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Hollister Teeshirt at 46?

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CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:56

I bought a teeshirt for my 12yo niece from Hollister by mail order (don't get me started on the postage charge....I did add some Sale items for DS to the order to take the pain away).

The teeshirt is far too big for her; it's a size S, but, guess what? It fits me rather splendidly.

But I'm 46. Am I too old to walk around with Hollister emblazoned across my frontage? If I keep the tee, will DS ever speak to me again?

Don't do it.

BellaVita Fri 28-Jun-13 22:06:12

Wear it! I am 48 and wear Converse and wore them with skinnies and a SuperDry short sleeved shirt today for work <was a training day>

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 22:17:54

Its not my usual style, but it is a great shape on me.

I'm just worried it screams "Whitney dressed as Britney".

Hulababy Fri 28-Jun-13 22:19:19

I couldn't I don't think. DD would probably laugh, lol!

Chottie Fri 28-Jun-13 22:25:23

Do it, I have a Hollister cardigan. I was buying something for DN 1 & 2 and I saw a cardigan exactly the colour and style I wanted. I tried it and it fitted perfectly so I bought it.

I am a decade older than you.

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 22:27:44

Yes, but chottie, does your cardi have "Hollister" written across the chest in sparkly pink text?

It's the visible teen branding that worries me.

Meglet Fri 28-Jun-13 22:30:15

Wear it.

Then I will feel ok about buying a Jack Wills t-shirt which the MN jury told me I was too old for.

Prawntoast Fri 28-Jun-13 22:30:54

Could have the effect of making niece and DS less likely to want to wear Hollister in future, not a bad result! Says she whose 12 year old DD gives me strict instructions as to what I can and cannot do in Hollister, apparently you can't order a VAT at the cash desk!

EleanorFarjeon Fri 28-Jun-13 22:33:26

I would (at 42) but my 14 year old would disown me, and I can see his point if I am honest.

Since he turned 40, I won't let my dh wear a t-shirt without a collar. I really think this should be the law for men.

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 22:46:37

12yo and 9yo DDs weren't bothered; it's 13yo DS (out at the moment) whose style is going to be severely cramped if I keep the tee.

He won't walk down the street next to me as it is!

Windowbasket Fri 28-Jun-13 23:03:02


UnicornsPooGlitter Fri 28-Jun-13 23:13:16

No. I saw a photo of a 35 year old with a Hollister hoody on Facebook, and I thought that was pushing it.

DramaAlpaca Fri 28-Jun-13 23:15:09


You 'won't let' your dh wear a t-shirt without a collar? And he 'lets' you not 'let' him? If dp didn't 'let' me wear something, I'd make damn sure I wore it tbh.

HuglessDouglas Fri 28-Jun-13 23:19:19

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HormonalHousewife Fri 28-Jun-13 23:21:58

No, you shouldnt really and I think you know this

just suck up the postage charge

CointreauVersial Fri 28-Jun-13 23:31:06


I think you are right, I'm going to return it.

Choice A - return it to a store for a credit voucher. hmm

Choice B - post it back for a refund minus a £9 return postage charge. angry

Money-grubbing bastards. My neice would have loved it, if it hadn't been knee-length on her.

thishouseisashittip Fri 28-Jun-13 23:31:28

You go girl! Wear it with confidence. Don't let anybody tell you you shouldn't wear something just because it has some word written on it!!

HormonalHousewife Fri 28-Jun-13 23:36:43

£9 shock


50ShadesOfMaybe Sat 29-Jun-13 07:11:06

Have we learnt nothing from this thread?

If it fits you well and you like it, then wear it!

Embarrassing your DS is an added bonus! grin

browneyedpixie Sat 29-Jun-13 07:15:17

I wouldn't but that's nothing to do with age, I just wouldn't as it's not my thing.

dexter73 Sat 29-Jun-13 08:15:02

thishouseisashittip - you've obviously never been on a thread about kids character clothing!

Startail Sat 29-Jun-13 08:48:03

If it fits wear it!

I'm 45 and I have a Sol Cal hoodie, I'm sure I should be 15, but it's warm, was cheap and goes with everything.

Chottie Sat 29-Jun-13 14:09:32

Cointreau my cardigan has a little discreet seagull which blends in with the pattern and hardly shows smile

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