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'cool' jacket for 11 year old boy

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coribells Sat 18-May-13 09:00:55

My DS has quite a crew evening events to attend over the summer, school theatre trip, leavers do s etc. I'd like to find him a nice informal jacket but really have no idea what boys who are fashion conscience wear ( is there such a thing) Should it be a denim jacket, or a leather jacket? no idea really.

seeker Sat 18-May-13 09:06:17

Ask him?

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 18-May-13 09:12:09

Zara good for jackets for that age boys

Summerloading Sat 18-May-13 09:17:32

Look at 1-D's wardrobe, covers the whole spectrum of teen-cool grin

coribells Sat 18-May-13 09:46:48

he doesn't have much interest in ,clothes, he would probably opt for a hoody given the choice

WinkyWinkola Sat 18-May-13 09:49:28

Pylarno Pyret do great stuff.

SingingSilver Sat 18-May-13 10:13:56

I wouldn't buy denim or leather unless you are very sure you'd choose the right style, they are both easy to get wrong in times of sizing or styling.

Brands like Adidas do light summer jackets, a bit more dressy than hoodies. Adidas Originals do some nice leather jackets with baseball jacket collars, I know my son would appreciate one of those. If you buy from Footlocker, Superdry or Jack Wills you couldn't really go wrong, it depends on budget. I like this style http://www.jackwills.com/en-gb/product/stockton-jacket-10000084801

Jbck Sat 18-May-13 10:18:10

Friend with a son who is in to his clothes would say Zara.

TheFallenMadonna Sat 18-May-13 10:19:41

No jacket. At least for my 11yo boy...

If it is absolutely hoofing it down, he'll west his cycling waterproof, which has no hood, but that's it.

TheFallenMadonna Sat 18-May-13 10:20:54

Ah, is he still in primary school? He might wear one then. DS went off them in year 7.

Dumpylump Sat 18-May-13 10:22:45

Retro type baseball jackets are making a bit of a return round here, and I noticed they are in Top Man and River Island.
Ds1 has requested one for his birthday - he'll be 16

seeker Sat 18-May-13 10:34:32

My ds loves clothes. He has 2 jackets from Zara he wears for formal things- one's like a cross between a suit jacket and a fitted blazer in mid grey with black binding round the edge. The other is a very unstructured linen with a blue lining.

But I would say if he's not into clothes don't bother. He won't wear it and that'll make you cross!

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