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school uniform blazers how many ?

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Haha03 Sat 19-Apr-14 20:39:02

my son will be going up to secondary in September im trying to work out how many blazers to buy, will he only be needing the one or should i buy two as im sure i will need to wash it during the week?

LadyMaryLikesCake Sat 19-Apr-14 20:40:28

1 and wash it at the weekends (or whenever it needs a wash, like I do).

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 19-Apr-14 20:41:01

I only ever had 1 but if you can afford 2 then go for it.

mindgone Sat 19-Apr-14 20:49:05

Only ever needed one at a time. Never really needed washing in between holidays either.

IamInvisible Sat 19-Apr-14 20:50:54

We only ever bought 1. If it needed washing, ours were John Lewis ones, they dried on a hanger overnight and didn't need ironing.

ChippyMinton Sat 19-Apr-14 21:03:53

One. I've only had to wash it once mid-term, after a rugby match confused.

It become their life support system. Interfere with the contents of the pockets at your peril.

TalkinPeace Sat 19-Apr-14 21:07:59

they are nylon now
in the wash on a friday, dry by unchtime saturday

actually I only clean them every half term
but check EVERY POCKET !!!!

Poppiesway Sat 19-Apr-14 21:11:45

Oh yes check every pocket.. And every little scrap if paper must be accounted for when they check the contents in the worktop.. Lol..

I have to wash ds's every week though as it ends up with dinner or something down it..

meditrina Sat 19-Apr-14 21:13:05

We've only ever had one.

I suggest you try with one, and get another if the messiness levels require it (secondary pupil's are simply not as grimy as primary, BTW)l. And try the second hand sale for a second 'emergency use' if you do decide to have one.

Floggingmolly Sat 19-Apr-14 21:15:28

One. Ours are £120 sad

Nowitscleanugobshite Sat 19-Apr-14 21:17:20

One!!! And only one!! I've just ordered the "honours" blazer for my son today at £140!!!! It takes 8 weeks to get the special pocket embroidered! Are they using pure platinum hand stitched by elves??? He damn well better get back in to 6th form after his gcses!!! Otherwise he'll be wearing that green blazer at job centre!!

PiratePanda Sat 19-Apr-14 21:20:57, surely??? Mine had to be drycleaned.

sassysally Sat 19-Apr-14 21:34:09


HmmAnOxfordComma Sat 19-Apr-14 21:45:23


...ds's costs £80 and has lasted two years so far. It's 100% wool but machine washable and only needs doing every half term.

Don't know anyone who buys their dc two.

Sparklingbrook Sat 19-Apr-14 21:47:31

One. Ours cost £35 and definitely not wool. I wash it every Friday.

NearTheWindymill Sat 19-Apr-14 21:53:43

One. Ours had to be dry cleaned. But please only 1. DC grow very fast at that stage; and if they have more than one there will be less incentive not to lose it. DS got three years out of his; dd hasn't grown much since she was 11 and I'm sure would have got five years out of hers had she not changed schools.

Topseyt Sat 19-Apr-14 22:01:35

One. They are hardly cheap items. My two youngest girls are at the same school, and they have one blazer each.

I wash the blazers at the beginning of each school holiday, including half term. I might do them on the occasional weekend if it becomes necessary.

I don't think I know of anyone who has bought two blazers for a single child.

ulcombebird Sat 19-Apr-14 22:02:20

2, 1 to wear and 1 to leave on the bus or the school field.

TalkinPeace Sat 19-Apr-14 22:04:08

because their blazers are like a second skin - phone, pens, timetable, money, reminder notes, keepsakes
all get stashed in pockets and on lapels
transplanting that lot more often than ABSOLUTELY necessary is madness

Blu Sat 19-Apr-14 22:07:14

We bought 2.
The second one is still in it's polythene in the wardrobe, and DS is 2 terms into yr 8.

They wash on a quick 30' wash and dry even quicker. The wonders of polyester.

coppertop Sat 19-Apr-14 22:11:00

I only bought one.

Double-checking that its 101 pockets are completely empty so that it can be washed is not a task to be undertaken weekly.

Blu Sat 19-Apr-14 22:11:15

shock at some of the prices!

At least ours are £27.

DP was in charge if uniform purchase , and bought 2 on the grounds that one old be at the dry cleaner while the other was being worn.

Good lord.

HolidayCriminal Sat 19-Apr-14 22:13:22

"transplanting that lot more often than ABSOLUTELY necessary is madness"


They are usually polyester, they can be washed & dried between 4:30 & 10pm if needed.

charlieandlola Sat 19-Apr-14 22:17:26

Two at least - one in a size bigger than needed . Often 2nd hand as they are £85 for juniors and £110 for seniors.

Eastpoint Sat 19-Apr-14 22:20:25

One & only wash it at the end of term but ds1 doesn't use his as a goal post or play rugby in it. I get off the odd food stain using a damp cloth when necessary.

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