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F&F School uniform feedback thread - £250 Tesco voucher prize draw! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jul-14 10:02:04

This thread is for the 100 MNers who have been trying out the F&F school uniform range.

Here's what they say about the range: "Every year we work tirelessly to improve on our schoolwear range, to ensure you get even better value for money and higher quality compared to the previous year. To enable us to do this we rely heavily on the feedback from all of you - the mums! This year, we have some new key features that we’re really excited to share with you and look forward to hearing your thoughts”

Below are a couple of questions for you to answer, but please also feel free to add any other comments you may also have.

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Everyone who leaves their feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win a £250 Tesco voucher.

Thanks,

MNHQ

escape Mon 14-Jul-14 10:40:11

We are putting our order to the test from today.
Initial impressions are good.
The school shoes I ordered seem very sturdy, and will be receiving a lot of playground football action this week no doubt.

They cost 1/3 of the price of my usual choice, and I couldn't see much difference in quality on close inspection, so will be interesting if they stand up to rough and tumble!

I've just received my link to this thread but I had no idea I'd been selected and haven't heard from Tesco with voucher codes or anything sad

poppy1973 Mon 14-Jul-14 10:43:44

Looks like I am one of the first few to leave my feedback, so here goes:

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I purchased the scuff resistant shoes for the girls. The grey stain resistant pinafore, blue girls shirts, boys resistant trousers and a coat from their winter range for my son. All the items came in just £1.00 over the £50.00 - so a great price for the uniform. Couldn't fault the price.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

My child wore the shoes on Friday to school, she really liked them and they looked really nice. They are so much cheaper than Clarks shoes at only £13.00 and to be honest the fit of the shoes are really the same as Clarks. Will I be spending £30+ on shoes from Clarks anymore? Probably not. I liked the look and quality of the shoe. The stain resistant pinafores washed really nice at the weekend. Quality was good and the overall look and feel was really nice.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

Yes I was surprised at the Tesco uniform. It was so good that I recommended it to a few of the parents this weekend. For the price - the quality is excellent. The boys trousers quality was so good.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

Yes, the only problem with the boys trousers is the fit around the waist and bottom area. My child is particularly slim and as I tightened the adjustable waist for him, the bottom of the trousers looked like he was wearing a nappy, so big and baggy. If Tesco could sort this problem out with their trousers then I am sure that they could take over the market in school wear. Their boys trousers are just not slim enough. If anyone sorts this out then they would make a fortune I am sure.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

Yes the Click + collect service was used. I ordered lunchtime and had an email the following morning stating that it was in store and a text to confirm collection. You can't get any quicker than that. It was easy to collect from Tesco store that same day.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would definitely recommend the schoolwear range and have done already. I personally wouldn't buy anymore boys trousers from them due to the slim fit that I need. But apart from that the quality and value is exceptional.

"If the shoes have scuffed by the end of the week then I will leave further feedback."

DS is wearing his shoes, antibacterial socks (yum!) and polo shirt today. PE kit (shorts and tshirt) will be tested on Thursday). I was really impressed by the amount we got for the price we paid - particularly with the polo shirts. At those prices it doesn't matter too much if we have to replace them six months down the line because of paint stains etc.

The shoes are a good fit, and they seem sturdy. They don't look like they are going to rub so far - I'm just hoping they are also breathable in this hot weather.

Tealady1983 Mon 14-Jul-14 10:45:03

Q1. I spend £52 and bought white polo tshirts longer length boys trousers, jumpers and scuff resistant shoes and a black zip up fleece. I think I got loads for the money spent and t was great value.

Q2. Ds has never worn anything other than Clark or startrite shoes before so am interested too see how these hold up. Cosmetically he liked the look of them and said they felt comfortable.

Q3. The quality on unpacking seems good. The items felt nice and the red jumpers had a good strong colour.

Q4. No other feedback as yet.

Q5. Used click and collect as I always do with tesco

Q6. I would recommend f and f school wear to friends.

This is my review so far. My ds has the rest of this week at school and will be wearing the new uniform all week. I will post more feedback after that.

EnglishRose1320 Mon 14-Jul-14 10:52:53

Collected my order from the store this weekend- typically it's a non uniform day today so will report back when they have had a chance to wear them!

lucjam Mon 14-Jul-14 10:53:48

We have received our order but have inset day today so will be trying it out tomorrow.

