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NOW COMPLETED: Asda School Uniform Feedback - £200 Asda vouchers up for grabs

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Oct-10 16:36:52

Firstly Asda have asked us to say - to those of you who were affected by a delay in receiving uniform: "We are extremely sorry about the delays some of you have been experiencing and we hope that the uniform is worth the wait". If you are still missing any items please can you email insight@mumsnet.com and we will pass the details on to Asda asap

Good news Orginally we were going to ask for you to add three lots of feedback but due to the delays we're now only going to ask you to add feedback once. Everyone who adds their feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will get a £200 Asda voucher.

Please answer the questions below. Do feel free to add other comments too.

Please state the age and gender of your child in replying and if possible the item you are referring to.

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?

Thanks
MNHQ

VinegaRigamorTits Thu 14-Oct-10 16:57:10

I recieved 2 jumpers and 1 pair of trousers for my 4 yr old boy, here is my feedback:

Jumper

Q1 - Colour looked a bit faded like it had been in the sun too long
Q2 - It fitted fine
Q3 - He wanted to know why it didnt have the school logo on it, other than that he couldnt care less
Q4 - Have washed a couple of times and it is looking a bit worn now
Q5 - i think the quality of the material is cheap looking
Q6 - Value for money is great but the cheap quality of the material wouldt last the term out
Q7 - I wouldnt buy this particulaer item again, i would recommend to someone on a
budget
Q8 - See answer for jumper
Q8 - I havent bought uniform from other supermarkets so cant compare

Trousers

Q1 - First impressions were good
Q2 - Far too long in the legs, had to take a good 3 inches off
Q3 - Wasnt bothered
Q4 - Trousers have washed well
Q5 - Trousers are wearing well (although they are fraying a bit at the hem but that is down to my crap hemming, which i would have had to do if they fitted in the length)
Q6 - Good value for money and material doesnt look cheap either
Q7 - Yes and Yes

Cant comment on Polo shirts as i didnt recieve any

VinegaRigamorTits Thu 14-Oct-10 16:58:19

oops, my Q8 from the trousers seems to have jumped hmm

tibni Thu 14-Oct-10 19:11:02

I have received no uniform at all and no communication from ASDA.

coolma Thu 14-Oct-10 19:20:35

I received 2 polo shirts, one grey skirt and a burgundy sweatshirt for my 5year old daughter:

Q1 They all looked fine
Q2 Everything fitted well - the skirt is slightly short but she is very tall!
Q3 She likes the shirts and the skirt but she's not keen on the sweatshirt, purley because of the colour!
Q4 Skirt has washed very well, the shirts are ok, but after three or four washes, the stitching at the side is coming away slightly
Q5 Bearing up well to being worn, the quality of the skirt is good, sweatshirt rather thin
Q6 Excellent value for money as it will be quickly grown out of
Q7 Some parts of it - skirt and shirts probably. Yes
Q8 Haven't bought uniform for my daughter from other supermarkets

BackgroundRacket Thu 14-Oct-10 19:20:46

I received a pair of trousers, 2 polo tops, and a jumper for my 4 year old son.

Q1 My first impression was good of the trousers and the polo tops (especially considering they are only £2 for 2!). I thought the jumper seemed thin compared with the proper school jumper.
Q2 Polo tops were perfect, jumper had a bit of growing room. Trousers were a bit long but had an adjustable waist, which was good.
Q3 He didn't like the fact that the jumper didn't have the school badge on - what a snob!
Q4 Very well! Marks wash out of the polos very easily. The jumper is washing much better than the school's own ones.
Q5 Very good - especially the polo tops.
Q6 Excellent!
Q7 I would buy it again and I would recomment it.
Q8 Very highly - especially the trousers, as some other makes have fussy fastenings and don't have adjustable waists.

smokinpumpkins Thu 14-Oct-10 19:22:20

I have a pair of grey trousers, a royal blue v-necked jumper and a pack of pale blue polo shirts - all in age 5-6 for boy

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
- Trousers great cut, style and quality, polo shirts kind of thin but very good cut, jumper lovely shape and cut but awfully thin for school

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
- All fitted well, though the jumper was very small for a 5-6. The trousers were adjustable and even pulled in really tight on the waist looked nicely fitted.

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
- doesnt like 3 buttons on the polos, prefers two (picky moo) liked the trousers now have got the hang of the hook and eye, and likes the jumper as his "spare"

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
- quite disappointed. He's only been in school 6 weeks half days and rotated wear with our existing uniform. Already the polo shirts have faded hugely to a very pale blue, and the jumper looks months old. All washed together in non bio and tumbled, yet its not holding up against the stuff we have already. The trousers though are excellent still.

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
- polo shirts and jumper 5/10. trousers 8/10.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
- 6/10. I paid the same price for the budget range in M&S which seems to be holding up a lot better.

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
- trousers yes, maybe a jumper at £2 as a spare, nothing else no. Probably wouldnt recommend either, unless it was end of term and not needed for longer than a couple of weeks.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
- havent bought other supermarket uniform so cant comment.

pooka Thu 14-Oct-10 19:32:58

Received: cardigan, polo shirts and a pair of trousers.

1. First impressions - cardigan a pretty style and good colour.. Trouser - not keen on the jerseyish fabric but keen to find trousers that fit dd. The polo shirts are pretty and have a good fit. But the fabric was a little thin.
2. The cardigan is roomy for dd. The polo shirts fit well and the trousers fit also. Always problematic because dd wants trousers but can't bear tummy constriction..
3. Dd very pleased..
4. The trousers have been washed about 4 times and have fared pretty well. No bobbling. The shirts wash ok but need ironing after tumble drying whereas the usual, thicker school ones don't.. The cardigan washed wll - didn't shrink which was a shame because is still too big.
5. Quality reasonable. Not amazing (but then not sure such s thing exists in uniform wear) but not bad.
6. Good
7. Yes - would be on my radar and am interested to see what the summer frocks are like.
8.. Have only really bought summer frocks from sainsbos. But seems to me from browsing to be better quality.

Goooooooooooooober Thu 14-Oct-10 19:37:13

I requested a charcoal skirt, a black boyfriend cardigan and a white shirt for my 14 year old DD.

Q1 My first impression of the skirt was "Oh. It's black." But it is really nice and well taylored, just non regulation at DDs school so no good for uniform. The cardigan is lovely. DD doesn't wear it for school, she wears it with leggings to go out with her friends and loves it. The shirt still hasn't arrived.
Q2 Although DD can't wear the skirt to school because of the colour it fits like a glove. The cardigan also could have been made just for her, looks great. Don't know about shirt.
Q3 DD likes the skirt but hasn't worn it yet. In love with the cardigan. Still no shirt. grin
Q4 The only item I have washed is the cardigan which comes out very well. Has not faded or shrunk and is still nice and soft.
Q5 I would rate the quality as 10/10.
Q6 Brilliant. I will reconsider buying uniform from Tesco next year.
Q7 Yes And Yes.
Q8 A cut above the rest. Really worth the money. Too good for school.grin

Thanks Asda.

siblingrivalry Thu 14-Oct-10 19:48:55

I received a burgundy cardigan, 3 polo shirts and a pair of culottes for a 5 year old girl-asked for 5-6 but got 6-7 in cardigan.

1. First impressions -cardigan large but seemed nice fabric and shape. The polo shirts looked quite thin and an off-white/grey colour. The culottes looked large on the waist, but nicely made.

2.The polo shirt fit. The cardigan was too big, but I rolled the sleeves up and it looked okay. The culottes were really big in the waist and did not have an adjustable waistband, but by fastening the tie at the front I made them fit.

3.My daughter loved the cardigan and liked the culottes but said she thought the polo shirts were 'for boys' as I usually buy them with fluted collars.

