5 Items, 5 Ways – Back to School with Dickies #giveaway #backtoschool

by Teresa B

Theresa, 5m4m contributor, shares insights into this back to school giveaway provided by Dickies. We were provided items to review and to giveaway, however all opinions remain her own.

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The summer break is disappearing fast and it is the time when I enter my children’s closet to inspect their school uniforms from the previous year. This is the time of the summer I start the process of sorting, purchasing and labeling everything ready for the start of the new school year. I quickly realized that my son had somehow grown two inches over the summer and all his pants were above his ankles.

As a parent, I know how expensive school uniforms can be. My son attends school one day a week at a consortium academy and must wear a uniform. The academy is not lax in the uniform department and he must look presentable, with a belt, a tie and a jacket as he enters junior high. I personally feel the way a student dresses helps set the tone for his (or her) conduct whilst in school.

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This is what Dickies had to say about school uniforms:

“Influencing Classroom DisciplineAlmost 80% of schools with uniforms say classroom discipline has improved. Uniforms promote good behavior and provide an improved environment for learning. Improving the Learning EnvironmentTeachers surveyed say that uniforms promote a “down to business” approach. Kid’s view uniforms as work clothes and take school more seriously. 52% of principals surveyed said that uniforms had a positive effect on student achievement.”


What I look for in school uniforms:

I look for a good quality uniform at an affordable price. Price is a huge factor for me as I have three children. Quality is extremely important to me. I do not want to have to purchase new school uniforms in a couple of months because the uniforms can not withstand the activities of my active children. The uniforms also need to wash well. I don’t want the colors to fade after a couple of washes and I don’t want the pants to shrink.

Comfort is another important element when purchasing school uniforms. My son has issues with clothing if they are not made of soft materials. My children also need to have fasteners on pants and skirts that are manageable as I will not be at school to assist.

What we think of Dickies school uniforms:

My son loves the Boys’ Slim Straight Pant They are wrinkle and fade resistant, which I love since I am not a fan of ironing. My son is especially happy with the twill pants fastener. He was literally giving some whoops quite loudly in excitement over the twill pants fastener. My son is quite slim and lanky and the fit on the twill slim straight pants are perfect for him as they are a slimmer fit and have a straight leg.

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We also received the Boys’ Skinny Straight Pant. The skinny straight twill pants are also easy to care for, have stain release and are wrinkle and fade resistant. Both pants have longer tunnel belt loops, which make it easier for little hands to loop their belts. The skinny straight twill pants have a nifty side pocket that my son was pleasantly surprised about. He has a habit of placing his pencil in his front pocket and losing them throughout the day. This fabulous multi-use pocket is a perfect location for his pencils and I see lost pencils a thing of the past. The pants are really well made and looked very smart on my son, and the hems, waistband and fastenings are all sewn well.

My son will also be wearing the Kids’ Short Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt. The polo shirt has a tagless label, which is wonderful for my sensitive son. The polo shirt is an easy care shirt, has stain release and is wrinkle and fade resistant. It fits well and it not itchy, which is important to young boys. The polo shirt is the same in terms of quality, well made and smart looking with the buttons very firmly sewn on.

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In addition to great school uniforms, Dickies also carries some wonderful henleys and hoodies. My son is quite taken with the Boys’ 3-Button Thermal Henley and has pretty much been wearing it for three days straight. It is, like the polo shirt, tagless, and very soft. It is 100% cotton and a mid-weight thermal for warmth, which is needed in the midwest right now. The Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie is also made of super soft cotton.

My son and I are very pleased with Dickies school uniforms and boy’s clothing. I would purchase these for my children and I can’t wait to see how they wash and wear through the school year.

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Email Author    |    Website About Teresa B

I am a Chicago momma to 3 little poppets whom I happen to homeschool. I have many passions, photography (see my portfolio) When I meet you, I'll be sure to share the good lighting with you. See me at http://tiarastantrums.com and I tweet at @tiarastantrums

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1 Jessica To August 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

The Zip Fleece Hoodies are my favorite.

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2 Anne August 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

The boys skinny straight pant.

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3 Jeanna August 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I love their fleece hoodies!

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4 Kerrie Mayans August 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I like their •Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie

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5 amyc August 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I like the 3 button Henley.

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6 Anne Lehnick August 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I love the fleece hoodie

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7 Kelly D August 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I like the Kids’ V-Neck Pullover Sweater

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8 Shari August 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I like the pique polo shirt best!

