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What brands are your 12 yr old DS into?

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kbubbles Sat 22-Feb-14 14:14:41

My 12 yr old DS is slowly starting to show an interest in what he wears, but I haven't got a clue what the "in" shops are. I can see on Instagram that his friends post about Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, Superdry and Nike but where else would be worth a look? While I don't want him to get too into his designer brands, I don't want to discourage him from making an effort with his appearance!

Maverick66 Sat 22-Feb-14 15:20:12

Vans and Converse for footwear. River Island seems to be popular for casual tees and Canterbury for sportswear . ( that's my 14 year old son's choices ). smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 22-Feb-14 15:21:00

Personally I'd wait until he asks. Making an effort doesn't mean buying expensive clothes, he'll ask soon enough.

Snowdown Sat 22-Feb-14 15:44:30

Ds is starting to take an interest but thankfully no major brand awareness except wanting a pair of high top converse, which he won't wear because they aren't comfortable. I don't like clothing with exterior branding...so I won't be encouraging it.

WhoNickedMyName Sat 22-Feb-14 15:47:08

Yeah I'd wait until he asks too.

DS is 10 and is already fussy about jeans and trousers and it's a bit of a pain that I can't just pick up £6 jeans from Asda any more.

He likes H&M and will happily have a browse thru the kids clothes online and tell me what he would choose. And because he was bought a pair of Ted Baker jeans which he loves he wants some more but at £28 a pair they're more than I pay for my own jeans.

VestaCurry Sat 22-Feb-14 15:53:16

Ds wanted a superdry hoodie, they are £50 <faints>. We put some towards it as he had worked v hard at school and he put in £15 from saved pocket money. It's clear to him we won't be funding pricey brands at the drop of a hat! Generally, he's happy with what I buy in sales from Tesco/Asda/M&S/Sports Direct/H&M/Ebay. The odd expensive item is ok but he has to chip in.

Snowdown Sat 22-Feb-14 15:54:12

I usually buy a load of stuff online and then we have a big trying on session - have got a few brilliant things from Tesco, he likes H&M too and we get his trousers from Johhnie B as nowhere else fits.

I don't mind cheap clothing but won't buy cheap footwear for me or the dcs.

ggirl Sat 22-Feb-14 15:56:44

Ds is 11 and wants a Superdry jacket , a few of his friends have them but at £70 he can save up for one!
He's happy with H&M for his clothes .

Blu Sat 22-Feb-14 15:59:34

DS is happy choosing from H&M, Gap, TKMAxx, Next, Zara Kids, etc, They seem to have a range of stuff which acceptably fashionable and trendy.

None of his friends are into 'designer' stuff or any brands for the sake of it and I am certainly not encouraging it.
Hollister, A&F etc are just a way to send 4x as much as necessary for a hoodie.

Vickiyumyum Sat 22-Feb-14 19:47:02

Ds2 is 12 he's not really that bothered about clothes but because he wants to fit in he did ask for superdry hoodie (he already had a superdry jacket as it was a hand me down from his 16yr old brother). We picked up a fair bit of hollister vans dc and Abercrombie on holiday in the US.

Otherwise he's happy in a rugby fleece and chinos or trackies. He plays a lot of sport so usually in trackies trainers and hoodie. He will occasionally pick something from johnnie b or h&m. Usually he has clothes because I buy them because he needs them.

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