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Also, although it sounds fairly authoritarian to tell kids what they can and can't wear, I believe the schools are able to uphold a dress code.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: JAGStorm
Dress codes aren't an uncommon thing. That's the only way this makes any sense.
Two years ago, it introduced a compulsory school bag to reduce costs, after parents complained that their children were demanding branded rucksacks.
originally posted by: RMFX1
Here in Amsterdam, only drug dealers wear Canada goose. No idea why, but that's the case.
originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: JAGStorm
I'll tell you what:
Welfare recipients ALWAYS wear the top tier gear. Where I work i see a dozen or more a day and the bums without fail are wesring $100 Nikes and EVERY SINGLE ONE is sporting North Face jacket of some kind.
They do this to try and distract from the fact that they live in a trailer or section 8 housing and are chronically unemployed and or "disabled" at 20 years old.
But schools telling what BRANDS of clothing to wear is ridiculous!
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: JinMI
Yeah, but this isn't a dress code.
This is saying, "Oh, that one item or brand is too expensive for some families to afford, so we don't think any of the kids should have one or wear it to school if they do."
That's more a line-item veto. Either go all-in on dress code or let kids wear whatever stupid things their parents buy so long they aren't letting T&A hang out or wearing profanity or things like that.
In our case, we can buy Lee's or Old Navy and sometimes DKNY jeans. Urban Pipeline is loose but do-able. He rips the knees right out of any self-respecting Walmart, JCPenney, or Target brand we've tried that fit, so we don't bother with them. Two of those four brands can be bought for under $20 a pair.
I try to balance cost with wear with what fits. No point in buying a cheap pair that he may only wear a half dozen times before they become summer cut-offs he can only really wear outside.
But if the schools decide to issue a list of cost approved jeans brands that they feel all their children can afford and none of my go-tos are on it?