“ Brand: Tesco F&F „
I picked up a supermario jumper for my youngest son while doing my Tesco shopping. I was attracted by the bright red colour, the thickness of the jumper, and the lovely cheerful picture of one of their favourite characters from their computer games - Mario.
My son is 4 years old, but he is rather a tall child and quite well built for his age, so I needed to purchase this in age 5-6 to fit him. I find that this is then a good length on his arms and torso, and he can put the hood up without it rising up on his tummy or dragging the neck up. He likes putting his hood up so this is important to me as I hate seeing the shoulder part of the jumper raised up at the back of his neck as it just looks a bit awful to me.
This jumper cost £10 in this particular size, and while it initially felt a higher cost compared to a non-character jumper, I do think that this is a good price now due to the quality. The jumper is the type that is a bit soft and fluffy on the inside, and the hood is lined with a lovely blue material. I find that although my son is a muck magnet, this washes lovely at 40 degrees and looks bright and clean still after a few washes, and is showing no signs of going bobbly or the picture cracking. It is a transfer type picture, but it is done well. It doesn't feel really stiff like you get on some clothes that have transfers. The picture is also a lot more detailed than it looks on the picture shown above. It also has a pattern of dots in the background that makes the picture look really good.
I like the fact that there is no drawstrings at the neck, as I think that for my son there is too much temptation to pull on them and it makes the jumper not look right. My son would like it better if there were a pocket on the front where your hands go all the way through.
I think that this is a lovely looking and very warm jumper that will appeal to any fan of the Mario franchise. It is lovely and soft next to my sons skin, and I am pretty pleased that I bought it for him as he enjoys wearing it.