised going forward. We will still open 6 days per week, but from 0930 -1700. We will still be closed on Sundays and all Bank Holidays, except Good Friday. 

We look forward to seeing you all in due course, for better times ahead.

 

J&B Team


COVID-19/J&B FAQ April 02 2020

 

 

We've been getting a number of queries regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business. So we thought we would answer the most frequent ones. 

How long will your store be closed for? 

We are in the same position as all clothing retailers in that we can only re-open when the Government gives us permission when it is safe to do so. We hope by June, but it could be as late as September.  

How can I buy items from you until then? 

From this online store - as long as we are allowed to - and we are still delivering worldwide where countries are still accepting deliveries. We have made all items 15% off in this period, with free delivery and returns for the U.K.

What I usually buy from you I can't find on your website?

We unfortunately don't offer everything we stock on our website. Sometimes this is due to lack of imagery or contractual reasons, but we are working hard to make more items available. Please contact us and will we do our very best to add it to our site. 

How can I contact you? 

It is best to contact us via sales@jandbmenswear.com, via our Facebook page on messenger or Instagram. Alternatively, you can call us on 016034242929, though our hours are limited 10.30 - 3.45 Mon - Friday and is subject to change. 

I only live up the road, can you let me in? 

No. Despite being internally manned for service of our website, our shop is closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. 

Are brands still sending deliveries to you? 

In most cases, we have had our SS20 deliveries in, so we have plenty of stock in most areas. The majority of brands have suspended deliveries as most stores have closed, but the situation is fluid. 

What about AW20 deliveries? 

This is a big unknown. Usually these would start in July, but much depends on how long the lockdown continues. The longer it lasts, many collections will either be delayed, downsized or cancelled as Brands may decide not to release collections in the current climate. 

What about SS21 Collections? How will you be able to view them? 

Most Collections are viewed in London, so much depends on how long the lockdown lasts for. Brands could use apps such as Zoom, or more likely, viewing will be delayed by a few months, with smaller collections available. 

Will you still be in business after Lockdown? 

Absolutely. We have an excellent relationship with all our brand partners who will continue to work with us in this unprecedented and challenging time. While the lockdown is a tremendous burden on all clothing retailers - especially Independents - we will still be here to service our increasingly multi channel based business. 

Please keep an eye on this website and social media for updates. Most importantly, stay safe!

J&B Team


UPDATE - COVID 19 - Temporary Magdalen Road Store Closure March 23 2020

With much sadness, we have closed our Magdalen Road store until further notice.

As a family business, we have never had to do this in our 54 year history, but we believe it is vital for everyone to play their part to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, so we can all move forward to better times ahead.

We thank you for your tremendous support and look forward to seeing you when it is safe to do so.

In the meantime we will be concentrating further on our website and will be increasing the amount of products available in the coming days and weeks ahead. 15% offer has been extended until we can reopen our physical store. 

Stay safe!

J&B Menswear