School Uniforms Opt For Boys’ Hoodies

Fashion trends come and go but it seems that boys hoodies are here to stay. A hoody is a casual piece of clothing that replaces a jacket, a coat or a blazer to great effect as it still provides warmth, pocket space for gadgets to listen to music or play games on and of course the ubiquitous mobile phone that everyone seems to carry with them anywhere they go. Part of their popularity from a parents point of view is that they are easily laundered, require minimal ironing if they have been tumble-dried or line-dried (should your offspring permit such a thing!) and so look smart and smell fresh whilst keeping the wearer warm and feeling good about being on trend with the fashion. Whether they are pull on or zip fastened, hoodies are comfortable and practical to wear and as they behave as an outer garment they do not have to match any other part of the outfit they are worn with. Boys hoodies can be worn with jeans, track pants, chinos or slacks.

Some schools have adopted hoodies as part of their school uniform with the school crest and motto emblazoning the garment in the school colours. This trend has been welcomed by the pupils who adhere to their school uniform policy much better and they seem to be taking better care of their school hoodies than did of their sweaters or blazers as they actually wear the garment and dont discard it in the dining hall or the school bus, the PE changing room pegs or the playground. Teachers too are delighted with the improved observance of their school uniform policies and also the decrease in lost property that often fills the school office. The hoody, incorporating a hood into the jacket hence its name also abnegates the need for school scarves, items easily lost and often used for purposes other then keeping the neck and ears warm. As many a parent will appreciate, replacing a school scarf can be expensive and on cold winter days they are essential. However, sporting anything other than the school attire is unacceptable and can lead to detention, particularly if your child has opted to wear a football scarf. Boys hoodies as part of a school uniform overcome this problem too and teaching and supervisory staff at schools across the country have seen fewer playground incidents over team rivalries since they have opted for the hoodie.

Hoodies are practical garments that get the thumbs up from both parents and children and as you now know, schools too. They are much trendier than fleece jackets and can be made from a variety of different weight materials to suit the season during which they are being worn. There are different designs available with pockets at the side or as a pouch pocket at the front no need for gloves either! With cuff and waist ribbing there are no annoying toggles or strings to get in the way when you put the garment on or to rise up irritatingly or catch on things when you are active or be pulled by friends when seated or standing in assembly.

Labelling Kids Clothes And Sew On Clothing Labels

Today there are numerous methods of labelling childrens clothing. Iron on labels, stick on labels and laundry marker pens have all been designed to make life a lot easier for busy parents. Unfortunately, these methods of labelling school uniforms can be unreliable and will not bear the test of time. Traditional labelling solutions like woven sew on clothing labels seem to have gone out of fashion in the modern world. Though, many revert back to this time honoured way as it is the only definite way to making sure that your childrens clothes and uniform is returned to its rightful owner.

To combat the issue of lost property in schools, labelling your childs belongings is sometimes part of the school rules. Unfortunately, many parents still use methods such as laundry marker pens to label school uniforms. Over time, the writing fades or becomes unreadable and the owner of the item of clothing can no longer be determined. If a little more time and effort was taken from the outset, property would never become lost as if something is unmistakably labelled it will always be returned to its owner. Some kinds of iron on name tags are in the same way useless. After the item of clothing has been through the wash a few times the bonding agent will lose its strength and the labels start to peel off. A week or two later, you can guarantee the label will have disappeared, which poses the question, why bother in the first place?

School uniforms and PE kits can be extremely expensive, making it a financial strain for some families when items get mislaid or even stolen. Costs that mount up throughout the school year can be very surprising. Replacement gyms socks, new shirts, ties and scarves can add up to lots of money that could have been much better spent elsewhere! The use of woven sew on clothing labels will ensure your childs belongings are always returned to them, saving you money in the long term.

It is unrealistic to attempt to take care of this issue at source. It doesnt matter how much respect for their property you try and instil, kids will be kids. When they are having too much fun to care, items are easily lost and discarded. Making it even more essential to use sew on clothing labels on clothes worn for after school activities, football kits, guide and scout uniforms. On a more serious note, just like grown ups, kids suffer from stressful days and have lots on their minds. We can all be a tad neglectful when tired too; many teenagers suffer from periods of acute fatigue. So dont be too hard on them! Sew on clothing labels will ensure your son or daughter will find their item after a quick trip to the lost and found.

It is true for many tasks we undertake; the traditional, old fashioned methods always work best. Many of us can recollect our mothers sitting and sewing name tags on clothing for hours. It was part of the back to school or new term ritual. Though using woven sew on clothing labels to label your childs property may seem to be far too time consuming. It is worth the effort. The sew on clothing labels will remain in tact no matter how many times an item is worn or goes through the wash.