I have boys. Three of them.
They’re not really into skating and skateboards and stuff, but they do other stuff that has me shaking my head in wonder at how they got that particular rip in that particular pair of pants … I’ve stopped asking, because the answers usually leave me shaking my head more and my neck is starting to twitch and spasm as a result.
One – the eldest one – does parkour, at a venue that is basically concrete and steel. He also does it on our furniture, and pretty much everywhere else. If the environment provide an obvious platform for parkour, he will find it anyway. If he can’t find it, he will create one.
He just does.
The middlest child plays basketball and will try anything to improve his game.
Also he is a boy, and between these two, with the influence of their younger brother, well … let’s just say things can get a little crazy.
After a couple of weeks of wearing and (not) tearing, my verdict:
The quality is good. They’re not cheap in terms of quality nor in terms of cost, but they’re also not terribly expensive.
Affordable also from the perspective of their durability and resistance to boys and concrete.
I like the designs, they’re easy to wash.
I like that they can be worn for rough activities (like the skating that they’re designed for) but also look good and can be worn out to things like dinner at nice places and important family gatherings.
Which the kids then go to and climb all over stuff and jump off things so … we’re kind of in a win-win situation; I say “put on something nice” and fear they will ruin it. They’ll usually opt for daggy trackies or shorts, but now they have something nice to wear.
Also, the kids like that they can put them on, know they can wear them whilst being their usual selves and not have me nagging at them about a) putting on some nice shorts or b) getting off stuff/out of stuff/down from stuff before they ruin what they’re wearing.
So far, they’ve washed up well – even after climbing historic stream trains, and I haven’t had to iron anything. In reality, I probably wouldn’t iron them even if they needed it, anyway.
I also like the quote that comes on most of the clothing: