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acceptable hoodie brands for 12/13yo boy?

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InFlagranteDelicto Tue 24-Nov-15 07:37:57

Sorting present suggestions for fil- he prefers that I give him links and he clicks and buys. For dss I've suggested a hoodie, as last years super dry one was a massive hit. But I've left it late, there's no zip up ones left on the website, are there any other brands that are acceptable? I could suggest an over the head one, but he's quite a sturdy build.


BikeRunSki Tue 24-Nov-15 07:39:35

My 15 yo DN wants a Gap, but he lives abroad and I suspect they are not teen-cool in the UK.

wannabestressfree Tue 24-Nov-15 07:40:16


ScarlettDarling Tue 24-Nov-15 07:43:47


ANiceSliceOfCake Tue 24-Nov-15 07:48:30

Fred Perry maybe.

InFlagranteDelicto Tue 24-Nov-15 07:51:42

Brilliant, will give fil several links and let him chose. Thankssmile

TeddTess Tue 24-Nov-15 11:05:26

not Gap.

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Tue 24-Nov-15 11:07:29

Not gap, my nephew likes hollister and Jack wills or superdry.

NathalieM Tue 24-Nov-15 12:18:48

If not Superdry, try Carhartt. I'd say it's the closest thing.

MARGUERITE18 Tue 24-Nov-15 20:08:10


kormachameleon Tue 24-Nov-15 20:10:11

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VocationalGoat Tue 24-Nov-15 20:10:54


Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 24-Nov-15 20:11:18

They all want the black three stripe adidas ones here. Superdry is soooo last year ....

ALaughAMinute Tue 24-Nov-15 20:12:39

Jack Wills or Hollister

TheFairyCaravan Tue 24-Nov-15 20:13:26

It's Stussy, Diamond and Primitive here.

Obs2015 Wed 25-Nov-15 05:48:28

Interesting. Didn't realise that super dry was so last year.

wannabestressfree Wed 25-Nov-15 06:31:27

My boys like superdry.....

soulsurfer Wed 25-Nov-15 06:43:13

Gosh, you'd think they'd be happy with whatever they get given. Same situation here, only with my niece last year. I was given a list of 'acceptable brand t-shirts' - they cost more than I'd spend on a t-shirt for myself!! hmm

Wolfiefan Wed 25-Nov-15 06:43:52

My boy likes Saltrock.
Perhaps ask your DS? You could comment on a hoody your saw someone wearing. Would be a shame to get something and find out it is not something he would wear in public!!!!

idsisatwat Wed 25-Nov-15 06:52:48

Thank god my DC don't care about brands!! Though for them, the best hoodies are band ones (which aren't cheap), but are happy with Matalan/ primark / supermarket stuff etc.

mummytime Wed 25-Nov-15 07:07:19

My DS would only wear ones with no branding or maybe unobtrusive branding.

LynetteScavo Wed 25-Nov-15 07:08:10

Definitely not GAP.

My DS wears Animal, my 10yo is desperate for SuperDry, my 16yo thinks it's last year, I think 12yo would find it OK.

No one seems offended by Holister in this house.

bigTillyMint Wed 25-Nov-15 07:22:34

It's mainly Nike and Addidas in our house!

Re coolness, I think it depends on where you live/social circle. For my two, Hollister, Jack Wills, Superdry are all no-no's and always have been!

Savagebeauty Wed 25-Nov-15 07:23:07

I've just taken a huge pile of Hollister stuff to the charity shop....DS is 16 and hadn't worn it for 3 years.
He has Jack Wills from a couple of years ago .
Luckily he has a part time job and buys his own clothes...Lyle and Scott, Pretty Green , Asos and Adidas. Quite a mod look.
He spent £140 on a sweatshirt from Selfridgres is plain navy and looks like one from Matalan. I refuse to wash it in case it shrinks.

wannabestressfree Wed 25-Nov-15 07:50:03

Nike etc would be 'chavvy' in our house...
DS1 likes 'merch' aka band stuff and retro/mod gear. He is happy in primani jeans though.
DS2 likes Ralph Lauren, top shop, Jack wills, Hollister, Fred Perry etc
DS3 is 11 and trying things out. We are currently in marks and Spencer jeans smile and Hollister tops.
The washing pile is a minefield

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