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Hi, this is the first year for me, my elder boy will go to reception this September and I'm thinking about his uniform. I know that M&S will offer 20% discount on school uniforms on the 6th of Ma… Read More
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3w, 3d agoPosted 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Hi, this is the first year for me, my elder boy will go to reception this September and I'm thinking about his uniform.
I know that M&S will offer 20% discount on school uniforms on the 6th of May, is their quality better than Asda/Sainsbury's? Is it worth paying more? What about the shoes?

Many thanks for your help, I'm a total uniforms noob :)
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3w, 3d agoPosted 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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stick to the supermarkets if you're paying full price...even 20% off isn't much when you're kitting them out.....then wait til the end of September...and set up notification on here using key words like uniform ..then the prices begin to drop and you can pick up M&S trousers for £2 etc...thats when you buy lots of different sizes to see him through his entire school life lol x

Edited By: loobyonetwothree on Jun 04, 2017 19:45: spelling

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#1
I find that they grow out of them far faster than they wear out so don't waste money on m&s, but shoes unless I buy leather I end up buying 2 or 3 pairs a year. I have 2 boys in school.
#2
Others may not agree but lots of people stopped buying from M&S a few years ago the quality wasn't there. ASDA or the likes for polo shirts, next are good for trousers. Many schools have the jumpers with the badges on, from local shops ours are normally good quality and reasonable prices.
#3
always use asda cheap as plus you get 100 day wear out guarantee
#4
We got our lads uniform either from Tesco or Asda as they always seem to do a back to school offer - also you mentioned that your c lad is going into reception and the shirts will get marks/stains etc very quickly - is the school uniform polo shirts or white formal - our school use polo shirts white or light blue (don't buy white ones if you get a choice)
#5
M&S seem to work for me also tried Sainsburys and John Lewis the latter being the worst for durability.

Shoe wise ecco or Geox type that have the front end reinforcement last are breathable and comfy.
#6
I buy my children's uniforms from asda but I prefer sainsburys for the polo t shirts as they seem to last abit longer. Sainsburys do have the 25% off promotions running often so i tend to buy then as it's cheaper.
#7
I have 2 kids and I've bought uniform from asda and sainsburys in the past, it's not a patch on m&s uniform. get it from m&s especially if you don't like ironing. After a single wash they look like floppy creased rags if you buy them cheap. There's actually not much difference in price. you can always tell which kids are wearing quality clothes. your child is worth it! As for school shoes buy them from Clarke's outlet stores and get them fitted, don't risk poor quality Ill fitting shoes development of their feet is far too important. You can get good discounts if you wait for the offers and sales. I have learnt by my mistakes in the past.
#8
Sainsbury are good for shirts.
#9
Thank you all for the precious advice!
#10
stick to the supermarkets if you're paying full price...even 20% off isn't much when you're kitting them out.....then wait til the end of September...and set up notification on here using key words like uniform ..then the prices begin to drop and you can pick up M&S trousers for £2 etc...thats when you buy lots of different sizes to see him through his entire school life lol x

Edited By: loobyonetwothree on Jun 04, 2017 19:45: spelling
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obsydian
M&S seem to work for me also tried Sainsburys and John Lewis the latter being the worst for durability.

Shoe wise ecco or Geox type that have the front end reinforcement last are breathable and comfy.


Agree Geox shoes last forever. Go for Geox or Clarks for shoes, but go supermarket ( i find tesco far superior to asda) for the clothes while you can. Hit secondary school and chances are youll be forced to buy from 1 or 2 retailers at fixed expensive prices.

But if you dont mind paying a bit more, yes m & s (and next) are better quality.

Edited By: Rich069 on Jun 04, 2017 19:56: .
#12
Matalan also do school uniforms if there's one near you.
#13
aldi
#14
tesco do uniforms aswell with school logo on
#15
I have tried M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, Asda and Sainsburys. The M&S poloshirt in my opinion has got the best one as the collar tend to be smarter looking after wash because the rest of them tend to be flimsy especially the asda one as it has got a short collar, compared to M&S where it looked right for the size if you could understand that, simply buy a size bigger, my kids worn their poloshirts for 2 years from M&S compared to the others where they either got holes or just not smart anymore.
#16
been using aldi for a few years, very cheap and last as well.as other brands
#17
Asda for polo shirts, jumpers and trousers. I have a 7 year old boy and believe me hugs uniform has come home in some states over the years but Asdas range is fab! Cheap but lasting. I get his shoes from matalan too. My youngest will start in January and I'll be getting his uniform from asda.
#18
Make sure you pick up some shorts too as trying to find some in September if we have warmer weather can be difficult especially in the smaller sizes.
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TripletMum123
I have tried M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, Asda and Sainsburys. The M&S poloshirt in my opinion has got the best one as the collar tend to be smarter looking after wash because the rest of them tend to be flimsy especially the asda one as it has got a short collar, compared to M&S where it looked right for the size if you could understand that, simply buy a size bigger, my kids worn their poloshirts for 2 years from M&S compared to the others where they either got holes or just not smart anymore.

As for shorts and trousers, I simply buy Sainsburys as it is as good as the bigger names/brands. It does not matter which shop I buy from I simply buy all of them on a discounted price. I simply learnt my lesson when my boy was starting reception and left it too late to buy uniforms, I ended up buying his uniforms at different shops as the shops had only one pack for his size, that explained why his uniforms are mixed brands.
#20
sainsburys trousers have lasted my son all year. I buy new polo shirts every half term coz he wears red and they fade. I also buy a size bigger to allow for shrinkage x
#21
I have one in first year and one in second year of primary school and in the 2 years I have never ironed any uniforms!
All non-iron M&S shirts/pinafores/trousers.

My 5 yr old is just coming to end of his first year at school and he has just put the knees through both pairs of trousers, so the M&S 2 pk trousers lasted not bad - mid August to June worn 5 days per week. Not sure if that is good or what since he is my only son!

We got pure woollen jumpers/cardigans with school badge on and again been worn every school day for 2 years (my daughter) and only now is it looking a tiny bit bobbly. So at £22 it was expensive but lasted 2 years!

Polo shirts from Sainsburys are much better than the Asda and Tesco ones.

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