High Time for High Waistbands – Dino T-shirt & Explorer Trousers

Product Review by Joanne G – Frugi Customer & Crusader

Boys Dino T-shirt and Boys Explorer Trousers

I never thought the day would come when I would side with Simon Cowell let alone commend his sometimes questionable dress sense – but when it comes to high waistbands Mr Cowell and I are reading from the same cheesy songbook.

I have enjoyed the hipster revival as much as the next person, but not until I had Michael did I see the folly of the anti-highrise attitude found amongst our Nation’s fashionistas. However, flicking through a girly mag at the doctors the other day I am reliably informed that the high waistband is back. Well here’s hoping that the children’s fashion fraternity sits up and takes some notice. Hipsters on kids don’t work. When did dressing your child in practical, comfortable and (cough, cough) “appropriate” clothing fall by the wayside, in favour of a pair of skimpy, trousers that ride down to the thighs the moment the child moves about? And don’t get me started on hipsters and nappies.

So it was with a great sigh of relief that I opened my parcel from Frugi. Thank heaven for Frugi. The little pair of Explorer Zip-Off Trousers and the matching Dino Tee look the part, but more importantly play the part. The trousers, in particular, are designed with active kids in mind. The waistband, while far from being Cowell-esque, is high enough that it covers everything it should. The zip-offs are a fashionable, but practical style that will see Michael through summer and into Autumn. The design is well thought out, changing a smart pair of trousers into a very trendy pair of shorts. Together, the trousers and the tee make a great casual outfit for everyday wear, however the trousers can easily be paired with a shirt to suit a more formal occasion.

Both the trousers and the tee are made of the softest organic cotton, and the toggles on the trousers waistband gives great adjustability for cloth nappy and disposable wearing babies alike. The Dino Tee is charming and, washes superbly.

Perhaps I am being a little too ready to seek the demise of the kiddie hipster, but as this little outfit proves it is possible to have fashionable, stylish clothes, that are practical and child-friendly.

2 thoughts on “High Time for High Waistbands – Dino T-shirt & Explorer Trousers”

  1. I too have this combination and they are great together without looking as though you’ve tried too hard to coordinate their wardrobe.

    i was wondering though if the waistband is going to last until my little one is 2 or more. At the moment, Benjamin is 18 months and has been wearing his (size 2-3 years) since the new season stuff came out. There’s still a lot of room around the waist. However, last year’s Banana Zip Offs were a bit of a disappointment as he’d outgrown the waist before the length. He’s big, I admit, but he’s tall for his age and not fat, so I was surprised the waist was the first thing to go. His little friend who’s a week younger, is shorter, but a lot fatter, so wouldn’t have lasted as long as our Benjamin did. I hope these aren’t going to go the same way as I’m hoping he’ll still be in them at Christmas!

    (not that I’m a cheap-skate and buy things to last a few seasons! cough cough)

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