There’s something about this season’s collection that makes me all wistful and nostalgic, nowhere more so than with this wonderfully original Crabber T-Shirt. The design pays homage to the fishing expeditions of our fondest imagination: wading through reedy rivers with jam jar for minnows in hand, or slithering over seaweed-draped rocks, net ready for starfish, sea-urchins and – the prize catch – a crab! The magnificently pincered red crab on this T-shirt seems very appropriate to this age group: its scuttling bravado and its tenaciousness are a fit emblem for all those young boys who grab onto an idea and won’t let go.
They won’t let go of this T-shirt once they’ve tried it on, that’s for sure. The cotton is velvety cool and soft and the cut is generous – none of that tightness over the shoulder-blades or pinching under the arms characteristic of skimpier tops. Frugi T-shirts are great for long hot car journeys and any sultry, clammy weather that is likely to make your child itchy and rashy: the organic cotton is wonderful against over-heated, sensitive skin. These T-shirts wash well, keeping their colour and shape, and they don’t go bobbly and rough either. I was pleased to see, too, that unlike last year’s dino T-shirt, the crabber tee doesn’t come with neck poppers: older children accustomed to undressing themselves tend to get frustrated by these and end up hopping around at bathtime with the T-shirt stuck over their head, crashing into toilets and tripping over baby brothers.
Dress your boy in this and he won’t have to fish for compliments.
Reviewed by Zoe R – Frugi Customers & Crusaders