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What school trousers would you recommend (age 6-7)
Hi, I hope I've posted in the correct section having never ventured here before?
To cut a long story short I bought M&S 2 pack trousers and 3 pairs have fallen apart. I have already returned one pack and exchanged but retail CS have agreed I can return all 4 current pairs (2 currently damaged) as I am so unhappy with the product.
So which ones now? Any suggestions for me? DS quite petite so need adjustable waist, he's 7yo and 123cm but long body and not particulary long legs so will probably need 6-7yo.
A 6-7 will have growing room so I am happy to get decent ish one's (£5/6 a pair) as they should last him out the year, or til he wears his shorts.
First pair the elastic in the adjustable waist bit just fell apart in the wash after 1 wear. Second pair the hem has fallen down - I could wonder web them tbh but they have been worn only 4 times. Third pair has come apart at the seem on the inside lower leg. Not ripped but come apart. There is wearing in the knee but I can make my piece with that. Actually is that normal after 4 wears? Compared to year R and infants (where trousers lasted until outgrown) DS isn't playing on the floor now as juniors is all work.
I have used ASDA before, they lasted but did bobble in the wash fairly quickly. Also Sainbo's which seemed good but they were a pair he grew out of after 3 months! so they never got a chance to past the longevity test. Tesco? I may try them as probably comparable on price.
I do think they have some quality control issues with their cheaper trousers though.....ie they are crap
Yes maybe true! They were £8 for 2 pairs in the 'outstanding value' range. I got 2 packs and a further replacement and 50% of those have fallen apart!
I went to ASDA as DS needed winter PE kit. I bought 2 pairs for now in 6-7 (£4 each so same price!)(that's all they had).
I think with the recommendations here I will get some BHS ones next week. The ASDA ones have always lasted but haven't looked as good after washing. I know I sound stuck up - I'm not - but I want to try and get a better quality school trouser than normal wear because DS wears them so much, same with school shoes.
Out of school he lives in tracksuit bottoms (cheap ones) as even the best quality clothes don't stand the test of scooter and skate accidents.
So far I have bought all of DS trousers and shorts for school from tu at sainsbury's. We are in Scotland so only one week to go of term and so far the original two pairs I got him of sainsbury's tu age 5 are still going strong.
They have been washed countless times and worn for over a year (alternated with the school shorts also tu also well into their second year).
I am very happy with the quality - they are big made though as DS is six and fairly tall. They have the adjustable waist which he definitely needs due to generous cut. Based on my experience so far I will probably stick with sainsburys.