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9 Stacie August 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Never tried them before…would love to outfit my boys

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10 Jennifer August 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I love the hoodies! Super Cute!

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11 Patricia Wojnar Crowley August 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I like the Girls’ Stretch Slim Fit Flat Front Capri!

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12 Stacey B August 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love their Thermal Henley’s for boys!

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13 DEBIJOT August 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I like their fleece hoodies

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14 Heather Hayes Panjon August 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I Like The Kids’ Fleece Lined Hooded Jacket!

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15 carol roberts August 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Women’s Relaxed Straight Leg Jean

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16 Barbara Platt August 15, 2013 at 12:45 am

the hoodies are nice

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17 Jana August 15, 2013 at 1:01 am

I like the fleece hoodies, but stain resistant is key with my boy!

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18 Brandy W. August 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

The Kids’ Fleece Lined Hooded Jacket is my favorite!

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19 vickie couturier August 15, 2013 at 8:52 am

Boys’ FlexWaist™ Double Knee Multi Use Pocket Pant

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20 latanya August 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Boys’ Multi-Use Pocket Short

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21 Natalie S August 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Would love the Boys’ Classic Fit FlexWaist Flat Front Pant for my son!

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22 Meghan Finley August 16, 2013 at 12:35 am

Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie is my fave because they are so soft and comfy

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23 amanda hardesty August 16, 2013 at 3:44 am

boys skinny straight pant

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24 Erica Best August 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm

the pants are the best

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25 klynn schrotenboer August 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

i like the fleece hoodies

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26 Nicole Sender August 17, 2013 at 2:01 am

The fleece hoodie looks warm and comfy!

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27 Stefany August 17, 2013 at 8:38 am

I absolutely love the Dickies boys straight leg pants. My son has to wear navy uniforms for school and these are the longest lasting, nicest looking pants we can find!

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28 Kristie August 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

I like the Boys’ Classic Fit FlexWaist® Flat Front Pant.

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29 April Yedinak August 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I like their fleece lined hooded jackets.

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30 Christina Z August 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I love their uniform pants great quality & value

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31 acmommy3 August 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Definitely the Fleece Hoodie!! Awesome! :-)

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32 CharityS August 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I love the short sleeve polo shirts.

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33 Melissa P. August 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

My fave is the Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie

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34 Nicole August 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

I love my son in Dickies shorts. They are durable and look edgy at the same time.

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35 Mia Dentice Carey August 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Hm, it’s a toss up between the Boys’ Slim Straight Pant & Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie

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36 Mia Dentice Carey August 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Hm, it’s a toss up between the Boys’ Slim Straight Pant & the Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie

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37 D Schmidt August 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

My favorite is definitely Boys’ Slim Straight Pant (#QP873)- $16.99

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38 Brittany August 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

The full fleece hoodie is my fav

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39 DebbieKL August 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I like the Kids’ Eisenhower Jacket!

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40 jessica saunders August 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

my hubby wears their work pants and they are so easy to wash and dry

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41 karel August 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I like the boys pants. They are more durable than other brands.

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42 Jayme Jordan August 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

I Like The Jackets, So Comfortable

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43 Jessica T August 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I like the fleece hoodie. . .

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44 Terra Heck August 23, 2013 at 2:24 am

I really like the Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie. Thanks.
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45 JR Frugalmom August 23, 2013 at 6:36 am

My favorite is the Kids’ Short Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt

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46 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 4:10 am

We love the fleece hoodie!

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47 mamotts August 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

the skinny khakis

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48 Madonna August 26, 2013 at 8:55 am

the pants, you just can’t top Dickies for ruggedness.

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49 Liz August 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Favorite piece of Dickies Clothing? Boys’ Double Knee Multi-Pocket Pant.

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50 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 3:54 am

There pants they can stand up to boys.

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51 chana August 28, 2013 at 6:15 am

the fleece hoodie

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52 sandra August 28, 2013 at 7:16 am

i’m liking their thermal henley

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53 Anitra August 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I like the hoodie

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54 Staci A August 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Love the Kids’ Eisenhower Jacket!

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55 Saver Sara August 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

I love their polo shirts!

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56 katklaw777 August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

The Kids’ Full Zip Fleece Hoodie (#KW604)- $19.99 is my fave.

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57 Tabathia B August 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

the thermal hoodie

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58 Nannypanpan August 30, 2013 at 4:05 am

I like the long sleeve piqué polo shirt

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59 T.h.Ransom August 30, 2013 at 10:07 am

I like the Boys’ Straight Pant and the Hoodies

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