School uniform can be costly when it all adds up, so was thrilled when I was asked to review some items from West Orchards - Debenhams/M&S value range, Just because its value doesn't mean its cheap and the quality is poor. Raiden is terrible for coming back filthy from school, I have to put a clean set on each morning, so buying at least three sets of everything can be a nightmare.
The first of my item was Debenhams value range - 2 pack of flat front trousers (£11). I was really impressed with the high quality and thickness of these, they look comfortable & long lasting. Made with 65% polyester & 35% viscose. With a adjustable waistband so need for belt.
My second item was Marks & Spencer value range - 2 pack white pure cotton polo shirt (£5) One thing hard it find is a decent, long lasting polo shirt. I've only found one brand so far that washes well, doesn't shrink and go that grey washed colour! I've had to each bleach Raidens polo shirts in the past to get them to look white again.
This pack of 2 polo shirts is great value. They're made from pure cotton and ideal for everyday wear. They are plain, short sleeved and have easy button fastening, so great getting on and off for PE. I've washed and tumbled dried these twice and they look, feel the same as when I got them out the packet and haven't shrunk yet either. Raiden has a long body and they looked fine on him,nice slim fit not to baggy and short.
I've been impressed with the items I've been sent, the quality is on the high side and the prices are slightly more than what I would pay normally though but as long as the quality is there. I don't mind paying a bit extra. Sometimes that extra pound or so can make it last another term.