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FoofFighters Tue 30-Aug-11 09:42:44

I was looking at a half-decent jumper from Next. Quite nice apart from the pink "Love" written across the chest hmm

I avoid clothes with writing on as I think it's pretty naff (Next seem to excel at it). My DH has a Superdry jacket which has 'Superdry' written on it but insists 'it's different if it's a brand'. What do you think? Is writing OK and can it be stylish?

mrsravelstein Tue 30-Aug-11 09:47:09

ha, i've had the same issue... i think writing's fine if you're a child or teenager (and i DID live in FCUK t shirts in my early 20s) but in general i'd agree with your DH that brands are ok, but random words look a bit odd

Pinot Tue 30-Aug-11 10:00:33

Words are for eejits or the yoof, IMO.

Quodlibet Tue 30-Aug-11 10:08:44

No, have a massive aversion to clothes with writing on. I feel it's like walking round idiotically yelling the same word/s all day.
I don't like wearing brandnames either; I'm not a billboard, thank you.

Vizzini Tue 30-Aug-11 10:30:03

No I hate it. Whilst pg a friend passed on some maternity clothes (very kindly and much appreciated) and some of the Ts had 'hands off the bump' etc on them. These were only worn at home.
I bought some Rocket Dog boots yesterday, which I really like, but there's a tiny embroidered symbol on them and I'm not entirely comfortable with it. here

Ifancyashandy Tue 30-Aug-11 10:36:34

Superdry (for eg) shirts with tiny logo - yes.
Tops with slogans written across the front - no.

higgle Tue 30-Aug-11 11:50:26

I rather like the subtle tags on clothes such as Howies but wouldn't wear anything with "Cotton Traders" anywhere visible. (yes, I suppose I am a snob)

bucaneve Tue 30-Aug-11 13:16:54

In my 2nd year of uni pretty much all my tops where tight t-shirts with some kind of political/environmental slogan on them!

I feel a bit silly wearing them now unless I'm something super casual like exercising or going for a walk

meltedchocolate Tue 30-Aug-11 13:22:47

I am 21 and still I would not dare unless it was a brand. And was not too big.

Petesmum Tue 30-Aug-11 13:30:36

When I was pregnant with DS1 I had a tshirt that said "it started with a kiss..." it seemed cute & humourous at first but by 81/2 months and with a huge bump I felt like a waddling health warning! It really wasn't a good look.
These days I avoid clothing with slogans or large areas of branding

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 30-Aug-11 13:36:24

I hate clothing with words or pictures on. Can't stand anything like that.

I'm definitely too old now anyway but was never keen.

chibi Tue 30-Aug-11 13:41:06


why should i pay a company to do their advertising for them

or walk around captioned


although i sometimes think i might renege on this for the chance to wear the old i'm with stupid --> tshirt of my childhood

cat64 Tue 30-Aug-11 13:52:48

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DonaAna Tue 30-Aug-11 17:35:53

No, never.

fluffles Tue 30-Aug-11 17:39:47

i've got some tshirts and sweatshirts from events or clubs or teams.. or festivals, but i only wear them for very very casual wear (when camping or going to/from sport events etc)

i have north face jackets and similar with smallish but quite obvious logos which i feel are so ubiquitous they're almost invisible, but i wouldn't wear ones with the brand in big letters all across the front or back.

and i wouldn't wear a random word like 'love' on a sweatshirt.

MrsBloomingTroll Tue 30-Aug-11 19:33:48

I avoid anything with writing. DH is banned from wearing his beloved Superdry t-shirts on any occasions where there will be photos. Latest example being to the birth of our DC2 - even contractions didn't prevent me from telling him to go and change!

brighthair Tue 30-Aug-11 19:39:13

nope. I have waterproof jackets and things with teeny tiny logos on. And horse polo shirts with stuff like "Real Girls Ride" on the back. But I try to wear those just to the stables...!

mippy Tue 30-Aug-11 22:25:44

I think brand writing is irredeemably naff - it's there for no other reason than to show others what you paid/what magazines you read.

I used to wear writing tees until I was about 26 and suddenly felt like I'd outgrown them. I have a couple of band T-shirts and that's probably about it. Mind you, I'm a big fan of intarsia so make of that what you

No, never ever.

GiraffesHaveMoreFun Tue 30-Aug-11 22:31:47

No to random words and brands.

CaptainKirksNipples Tue 30-Aug-11 22:43:19

I only ever wear this stuff. Some of it is ever so subtle! wink

Enraha Tue 30-Aug-11 22:53:55

No likey. Did anyone see that amusing Armstrong & Miller sketch where one of them found themselves conscripted into "South Beach Harbour Patrol" after idly buying some nasty nautical logo casualwear, by bristling sgt major type.

I secretly wish that kind of surreal retribution on logo t-shirt likers, i.e. "St Tropez Style" sentenced to several months cleaning campsite toilets in South of France. Mwah-hah-hah!

limetrees Tue 30-Aug-11 22:59:59

I generally will not wear clothes with writing on and I don't buy it for my children. I don't mind a very small brand name being written on somewhere, but it shouldn't be the focus of the clothing.

I don't mind tshirt from events - eg London Marathon or places - eg some sort of attraction tshirt on a child.

LouMou Tue 30-Aug-11 23:01:51

No it makes me quite self conscious for some reason. Feel too old for it.

Grockle Tue 30-Aug-11 23:03:31

Nope, no clothes with writing on at all. Nor for DS.

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