In a few months I’ll be pre-ordering uniforms for both my sons. It gives me a little discount, and every little bit helps when you are trying to cut the cost of private school. My son have to wear navy blue slacks or shorts, a red logo polo, belt, black or white socks and black shoes. Every other piece of apparel, from their PE Uniform to Sweaters and Sweatshirts also have the logo.
I cut some cost buy purchasing gently used items out of the “uniform closet”. When something doesn’t fit your child anymore, you donate it. And then another parent can purchase it from the school and the money goes back to the school. You can also trade items that don’t fit your child for an item that does. I like the uniform closet, but some times it’s slim-pickings, I don’t choose items that are too faded, have holes or small stains – and I do find them in the donation pile.
Also, while I am stuck purchasing items with the school logo from the school supplier, I can get better prices for non logo school uniform apparel at other retailers, such as French Toast. And with French Toast, there is no need to pre-order and “guess” what sizes my son will need throughout the school year. Instead I can just order when I want and get a good price year round. So pretty much, I order most of his apparel right now through the school uniform supplier the school uses. But when it comes to his requisite navy slacks and shorts, French Toast has what I need.
Ordering online might make you wary, especially when it comes to fit and sizing. So for this review I requested a 6 and a 7, for both shorts and slacks, to see what I am working with. Plus, there were actually two different styles I wanted to try:
1. Boys Adjustable Waist Double-Knee Pant (1319A), Size 6, Navy
2. Boys Adjustable Waist Pleated Double Knee Pant (1432A), Size 7, Navy
3. Boys Side Pocket Short (1458A ), Size 6, Navy
4. Boys Flat Front Adjustable Waist Short (1431A), Size 7, Navy
All of the pants were a dark navy and they already have washed well, with no noticeable fading. That’s already more than can be said for the navy shorts I purchased at Macy’s, which had noticeable fading after one wash. And the French Toast had no pilling either. I liked the double knee option, which really reinforces the knee are during rough play with boys. And the side pocket is intended for a cell phone, which is not necessary for my boys. If they need a phone, they can go to the office to call me!
What I really liked about all four options was the adjustable waists – they all had it. It means you can purchase a size larger and cinch it, if needed. Even the size 6 was roomy for my 6 year old! So he has room to grow and the pants and shorts will grow with him.
They all had hook closures, which is really easy for the younger crowd to fasten. And the pants are Wrinkle No More Fabric, but I feel like the Pleated Double Knee looked more wrinkly then the non-pleated Adjustable Waist. But I have to say, both seem durable and came out of the dryer nice.
I have no preference of one short over an other or one pair of slacks over an other. I would probably purchase the Side Pocket Short right now, because it is UNDER $10! The Flat Front All Season Pants are also under $10, although I did not review them – but I like that price! And I am so satisfied with the other selection of pants and shorts, that I don’t think French Toast will disappoint on any of their styles.
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