Shouldwego Mon 14-Jul-14 10:55:38

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I spent £57 and bought 1 pair of shoes, 6 pairs of trousers and 8 polo shirts. I think that was a good price.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

I didn't buy the pinafore as I only have boys. When I showed DS the shoes online he was not impressed but actually when they arrived they were better than expected and he seemed to think they were ok. He thought they were comfortable and true to fit.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

Yes, reasonable quality for the price. Polo shirts are decent quality, trousers seem fine.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

More choice in boys shoes would be great. Especially for larger sizes, my kids are adult shoe size 5 and 8 now and there were no 'trendy' all black shoes.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

Yes, it was great. I like it as I can choose when to collect.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes it's decent quality for the price.

MNBirminghamLocalEd Mon 14-Jul-14 11:00:59

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?
I spent around £55 on school uniform on:
School Twin Riptape Sporty School Shoes
School Plimsolls
2x7 pairs of Antibacterial Technology Socks
2x2 School Boys 5 Pocket Trousers (for 4 year old and 7 year old)
2x5 Pack of Boys Polo Shirts with As New Technology (for 4 year old and 7 year old)
In my experience this is very good value, especially for the shoes, which I usually get at Clarks for £30-40, and spend an hour queueing for a fitting in late August.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?
No plimsolls, but the scuff-resistant shoes are robust and good-looking. My 4-year-old is delighted with them and says they are extremely comfortable. We haven't had them long, but he obligingly kicked the pavement with the toe to test for scruff-resistance and ran around the garden for the day, they still look good as new. I've only ever bought Clarks school shoes for my children up until now, so I will be very interested if the quality of these lasts the distance.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?
Yes. I've tried M and S and Sainsbury's aertex shirts before now and it's hard to imagine any white school tops looking good after many months. These F&F ones seem just as good quality as the M&S ones at the moment, for a great price. I will see how they cope with frequent washes and stains.
I do like the trousers. The 5-pocket charcoal ones I bought for my 4-year-old are pull-on with no buttons or zips, and look very smart. They have the stain-resistant finish and I'm pleased with them.
The plimsolls are pretty standard, and comfortable.
The socks seem a little thin.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?
Not really - seems a good range with plenty of stain-free and scuff-resistant technology.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?
Not this time - it was delivered to my house - but I like Click + Collect.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes. It looks smart and robust. But the critical thing is to see how it lasts. If the trousers don't go at the knees and the shoes last 6 months in goodish condition, I'll be properly impressed.

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I purchased:

Pinafore x 1. (thought it was a stain resistant one but when it arrived it seemed to be brushed cotton confused ) This was a lovely style and DD is wearing it today. It feels thick and hangs well.

Anti-scuff shoes x 1 pair. these looked lovely from the pictures on the website but were a little clunky looking when opened. DD really likes them though and says they are comfortable. She will be putting them through the paces today. Normally I buy her a new pair of school shoes every 8-10 weeks as she is very active and loves to climb. I will let you know how they hold up.

Polo shirts white x 8 these I was impressed with. I usually buy M&S but the quality of them has been declining. The shirts from F&F are a nice thick material and look as though they will wash well. DD is wearing one today.

Polo shirts red x 4. As above.

Tights x 3 pairs. These arrived and look long enough. I have to buy a larger size for DD as she is very tall. They look lovely and thick and promise to keep you hot in winter and cool in summer. DD is not wearing them today as it is 25 degrees outside.

Jumpers x 2. Again I normally buy the school shop jumper or M&S. M&S don't wash well but for £3 I just buy another when it has faded too much for my liking. I like the quality but it has not been tested today

In all I spent £51.50 which I think was a very decent price considering the order contained shoes. I was very surprised that they were only £11.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

The shoes had a lovely grip on the bottom. DD climbs a lot at school and I don't like her wearing shoes that are too girly or slippery as she is unable to move in them. These shoes looked nice and seem to meet my needs. I was very surprised at the price. They are only £11 so if they last I will definitely be buying them again.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

The uniform was all bright, packaged well and seemed to be of a high quality. I have yet to wash it or use it but will feedback when I do.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

It was disappointing to not have a great choice of clothes via the website. All of the summer dresses in red were sold out of DDs size. Also, when I tried to add items to my basket via the iPad it kept whizzing round and not doing anything. I had to get out my laptop to order. This would have put me off continuing to buy if I did not have a voucher.

