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Well it's that time of the year again, where mothers and fathers across the country suddenly realise that their children are due to return to school, with many of them (I am ashamed to say me included!), with barely any of the uniforms needed for their return!
Thankfully though I have found that there plenty of non branded items that are available for my children's uniform colours (which are black and green) but the green t-shirts have always been a real bind to me.
The only place you could get them was from an actual school wear centre, charging through the nose for the pleasure of buying a non branded top, let alone the extra £5.00 that is added onto the purchase price when the school logo is added (which I had for their first days at school, but haven't really bothered since!).
From last year I was overjoyed to find that my beloved Asda were now branching out and doing a selection of the slightly more obscure colours that the schools use, with green being one of them!
The t-shirts themselves are made from a nice cotton material, and styled in a polo shirt design, which many of the schools are now favouring as these are still smart but extremely comfortable to wear.
The shirts themselves are short sleeved, with there being three buttons at the neck, and also collared, though the collars are also quite soft.
On the back of the pack within which the two polo shirts come, is a detailed list of benefits of buying these particular shirts, including specific stitches and panels to make sure the shirts keep not only together giving better durability and wear and tear, but also keeping the shape, which after excessive wear and wash (including the good old tumble dry!) some clothes fail to do!
My experience of these shirts is fantastic, this is the second year I have re-ordered the shirts (for both my children, though this year they are unisex in design rather than the slightly different collars that were sold last year), and lasted them both the entire school year of daily use (I got them four each and these last the whole "wash one wear one" cycle).
The shirts wash really well, and can be also tumble dried (thank goodness, many times I have tried to get them to last more than one day at a time, and they come back covered in god knows what, meaning they are washed a fair few times!), though after a while (especially with the tumble drying aspect) the colours can start to fade, but as my kids wear theirs under jumpers I am not too concerned with this fact.
The shirts do keep there shape, with them even needing almost no ironing, even when line dried before wearing.
These shirts start off at age 3-4 (98-104cm) and go up to age 15-16 (170-176cm), and I find that the sizing is not too bad, though as a parent to two extremely tall children (one as thin as the other is wide!) I do have to buy slightly larger tops to accommodate differing body shapes!
Price wise these start off at £3.00 a pack (£1.50 a top!), going up to £4.00 a pack when reaching teenager sizes.
The only downside to these tops is not the tops themselves but more the fact they are an online exclusive, so unless you spend the allocated £15.00 for free delivery, you will be paying extra for the clothes. (There is a shop and collect service available, where you can order, pay and have them delivered to your local Asda, but only specific stores do this service, and you will need access to a printer to print off your delivery notice).
These are a fantastic find that I will quite happily keep buying, they look smart, wash well and are cheap to boot, recommended!!
For more information and colours available visit - www.asda.com
Thanks for reading x