With the final bank holiday of the year now in sight, and the summer almost over, all the thoughts of parents everywhere turn to getting the little ones (and bigger ones come to think of it) back to school. This means turning to the subject of school uniform. There is a lot of choice these days when it comes to buying school uniform, with almost all supermarkets now stocking very cheap items. But, I think that we need to look closely at quality when it comes to choosing the uniform, and that is why I would overwhelmingly choose BHS when shopping for Joe, both now, and in future.
BHS have really come up trumps with their school uniform offering this year. I was asked in June if I would be interested in test driving some of the boys pieces for the remainder of the school year. Joe was to wear the uniform that had been sent each day with the quality being assessed for wear. In addition, wash would also be examined – how many pieces of uniform have you purchased in the past that looked amazing on first wear, only to go all bobbly once it had been washed a couple of times?
I was most impressed with the school trousers. In a lovely shade of jet black, Joe wore a pair in aged 5. I often have a problem with trousers for Joe, who has long legs but a tiny waist, even adjustable waistbands often don’t adjust enough for my little tin-ribs. These were perfect, with a little growth room in the legs too. Additionally, I loved the mock fly detail, looking very smart, but without a fiddly zip for tiny finger to struggle with. A true zip is available on sizes from aged 7, but I think mother’s of younger children will understand why I love the faux zip aspect. The trousers washed extremely well, with no instant fluffing or loss of colour. Joe looked very smart in these and enjoyed wearing them too.
I think the three pack of white polo tops is an absolute steal at £4.50. My son can wear either white or blue polo tops under their school jumper, but I opted for classic white, and the thicker cotton of these tops just shows the great quality. These polo tops are also great for P.E., and again, I cannot fault the quality on washing, the colour remains bright and the fabric soft and virtually perfect.
All the most stylish of little feet need a smart pair of school shoes, and the formal Velcro shoe are ultra smart and very reasonably priced. Velcro fastenings are a godsend for children who have not yet learned to tie tricky shoelaces, and are also a godsend to teachers of reception classes for precisely the same reason. The BHS shoes are both smart and comfortable, and Joe found them easy to put on and fasten.
All in all, I was really impressed with the BHS uniform, it washes well and looks great, and the price is truly reasonable. So if you have yet to kit out your little ones, I would pay BHS a visit.
And for girls…