I would have liked to be able to add this onto my food order. It was annoying to have to register my details again specifically for the F&F site.

It would be nice to search by summer/winter sections or immediately see what is in stock by size. It was a faff having to click in then select then see its not an option before moving onto another item.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

No. I do use it but didn't this time.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes. Although it has not been thoroughly tested via washing and wearing so far the cost has surprised me and the quality seems high. I will come back with feedback after washing and wearing.

BeCool Mon 14-Jul-14 11:18:43

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I bought girls uniform - £51 - 2 x cardigans, 1 x trousers, 1 x culottes, 1 x joggers, 2 x skirts, 1 stretch jersey tunic, 1 pair of shoes.
I thought that I got a lot for the price. I brought more grey stuff than I usually would but some of the items we wanted were out of stock.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

DD1 (6) loved the look of the patent scruff resistant shoes but sadly the buckle broke when we were trying them on so she can't wear them. I'm now a little skeptical as to how long the buckles will last - they do seem to be very flimsy for school shoes. Overall I remain hopeful & I will return and get new ones. If they do stand up performance wise, I will buy them again as the price is great. Buying cheap shoes can be a false economy if they don't last and you have to buy several pairs over the year.

The grey stain resistant pinafores were only available in a couple of sizes so we couldn't get one of those.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

The shoes were disappointing - see Q2.
The rest of the uniform seems great - the waistbands are all adjustable which is fantastic -DD is tall so we buy 2 sizes up and need to adjust waistbands so they fit.
The cardigans (Stay New) are lovely. DD has just outgrown one of these, and it has held it's colour and shape better than any of the others she has worn, so very pleased to have 2 more.

DD loves the culottes and even had lots of positive comments about the trousers which she normally doesn't like. She also likes the stretch jersey tunic and this will be really good for PE days.

Disappointing there were no pockets in any of our girls uniform.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

POCKETS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! I was really disappointed that there were no pockets in any of the uniform we brought. It looks like all the boys uniform has pockets in it but not the girls uniform.

I really don't understand this - why do Tesco think boys need/want pockets but girls don't?

I will add pockets to the skirts and trousers myself - but this is a hassle for me I would rather avoid. I would prefer to pay a little more for each item to get pockets in the girls uniform.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

Yes it is great - delivered next day to my local store. Quick & easy to pick up. Good service.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes for price and general good quality.

No for lack of pockets in girls uniform.

I am weary of the shoes. but looking forward to seeing how the replacements perform.

Q1: I bought 4 polo shirts, 4 pairs of adjustable waist trousers, socks and scuff resistant shoes for DS and 2 short sleeved school shirts for teenage DD. I spent £50 exactly and felt this was excellent value.

Q2: the scuff resistant shoes seem to be very good - particularly good value at a third of the cost of Clark's. The sole is very sturdy and they look as if they may stand the test of break time football smile

Q3: The quality is excellent. I have bought uniform from M&S, Next and Asda previously and the standard is comparable. This is the second set of F&F school shirts that I have purchased for DD this year and they wash and wear very well.

Q4: I agree with a PP that the baggy bottom created by adjusting the waist on the trousers can be a problem - but other than bringing in a slim fit range I don't see how this can be addressed. DS isn't wearing them yet as they are in a bigger size than he is currently wearing so he has gone to school in his shorts. I would have liked to see school shorts in this range although I appreciate that the current range would be geared more to stocking up for the Autumn term.

Q5: I used click and collect and would do so again. It is a very efficient service and is a very cost effective way of purchasing items without having to pay delivery charges.

Q6: I have already recommended F&F school uniform to other parents as my DS' school.

You can't see his face but DS looked particularly pleased with how smart he looked this morning.

vickibee Mon 14-Jul-14 11:33:41

I have purchased 4 x polo shirts, 1 pair of shoes, 2 x PE Kit shorts plus socks, 1 winter coat, 1 x Grey PE fleecy jacket Totallig �54.50. I was thrilled to win these items and they look on par with my usual items. I usually buy shoes form Clarks at about �40 as he is a G width fitting. They appear to be robust but I am not sure they are wide enough for his feet and for this reason I have not sent him to school in them todat. Everything else is absolutely fine, usually go to M & S / Asda for conveneince ad my local tesco don't stock clothing but i was happy with the click and collect service (no postage to pay) I would receommend the clothing, still undecided on footwear.

