Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Casual Crew Clothing Review - life in the slow lane.
My boys LOVE the outdoors and I LOVE clothes - so when picking clothes for the boys these two elements are not mutually exclusive. I have, for a long time, admired the style of Crew Clothing for boys but it is only now that Sam (almost 7) has become big enough to wear them. We are big Joules fans but it's time that Sam's wardrobe was expanded somewhat.
Recently, on a trip to Bubble London - the UK's only stand-alone Trade Show for Kids - I was lucky enough to be asked by Crew to review some of their clothing range. I was given a wide range of items and returned home with a bundle fit to alter my oldest son's wardrobe - a hoodie, a t-shirt, a long sleeved t-shirt, and 2 shirts. I am splitting the review into two halfs - the first review will cover the more casual elements we were given...and I will look at the shirts at a later date.
My first impressions were very good. All the clothing was soft to touch and oozed quality. A little point was the labels that accompanied each item - high quality card board fastened with twine....I liked these!
My personal favourite is the hoodie - just need to avoid shopping centres of course. I love the colour, it really suits Sam - and the fit is perfect. The Travis Hoodie (RRP £24), I predict will be one of the most versatile sweaters that Sam currently owns. It's perfect with jeans as well as shorts and is proving a firm favourite with Sam and me. We spent a fair amount of time on the beach in Norfolk, and in this sweater, I know that he'll 'look the part'.
I love the items of Crew Clothing that we were given to review - I love the style and love the quality. Sam is getting to the age now where he will tell me if he doesn't like an item of clothing I have bought for him - and the vibes have been very positive for this trio of items.
This is the first of two reviews for Crew Clothing - so pop back soon and take a look at a more 'formal' Crew. I am a big fan of Crew casual clothing - the question is, will I love their more formal clothing just as much?