4.The culottes are washing really well and the fabric gets softer with each wash. The cardigan washes nicely and doesn't lose it's shape, but it appears to be starting to fade after only 2 washes.The polo shirts are losing shape a bit.

5.The culottes and cardigan are wearing well, but not the polo shirts. I would rate the culottes as 9/10, the cardigan as 8/10 and the polo shirts as 4/10.

6.Good value for money, apart from the polo shirts.

7.I would buy the culottes, but in a smaller size than usual.I think I would buy the cardigan too. I would recommend the culottes and possibly the cardigan.

8.I found Tesco to have thicker and less 'stiff' fabric for skirts and trousers, but prefer Asda for cardigans -Tesco tend to be thinner and lose their shape. The best polo shirts I tried were from Sainsbury's.

aristocat Thu 14-Oct-10 20:13:42

hello, well i am still waiting for a grey pinafore but we did receive blue polo shirts and burgundy cardigan.
here is my feedback -

polo shirts

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
very good, super price and good colour

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
yes they were excellent

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
lovely - she liked it

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
no problems, as good as other brands

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
excellent 10/10

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
10/10 fantastic value

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
yes, despite other problems i would purchase in store.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
have only bought summer dress from Sainsburys before but will shop at Asda again.

cardigan

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
very nice & pretty

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
no. DD is only 6yo and the size 7-8 was too small for her. i am unable to adjust because the sleeves are short and it will not fasten sad

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
she likes the cardigan very much and would wear it if it fitted

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
haven't washed it - wrong size

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
unworn as wrong size. 8/10 for quality.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
excellent value at £4 a cardigan

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
yes and yes

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
equally as good as others.

pinafore

didnt arrive so no feedback for this

babster Thu 14-Oct-10 20:23:49

Dd is 10. I received a puff sleeved blouse, a black cardigan... but the culottes never arrived.

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform? Dd loved the style of the blouse. I thought it was a bit thin, but she wears a plain croptop underneath and it's fine.
Cardigan is ace - very trendy.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
Yes, both blouse and cardigan fit well.

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
Loved them - the blouse is her favourite shirt. She even wears the cardi at weekends with jeans and a checked shirt!

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
Very well - the blouse is very easy to iron, and is in and out of the wash constantly.

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
Good - better than expected.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
Good.

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
Yes x 2

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
Better - better range of styles and washes well. Thanks Asda!

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BEAUTlFUL Fri 15-Oct-10 00:06:35

Uniform was for a boy, aged 7.

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?

Really good! Trousers felt thick and sturdy, and the shirts were lovely and crisp. First impressions of the sweatshirt were that it looked slightly cheaper than the shirt & school trousers.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?

Very well, but slightly big. However that was my fault for ordering the aged 8-9 sizes.

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?

He had no thoughts. No, not true - he didn't like the "proper" shirt (ie, stiff collar not polo shirt). But that's his issue and not something for you to worry your jovial bottom-smacking selves over.

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?

Well. Especially the shirts so despised by my son. They still look crisp, and don't need ironing, which is good, as they won't get ironed.

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?

It's wearing well. 7/10 for quality.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?

Brilliant for me, as it was free! I can't really comment I'm afraid as in all the excitement I have completely forgotten how much they would've cost to buy. Sorry. I realise you probably will not use me as a reviewer again.

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again?
Yes. Would you recommend to someone else?
Yes.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?

I'd say it lacked the total awesomeness (awesomity?) of the classic M&S uniform in that the M&S stuff would withstand nuclear force... But then, it costs about the same s a Trident Missile to buy it all from M&SThe Asda kit is just as good as the Matalan stuff I bought last year.

Lastyearsmodel Fri 15-Oct-10 10:29:03

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
OK. Cardi good quality, shirts too. Culottes substituted for pleated skirt, so wondered if pleats are truly non-iron.
Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
Yes, with growing room.
Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
Nothing different - she endures uniform.
Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
OK.
Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality? Wearing fine - wish had ordered trousers as DD's Sainsburys ones are bobbling on the bum after about 2 weeks' wear.
Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform? Good.
Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else? Yes and yes.
Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms? Hard to say - some items better, some equal.

asdx2 Fri 15-Oct-10 10:42:29

Dd received a cardigan, a pinafore and polo shirts.

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?The cardigan was rather thin so not something I would consider for the winter months tbh. It was a good colour and washed well. Unfortunately she fell after wearing it twice and washing it once and made a huge hole in the sleeve.The pinafore was again thin but it was a nice dark grey and a practical style. The polo shirts were a nice style liked the collar detail and the fullness of the sleeves.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child? It did fit but I ordered 5 to 6 even though she is almost 8 because she is quite dainty.

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform? She liked the colour and said it was soft.

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?The pinafore is great, washes well needs little ironing. The polo shirts haven't held their colour so well but they have held their shape.

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?The cardigan was a disappointment because it didn't hold up to a fall when her tights did. I think it's the quality I expected for the price I would have paid tbh.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?I think the pinafore is great value for money.I would prefer to spend a little more to get better quality cardigans and polo shirts tbh.

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else? I would buy and recommend the pinafore especially for early autumn and spring. I think it's a bit thin for for colder weather.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms? I think Tesco and Sainsburys uniforms are better quality and for little extra expense. M&S is superior to all the supermarkets IMO and the slight extra cost is borne out by the durability.

LostArt Fri 15-Oct-10 11:16:05

I received 2 white polo shits, 1 red jumper and a pair of adjustable waist dark grey trousers. All for a boy age 5.

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
Good. Looked like standard supermarket uniforms. Trousers looked better quality than the Sainsbury ones i usually buy. Jumper seemed very soft.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
Polo shirts and jumper fitted well, trousers a little too long.

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
He loved it. He especially liked the smell of the jumper. hmm

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
I think they have done well. The polo shirts haven't shrunk or lost their shape yet. Trousers washed well and still look as new. The jumper was a bit of a disappointment as it shrunk a bit in the wash. If I was buying again, I would buy a size up.

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
All items have lasted well, no holes or frayed edges.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
Good. I think the trousers would last until he grew out of them. The polo shirts and jumpers are cheap enough to buy again when they start to look a bit scruffy.

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
I would certainly buy trousers from Asda again, and would recommend them.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
The Asda trousers seemed to compare well. They were a good price, fitted and washed well. The polo shirts and jumper seemed normal supermarket standard.

EccentricaGhoulumbits Fri 15-Oct-10 13:13:50

I recieved one girls shirt and one black cardigan. Didn't get a skirt.

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
Looked fine - standard supermarket school uniform.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?
Yes - DD is a small skinny 14. Ordered size 13-14 and both fitted well

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
Loved the cardigan. didn't like the fit of the shirt

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up
to washing?
Has been washed a few times - both washed well and looks fine still - cardigan hasn't bobbled at all.

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
Shirt - DD hasn't worn it much so don't know if it would stand up to a whole years wearing and wahsing. Cardigan is nice still. decent quality

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
excellent value for money

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?
yes and yes - although different style of shirt.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
Much the same.

frogs Fri 15-Oct-10 14:01:43

Uniform was for girl aged 7-8. We had a pinafore, a cardigan and two-pack of shirts

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?: Thought the shirts were good quality, well-designed and a nice feel to them. Thought the cardigan was nice and soft but a bit thin. Not keen on the design of the pinafore, a bit fashion-y and not in a good way. Fabric felt a bit cheap
Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child? Fit was good for all items.
Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform? Liked the cardigan, didn't really have an opinion on the shirts or pinafore.
Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing? Cardigan has gone bobbly quite quickly. The pinafore is okay, but quite plastic, and the shirts are washing very well, not getting too creased.
Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality? Quality is good for the shirts, okay for the cardigan and the pinafore.
Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform? Value for money is reasonable, but not outstandingly so.
Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else? I would buy the shirts, not sure about the other items.
Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms? M&S pinafores and cardigans are better quality, without a doubt. Shirts are as good as M&S.