EvilHerbivore Mon 14-Jul-14 11:54:59

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I spent just over £60 - bought shoes, polo shirts, jumpers, trousers and t-shirts, thought it was really good value to have it all pretty much sorted (only coat to go) for far less than £100

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

Shoes seem pretty sturdy and have a good grip, like that they're velcro too as DS1 can't do laces yet but still look smart enough for school, hope they last the wear and tear but will be buying them again if they do
Have no DD so haven;t bought the pinafores

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

I thought it exceeded quality expectations actually, the jumpers seem a good colour and the fit/material on the other things are nice

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

School shorts please! Its still too hot here to be wearing trousers really so some shorts in black/grey to test out too would have been perfect!

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

I did use click and collect and was really impressed with the speed, I think home delivery would always be my preference (lazy!) but for free I can pick it up on the way to work and its not too much more of a hassle

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

As of yet I would recommend as it is a great price and looks good but we are only a few days into testing so I cannot vouch for how long it lasts

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I brought white short sleeve shirts, white polo shirts pack of five, grey trousers x 2, grey skirts x 2, 7 pack of grey socks, 5 pack of grey knee socks, 2 x grey v neck jumpers. I spent exactly £50

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

Unfortunately the pinafores were not in stock in my daughters size and the shoes weren't in stock in either my daughters or sons size.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

The trousers certainly seem better quality than my previous experience with Tesco uniform, they seem thicker and sturdier, and the bigger size s still had adjustable waists in.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

the girls polo shirts are still too wide. my daughter isn't a skinny little thing, I would say she was of average build but the polo shirts are far too wide and they don't fit well under a pinafore.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

I did use the click and collect service, I prefer using this to a courier service as I can pick up at my own convenience.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

based on my initial review of the products, I would recommend the boys uniform and the girls socks and underwear, my only hesitation in recommending the polo shirts is the width issue.

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 14-Jul-14 14:19:45

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

We seemed unable to order grey stain resistant pinafores in my daughters' sizes so instead ordered the stain resistant pleated skirts for both of them, some tights (not being tried this week), white ankle socks, scuff resistant shoes for one daughter (they don't make them in my eldest daughter's size), black plimsoles (again don't make them in my eldest daughter's size), some other black shoes for eldest daughter, a pink pac-a-mac for a school trip. oh and of course some extra length grey trousers for my very tall 6 year old. Very good value for money. We already have 1 cardigan we bought as a spare which I have been pleased with (normally they have to have school logos on some of their uniform which restricts what we can buy in supermarkets)

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?
I was very impressed with the shoes, we haven't bought tesco school shoes before and don't often see many of them in our local store so I was surprised to see that they appear good quality, they are a bit big for her (she is a half size at the moment so had to get the next whole size up) but she says they are comfortable and whilst she isn't wearing them for school this week because they are a bit big she has been wearing them in the garden, on the scooter etc which is testing them out nicely. She isn't hugely heavy on her shoes (unlike her sister but as she is a size 2 we couldn't get her any to try) but so far these are looking very good. The stain resistant skirts were washed over the weekend (before wearing) to test them out and I was surprised that the pleats in them stayed in place. My only complaint with them is that the adjustable waists are excellent and if they didn't have them then my children wouldn't be able to wear them BUT the way the elastic pulls in the waistband means that they look a bit bunched up at the back on a skinny child. probably more noticeable because of the pleats in the design. Might be something that could be worked on?

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?
overall I am very pleased with them.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

A few complaints with descriptions on the website. The extra length trousers, I could find no indication anywhere of how extra long they were so for my daughter I ordered an age 9 skirt (which is a bit short for my liking) and as the trousers were supposed to be extra long I went for the 7-8 (all her clothes are usually 8-9, leggings, trousers etc otherwise or they are too short). However the 7-8 are a bit too long, it would have been helpful to either say on the description they are xcm longer than standard or an indication of what height the extra length would fit in the size chart. She is only 6 so it is complicated to know what size to buy without the extra information.
The pac-a-mac for my younger daughter was equally odd for ordering. DD1 has one of these but it had an age in it so we tried it on DD2 and opted to order the small because on the website it was done in small, medium, large (in store it is by age) as DD1's was the equivalent of a medium according to the size chart. So in the delivery came an age 3-6. This should theoretically be ok as DD2 is only just 5, average height and skinny but she struggled to get it on even over just a t-shirt as it is very skinny. The next size up will probably be too big but at least the sleeves could be turned up and she might manage to get it on over a cardigan or sweatshirt. Perhaps the website could be changed to show age rather than small/medium/large?

