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Trendy teen dressing with Jacamo

by LaurettaCWright
Trendy teen dressing with Jacamo

Where the years have gone, I just don’t know. It seems like one minute we were applauding our son on his first word (caaaaaaaaar) and the next minute he’s nearly 14 and trying to explain the Pythagoras Theory to me.

So when Jacamo got in touch to see if I’d like some men’s clobber, I was intrigued, but knew that I couldn’t possibly give a fair assessment of the clothes and accessories as there’s no way that VIP would even contemplate modeling anything for me.

But then I remembered that my son was actually quite a bit taller than me and he would actually pass for a ‘small man’ and reconsidered. But it all depended on him of course. Was he up for a bit of trendy teen dressing with Jacamo?

For someone who refused to accept that his mum even owned her own blog site, let alone write posts for it, getting him to agree to model for me would be a tough gig. But he surprised me; I think the promise of new, trendy clothes was all he needed – and here’s what he chose.

Pale blue ‘Rigid Jeans’ for £20: We ordered a size 27-inch waist (he’s a big boy!) but they sent the wrong size, so I was surprised he managed to keep them up.

In his own words (what few he uses), the jeans were “really comfortable” and he liked the colour.  He hasn’t got a pair of paler blue jeans – I thought they suited him and they do go with everything. Plus I can’t believe the price – a total bargain.

Until he grows into the jeans though, he can carry on wearing a belt for them, so I was pleased he ordered a pack of two slim leather belts for £20 – that was a bit of forward thinking! It’s great how the set offers a black and a brown belt depending on the outfit and its colour.

Next he chose the ‘Duck Egg Long Sleeve Tipped Polo Long’ top. It was a good choice and I was pleased to see that he didn’t pick his usual black top combo, but opted for something a little lighter – and dare I say it, more sophisticated.

 Trendy teen dressing with Jacamo

The top features a button placket fasten, cuffed sleeves and a contrast colour tipping to the collar – hence the ‘Tipped’ description.

The material is made of 98% cotton and 2% elastane and the polo top cost a very affordable £19.

Again, it’s something that’s very versatile and would go with most styles (and shades) of trousers.

Last but not least – but I did leave the best until last (according to Luis), were these Leather Look Derby Shoes (in wide fit). I have to be really careful with the shoes Luis wears given his history of feet issues, so I was pleased the pair he’d chosen were wide fit, meaning that they’d be comfortable.

Trendy teen dressing with Jacamo

And he loves them. He has even taken to wearing them for school. The black shoes feature a brown trim, so I was concerned that they wouldn’t be appropriate for school, but so far, none of the teachers have commented.

The shoes were great value for money and cost £30. They’re also very comfortable and Luis is certainly getting a lot of wear out of them.

So the whole outfit cost just under £90, which is great value as the clothes are great quality, meaning they’ll last him a good few years. Well, maybe not the shoes if he continues to wear them at the current rate he is!

It’s scary to see my boy growing up so fast – I fear the next time I blink he’ll be off to uni or leaving home! But it’s an interesting age for him at the moment – and dare I say it, a challenging one for his parents.

He’s asserting his authority when he thinks he’s right, thinks both his parents are clueless and is finding his ‘look’ when it comes to the way he presents himself. I realise that this is all part of the growing up process, but I just wish time stood still for a little while.

And this is for you Luis. I’m really proud of how far you’ve come in life, how kind, loving and generous you are and how you’re always so polite with my friends.

Thank you for modelling for me – even if you did “feel like an idiot”. Be yourself – I couldn’t be more proud of you. X

*This was a collaborative post with Jacamo who decided to work with me in return for my honest opinion.

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Alex Grace 22nd March 2019 - 11:39 am

I know this is a post about clothes, but you did just make me cry a bit and want to run to the school and hug my son – thankfully I’ve recomposed myself again! He looks so handsome in the clothes he’s chosen – what a lovely young man you have there Lauretta x

LaurettaCWright 5th April 2019 - 9:55 pm

Ah I missed this initially Alex. That’s really kind of you – thank you. They do grow up so quickly though – and yes, grab all the hugs you can before they don’t want to anymore! lol xxxx

Jenni 15th March 2019 - 10:39 am

He looks great, I love the colour of that top, it really suits him. I bet those are the poshest shoes in his school!

