When I was a kid I remember getting dragged to the shops for the dreaded school uniform shop. It was my idea of hell, especially in my teenage years as back then there was no “tall” section. My lads are lucky in a way that I favour internet shopping for this, but then still moan about trying things on! They’ve got it easy, who remembers going into old department stores and being made to try on the “sample” uniform. Basically one of each size was on a special rail, they had “tester” and the size scrawled on them in chunky marker pen. I am certain these were never washed during the whole school holidays as when we went shopping (near September) the shirts were grubby shades of beige and smelled liked sweaty old socks. Gross! I remember the only good bit of back to school shopping was stationery shopping – […]
Last week my boys and I went to the capital to Westfield shopping center. We were invited to meet the staff and see the new season range of boys clothing at Base.
Those words “Back to school” fill me with dread. Whilst I definitely think the holidays need to end, as D desperately misses his strict school’s routine, I hate all the shopping! It’s not just the shopping though, it’s the washing, ironing, name labels and cupboard clearouts of old stuff.
A little while back I was contacted on behalf of House of Fraser about a picnic outfit post. Well I chose my boys some clothing by name it, which seem to be a relaxed trendy range. My lads don’t really do posh outfits, I wanted something they would wear by choice, not just if I insist they wear it. I was asked to choose up to £50 in clothing for the boys, so naturally I hit the sales section. I did the shopping so well in fact that it was exactly £50, I can’t link to them all though, as they are now sold out. For Jen I chose Navy blue trousers and a “soda” print t-shirt. For D it was also navy blue trousers, a “retro” grey print t-shirt, and a grey and blue hoodie. Sadly the hoodie doesn’t fit D, but he did like it.