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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #99 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 15:06 BST (UK) »

Also in recent times, a first hand account of an adolescent boy growing so much during his first year at high school, his dad bought next size up in both shirt and shorts at the beginning of each term ( 4 terms) ... just saying  :)

We weren't smeared in goosefat (probably too expensive to buy) but we were coated in Vick to keep us warm.

With the exception of shoes, I can associate with the larger sized school uniform and also all other clothing bought by our parents, which was also chosen for us "to grow into".   Additionally last year's summer sandals were made to fit by father cutting off part of the leather uppers so that our toes were exposed - I think these days they'd be compared to the style known as "Jesus sandals".
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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #100 on: Thursday 14 September 17 14:25 BST (UK) »


Also in recent times, a first hand account of an adolescent boy growing so much during his first year at high school, his dad bought next size up in both shirt and shorts at the beginning of each term ( 4 terms) ... just saying  :)

That's normal  ;D This is coming from a mum(me) who buys bigger for her poor hard done by son ::), uniforms are *expensive, and children grow so fast(*especially private school uniforms, which my son is in) My 11yr old is wearing a 16yr old blazer lol ( I have tacked the arm sleeves up inside, and will let them down when his arms grow - our school blazers cost 250.00, I'm not buying one of those every year!) . I always buy big when it comes to expensive items(whether it's uniform , or casual wear).
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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #101 on: Thursday 14 September 17 14:38 BST (UK) »
It's a long time since I bought a school blazer but 250.00? I've never even spent that much on a coat for myself!!
I knew a lady who used to catch the early bus with me sometimes.(6.15am.) One snowy day she was making a curious rustling sound, she had goose grease and brown paper inside her clothes! This was 1968, I dread to think what the smell was like later in the day.
I wore liberty bodices with rubber buttons as a child but I was never "sewn-in" in the 1950's even though we weren't very "well off".
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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #102 on: Thursday 14 September 17 14:56 BST (UK) »
It's a long time since I bought a school blazer but 250.00? I've never even spent that much on a coat for myself!!
I knew a lady who used to catch the early bus with me sometimes.(6.15am.) One snowy day she was making a curious rustling sound, she had goose grease and brown paper inside her clothes! This was 1968, I dread to think what the smell was like later in the day.
I wore liberty bodices with rubber buttons as a child but I was never "sewn-in" in the 1950's even though we weren't very "well off".
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The uniform at private schools are a killer. I don't want to add up the costs. The blazer is just for show. It is compulsory to wear them to and fro school ( and compulsory at weekly assemblies and school trips). When they enter the school grounds they can take them off. Don't get me started on the hat! ( formal hat, which also costs nearly as much as the blazer, and like the blazer for show, no use - total waste of money)
They also have a formal uniform (formal shirt,  formal trousers and tie . Summer months, are formal shorts, shirt and tie. Then there is the  sports uniform).

I buy big  ( for instance his sports uniform has lasted 2 years  , his shirts and trousers last a year)
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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #103 on: Thursday 14 September 17 15:01 BST (UK) »
It's a long time since I bought a school blazer but 250.00? I've never even spent that much on a coat for myself!!

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I think, but could be wrong, that Cell lives in Australia, so we're talking Australian Dollars.  Still a lot of money around 150.00

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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #104 on: Thursday 14 September 17 15:07 BST (UK) »
It's a long time since I bought a school blazer but 250.00? I've never even spent that much on a coat for myself!!

rayard.

I think, but could be wrong, that Cell lives in Australia, so we're talking Australian Dollars.  Still a lot of money around 150.00

Yes , you are correct Australian dollars ;D
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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #105 on: Thursday 14 September 17 16:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I thought it was a lot to pay!

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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #106 on: Thursday 14 September 17 16:10 BST (UK) »
"The blazer is just for show."

Are you sure the whole school isn't "just for show?"  Lots of people do just fine in public schools.
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Re: 'Sewn in' for winter ??
« Reply #107 on: Thursday 14 September 17 18:26 BST (UK) »
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The blazer is just for show. It is compulsory to wear them to and fro school ( and compulsory at weekly assemblies and school trips

Most of our secondary schools now have blazers as part of their uniform and the children wear them all the time unless they are given permission to take them off. It certainly does make a difference in the appearance of the children going to school - for a start it is easy to identify the school the school they attend!

Public schools in the UK are selective, fee-paying independent schools, as are private schools.

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