I was recently approached by Elfin Childrenswear to see if I would be interested in reviewing a product from their impressive range of children’s clothes. I was certainly intrigued to find out more about the company, having never heard of it before, and was interested to browse through the range to see what I would find, particularly to suit an already fashion aware 4-year-old.
Elfin is one of the leading children’s wear stockists in the North East, having been established in 2001. It stocks high quality children’s clothing from names like Levis, Kenzo, Timberland and Joules. These are the sort of clothes that look great and wear well, and are also great gifts for special occasions. I was spoilt for choice when browsing through the ranges, but then fell totally in love with one item in particular.
The item I chose was the gorgeous Jnr Milford Quilted Jacket from Joules, in age 4 years. I have always been a fan of the Barbour style country look, and this had country heritage style in spades, with a brown corduroy collar that made a nice contrast to the navy padded jacket. The jacket had traditional waterproof quilting, and was also padded to add extra warmth – something that really attracted me with the terrible Spring temperatures we have been experiencing. I also liked the heritage look of the checked lining – a touch that added a real luxury feel to this item.
There were other details about this jacket that I was really impressed with. As well as a zip fastening, this jacket also has popper fastenings too. Joe is always very quick to throw off his coat at every occasion, so the zip and popper detailing slows down this process somewhat, meaning there is less chance of the coat ending up on the ground at the local park . I also like the pockets, great for storing tissue when your child has a cold (Joe seems to have one all the time at present).
The jacket is an excellent fit, being true to size. Another bonus is that Joe totally loved it. I’ve noticed recently that he really wants to be more grown up in his clothes choices, often asking to wear the same as dad – so this fits the bill (although it is dad who seems to want to copy Joe with this jacket.). We were going to see Walking with Dinosaurs and Joe was desperate to wear the coat straight away, showing it off to his cousin Lia with pride.