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I refuse to buy my kids (or myself) clothes with obvious logos (Old Navy right across the chest kind of thing). I just won't do it. The only exception being, I can't find running gear without logos, but I always choose the least obvious.<br><br>
Anyway, dd1 was given a pile of handmedowns. Included was a zipper top that had the company logo right across the front. It's a $30/40 top new, but I wouldn't let her buy it months ago when she wanted it.<br><br>
So. She says, since it was free to us, that she should be able to wear it (throwing my argument of "I'm not paying good money to advertise for them" back at me!). She's right, we didn't pay for it, but do I let her wear it?<br><br>
The poll was supposed to be private, but I guess it's not a huge deal. I hope!<br><br>
The logo is for Jacob Jr. btw.
 

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Ah. i voted before reading the details. If it was for ME, I wouldn't wear it. Wouldn't be caught dead in it as a matter of fact. But, if it was something DD wanted to wear, I wouldn't take it away from her. We would, however, definitely discuss the advertising thing.
 

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I voted Other ~~ it depends on the logo!!<br><br><br>
In general my kids wear logo-free clothing, but when their grandma buys them clothes she almost always buys them used Old Navy clothes at the thrift shops... and since they're cute, and fit, and it's only Old Navy I let them.<br><br>
But I refuse to provide advertising for someone like Nike, yk? It's a whole different level of evil...
 

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I also do no/low logos, but in that case, I'd let it go. Pushing your ideals so hard can backfire with older kids. Being flexible earns you their trust and understanding, imho.
 

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I'm with your DD on this. No, I wouldn't be willing to pay for it, but free clothes are free clothes! She likes it-- it didn't cost a dang thing-- what are your questions? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
DS has the cutest hand-me-down Old Navy orange sweater with glittery blue letters that I would NEVER have actually bought him, so take my biased opinion for what it's worth.<br><br>
Personally, I've always thought of hand-me-downs as a chance to try something different, something I never would have chosen for myself, yk?
 

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I say let her wear it, though to be honest - I have no issues with brand names.
 

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I wouldn't say that I would let my kid to wear ANY logo that was free. Until s/he was at an age where s/he could make a determination about personal spiritual beliefs, I would not allow her to wear christian tees (we got a bunch of ancient handmedowns once--anyone remember the christian shirts that were parodies of other things, that were popular in the 80s/90s?). Nor would I allow her to wear logos that were sexual in nature. I'm also not a fan of any of those pants with words across the butt.<br><br>
But if it's just a company name that doesn't fall under the above criteria--I'd leave it up to her. I'd explain why we don't buy name brand stuff, as a rule, and why I don't like that particular company and why it's important that I don't want to spend family finances on it. But if s/he decided that s/he liked the shirt or whatever, and wanted to reuse/recycle it as a handmedown, then I would consider that her decision.
 

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I picked the first option, although it wasn't perfect for my stance. I do see the problem with logos, and I tend to avoid them. However, I don't think it's that big of a deal to occassionally wear something with a logo. I probably would have bought the item when the child originally asked for it, assuming I could afford it and assuming it wasn't part of a constant "nagging for brand names" campaign.
 

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I put "other." I'd let her wear it. She wants it, she got it through an odd bit of luck, you're not actually going back on your principles since you *didn't* pay for it. It seems unnecessarily mean to take it away from her.
 

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Logos don't bother me, my girls have a few gap/old navy shirts that are reaay cute, but if the rule was that you won't buy clothing with logos and the item was a hand me down then she's right and should be able to wear it!
 

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I personally dont' mind subtle logos, but I don't really like big logos on anything.<br><br>
I wouldn't let my child wear anything obscene. I do understand why you don't like your child wearing logos, even though I'm not so strict about it.<br><br>
Since you didn't pay for the items, and your child is clearly old enough to care, I would let it go in the name of "picking your battles."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I voted Other ~~ it depends on the logo!!<br><br><br>
In general my kids wear logo-free clothing, but when their grandma buys them clothes she almost always buys them used Old Navy clothes at the thrift shops... and since they're cute, and fit, and it's only Old Navy I let them.<br><br>
But I refuse to provide advertising for someone like Nike, yk? It's a whole different level of evil...</div>
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I edited the op - it's Jacob Jr.
 

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No big deal for my family. I'd have no problem with her wearing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've never even heard of Jacob Jr- at first I thought you were telling me it was your DS, Jacob Jr, who wants the sweatshirt, and not your DD. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Maybe you can find a similar shirt for sale online and post a link to that pic? Or take a pic of the actual shirt you have and post it?
 

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I personally don't have a problem with logos. I find that there are much more important things to take a stance on rather than what your clothing says, provided it isn't something extremely offensive.
 

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I've never heard of Jacob Jr. either. I have no problem at all with logos.<br>
Now, if it were cartoon characters it'd be another story.
 
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