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School uniform - logo or non-logo?

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lottieandmia Mon 19-Dec-16 10:27:16

My dd is starting a new school after Christmas. Apparently most of the children have logo polo shirts but I'm sure I've read on MN that logo stuff is stolen more often.

Also I've heard that Sainsbury's is very good for uniform. Any experience?

SmellySphinx Mon 19-Dec-16 10:31:59

I don't bother buying the polo shirts with a logo. I buy the standard ones from Asda, Sainsburys or Aldi. They get stained literally every week and it would cost me an absolute fortune if I were to buy the logo ones. It costs enough replacing the standard ones!

The only thing I buy with a logo is the cardigan or jumper and that is rare. I often get 'given' a cardigan by the school from lost property because she is always losing hers or leaving it at the school

SmellySphinx Mon 19-Dec-16 10:33:19

I've also had things go missing never to be found again so I simply won't invest any more in all of the school branded clothing and items

Wolfiefan Mon 19-Dec-16 10:35:40

Don't they wear a cardy or jumper over the polo shirt? So you won't see the logo.

HeCantBeSerious Mon 19-Dec-16 10:37:04

I buy cardigans and jumpers from supermarkets and have the logo put on for a fiver each. They wear plain polo shirts underneath.

SmellySphinx Mon 19-Dec-16 10:38:40

Do they still do that HeCantBeSerious? I'd love to be able to get hold of some badges to sew on, it would be so much cheaper

HeCantBeSerious Mon 19-Dec-16 10:40:05

I take them to an approved local embroiderer.

TallulahBetty Mon 19-Dec-16 10:41:18

Only logos I get are on the cardigan and sweatshirt. Everything else is plain from Sainsburys (excellent quality).

Branleuse Mon 19-Dec-16 10:41:26

i always get non logo as its a quarter of the price

OdinsLoveChild Mon 19-Dec-16 10:46:41

For primary schools I never buy logo items, they always cost considerably more than supermarkets and will need replacing often several times through the school year.

If you really do want a logo item choose the jumper or cardigan and use it for photos and school trips. If they're painting/gluing/gardening etc you will be looking at replacing it frequently. High schools it's usually compulsory so you can't get away with it there.

Gowgirl Mon 19-Dec-16 10:53:04

Logo sweatshirt, they are much warmer than generic supermarket ones, but plain polo shirts

HeCantBeSerious Mon 19-Dec-16 10:54:01

My DS is still wearing the logo-ed jumper I bought him for nursery (aged 3) - he's now 6!

Kel1234 Mon 19-Dec-16 10:58:12

My mum always got the 3 of us proper logo school uniform. I will be doing the same when my children go to school. I'd prefer them to wear proper uniform.

lottieandmia Mon 19-Dec-16 11:04:31

Well it doesn't have to have logos on to look smart imo.

lottieandmia Mon 19-Dec-16 11:05:18

I don't like sweatshirts anyway - and my dd has dyspraxia so I always buy her cardigans.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Mon 19-Dec-16 11:13:23

Never even occurred to me to buy logo polo shirts

TeenAndTween Mon 19-Dec-16 12:58:12

I don't think polo shirts are likely to go missing as they are normally wearing them. If something goes astray at the end of PE they will try to find it as obviously it is somewhere.

Jumpers/cardigans most likely to get lost, followed by PE kit.

You may find the PTA does second hand uniform which can cut costs a lot. Ours sold logo items at £1 an item.

NotCitrus Mon 19-Dec-16 14:41:49

Check with parents what the school care about - our schoool has logo PE T-shirts but unless child is in a team, most just have plain white. I got logo polos as it was a hassle to get to an Asda which is only place with right colour, and logo ones were delivered. If they get stained etc, they're under a sweatshirt so don't really care.

Sainsburys trousers are certainly good and very adjustable at the waist, plus tough at the knees!

FlyingGoose Mon 19-Dec-16 15:08:12

I have a mix of logos and plain. I prefer the logo t shirts, much better quality than supermarket. I hate the logo cardigans, they are bulky and just look awful. Prefer debenhams and m and s for trousers, dresses and skirts. The sainsburys plain jumpers and cardigans are great.

Randytortoise Mon 19-Dec-16 15:10:41

I bought this shirts with logo. I wasn't going to but I spent lots of time I'm the school during the summer term ànd not 1 child was wearing a thirty without a logo so I bought logo.

xStefx Mon 19-Dec-16 15:12:45

No chance with my DD, she is 4 and is constantly loosing her cardigans and jumpers so I don't bother. She looks lovely in her smart uniform minus the logos. When she stops loosing them then ill think about it

shouldwestayorshouldwego Mon 19-Dec-16 15:19:33

Check with other parents in the school. Logo polo shirts were worn by virtually every child. Occasional grumpy emails about correct uniform including polos. There was a good secondhand shop. It all depends on the school culture. Never had any stolen.

drspouse Mon 19-Dec-16 15:25:29

my dd has dyspraxia so I always buy her cardigans.

My DS has some fine motor control problems but hasn't got a diagnosis, but he's hopeless with buttons (at least, he can do big ones in theory but won't try, and can't do small ones) so I'm a bit confused why cardigans are better for your DD!

We got one logo sweatshirt (partly for photos) which wasn't much more than a plain one, as it's an unusual colour so not as easy to get in the supermarket. I have never seen a plain one in our school colour for at £5 saving over the logo one for school though so it would be rather pointless to get the plain ones embroidered for £5.

Polo shirts were from BHS in their closing down sale, multipacks, we will not be buying logo polo shirts ever. PE t-shirt is also in an unusual (different - team) colour so we got one from school with a logo (as it wasn't any more than without, or they didn't have any without - can't remember which).

Tomorrowillbeachicken Mon 19-Dec-16 16:43:12

I want sh I could get polo shirts with alternative fastenings to buttons. My DS has similar motor issues (hopefully see a OT in next six months) and buttons are a nightmare.

lottieandmia Mon 19-Dec-16 16:46:43

When she was in reception she couldn't do buttons. She's 7 now so she can. She just gets there later. At the moment she wouldn't be able to tie a shoe. So at the moment cardigans are easier as they don't need to be pulled over head. She can't even get socks on the right way.

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