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Boys Secondary School uniform question.

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legofansmum Wed 13-Jun-18 16:25:07

Hi, hope it's ok to post here for traffic.
My DS starts secondary school in September. I'm starting to buy uniform already to spread the cost/ it's mighty expensive and the 2 PE kits he has to have are too! He is an usual trouser size - 32 x 30 so I can't buy in Asda, M and S etc... the trousers are £20+ a pair.
If you have a son st Secondary school do they have clean trousers daily or do you think I would get away with two wears before washing them for him? Deciding whether to fork out for 5 pairs of if 3 will be enough. Shirts he will obviously have clean daily.
Thanks in advance.

Seeline Wed 13-Jun-18 16:26:30

3 should be fine.

dontcallmelen Wed 13-Jun-18 16:28:02

Mine only had two pairs, as they usually grow so much would have grown out of them, well before they had got the chance to wear out.
Had five shirts & I think three jumpers, it was a long time ago so memory but hazy.

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Jun-18 16:28:05

what is he like now? My son is Y4 and manages on 2 or 3 pairs a week. I can’t imagine secondary school to be messier.

MegaClutterSlut Wed 13-Jun-18 16:28:21

3 is enough imo

Pascall Wed 13-Jun-18 16:30:41

It depends on what kind of child you have and whether they walk home through a park.

My son can sometimes make 1 pair of trousers last a week, but during his mud-surfing phase I was washing everything, blazer included, every night.

He has 2 pairs of school trousers plus 2 of the size above which can always be used in an emergency.

WhoKnowsWhereTheW1neGoes Wed 13-Jun-18 16:31:44

I think two is enough, mine occasionally gets them a bit muddy playing football, he actually has three (pack of three) but there are only ever two pairs in his laundry basket at the weekend.

WhoKnowsWhereTheW1neGoes Wed 13-Jun-18 16:34:21

Actually, having the next size up to hand is a good idea, mine had new ones last Easter, went back in the same ones in September and ripped all three pairs in the crotch in the space of a week due to a growth spurt.

AveEldon Wed 13-Jun-18 16:34:58

We manage with 2 pairs

user1483390742 Wed 13-Jun-18 16:36:00

2-3 is plenty.

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Wed 13-Jun-18 16:54:59

DS has two pairs. His trousers are expensive, embroidered with school logo and only available from one place. I have to get them taken in as he is tall and skinny so only two pairs at a time. His current trousers look like they’ll just about last until the end of term....

He has two pairs trousers, two jumpers (also embroidered), five shirts (plain white thank goodness) and three ties because he keeps mislaying them.

Zadocthepriest Wed 13-Jun-18 17:02:22

Two is plenty. Don't forget you can sponge off random bits of muck, and just wash weekly. More important is a weekly washable blazer!

Pythonesque Wed 13-Jun-18 17:02:24

We've managed reception to year 8 on 2 pairs at a time, usually wears one pair all week and gets away with it. Now moving for year 9 and we will be hunting for extra long and skinny (tried some 30/33 on second hand and he'll need longer though the waist was right).

Shirts we got away with changing every other day, though I might start suggesting daily shirt change from now.

WhoKnowsWhereTheW1neGoes Wed 13-Jun-18 17:13:28

We've always done a clean shirt every day, buy two packs of three then we only need to wash one load of whites a week. A spare tie is a good idea, they get lost easily.

N0rfolkEnchants Wed 13-Jun-18 17:18:07

For secondary I've bought

6 shirts
4 jumpers
4 trousers

In the m and s 20% off sale. I'll buy the blazer, p e kit and shoes next month

CMOTDibbler Wed 13-Jun-18 17:34:00

I got extra long trousers online from M&S for Ds, and bought his size and the next one up as they never have have them later in the year. They have the size you need and 20% off too

bluerunningshoes Wed 13-Jun-18 17:37:59

I'm only buying 2 pairs to syart with. if dc needs more I will order more.

MyDcAreMarvel Wed 13-Jun-18 17:38:00

Am I reading it the right was does your ds have a 32 inch waist at age 11? Does he have a medical issue?

MyDcAreMarvel Wed 13-Jun-18 17:38:21

*the right way round

DelphiniumBlue Wed 13-Jun-18 17:38:53

My 3 sons managed with 2 pairs of trousers each for the older two, and 3 pairs for the youngest, who is much messier.
If you have washing facilities available, I can't see why you'd need more - they can be washed and dried overnight.

WindDoesNotBreakTheBendyTree Wed 13-Jun-18 17:43:49

Mine has 2 pairs, they wash and dry easily.
5 shirts though as the cumulative dirt effect has greater impact.

colditz Wed 13-Jun-18 17:47:05

Am I reading it the right was does your ds have a 32 inch waist at age 11? Does he have a medical issue?

How does a child with a 30 inch inner leg strike you as "having a medical issue" due to a 32 inch waist? He will be at least 5'2

rainingcatsanddog Wed 13-Jun-18 18:03:01

3 will be enough

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Wed 13-Jun-18 18:06:49

32” does sound large to me. DH has a 32”waist at 6’ tall. DS is 15, 27” waist, 34” inside leg. VERY difficult to buy trousers for him!

bimbobaggins Wed 13-Jun-18 18:08:34

2-3 will be enough. They don’t tend to play at high school so won’t be dirty from football etc

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