A few weeks ago I was sent a couple of items from Swedish Company Polarn O. Pyret to review from their Autumn / Winter 2013/2014 range. I jumped at the chance as I have been admiring their products from afar for quite a while. My only experience of their range before this review was their snowsuit which my oldest son has used at school - last year they took part in a Christmas Fair outside on one of the coldest days of the year and the children really were as snug as a bug in a rug - and the adults were absolutely freezing....I have never been so cold in my life!
Despite being almost 5 years old, he has only just gone into a size 3-4 years and these came up plenty big enough. I am sure they will last him quite a while. One of the most important factors for me in choosing a pair of trousers for either of my children, it that they MUST have an adjustable waist. This pair of jeans did not disappoint and they were soon adjusted to Harry's slim figure. I love the details on these - especially the stitching on the back pockets and the leatherette belt patch. It's the little details like this which in my opinion make them stand out from the cheaper jeans available on the market.
To accompany the jeans Harry was sent a cardigan. To be honest, it's quite a while since Harry has worn a cardigan as I tend to buy jumpers rather than cardigans. BUT I would describe this item as half way between a cardigan and a jacket. Perfect for Spring and Autumn when a thick coat isn't necessary but it's still a little chilly. I can predict that Harry is going to get a lot of use from this item of clothing.
The classic navy background and multi-coloured stripes mean that it will match most outfits....perfect when on a budget and wanting mix-and-match outfits. I have to admit that Harry had worn it a number of times before I discovered it's secret. Underneath a knitted flap (far more classy than my description perhaps suggests) are a series of buttons allowing you to remove the hood should you wish. Now actually thinking about it, I don't think it's a bad thing that I didn't realise this at first as it means that to the casual observer it's not obvious. At the moment it still a bit of a novelty for Harry to wear it with the hood one moment and without the hood the next.
I LOVE the quality of these products from Polarn O. Pyret. They make a perfect 'party outfit' for the coming months - smart yet practical for a 4 year old boy in a soft play area or at the bowling alley. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the brand to anyone if these two items are a fair representation of their clothes items....and I am pretty sure that they are!
Want to find out more about Polarn O. Pyret? Why not pop over and take a look at their website here. Or find them on Facebook here - they are great at responding to questions really quickly!
Disclosure - I was given these items free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.