I have just been to the uniform shop.
I did try to get most things second hand however as they were so expensive to start with I don't feel Â£30 for a blazer was cheap!
Anyway, I normally always buy school shirts and trousers from the supermarket, M&S or JL as they are very affordable. Due to time constraints I rather oddly decided that he would try on the school shirts and trousers from the school shop. Trousers - Â£20 each, Shirt - Â£10 each!
Well my stocky lad with the largest derrier of any boy (ever) found a pair of trousers that fitted his cuddly body perfectly but they were a tad too short. Now normally this means buying the next size up or down which makes them either too tight or too loose. Well, the woman in the shop just said well we have this size in four different lengths! What! Is this normal? Have I been squashing that poor booty into tight trousers unnecessarily for years?
Then the shirts came out and again my poor lad was strangled with the collar but it fitted perfectly everywhere else. Again she said, "Oh we have this size in 4 collar widths." By this point I think she thought I must be the childminder and not the mother.
Well, I'm sold on pricey school uniform, much to our pockets misfortune.