Morning ladies DS starts school this Sept and I see school uniform is EVERYWHERE! when I was kid they at least waited until the Summer hols!!!
I started to have a look yesterday in M & S and saw the trousers were pretty cheap but they felt disgusting, all starchy and not that comfortable I would imagine. I know they have to be hardwearing however and they had a stain defence thing too!!! Also there was a choice of flat front or one pleat ofr fold. Wouldn't the pleated ones be a bit grandad like?
When do you buy it? I was thinking to wait as long as poss in case ds grows but don't wnt to be left with all the crap? Also where do you all recommend? Any advice ???
Pleat front trousers (flat front ones were £12!) with adjustable waist. I think unless your LO is very small or exceptionally thin, they look good and are pretty flat fronted anyway. I tried buying trousers from Sainsburys, but took them back as they looked like clown trousers on him
Also I got polo shirts from there too which have washed really well and have not shrunk and are still white. You do need to buy a couple of age sizes bigger though as they come up small.
I'd bought it about the begining of August last year from memory. Everything was huge so it wasn't too small before he started. Like Oblomov said don't leave buying shoes too late or all the sizes have gone.
I'd try on in different shops as they don't all fit the same, I find supermarket are OK is your DS is fairly slim but M & S is better for the rounder tummy. I'd buy now as you won't get the offers later in the summer - you can always buy the next size or exchange in a few weeks if your DS has a major growth spurt. If you have to buy anything from a uniform supplier I'd get it/order it now as ime the smaller reception sizes will all be sold out if you leave it too late. Good luck
I buy the majority of things from Next, although you have to order it all online as they don't stock it in the shops. I'm not a fan of trousers with creases down the front and Next do a flat front trouser and a jeans style trouser and they also have an adjustable waist which I need as my DS is tall and skinny! I also like the fact that they have zip-up polo shirts which are easier for kids to do on their own.