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‘In’ brands for a 12 year old boy

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Somanyreasons · 12/10/2019 21:43

What brands are ‘in’ for an 12 year old boy? I need to buy DS a new winter coat and a few other bits. He likes Nike trainers but beyond that is fairly clueless about what’s in, although he desperately wants to fit in. Before I get flamed, he has high functioning ASD and struggles socially - although he doesn’t really know what is “cool”, he knows he wants to be like the cool kids, and anything we can do to minimise the stress of having the “wrong” gear at school will be a good thing (and hopefully avoid costly mistakes).

Would a North Face jacket be good? Jack Wolfskin? We need warm, waterproof, outdoorsy. He hates coming shopping, and gets overwhelmed looking online, so taking him with me to choose something isn’t an option - I probably need to narrow it down to 2 or 3 online choices. Thank you.

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sadonfriday · 12/10/2019 21:45

My son of a similar age likes north face, hype, 22 degrees, Nike

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WingingWonder · 12/10/2019 21:45

Based on our bus stop north face

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Heymummee · 12/10/2019 21:47

You can’t go wrong with the North Face. Good quality and certainly popular with my son who is almost 12. It’ll last ages too.

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Somanyreasons · 12/10/2019 21:49

That’s really helpful - thank you!

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GeoffreyAndBungle · 12/10/2019 21:49

DS is 12 and they all wear northface, Adidas and Nike

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Walnutwhipster · 12/10/2019 21:51

Patagonia

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InsertFunnyUsername · 12/10/2019 21:56

Like PP said Northface, Nike, Adidas. I'm in N.london and they are all wearing Champion too but not sure how long that will last.

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GemJR · 12/10/2019 21:59

Nike, Rascal, North Face, Under Armour,

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Somanyreasons · 12/10/2019 22:00

Thanks all - we are quite rural so probably a bit behind London fashions, I will go for bog standard and unremarkable and hope to get 2 years out of the coat at least.

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Tulipvase · 12/10/2019 22:03

Not London and my 11 year old just bought a Champion coat. And his 14 year old sister was eying up a Champion T-shirt.

Adidas is also popular.

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Twirlypoos · 12/10/2019 22:03

Nike, Adidas, North Face, Ralph Lauren, Fred Perry, supreme, Stone Island, Huf, are all popular here

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Atalune · 12/10/2019 23:09

Hype is on its way out I think. They sell it in sainsbos now!
Same for super dry- not cool

Le Coq Sportif
Champion
North Face
Patagonia
Vans

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StyleO · 12/10/2019 23:12

Hype

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iloveredwine · 12/10/2019 23:15

nike, adidas, puma, north face, money, tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein here in SE

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Somanyreasons · 12/10/2019 23:19

Thanks again. Yes someone had warned me about Superdry. I’m a bit clueless about all of this, and DS is my eldest by a good few years so am still getting away with hand me downs and unbranded stuff for my younger children. I need to start paying attention!

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apple0pie · 12/10/2019 23:25

North Face is def popular here.

While on the subject of costs does anyone know where you can get warm north face coats at a reasonable price ? Prefer not to remortgage the house for my sons coat Grin

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Rachelover60 · 12/10/2019 23:26

Ask him. He'll tell you what's 'cool' and what isn't.

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Somanyreasons · 12/10/2019 23:47

Rachelover60 don’t I wish that it was that simple Hmm

Thanks everyone else

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cjpark · 13/10/2019 07:59

We're rural - its HUF, Tommy, Stone Island, APE, Carharrat, RL, off white and Supreme.

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GeoffreyAndBungle · 13/10/2019 09:11

Re reasonably priced Northface coats..

I have got DS's off eBay and was v happy with them.

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Twirlypoos · 13/10/2019 10:33

Outlet village for north face Ralph Lauren etc there are quite a few around the country

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FthisS · 13/10/2019 10:40

He sounds so similar to my own ds 12 who has high functioning autism. I posted on here once asking for 'in' trainer advice and someone said it was the saddest thread they had ever read Confused. Anyway my son has a lyle and scott coat, a north face, a pepe jeans denim jacket and a converse pack away raincoat. On tk maxx they have some good brands on I bought the lyle and scott coat from there and a few mums have asked where it's from.

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MyOtherProfile · 13/10/2019 10:45

Totally depends on the 12 year old. I would ask him what he would consider acceptable.

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MyOtherProfile · 13/10/2019 10:46

Sorry just read again. Take him with you to try some on and tell him what brands were recommended on here.

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teta · 13/10/2019 11:05

H&m are good for basics like jeans etc.
My 13 year old still loves Hollister. The hoodies are soft and very good quality. Yes, tk Maxx is brilliant for cool t shirts/ hoodies.
Lots of Champion stuff there.

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