Why are boys clothes on the high street so boring?!

(61 Posts)
Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:04:40

Went coat shopping today.

Got dd a lovely coat from Next. Nice quick and simple.

Now to hunt for a boys coat. Why are they all blue or covered in cars?!!

I found a lovely one in GAP. A pale grey with dark grey patches...£49.99!! No chance.

Ended up getting an army green colour one from Marks and Spencer's.

Why are bright colours not seen in boys clothes on the high street? I say high street because I know you're going to provide me a lot of links for boden and boden prices.

MistressPage Mon 10-Oct-16 19:10:34

I know! So much dull brown and orange... I want primary colours and stripes for my little chap

NapQueen Mon 10-Oct-16 19:11:20

Try Zara. Very very nice!

QuiteLikely5 Mon 10-Oct-16 19:11:38

Next have great boys jackets. A quick look online will confirm.

Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:12:05

There's never enough choice either

Two-three different aisles for girls clothes. Half an aisle maybe a full one for boys.

NapQueen Mon 10-Oct-16 19:12:46

m.zara.com/uk/en/kids/boy-%7C-4-14-years/outerwear/coats-c673515.html

Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:13:39

Ah when I said Next, I mean the Next Outlet. Sorry should have said that.

We have an outlet shopping mall with next, gap, marks and Spencer's, fat face and a load more shops

Otherwise it's peacocks, m and co, sainsburys and morrisons.

topcat2014 Mon 10-Oct-16 19:15:58

It is part of the training for society where girls / women are expected to spend six times as much as clothing as boys/men..

Frazzled2207 Mon 10-Oct-16 19:17:30

Sainsbury's is the worst offender IMO, although their baby boy offering is good. After 2, useless.

I've found nice stuff in the sale at Pumpkin patch, admittedly not on the high street but I've almost given up on the high street. Some nice stuff in M&s but not much.

M0nstersinthecl0set Mon 10-Oct-16 19:18:26

It seems particularly awful! I am glad for the internet and far more interesting european child brands!

Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:20:08

Id rather not internet buy clothes if I can

I like to see them IRL. To test the thickness and warmth. Too much faffing around to have them sent out and sent back if I don't like them.

But the nearest city with more shops is a 30 min train ride so I've got what I've got.

Just wish there was more range.

QueenLaBeefah Mon 10-Oct-16 19:20:31

H and M do colourful boys clothes.

LobsterQuadrille Mon 10-Oct-16 19:21:55

Totally agree with you. I went looking for something for a two year old boy yesterday. Absolute rubbish. There are few boys in our family so I hadn't realised what a contrast it is. I ended up with a rugby shirt from M&S - Next was especially bad - everything covered in trucks or dinosaurs! I didn't leave enough time to buy on-line and have learned now.

MountainRoute Mon 10-Oct-16 19:21:56

I hate this too. Why do they assume little boys want to be covered in pictures of Dinosaurs/cars/boats/farm machinery or wear only dull colours?

Toby Tiger and Ted Baker have colourful ranges, nicely finished and they wash well. But a bit overpriced IMO.

Ilovewillow Mon 10-Oct-16 19:24:20

Rubbish aren't they!! Don't get me started on boys shoes - I only want a plain pair without bloody transport on them!!

goose1964 Mon 10-Oct-16 19:26:02

the boys in my family are dinosaur mad, so they love this but are not into cars & have outgrown tractors

Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:26:56

Yes Dh is dinosaur mad so we have a lot of dinosaur clothing. Some is actually very nice and bright.

But why cars?! Don't girls drive cars too?

WankersHacksandThieves Mon 10-Oct-16 19:27:26

Outdoor type stores/ski wear usually gives you better colours.

If you are shopping at the outlet then you are buying what other people didn't so it's harder to find what you want.

H&M usually have something decent.

www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0386819002.html
www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0415981002.html

SandyY2K Mon 10-Oct-16 19:28:06

It's the same as men's clothes TBH. Women have lovely glamorous dresses and men just have a suit and tie.

LeatherAndLace Mon 10-Oct-16 19:28:11

Totally agree.
I'm not averse to dinosaur or car prints but I hate the sludgy colours they get put with. I like a nice bright colour.

Artandco Mon 10-Oct-16 19:31:24

I don't find this. I have two boys and none wear sludge colours or cars. I wouldn't look in somewhere like next for a warm winter coat though, I would look in a shop selling outdoor/ snow stuff

Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:34:02

Ds is under 2 so still in a foot muff and pushchair

Wanted something warm enough to keep him warm for his little wanders but not so hot that he would over heat in the buggy

Dd just has jumpers on underneath her coat

Can't afford to spend a huge amount tbh. Both coats cost £19 each which was ok. Maximum would have been around £25

Dixiebell Mon 10-Oct-16 19:35:03

Just bought my 6 yr old a bright red coat from Asda, £20 compared to the £70 Boden options. Asda baby girls stuff on the other hand is just a sea of pale pink and cartoon characters .

BellaGoth Mon 10-Oct-16 19:35:09

This has driven me nuts since DS was born nearly 4 years ago. None of my friends will come shopping with me any more as I inevitably start ranting... blush

I've had some luck with Primark but I find sizing a bit random.

Don't be afraid to look in the girl's aisle, trousers are trousers on little ones.

Soubriquet Mon 10-Oct-16 19:37:00

We do alright for trousers actually

Not had him in jeans yet grin

Lots of jogging bottoms type trousers and legging type trousers

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