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Why are Boden clothes so annoying and do people who wear them want it to be recognised?

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plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 14:45:24

Don't they say everything about the people who wear it? Their lifestyle? And the fact that they recognise each other?
But some of the none hotchy potchy stuff I admit is nice...
as long as it isn't obviously Boden

NotDoingTheHousework Mon 06-Oct-08 14:46:50

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plus3 Mon 06-Oct-08 14:48:28

Aggghhhh what does it say about you if you wear next stuff - can recognise that stuff anywhere... DOES THIS REALLY MATTER?????

SaintRiven Mon 06-Oct-08 14:49:09

I wouldn't know what Boden looks like but then am a fashion ignoramous.
Just looked at their online thing and its looks M&S to me.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 06-Oct-08 14:49:52

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 06-Oct-08 14:50:08

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froggyfroofroo Mon 06-Oct-08 14:50:32

what is it with mumsnet and boden?

i wear it but im not some hoity-toity, neighing horse faced snob braying for attention.

its just clothes, i buy it because i like it, not for the label.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 06-Oct-08 14:51:29

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plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 14:52:18

yes- I hate next too.

When cameron wore boden - that did it for me.
Johhnie is an old Etonian too.
It's a club.

scarletlilybug Mon 06-Oct-08 14:52:35

I wear it ( a bit), but try not to wear anything that would be too instantly recognisable as Boden.

Some is a bit overpriced, IMO.

I don't think it particularly says anything about me or my lifestyle - other than that I can't usually be a*sed to go clothes shopping any more.

plus3 Mon 06-Oct-08 14:52:39

exactly froggy exactly

plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 14:55:15

But froggy- it's so recogniseably boden isn't it? Like Joules is too. It's buying a lifestyle

DontCallMeBaby Mon 06-Oct-08 14:55:27

Heh, just whiling away some time blogging elsewhere, mindlessly contemplating whether I'm going to order stuff from Boden or not. Thoughts on one item: "Against: it's VERY Boden, and it's a bit Giant-Toddler-Wear." So being obviously Boden is really NOT something I want ... although if very bored I like to spot small children in Boden (big applique lollies on tops, that sort of thing).

plus3 Mon 06-Oct-08 14:57:16

I brought a shirt from the summer catalogue that was screaming Boden and I LOVED it. You put me into what ever social class you like,make whatever small minded assumptions you feel the need for and I would still wear that shirt and love it.

mummy5bellies Mon 06-Oct-08 14:57:17

I'm just glad me, dh and 5dcs have clothes to wear at all. Boden sometimes turns up in our charity shop and if it fits them they look like posh kids for a bit smile

orangina Mon 06-Oct-08 14:58:47

I think you need a nice cup of tea and a biscuit plumandolive....

plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 14:59:14

plus3- is this getting to you?smile

DaphneMoon Mon 06-Oct-08 14:59:26

I have never bought Boden in my life, never even seen a catalogue (do they have one?) I like Next can't see what's wrong with it. I like the fact that I don't have to leave my house to buy it and it is here the next day.

froggyfroofroo Mon 06-Oct-08 14:59:27


what about people who like wearing stuff with nike etc. splashed across the front, thats screaming "look at me" too. nobody slags them off.

plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 14:59:55

I think plus does.....

plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 15:00:54

the nike stuff is chavvy.
the boden stuff is middle class.

pingping Mon 06-Oct-08 15:01:32

What is boden never heard of it.

WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 15:02:17

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plumandolive Mon 06-Oct-08 15:02:23

boden is ...aspirational

froggyfroofroo Mon 06-Oct-08 15:03:04

and? why are middle classes fair game on here?

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