Newest Review: ... blue with a distressed picture of the superman logo on the front. There is a drop down box that shoes you the sizes available, those are sm... more
Superman minus the cape
Play.com Superman Hoodie
Member Name: loopylis
Play.com Superman Hoodie
Advantages: Trendy, great colours, comfortable
Disadvantages: Loses its drawstring
My husbands birthday was a few weeks ago, and as usual I was struggling to find him something. He is so awkward to buy for, and I wanted to find him a gift that he would at least use once. Scouring the internet, I found myself browsing through Play.com's website.
He never finds time for dvd's, he only plays one game on his X Box, and he isnt in to gadgets and things, so I eventually found myself looking through the clothing section. A few months ago, he bought himself a t-shirt, a blue one that has the superman logo on the front, that he loves and wears all the time, so when I caught sight of this hoodie, it immediately caught my attention.
There are two pictures of the hoodie available, one of the front and one of the back. It shows that it is a bright royal blue with a distressed picture of the superman logo on the front. There is a drop down box that shoes you the sizes available, those are small, medium, large, x large and xx large. For a more accurate size guide, there is a link to Play's sizing guide which gives you an idea in inches of the sizes.
I ordered the hoodie on a Monday, and Play now have the option of next day delivery for a small fee. I used this and received my delivery the next day, or you can still choose to have your items delivered for free which Play say will take between 3-5 working days.
When the parcel was delivered, it came in a silver postage bag, and the hoodie was inside in another clear plastic bag, so it was well protected during delivery.
I was very pleased to see the colour depicted in the photo on Plays website was very accurate and the hoodie was a lovely bright royal blue. The yellow and red Superman logo is distressed, which gives it an almost worn in kind of look, but it still stands out really well against the blue.
I ordered the hoodie in a large as my husband is almost 6 foot tall, and although he isn't particularly well built, he likes his hoodies slightly baggy. This fits him really well, its long enough so that if he reaches up high it does not ride up to expose his belly, the sleeves are the perfect length, and although I worried it would be too baggy it actually isn't and fits him really well.
I do sometimes worry when ordering clothes online that the quality of them wont be as good, but I needn't have worried with this item, as the quality of it is great, the fabric is really soft and he said the inside is just as soft and not at all scratchy or itchy. The label says it is made from 100% cotton.
I did worry that the colour of this jumper would cause it to run in the wash so I put it in a separate wash on its own with a couple of other dark coloured items but it didn't run at all and it didn't lose any of its colour or brightness.
The only problem with this hoodie was that in its first wash, the drawstring round the neck of it came out in the wash! For my husband though this wasn't a problem as he doesn't use the drawstring at all, but if anyone was to make use of the string you would have to be careful with it.
At the moment, Play.com is selling this hoodie for £24.99, and I, and my husband, would say its worth the money. I was lucky to catch this as a sale item and paid £14.99 for it which I think is a super bargain. Its already been worn several times and he has only had it for two weeks!
Summary: A bargain!