Help needed from those with access to teenage boys

(190 Posts)
Builtthiscityonsausagerolls Mon 06-Dec-21 16:48:31

Have seen a Jack Wills gym bag/ smelliest set for a 16 year old boy. Being the wrong side of 40 I've no idea if this is cool or not grin but do remember the absolute horror of having something with the wrong label!
Could anyone with a teenage boy please check this vital information for me please smile

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CiaoForDiNiaoSaur Mon 06-Dec-21 16:51:11

DS2 (15) said "a what? Never heard of it" grin

SSOYS Mon 06-Dec-21 16:52:12

Not cool to DS.

Evenstar Mon 06-Dec-21 16:54:05

My 18 year old would like Jack Wills, presents of smellies and clothes from relatives were well received last Christmas and are still in use.

Hellocatshome Mon 06-Dec-21 16:55:27

DS14 is very into his labels and says Jack Wills is for dads trying to be cool.

Seeline Mon 06-Dec-21 16:57:23

Hellocatshome

DS14 is very into his labels and says Jack Wills is for dads trying to be cool.

🤣🤣 God - teens are brutal 😆

Builtthiscityonsausagerolls Mon 06-Dec-21 16:57:47

'Dad's trying to be cool' grin
This was what I was afraid of!
Is super dry better? (Rucksack and smellies. I'm trawling the boots website!)

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Wardrobes123 Mon 06-Dec-21 16:57:52

No, not really cool at all. DH is more likely to wear Jack Wills than DS is. DS unfortunately is like most young people his age - and wears clothes from North Face etc.

tangyandsalty Mon 06-Dec-21 16:59:08

Builtthiscityonsausagerolls

'Dad's trying to be cool' grin
This was what I was afraid of!
Is super dry better? (Rucksack and smellies. I'm trawling the boots website!)


No, superdry is worse, it's for grandads trying to be cool 😂

Helpimfalling Mon 06-Dec-21 16:59:38

Depends what walk of life there from.

My kids are a little more maybe (street)
Due to our area or walk of life.
They wouldn't really like it.

Nike or Jordan or north face would be a better bet.

Helpimfalling Mon 06-Dec-21 17:00:01

Builtthiscityonsausagerolls

'Dad's trying to be cool' grin
This was what I was afraid of!
Is super dry better? (Rucksack and smellies. I'm trawling the boots website!)


Super dry is also the same

Squashpocket Mon 06-Dec-21 17:00:26

Jack wills was cool about 10-15 years ago when it was a fairly expensive, exclusive preppy brand favoured by public school types. Since then it's been bought by Mike Ashley who sells it at a discount in Sports Direct. To say it's lost something along the way is an understatement! So, definitely not cool, sorry.

bestbefore Mon 06-Dec-21 17:01:01

What's your budget?

Builtthiscityonsausagerolls Mon 06-Dec-21 17:04:05

Oh dear.
Im really not with it sad

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Helpimfalling Mon 06-Dec-21 17:05:08

@Builtthiscityonsausagerolls how about a voucher for jd or something (shop of choice)

He can buy then whatever he likes

Builtthiscityonsausagerolls Mon 06-Dec-21 17:05:11

Budget up to £30. Closer to £20 if possible but could stretch for cool auntie points grin

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Tiddlywinks10 Mon 06-Dec-21 17:06:17

I generally would steer away from boots gift sets too?

The bag or whatever says ‘Jack Wills’ is literally made just for the gift set.

This is a North Face wash bag if that’s the sort of thing you were after

www.asos.com/prd/24310694?acquisitionsource=pasteboard

justaweeone Mon 06-Dec-21 17:06:39

Voucher( amazon, love to shop voucher, Nando's etc) and some chocolate

AnImposter Mon 06-Dec-21 17:07:23

North face gloves are on offer at ASOS reduced from 35 to 25? grin

justaweeone Mon 06-Dec-21 17:08:15

Or north face t shirt

emmathedilemma Mon 06-Dec-21 17:08:27

Having spent the weekend Xmas shopping with a couple of owners of teenage boys I would suggest anything bearing a Nike, North Face or Adidas logo should be acceptable.

Hellocatshome Mon 06-Dec-21 17:09:15

Oh goodness not SuperDry that is worse!!! I would honestly go for a voucher for Foot Asylum or JD Sports. I live with my teenage boy and I still wouldn't dare buy anything for fear of getting it wrong! Vouchers or money all the way.

Builtthiscityonsausagerolls Mon 06-Dec-21 17:09:21

I've already got him some chocolate. I was trying to stay away from vouchers as I think that's what I've got him every year since he turned 12! With good reason it seems....

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GoodnightGrandma Mon 06-Dec-21 17:10:09

No to the Jack Wills, yes to a Nando’s or Amazon voucher.
My son used to like those points you can but for X-Box/PS at that age.

Suprima Mon 06-Dec-21 17:10:34

Stay away from a gift set- naff

A north face washbag is a nice idea

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