Hollister Teeshirt at 46?

(27 Posts)
CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:56

I bought a teeshirt for my 12yo niece from Hollister by mail order (don't get me started on the postage charge....I did add some Sale items for DS to the order to take the pain away).

The teeshirt is far too big for her; it's a size S, but, guess what? It fits me rather splendidly.

But I'm 46. Am I too old to walk around with Hollister emblazoned across my frontage? If I keep the tee, will DS ever speak to me again?

ThoraNomiki Sat 29-Jun-13 14:38:23

It's a T-shirt. Just wear it! Don't let Hollister or teenagers feel more self-important than they already do smile

MaxinePeakedistrict Sat 29-Jun-13 14:11:47

Wear it as a night-shirt?

Chottie Sat 29-Jun-13 14:09:32

Cointreau my cardigan has a little discreet seagull which blends in with the pattern and hardly shows smile

Startail Sat 29-Jun-13 08:48:03

If it fits wear it!

I'm 45 and I have a Sol Cal hoodie, I'm sure I should be 15, but it's warm, was cheap and goes with everything.

dexter73 Sat 29-Jun-13 08:15:02

thishouseisashittip - you've obviously never been on a thread about kids character clothing!

I wouldn't but that's nothing to do with age, I just wouldn't as it's not my thing.

50ShadesOfMaybe Sat 29-Jun-13 07:11:06

Have we learnt nothing from this thread?

If it fits you well and you like it, then wear it!

Embarrassing your DS is an added bonus! grin

HormonalHousewife Fri 28-Jun-13 23:36:43

£9 shock

<faints>

thishouseisashittip Fri 28-Jun-13 23:31:28

You go girl! Wear it with confidence. Don't let anybody tell you you shouldn't wear something just because it has some word written on it!!

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 23:31:06

<sigh>

I think you are right, I'm going to return it.

Choice A - return it to a store for a credit voucher. hmm

Choice B - post it back for a refund minus a £9 return postage charge. angry

Money-grubbing bastards. My neice would have loved it, if it hadn't been knee-length on her.

HormonalHousewife Fri 28-Jun-13 23:21:58

No, you shouldnt really and I think you know this

just suck up the postage charge

Personally, I wouldn't do it. I'm 23 and feel that I'm too old for Hollister/Abercrombie&Fitch. Similarly I would never wear Jack Wills because it's only school kids that wear that brand.

Saying that though, I know a 70 year old woman that wears dresses from River Island, of all places, that she can pull off that I don't think I could. And MIL is late 50s and dresses better than me too...

You 'won't let' your dh wear a t-shirt without a collar? And he 'lets' you not 'let' him? If dp didn't 'let' me wear something, I'd make damn sure I wore it tbh.

DramaAlpaca Fri 28-Jun-13 23:15:09

No

UnicornsPooGlitter Fri 28-Jun-13 23:13:16

No. I saw a photo of a 35 year old with a Hollister hoody on Facebook, and I thought that was pushing it.

Windowbasket Fri 28-Jun-13 23:03:02

No

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 22:46:37

12yo and 9yo DDs weren't bothered; it's 13yo DS (out at the moment) whose style is going to be severely cramped if I keep the tee.

He won't walk down the street next to me as it is!

EleanorFarjeon Fri 28-Jun-13 22:33:26

I would (at 42) but my 14 year old would disown me, and I can see his point if I am honest.

Since he turned 40, I won't let my dh wear a t-shirt without a collar. I really think this should be the law for men.

Prawntoast Fri 28-Jun-13 22:30:54

Could have the effect of making niece and DS less likely to want to wear Hollister in future, not a bad result! Says she whose 12 year old DD gives me strict instructions as to what I can and cannot do in Hollister, apparently you can't order a VAT at the cash desk!

Meglet Fri 28-Jun-13 22:30:15

Wear it.

Then I will feel ok about buying a Jack Wills t-shirt which the MN jury told me I was too old for.

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 22:27:44

Yes, but chottie, does your cardi have "Hollister" written across the chest in sparkly pink text?

It's the visible teen branding that worries me.

Chottie Fri 28-Jun-13 22:25:23

Do it, I have a Hollister cardigan. I was buying something for DN 1 & 2 and I saw a cardigan exactly the colour and style I wanted. I tried it and it fitted perfectly so I bought it.

I am a decade older than you.

Hulababy Fri 28-Jun-13 22:19:19

I couldn't I don't think. DD would probably laugh, lol!

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 22:17:54

Its not my usual style, but it is a great shape on me.

I'm just worried it screams "Whitney dressed as Britney".

BellaVita Fri 28-Jun-13 22:06:12

Wear it! I am 48 and wear Converse and wore them with skinnies and a SuperDry short sleeved shirt today for work <was a training day>

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