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What is a 'Boden wearing type' exactly?

(48 Posts)
Gateau Wed 20-Aug-08 11:07:15

I see this all the time on MN. What kind of a lady does it describe?

Gateau Wed 20-Aug-08 11:08:15

And what kind of clothes are they?
I've have no idea, by the way, which is why I'm asking!

Snippety Wed 20-Aug-08 11:20:21

Like this apparently:

Much too girly for me !! grin

maidamess Wed 20-Aug-08 11:23:58

They are likely to ride a bike with a basket on the front.
They will dress their girls in stripey tights, spotty welly boots and fairy wings for a day at the beach.

They will insist their son grows his hair dead long.

They will have a brown labrador which their dh will walk on a Sunday, wearing a stripey scarf round his neck, over a V neck jumper. (The dh, not the dog)

They will wear an apron whilst cooking, probably with roses on it.

They will holiday in Cornwall, and may own/rent a beach hut.


Gateau Wed 20-Aug-08 11:26:37

Thanks maid. Can honestly say I don;t know any 'Boden' types tho.
Although I have seen the catalogue on my neighbours' doorstep..Mmmm....
Is 'competitive' another trait of the Boden wearer?

muggglewump Wed 20-Aug-08 11:26:51

I didn't even know what Boden was until I joined MN!
I'm more a Primark typegrin

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 20-Aug-08 17:36:32

You know what? This kind of attitude p*sses me right off! Yes, ladies, I know you are having a bit of fun but its so judgmental - imagining that you can make huge assumptions about me and my family based on where we buy our clothes. Can just magine the uproar if I started posting gross generalisations about people who buy their clothes from Tesco or M & S (for example!)?

I buy my kids clothes from Boden and occasionally something for me. The boys clothes are great and last forever and are something a bit different from the general crap out there on the high street. And yes, my boys have long hair. But I don't own a f*cking chocolate lab or holiday in Cornwall and my DH would rather stick pins in his eyes than wear Boden menswear!

And no, Gateau, I am not in the least competitive.

zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:37:30

im a new look type except that blatantly looking at the other shoppers in new look i aint grin

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 20-Aug-08 17:37:43

And bike is covered in mud - not in pretty flowers and a woven basket

ok. Tantrum over.........

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 20-Aug-08 17:38:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:39:35

i think possibly they are romantic idealists with a liberal sensibility

zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:39:57

but then so am i and i dont buy boden stuff

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 20-Aug-08 17:41:11

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zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:45:35

rofl ok materialistic dog eat dog and hang the lot of them braying types lol

Bobbiewickham Wed 20-Aug-08 17:46:27

Am I a Boden type?

I have an aga, a retriever, chickens, we holiday in Norfolk and I have been known to wear an apron.

But on the other hand...

I grew up on a council estate, have a tattoo, am a bit of a gadget geek, and have a habit of getting trashed on white wine and dancing round my kitchen to the Wonderstuff. I also buy clothes from Topshop and New Look.

I suppose some people would look at me and think, Boden Mummy. On the other hand, some people would look at me and think, chav.

It's up to them, isn't it? I don't give a hoot grin

Communion Wed 20-Aug-08 17:46:45

I am a Boden target customer I imagine, and have occasionally bought a few things.

My sons do have long hair.
I am also drawn to (but try to resist) cath kidson homeware.
I own more laura ahley homeware than I should.
I would describe myself as middle class.
I have a big kitchen with a big communal family kitchen table (essemtail for type).
I own Nigella, jamie and Rick's cookbooks which I display on open shleves in my lovely kitchen.

I am now slioghly embarassed.

BUT I do not holiday in Cornwall
Don't have a chocolate lab
and don't have flowery wellies

I alos buy more in NEW Look than in Boden.
and am not competitive in any way shape or form.

zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:47:34

boden wearing types of course dont start a post with rofl and end it with lol

GivePeasAChance Wed 20-Aug-08 17:49:35

There is a recent article here which sums up Boden Man quite nicely

zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:50:32

i am surprised men wear boden stuff actually

presumably they dont buy it themselves?

GivePeasAChance Wed 20-Aug-08 17:51:30

Think David Cameron

donnie Wed 20-Aug-08 17:52:10

communists do not wear Boden.

Bobbiewickham Wed 20-Aug-08 17:53:07

I bet Polly Toynbee does, though.

GivePeasAChance Wed 20-Aug-08 17:53:34

Yeah should have clarified - David Cameron on holiday in Cornwall

zippitippitoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:53:55

of course retailers do have types

that is what retailing is about idnetifying the target market and relentlessly pursuing them

donnie Wed 20-Aug-08 17:58:45

PT aint no commie. She shops in Muswell Hill FFS.

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