No Slogans for my boys 11



I was invited to the Spring Summer preview by Next as I am part of their Bloggers Network a couple of weeks ago. Before we went Next gave the boys £50 between them to buy an outfit, so off we headed to our nearest Next store. Now one of the things I used to have to do was make a beeline for any clothes that I didn’t think appropriate. Now what do I mean by that? No slogans is the main issue for me. I do not like children in slogan clothing. So I was pleasurably surprised to find that there was nothing that I considered completely in appropriate and the boys both chose an outfit each. And yes I did have to add some pennies to it!

One of the reasons for attending was the fact that the buyers for Children’s clothing were there and as a parent I could let them know my opinions of their clothes and I am not a shy and retiring person at all and really believe that changes will not be made unless we can provide constructive ideas and solutions to people.  So what did I say:

        • I would like to see the age groups broadened.  At the moment Next have 2 main age ranged Younger Boys (3 months to 5 years) and older boys (3 years and above).  Mini who is 5, is too large for the younger boys, but I prefer a lot of the styles, so perhaps a larger crossover is required, as I would love the boys to both be able to be in the Younger boys styles, so maybe younger boys could go up to 8 years.
        • Brighter colours please.
        • We love practical, so reversible clothes are great, as are turn ups (children grow fast) and buttons that are easier for young children to undo.  The introduction of rib wiast bands makes life so much easier and really increases childrens independence.
        • Keep away from logo’s
        • I am not a fan of character clothing, but my children adore it, so please keep is simple and age appropriate

I went though a stage of not looking for the boys clothes in Next, but more and more it is a place we chose to shop.  There clothes have real durability and wash really well and I think suit my boys, but what do you think of the boys outfits?