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?
This time I used home delivery but I have used click and collect before and been very happy with the service.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would. We have had blouses before which have washed well and lasted DD1 2 years currently. DD1 is impressed with her trousers which we quite possible wouldn't have tried before and I am very pleased with the shoes which are amazing value for money.

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 14-Jul-14 14:21:07

oh - forgot the plimsoles. these seem very wide but I don't think any more so than most black plimsoles which really never seem to actually look anything like the shape of a foot. quality of them looks good. DD2 will be trying them in PE later this week.

pepperrabbit Mon 14-Jul-14 14:37:54

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?
I purchased 4 x boys reinforced knee trousers, girls scuff resistant shoes and pinafore and a pack of 5 socks for my daughter. These came to £51 which I thought was excellent value - especially the shoes at £13.
Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?
The shoes are a little big so while they have been "modelled" extensively around the kitchen, they'll be more appropriate come September. First impressions are very good, I've only ever bought Clarks before for school, but these look very similar in style and quality so I may well go back later to F&F in the summer to get the boys theirs for the autumn term at that price. The pinafore looks very nice and seems comfy, also my daughter (5) found it easy to put on which isn't always the case with the more structured ones.
Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, especially of the trousers and shoes. They are all finished well, the adjustable waists and permanent crease are my key requirements for the boys (they're skinny and I hate ironing). DS1 (10) thought they looked "cooler" than his other trousers (M&S?) so everyone is happy.
Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?
As PP said, my boys are skinny but not unusually so and the amount of pulling in for the waist to fit and the length to be right does leave some bagginess around the bottom.
Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?
I had mine delivered, free P&P over the £50 so it didn't cost and easier than driving to a Tesco.
Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would, as I said, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the parcel and thought the quality for the price was excellent.

borninastorm Mon 14-Jul-14 14:43:48

I just ordered mine on Friday so I'm waiting on them to be delivered in the next couple of days.

I was absolutely amazed at how much stuff i got for my DS for starting school.

Can't wait to get it all now and have him try it all out.

printerbox25 Mon 14-Jul-14 15:25:34

Good quality and sizing matches the age. Trousers could be slightly shorter.

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Mon 14-Jul-14 16:13:48

I have bought the items, which are awaiting collection, but my DS has now broken up from school.

I will answer the questions that I can:

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

Fantastic value for money. Bought 3 x 5 pocket grey trousers, 2 x 2 packs white short sleeve school shirts, 2 x 2 pack long sleeve white shirts, 1 x 5 pack black socks, 1 x 5 packs white sports socks, 2 pack polo shirts. I spent just over the �50. Huge amount of uniiform for the price. I would have liked to have bouight short grey trousers too, but they weren't on the website.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

I couldn't buy the shoes as I don't know what my son's current size is.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?

I have yet to pick up the items so I can't answer this yet.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

Please have more of the sizes in stock.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?

I always use click and collect and have never encountered any difficulty at all.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Absolutely, yes, if the quality is good. I haven't picked up the items so I cannot comment on that yet.

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 14-Jul-14 16:44:43

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?

I spent 56.50
I bought uniform for my dd and ds, dd is 8 but very tall so got age 9-10 and ds is nearly 6 but also very tall so bought him age 7-8

I got ds 2 long sleeve shirts, a v neck jumper, a 2 pack of trousers and a single pair trousers, and a pair of the scuff resist shoes
I bought dd a pinafore, a skirt, a 2 pack long sleeve shirts, a pack 2 polo shirts and a scallop neck cardigan

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?

