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If you were a "cool" 12 yo boy... (or you have one)....

(37 Posts)
FrightRunScream Fri 02-Nov-12 21:27:49

Nephew's birthday coming up. He is v label conscious (lives in Monte Carlo!) and into surfy brands (he does also actually surf and snowboard) -

so, which of these T shirts would you (as a 12 yo boy) like best?

Superdry 1

Superdry 2

Hollister long sleeves

Hollister short sleeves[[ Volcom

FrightRunScream Fri 02-Nov-12 21:30:27

Ignore last two links, all merges up, should be

Hollister short sleeves


MikeLitoris Fri 02-Nov-12 21:34:55

my ds would prefer the last one with the owls or the short sleeve hollister.

his fave shop atm is river island, not sure how that would go down with a label lover though.

EdithWeston Fri 02-Nov-12 21:38:17

Not Superdry. Probably the Volcom (because I loathe Hollister and it's too ubiquitous, possibly not in Monte Carlo, though).

Disclaimer: my DS would much prefer a Minecraft t-shirt!

FrightRunScream Fri 02-Nov-12 21:45:08

What's wrong with Superdry? (not that I care, it was just on the list of acceptable labels dictated to me by my sister).

<Disclaimer, I am English, mumsy, 40 something and female and my children are under 5>

AgentProvocateur Fri 02-Nov-12 21:45:39

Not superdry

AgentProvocateur Fri 02-Nov-12 21:46:14

Cross post - "it's what neds wear now".

VivaLeBeaver Fri 02-Nov-12 21:47:51

Great. Have just spent £100 on a super dry coat for dd.

AgentProvocateur Fri 02-Nov-12 21:49:37

It was my 15yr old DS - I wouldn't take his word as gospel. I see loads if people wearing Superdry, and it looks to me like it's still fashionable.

almapudden Fri 02-Nov-12 22:10:00

The very cool 12 year old boys I teach would like the first Superdry one or the short-sleeved Hollister one best.

HecatePhosphorus Fri 02-Nov-12 22:12:53

Mine wouldn't go for any.

If it doesn't have a hood, it's just not good enough hmm

lljkk Fri 02-Nov-12 22:13:04

Superdry in small letters on back of a nice jacket is fine, but in great big letters across the chest it still screams NAPPY WEARER in quite a few minds.

lljkk Fri 02-Nov-12 22:16:26

I think FatFace is cooler than SD.

TheFallenMadonna Fri 02-Nov-12 22:19:21

DS would like the last one. What is wrong with the others is the brand is scrawled across them. That is not OK.

TheBuskersDog Fri 02-Nov-12 23:14:07

My 15 year old son who also surfs and snowboards would only wear Volcom of those brands.

TheBuskersDog Fri 02-Nov-12 23:18:50

"I think FatFace is cooler than SD."

Fatface is not cool. I say this as someone who really likes and has a lot of their stuff.
My teenager would not touch it with a barge pole.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 03-Nov-12 00:03:14

My very uncool nearly 13 yo DS would go for the Volcom skull T-Shirt.
He wouldn't recognise Hollister or Superdry if it shook his hand.
He thinks a Bart Simpson T-Shirt is the height of chic confused

He wouldn't go for the maroon/blue one 'cos that's West Ham colours and he supports The Arsenal. <<yes dear>>

lia66 Sat 03-Nov-12 00:10:36

Another vote for river island here too. Hop lister and super dry still popular with my fashion conscious 15 yr ds, also top man, hoodies with the ties in the hood too.

seeker Sat 03-Nov-12 00:12:06

My 11 year old would kill for the first Superdry one. (but I would be killed rather than spend 22 quid on a t shirt for him) Hollister is for girls inn his circle.

BackforGood Sat 03-Nov-12 00:19:39

My teens think SuperDry is naff - it's all over the place like a rash where we live, so therefore, everyone has it = not cool.

seeker Sat 03-Nov-12 00:24:13

Ah- but there is also the everyone has it-therefore it is cool!

AgnesBligg Sat 03-Nov-12 00:32:12

the mums on my school run wear superdry. That can't be cool can it?

the skull one is the nicest of the lot.

FrightRunScream Sat 03-Nov-12 08:51:17

Looks like the skull one then.
Apparently DNeph "only wears labels and doesn't do high street, really TBH Fright he is "street", so you wouldn't really understand" . This from his mother who wouldn't be seen dead in even M&S knickers. Mine and her attitudes to designer brands are hugely different! I am not sure River Island are in France /MC.

It was so much easier when it was Lego.

lostinindia Sat 03-Nov-12 08:55:46

What's a Ned?

TheFallenMadonna Sat 03-Nov-12 08:58:01

Superdry and hollister are on the high st. Although admittedly so gloomy inside you might miss them...

You need bonsoir for the sartorial choices of well heeled french teenagers I think.

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