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July 8, 2014 2:15 AM Subscribe
My 5-year-old boy is attending a school that has a uniform. How much of each clothing item should I buy? There are uniform sales coming up this summer, but I still don't know where to start. Also, I try to hang dry things, so only having 3 pairs of pants, for example, won't work well.
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1. short, walking
cotton twill, cuffed or un-cuffed, length just above the knee (allowed from opening of school
until October 31; and from April 1 until end of term); navy or khaki
MUST BUY FROM Dennis Uniform, $21 (I suspect that some of these will be at the used sale)
Maybe I should try to buy 2-3 pairs of shorts used?
cotton twill, corduroy, elastic waist or pleat or plain front, straight leg, (NO cargo, oversized or skinny-fit pants). Pants must be ankle length, worn at waistline, pant waist must be no larger than student’s normal waist size; navy or khaki
CAN BUY FROM ANYWHERE. My kid is so picky about pants and prefers the $10 H&M twill pants, although those tend to get holes in the knees after about 2 months of wear. Should I buy a ton of the H&M/Old Navy in Navy and Khaki (a color he doesn't like as much) or is it worth it to buy nicer brands and have them last longer? On dress up days boys have to wear khaki pants.
Maybe ~5 pairs of navy pants, ~2-3 pairs of khaki pants?
1. polo shirt short or long sleeve, plain or picot collar, non-stretch (no spandex, Lycra, etc.) fabric; white, navy, “true” red
CAN BUY FROM ANYWHERE. I don't have to buy this from Dennis Uniform and my fabric-sensitive kid is okay with wearing polo shirts and I suspect this will be the key wardrobe item. Should I buy a bunch of red and navy ones from Old Navy/LL Bean/whatever? They have dress up days where a white polo is required, so maybe buy 2 of those?
~7 short sleeved polos, ~7 long sleeved polos? This one I'm really not sure about.
2. spirit tee SCHOOL Logo; navy, red
MUST BUY FROM Dennis Uniform, $11
I think that there are days they have to wear these. Maybe I should start out the school year with one of each color and see if he wears them a lot and maybe buy more?
3. sweatshirt SCHOOL Logo; navy
MUST BUY FROM Dennis Uniform, $27 (My kid doesn't like sweatshirts, I'm sure these will be at the used sale)
Please help me smart MeFites!