Trutex School Uniform

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Buying school uniforms, is hard work.Trying to combat the price versus quality topic, whilst also finding the perfect fit for varying body shapes. And there is so much choice, colours, fits, it never ends. Zips,elastic or belted,which one is best? That's why I am putting some of the Trutex range to the test on Thomas.

Established in 1865 as the Clitheroe Shirting Company in Grindleton, deep in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, the company has manufactured under the Trutex brand since the 1920’s, before changing its name to Trutex in 1965. Trutex is the leading name in school uniform and school sportswear across the UK today, and has been supplying quality clothing for 145 years. Trutex work towards the ‘Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code’ to ensure employees within supplying factories around the world enjoy excellent working conditions.

Thomas is 5 year old and a very energetic little boy. Always out and about playing in the playground and gardens at school and then indoors to play, read and get crafty with paint and glue. How would the Trutex uniform cope with this?

Thomas was sent 3 items of clothing from their range, the crew neck sweatshirt, white polo shirt and a pair of junior elasticated back trousers and were mostly wanting to test the quality versus the robustness. 

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Trutex crew neck sweatshirt 
The crew neck sweatshirt has a ribbed neck and cuffs and can come in a huge variation of colours. I chose ink blue as that is what closely matched Thomas' uniform colours. The sweatshirt is well made, soft to touch and a lovely bold colour. It has a generous fit with plenty of length in the jumper itself and in the arms which I prefer in school uniforms as it always annoys me when the arms on jumpers come up short and look silly on. 

Polo shirt 
This is a classic polo in a pique knit. Again, we chose school colours so went for white which when arrived, is super bright and smart. After a few washes, it still comes up gleaming, no tint of grey in sight. I love the fact, that when I get it out of the tumble dryer, I can put it straight away as it just doesn't seem to crease. This saves a lot of time on a Sunday night, before the school week, as that's my ironing night. 

Junior elasticated back classic fit trouser 
The trousers were the thing that I was worried about most. Thomas has a very weird fit, he has a small waist but long legs and usually, trousers will either fit on the waist and be too short, or fit on the leg and be too wide on the waist.
I was glad that Trutex did and elasticated pair as it meant that they could stretch to fit. With a flat front and side pockets, they are fully constructed, tailored trouser with zip fly front.

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Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of the products Trutex sent. The sweatshirt and polo shirt didn't shrink when washed or dried and the trousers were a great fit and also very durable which is something we all need when having young boys who slide along the floor on their knees a lot. A good quality uniform that will last. 

To find your nearest stockist of Trutex school uniform, check out their website. 


  1. These look fab :)

  2. I was brought up on Trutex, and my younger brother really put it to the test, it's good stuff!

  3. Great review thank you! You son is sooooo cute! I have two boys and two girls and I must admit I have to replace or repair the boys uniforms more often as they tend to ruin the knees of their trousers when playing football at play times. I might have a look at Trutex for a change!

  4. Just ordered some trousers for my boys!

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