Last year was the first year my daughter had to wear a uniform to school, and I dutifully went out and bought her a variety of acceptable polos and khakis, and by halfway through the year, almost everything I’d purchased was falling apart. So I bought some more pieces, this time actually, you know, paying attention to the brand and the fabric composition. It turns out that those all-cotton polos I’d purchased don’t really stand up to washing nearly so well as a poly-cotton blend, for example. And it furthermore turns out that when a company specializes in uniforms, they generally know what they’re doing.
This is all preface to telling you that French Toast has been outfitting kids in school uniforms for a really long time, and they know what they’re doing. I bought this khaki scooter last year and umpteen-hundred washes later it still looks new. I was so impressed with its durability, when French Toast contacted me and offered to send me a few pieces to try out, I was very excited to order some shirts to see if they hold up equally well. We received this one and this one, and so far they’ve come through the initial wash without any shrinking or pilling. My daughter loves that they’re clearly made for girls, rather than being the boxy boy-fit of most polos we’ve found, and I’m looking forward to them lasting an entire year (or longer).
In short: I’m sold. Why should you care? Well, one lucky Want Not reader is going to receive their choice of three entire outfits from French Toast—you select the tops and bottoms you’d like to receive, and just like that, your uniform shopping for the year is practically complete!
Want a shot at winning? First, go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 to be entered. Winner to be determined by random number generation and crispness of pleats.