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So, Jack B**tard Wills has infiltrated my 9 year old ds who wants to spend his £100 birthday money on one of their hoodies....WWYD?

(51 Posts)
DrNortherner Mon 05-Sep-11 17:39:30

I am TORN between saying it is a rip off, £80 or whatever for a hoodie is RIDICULOUS.

However, it's his money isn't it?

Thoughts please.

Tee2072 Mon 05-Sep-11 17:42:14

It's his money.

5inthebed Mon 05-Sep-11 17:43:12

£80 is a huge amount for a hoodie!

Its his money though, and he will be very trendy.

Itsjustafleshwound Mon 05-Sep-11 17:43:53

£80 for a hoodie for a 9yo??

I would gently steer him towards something else he would like.

BellaBearisWideAwake Mon 05-Sep-11 17:45:10



Is it one of those 'hand over loads of money and we'll get you to advertise our shop' deals a la Gap?

Catsmamma Mon 05-Sep-11 17:45:29



and thrice NO!

what an utter rip off

and yes it is his money but really £80 on a top that will fit him for 3 months, if he doesn't rip it first??


southeastastra Mon 05-Sep-11 17:45:35

that's really over priced, get him a nice americal apparel one, much cooler

i hate that clobber, with writing all over it. someone will just nick it probabaly

F1lthym1ndedvixen Mon 05-Sep-11 17:46:19

ime, they are quite fickle at that age, one week they adore Dr Who, the next, Pokemon.
I don't think mine knew what Jack Wills was at 9....
However, can you find a cheapy one on ebay?

F1lthym1ndedvixen Mon 05-Sep-11 17:47:51

My teen sneers at Jack Wills. only 'plastics' wear them apparently. Can you find an older teen who your son worships to slag off jack Willls? Might work wink

QOD Mon 05-Sep-11 17:49:25

darn you just missed the sale - they had some for £29
there are some on ebay for bnwt for £36 odd

EdithWeston Mon 05-Sep-11 17:51:28

Filthy: what does your teen say about Lazy Jacks? Acceptable?

F1lthym1ndedvixen Mon 05-Sep-11 17:52:13

One of my acquaintances literally starves herself so her plasticy teeny daughter can wear the f**cking things ''because all her friends have them'' hmm

stripeybump Mon 05-Sep-11 17:54:42

Get him to wait a few weeks (an eternity to a 9yo) and if he's still desperate for one, let him.

Why does a 9yo have £100 to spend on himself anyway?! envy

DrNortherner Mon 05-Sep-11 17:55:02

I wish he didn't know about Jack Wills.

SIL has been giving him water bottles and pencil cases for birthdays......she looked after him today and took him to JW with her 2 kids.

stripeybump Mon 05-Sep-11 17:56:01

Superdry ftw anyway and my lovely hoodie was £45. So snuggly. Didn't realise Jack Wills was so ridiculously priced!

birdsofshoreandsea Mon 05-Sep-11 17:56:17

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going Mon 05-Sep-11 17:58:18

DO they sell kids clothes, I can only see adult on the website.

MrsCog Mon 05-Sep-11 18:00:45

Hmmm, I agree it's a collosal waste of money, but at 9, it might be a good lesson for him to learn about the value of money if he buys it and then later wishes he'd been more careful/got better value for money. I would definitely point out the BNWT ones on Ebay to him though - that might be sufficient.

I'd also point out all the other things he could buy with the money that he might want, and then be very strong about not buying him any treats yourself (other than things you might have always bought - sweets/comics etc I don't know).

lucysmum Mon 05-Sep-11 18:01:46

Do they have outlets where they might still have sale stuff ? My DD got one for her b/day but I made it very clear they are v expensive even in sale - she is 11 so a bit older and not obsessed so I relented. Hollister a bit cheaper ? Discus what else he might like to buy with money to give some attractive alternatives eg cheaper hoodie plus x,y,z. Also - who gave money - if grandparents, I often say to my girls they need to buy something that the giver would approve of eg books (not crackle nail varnish...) But some of my friends children of that age now receive cash from friends instead of presents (hate the idea myself) so less easy to go down that route in that sitn.

F1lthym1ndedvixen Mon 05-Sep-11 18:03:10

er Edith, lazy jacks is not really his sort of thing either....he says it is a bit ''Prince harry'' grin
he likes superdry, but he is not especially hung up on brands if the look is right. His favourtie hoodie at the moment is an emerald green Top man one.

scrappydappydoo Mon 05-Sep-11 18:04:10

Personally (and I speak as someone whos oldest dc is 5 so feel free to ignore) its about teaching him value for money. So yes he has the money to buy one hoodie but he could use that for 2 xbox games or buy one on ebay for half the price and then still have money left.

EdithWeston Mon 05-Sep-11 18:04:22

One of the mummies on the school run last term was wearing a Jack Willis jacket. I suppose it seemed a good idea at the time.

alemci Mon 05-Sep-11 18:08:30

My dd's both bought them but they were £50 and one came from Bicester village. Not sure about the other one. the quality is ok but not that wonderful. Have a shop around. don't let him spend £100. absolute rip off IMO.

EdithWeston Mon 05-Sep-11 18:11:18

Filthy - thanks

< sorry to have diverted thread - I'd just wanted to ask the owner of an older teen about the pecking order of brands, as my DSes are only just beginning to wake up to it >

GrungeBlobPrimpants Mon 05-Sep-11 18:12:49

God has JW filtered down to this age group now? And to BOYS????

Unless he is of large stature he won't find one to fit anyway as they are adult sizes. My teen dd looks down at JW now - strictly for Year 7's apparently. For anyone aged 13+ it is social death, along with liking Justin Bieber.

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