serenity Fri 15-Oct-10 14:35:35

Got a pair of Navy trousers, jumper and a pack of short sleeve shirts (although I asked for long sleeved), all for DS2 (aged 10)

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform? All seemed fine. Jumper (as mentioned by a few people already) is very thin, but seemed fairly robust.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child? DS2 isn't skinny (not fat either, but definitely has a belly) so I order larger than his actual age - consequently trousers fitted on waist (just!) but were too long. No problems in taking them up though. Adjustable waists on larger sized trousers would be greatly appreciated...

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform? He's happy with it, although also commented on how thin the jumper is.

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing? It's doing fine so far, still looks good (I use ASDA shirts anyway, and they generally last a school year and beyond)
Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?

It's not showing any great signs of wear atm. Quality is good for the price range.

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?

Shirts are excellent value for money, as are the trousers (when I can actually get them in Navy!) Jumpers wear out fairly quickly (fade and start looking tatty) but as they're so cheap, provided you can locate them it's not a big financial crisis to replace them

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again? Would you recommend to someone else?

Yes, provided I can get the colour (have I mentioned enough times how hard it is to get Navy uniform?) I'd be happy to push someone towards ASDA/George for uniforms, although I'd probably recommend they invest in a higher price jumper.

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?

Pretty much the same. They all tend to be quite thin tbh - you tend to only get the thicker, higher quality (and higher priced) school clothing from a proper school outfitters, or shops such as BHS and M&S, and even then, their budget range is pretty similar (I'd buy ASDA trousers over the cheapy M&S ones)

HTH!

hackneyzoo Fri 15-Oct-10 18:07:18

I recieved 2x polo shirts in blue and 2x cardigans in navy, for girls age 3-4. Still no pinafores...

Q1 What were your first impressions of the uniform?
Looked fine. Polo shirts seemed a bit thin but wash well and look nice.

Q2 Did it fit your child? If applicable were you able to adjust it to fit your child?

Fitted well

Q3 What did your child think of their new uniform?
She liked it

Q4 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to washing?
Well

Q5 How do you feel the uniform is bearing up to being worn? How would you rate the quality?
Good quality

Q6 How would you rate the value for money of the uniform?
Good value

Q7 Would you buy uniform from Asda again?

Yes

Would you recommend to someone else?

Yes

Q8 How would you say the Asda uniform compares to other supermarket uniforms?
This is my eldest child's first term at school so have never bought uniform before!

Wallace Fri 15-Oct-10 18:19:39

When do we have to enter feedback by?

My dd's uniform arrived just before the school holidays started and she doesn't go back til the 27th.

DoraBelvedon Fri 15-Oct-10 19:56:29

now Wallace - have you not had the official feedback email with this link in?

GruesomeShellChillingTortoise Fri 15-Oct-10 20:12:24

Uniform was for DS2 age 11. We received 1 jumper, 1 pair trousers and a pack of white short sleeve shirts.

Q1, Jumper felt a bit thin. Trousers and shirt looked fine.

Q2, Shirts were 10-11 because no stock of 11-12 (still waiting for these, card in parcel said they were be sent), they fit DS2 OK but bigger size would have been netter.
Trousers were a little long. Glad waist was adjustable, had to take it in quite a way!
Jumper is a good fit.

Q3, DS2 was happy with them.

Q4, Jumper has faded a little. Mud didn't wash off the trousers very well. Shirt washed fine.

Q5,Quality is good considering price. Trousers have worn a bit on the hem but that is because of the length. Haven't been worn much yet due to not having had them long!

Q6, Good.

Q7, Probably not. May recommend to friends as a cheap option.

Q8, All my DC are kitted out in Tesco uniform which does seem to wash better especially DS2's jumper and trousers. Asda Shirts are no different to Tesco.

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