Buying school uniforms is hard work. Finding ones that are great quality but a fair price too. Ones that will last the bumps and scrapes that all children have and ones that will withstand the washer and dryer without going out of shape.
Aldi sent us a set of their uniform perfect for Thomas when he goes up to year 1 after the holidays. Sending us a pack of polo neck white t-shirts, a pair of trousers and a navy jumper too.
Amazingly, the cost of one uniform (polo shirt, jumper and trousers) is an amazingly low £4. How fantastic is that. But, does that mean that we have to swap quality for the cheap price?
I like the fit of the Aldi uniform. The jumpers and t-shirts fit Thomas really well and the trousers are a great length so will last a while yet.
The fact that the trousers have a clip fastening means that Thomas can undo them himself when he needs the toilet. I usually always struggle with the sizing of trousers as Thomas has long legs and a tiny waist which can make it hard getting the correct size, but these fit fine.
To give this uniform a good testing whilst in the school holidays, I got Thomas to wear the jumper and t-shirt a few times whilst we were crafting, sticking and painting and then washing to see if marks would come out and how the material looked after a few washes.
The navy jumper was fantastic and came out looking new, even after a few washes and kept it's shape too which I was happy to see and usually cheaper items can go out of shape easily.
A few walks
runs on the park proved that the trousers were capable to withstand the odd fall and graze without mark too and the polo shirts also washes well, although after a few washes the grass stains were a little reluctant to come off.
Overall, I am happy with the quality of the Aldi uniform and extremely happy with the price too. Visit Aldi to see the full range they offer and you'll too be amazed at the prices.