I knew I would have to get the Go Go Go Top for my son as soon as I saw it in the new Spring collection. First, it is the colour of all his favourite things: fire engines, post boxes, traffic lights, jam tarts. Red it is, and not just any old red, but a glorious vibrant scarlet.
Secondly, I love the rakish good humour of this top’s design, the way the diagonal speed stripes continue all the way round the back long after you might have expected them to stop, and the fact that those little wheel motifs morph into the phrase ‘go go go’, but only if you look very closely. The go kart satisfies all those boy cravings for fast things on wheels whilst retaining the unimpeachable eco credentials one would expect from frugi: carbon neutral transport, of course! The Bash Street Kids or Beryl the Peril would certainly know how to steer one of these down an improbably steep and narrow street.
The same attention to detail is evident in the trim on neck and cuffs: not black but a very dark navy blue. The neck is cut a bit lower than in the winter tops and the material is soft and light without being clingy: a good choice for warmer weather, but also very versatile layered over a vest or under a hoodie. Overall the top is roomy without sacrificing its shape.
Frugi tops are remarkable for their longevity. My youngest has just about grown out of a stripey one he has worn regularly twice a week for the last eight months: it hasn’t lost its shape and it has barely faded. I don’t know of any other tops quite as luxurious and hard-working as these.
Reviewed by Zoe R – Frugi Customer & Crusader