Is this a good idea?

#42
I live close by a very expensive school in Edinburgh. Saw a young lad come out of the gate last week wearing a "Stone Island" jacket. You are talking £500.

Felt like mugging the little c**t myself!
 
#43
I disagree, the kids should wear what they like. Those parents shoplifted for all the hours of the day to earn enough to buy these cool jackets
That is a just stupid slur on the reputation of good shop lifters everywhere...


Why wouldn't they just shoplift the 'cool jackets'in the first inst? The rest of the time would then be theirs to shoplift whatever they want without having to flog the stuff to buy the 'cool jackets' they could get for free anyway.
 
#45
Can anyone explain why we don't have a national school uniform policy, with just a different badge or tie for each school? Saves masses of confusion and ensures that there is no difficulty in getting stuff sorted for kids?
You would need to get everyone to agree. School uniform isn't about getting all the kids to look the same, it's about 'school identity'. The dafter the colour choice the better, especially if there is a deputy head in charge of uniform to come up with 'bright ideas'. In this it bears abolutely no respect to stable belts, berets etc. ;)

To see this in action just go to a secondary school during the Year 6 induction days. Hordes of midgets running about in different colour jumpers and blazers. On a more serious note it is a real benefit on school trips to crowded places to be able to spot if the teenage dickhead about to kick a pigeon or try and buy booze from the dodgy off license is someone you need to worry about or can safely ignore.
 
#46
And anyone who buys Clarke's on the basis of reputation needs to take a closer look at the manufacturers label.
For a few years now they have been made in Vietnam and the only thing the same is the name.
Don't waste your money.
I bought a copy North Face rucksack when I was out there in 2011 for a couple of quid , its still going strong.
 
#47
Go back to the good old days when school uniforms included coats.

I don't think it's socialism so much as crime prevention. Do you really want to risk dear Tarquin getting mugged by his classmates for the sake of a £400 coat?
In my experience; it's not young Tarquin or Jemima who is wearing high end designer labels. Most middle classed kids don't have anything to do with designer labels.
It's the Leroys, Waynes, Leroyettas and Waynettas who wear designer gear.
The middle classes tend to flaunt their wealth on luxury holidays. The working classes on designer clothes and high end cars.
 
#48
I bought a copy North Face rucksack when I was out there in 2011 for a couple of quid , its still going strong.
Having worked abroad for 8 years and then being back in UK a couple, I went to a Clarke's shop to get some new ones .
( Been using them most of my life, width fittings you see EE.)

Wore them twice and the stitching broke on the uppers.
Must have had 15+ pairs in my life. All perfect, comfortable, quality .
The last pair were the only ones I've owned made outside of Somerset.
 
#51
Can anyone explain why we don't have a national school uniform policy, with just a different badge or tie for each school? Saves masses of confusion and ensures that there is no difficulty in getting stuff sorted for kids?
It's impossible getting the army to wear the same uniform, never mind schools.
 
#52
Always had a good raincoat as a kid if only to cover up the mish-mash of badly fitting hand-me-downs. Also the weather was often horizontal. Balaclava and wellies were part of the school uniform.
 
#53
In my experience; it's not young Tarquin or Jemima who is wearing high end designer labels. Most middle classed kids don't have anything to do with designer labels.
It's the Leroys, Waynes, Leroyettas and Waynettas who wear designer gear.
The middle classes tend to flaunt their wealth on luxury holidays. The working classes on designer clothes and high end cars.
Beat me to it!

On the footwear side, we had a free choice when in 6th form, anything allowed other than trainers and sandals. The choice for most of us was something like these:

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Well it was the 1970s.
 
#57
It's a shame that @Provost gets his information about Liverpool from watching re-runs of Brookside and the Liver Birds. ;)
To be fair, I was married to a Scouser for 13 years, all the time I knew him he promised to show me the "nice parts" of Liverpool. It wasn't until we divorced that I found out about Blundellsands!
 
#58
Can anyone explain why we don't have a national school uniform policy, with just a different badge or tie for each school? Saves masses of confusion and ensures that there is no difficulty in getting stuff sorted for kids?
Imagine it. Some schools wearing their blazers tucked in, some wearing blazer sleeves rolled up, some doing both, others doing neither. Still, I suppose they could appoint a Head Boy of Britain to represent the views of the students ( ideally, he would be a student teacher ( though actually senior to many of the teachers and biding his time before walking into the staff room as a head of year)) and who could tweet what he perceived the correct way to be.
 

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