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 Post subject: Itchy trousers!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:57 pm 
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Popped into Jackson's today to purchase Reading School uniform.

The trousers are 45% wool - my son had them on less than a minute before he complained about the itching. I can't wear wool and I suspect he's the same. I phoned John Lewis and the trousers they supply are also 45% wool. Has anyone found a supplier of non-wool trousers that match the jacket (or a non wool boy's grey suit)? How strict are the school about them matching exactly? I guess our only alternative is getting them lined, but sounds like an expensive option!

Thanks!

Edited to add:

Just rang Jackson's and they will line them for £13.25, so not as expensive as I'd feared!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Yes but remember you will be buying new trousers on a regular basis!

I think I would contact the school and explain the problem - they must have met this before.


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We buy our trousers for Reading School from M&S and find the shade of grey a good match for the jacket, and no wool content!


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Excellent, thanks Torrylee - M&S it is!


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I am not an expert, but I have spoken to other expert Mums who do the same and buy the jacket from Jackson's/John Lewis and the trousers from M&S. It will definitely be the cheaper and more washable option.

We will be following you this coming weekend on the Reading uniform purchasing adventure. :wink:


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not Reading School, but I have been buying my son's school trousers from M&S for ages (he's just finished Y11) and they are very hard wearing.


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Definitely sounds like the way to go - the trousers I got from Jackson's were over £30 a pair (and I bought two pairs!) :shock:

As we've got them, I may go ahead and get them lined so that he's got the right thing on 'day 1', then it'll be M&S for replacements thereafter. The M&S colour isn't identical and DS is paranoid about not being the same as everyone else.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:30 pm 
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mudskipper40 wrote:
DS is paranoid about not being the same as everyone else.


That is very important :) they want to be anonymous and not be the odd one out. Nobody wears a coat, jumpers only when minus ten degrees, death by freezing is more attractive. :roll:

Prepare for haircut battles, the preferred style is mop top. :lol:

steve


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Last Year, BHS had a better colour match than M&S.

We bought some Jacksons trousers but took one unworn pair back - the other was worn twice - washed loads of times, he cannot wear them! They will go to the school shop with his jacket eventually.

Before you take the trousers back - take them to the shops with you as best to colour match with. Once Sainsbury's had a perfect colour match - but very lightweight trousers so only good for Summer.


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Thanks for this info.... To be honest I'm not sure DS will really notice whether the match is good. But once I have got jacket tomorrow, I will take it along to all available school trouser shops for good matching!! :D


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