LaurettaCWright 15th March 2019 - 4:20 pm

Ha ha! You’re not wrong there Jenni! He has already had a few comments about them from his friends!

Rebecca Smith 14th March 2019 - 12:33 pm

We love Jacamo clothing in our house – one of the only places Steve buys from. They’re such good quality!

LaurettaCWright 14th March 2019 - 4:26 pm

I hadn’t heard of them before now, but they’re great quality & value

Mellissa Williams 14th March 2019 - 12:21 pm

Jacamo are a great brand – they have such quality clothes and those clothes really suit him.
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LaurettaCWright 15th March 2019 - 4:24 pm

Thank you Mellissa – he’ll be over the moon to read that! 😉

Anosa 14th March 2019 - 11:00 am

We love Jacamo in our home, both my brother and Dad have pieces from them that we absolutely love. Loving the Teenager’s style.
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LaurettaCWright 15th March 2019 - 4:23 pm

That’s fab that you’ve already discovered them. My son is now a fan and he’s been checking out more clothes on the site!

Super Busy Mum 14th March 2019 - 8:27 am

He is looking very smart and our kids grow a little too fast for our liking, don’t they! We’ve never shopped in Jacamo, but I’ve always heard good things!

LaurettaCWright 15th March 2019 - 4:22 pm

They do grow up far too quickly, yes. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this! Thanks for commenting xx

Angela Milnes 13th March 2019 - 3:04 pm

I do like the shoes. They are really shiny. We also have to buy wide fit in our home.

LaurettaCWright 15th March 2019 - 4:21 pm

Wide fit are just more comfy in general aren’t they? I usually go wide fit too if I can

Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels 13th March 2019 - 12:52 pm

He looks really smart, it is so tricky finding good clothes for a teen boy that they will want to wear! Kaz

LaurettaCWright 13th March 2019 - 1:46 pm

It really is. As he’s having a huge growth spurt at the moment I’ll be hitting the shops again soon when it slows down!

nichola - Globalmouse 13th March 2019 - 10:46 am

He looks really smart and with a 12 year old this is great to see. I love the blue top he chose, it really suits him.

LaurettaCWright 13th March 2019 - 1:47 pm

Thank you Nichola – I think he made a good choice and I was pleased that I left it to him to decide. At least this means he’ll wear the clothes!

Treasure Every Moment 13th March 2019 - 10:07 am

Aww he looks so smart and grown up! I can’t believe the price of those shoes – they look at more expensive than that 🙂

LaurettaCWright 13th March 2019 - 1:48 pm

I know – the shoes are really awesome. Well made, stylish and strong. It’s definitely his favourite part of the outfit

Stephanie 12th March 2019 - 10:14 pm

He looks so smart and grown up, what a fab model he made for you too

LaurettaCWright 13th March 2019 - 1:45 pm

Thank you Stephanie – I’m a proud mum I have to say! x

Rachael 12th March 2019 - 1:34 pm

Oh he really does look so grown up! Good job thinking about those belts. £90 is a bargain, especially when it includes shoes too.

LaurettaCWright 12th March 2019 - 2:00 pm

Thanks Rachael – it’s definitely a great price isn’t it? The shoes alone would cost a lot more elsewhere and they are well made.

kerry 11th March 2019 - 8:19 pm

Aww look at him, so handsome! He looks so much like you Lauretta! Im so glad that he did this as its all good for his personal growth, good for him! He looks great x

LaurettaCWright 12th March 2019 - 1:59 pm

Thank you Kerry – I hope it has boosted his confidence. He does look great doesn’t he? He just doesn’t know it (yet!)

michelle twin mum 11th March 2019 - 9:29 am

Very cool that is was willing to model for you, mine hates doing it. Your son looks fab, he choose well. Mine is also often found trying to explain things like Pythagoras Theory to me though! Mich x

LaurettaCWright 11th March 2019 - 5:48 pm

Thanks Mich – he chose some nice clothes but he’s over the moon with the shoes mostly. They are lovely I have to say, but I can’t believe his feet are really that big! I’m glad it’s not just me that gets confused with teen school work – it’s beyond me now!

Rebecca | AAUBlog 10th March 2019 - 10:18 pm

so crazy how fast kids grow, and the prices that it costs to clothe them! This looks really reasonable, though!
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LaurettaCWright 11th March 2019 - 5:45 pm

Thanks Rebecca. They are really good quality too so at least you know they are going to last…


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