the pinafore is gorgeous - but was a challenge to find in age 9-10 as a lot had sold out - my first 2 or 3 choices were all unavailable, so I picked the jersey material one, a type I'd never previously selected, it is lovely thick material and will be great for winter term, the cut is modern and the 9-10 length is great for my lanky 8 yo grin I wanted her to have something different to the usual pinafore so it would stand out. she's in summer gingham this last week of school so won't be washing/ironing til it goes cold in sept/oct, but will be watching with interest to see if it goes shiny after ironing.
The boys shoes....they are also excellent! My kids always have clarks shoes, and dd is a d/e width fitting so sadly none of the asda shoes would be any good for her <unless you start offering narrow fittings?> so picked the shoes for ds who is a more typical F width, they are lovely shunky looking shoes, and he was eager to wear them to school as soon as they arrived <that was the main test>
they fit him very comfortably and have nice thick tongues, they are comparable to clarks quality IMO, I am thrilled with them.
He was comfy in them all day and said they were 'good to play football in' as he could 'kick hard' hmm
they are unscuffed after the first day so we will see how they go - he is incredibly rough on his shoes, previously scuffed a hole through the front of a pair of clarks after 4 mths

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?
yes the overall quality more than matched what I expected; the trousers and shirts lovely and thick
after bad experiences with asda school cardis/jumpers I am waiting to see what occurs with these ones, I picked the futuristic jumper material for better wear, I noticed the boys one is hard to iron, I pressed it for him to wear and it still looked a bit creased <and I can iron fine, I assure you grin >

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?

offer a super thick jumper? narrow fitting shoes? and tights on the same part of the site as girls uniform, I only found socks, also tights in the jumper colours, grey and black would be awesome, also some funky vests - make it easy for lazy busy clicking parents - not got time to hunt through the website it all needs to be there

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?
I had it delivered to home as I'm on mat. leave. I generally don't use C & C it's a faff to get the newborn up to store just to haul my own parcel

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

yes - for sure. I am particularly impressed by the shoes - would never have previously considered. Thank you so much for picking me to test the uniform, was so fun having the online spree thanks

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 14-Jul-14 16:47:51

ps. Great value for money. My husband was shocked by the huge anmount of hangers for around the £50 mark.
also - girls' shorts? like the boys' ones, grey knee length? are these a possibility?

borninastorm Mon 14-Jul-14 17:45:53

I got all the lovely school clothes this afternoon and DS2 has tried them all on and practised running around the house in his scuff resistant shoes. It's nearly broken my heart to see my baby in school clothes!

Q1 Which items from the range did you buy and how much did you spend? Would you say this was good value for money or not?
I bought 3 pairs of grey school trousers with the adjustable waist as DS is a skinny wee thing; 5 white polo shirts; scuff resistant shoes; 2 pairs of PE shorts; a black hoody; and socks.
I spent just under £50 because I had ordered plimsoles but they were out of stock and that took my total to under £50.
I'm very, very impressed with the value for money. I've only got plimsoles and his official school jumper and Tshirt left to buy.

Q2 In particular, what did you think about the scuff resistant shoes and stain resistant pinafores?
I couldn't get the shoes I wanted for DS as they weren't available in his size online but the one's we got look much better in person than they did online. They've a good sole on them and DS, who's just 4, can get them on and off really easily. Obviously I can't tell how the resistant the scuff stuff is until he starts school in September but they look like they'll withstand little boy playground rough and tumble pretty well.

Q3 Did the overall quality of the school uniforms match your expectations? If so, how? If not, why not?
I was very impressed by the quality of the uniforms especially the trousers as they are as good quality as any I've purchased from BHS or M&S for DS1 in the past. And I love, love, love the adjustable waist.

Q4 Do you have any other feedback that could help F&F improve their schoolwear again next year?
Could you please offer school shorts not just PE shorts please. You have school shorts in your uniform photograph online but none for sale. This did disappoint me as it's normally still quite warm here in September and shorts would've been a good addition to his uniform wardrobe.

Q5 Did you use Click + Collect Delivery service? If so, would you use to again, or not? Is it your preferred method of delivery?
No, I used home delivery as the website said my nearest click and collect collection point was 15 miles away, although I've used click and collect in the past and collected the F&F clothes at a Tesco just 3 miles away.
I will happily use click and collect if I can collect from my nearest Tesco just 3 miles away.
As its free it would be my preferred method of delivery.

Q5 Finally, if it came up in conversation would you recommend F&F schoolwear range to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Before I'd even taken delivery of DS's school uniform I'd already told other mums at preschool about the great value for money I got at Tesco.
And now i've received the clothes i'm delighted with them, so, yes, I will definitely be recommending F&F schoolwear range to friends and family.

DS2 is currently running around the house wearing just a pair of boxers, his new school socks and new schools shoes. I think it's safe to say he likes them.

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