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Children's clothes - boys

(34 Posts)
Nerf Sat 08-Nov-14 08:12:45

So, yesterday I was shopping with dmum. Large shopping centre so huge range. Noticed again that boys clothes are so limiting - little monster, here's trouble.
When looking for christmas tops I was really surprised by H and M - one boys top with a monster riding a reindeer nowcompared to about a zillsnowflakes, glittery, pretty, sweet tips fo I know I can just buy them anyway for the boys but why not make some more unisex nice things, or

RedButtonhole Sat 08-Nov-14 08:16:20

Primark had some nice christmassy shirts when I was in- bought DS one for his Christmas part that is red with lots of reindeer on it. I find primark are usually quite good for having plenty of variety for boys with colours and unusual motifs on tshirts etc.

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Sat 08-Nov-14 08:23:21

How old is your DS? Mothercare does christmas jumpers up to size 7-8 and their boys designs are really nice and festive and classic.

ThursdayLast Sat 08-Nov-14 08:26:01

I'm fed up with all the stripes!
DS looks like a blue and grey humbug most if the time!

But ditto Primark, in fact I think I bought that exact shirt Red, and some nice woolly leggings that were from the girls section but meh.
M&S has some nice things too, but I'm loathe to spend that much on novelty styff

Nerf Sat 08-Nov-14 08:29:13

Thank you, they are six and eight so might get something in both of those. I'm just really sick of the lack of variety for boys - ds2 would love something sweet to wear but is too aware to be comfortable in somethibg from the girls section

Sirzy Sat 08-Nov-14 08:30:56

For some reason I have never encountered the same issues many mumsnetters seem to have. DS has a wide variety of lovely clothes vast majority from the high street. No character prints (except his Olaf Christmas jumper) as he doesn't like them

FelixTitling Sat 08-Nov-14 08:34:04

Ds (9) just found his perfect t-shirt in H&M. It was bottle green with a pocket; I would have passed it by.

He came running to me with it shouting "mum, look! Get rid of all my other t-shirts and buy me 20 of these" hmm

Maybe he'll be the next Mark Zuckerberg grin

BikeRunSki Sat 08-Nov-14 08:34:08

I usually find that H&M are great for bright colours for boys. I tend to buy most of DS's stuff there, but I like stripes!

Nerf Sat 08-Nov-14 08:36:10

Where do you shop sirzy? We do h and m and Zara usually - zara is very good for plain stuff but anything themed is usually limited I'm finding.

Sirzy Sat 08-Nov-14 08:37:36

Asda, tesco, next, m and s etc. nowhere special.

ThursdayLast Sat 08-Nov-14 08:41:30

I like some stripes, but occasionally when DP dresses him DS seems to be top to toe!

Chandon Sat 08-Nov-14 08:44:20

I find H&M good for neutral tees

And surfdome for sporty style ones.

elQuintoConyo Sat 08-Nov-14 08:46:00

H&M. The end.

My mum often sends us stuff from Sainsbury's (are they the ones that do the TU range?), and although some aren't always my cup of tea, DS loves them and they are excellent quality - some very quirky stuff, too.

Can't say I've been looking for festive stuff, so can't comment. No Primark nearby either. I find Zara shit quality, i'm afraid.

Nerf Sat 08-Nov-14 08:47:37

I just like Christmas stuff blush
Might look at Asda today
Just want nice non critical happy things.

Nerf Sat 08-Nov-14 08:47:57

Stripes. DS does love a stripe.

Badvoc123 Sat 08-Nov-14 08:55:44

It's a common issue I think.
Loads of choice for girls, not so much for boys.
That being said, I have had some nice stuff from next, sainsburys and asda.

Sirzy Sat 08-Nov-14 08:57:25

Asda have lovely christmas jumpers every year for boys

Sirzy Sat 08-Nov-14 08:59:03,default,sc.html?cm_sp=Desktop-_-grgboys-_-George-_-Scroll01-_-141106Link01knitwear lots of christmas jumpers in that lot

Nerf Sat 08-Nov-14 09:00:10

Thank you I'm near an Asda later today.

CountBapula Sat 08-Nov-14 09:11:14

I generally agree with you. H&M all the way here.

I got this from Peacocks for DS1 the other day. And a similar baby one in red for DS2.

Their ordinary stuff was horrid, though. Saw a t-shirt for a 4yo that said 'Hello ladies!' on the front hmm

wingcommandergallic Sat 08-Nov-14 09:30:57

Trouble is the choice for girls tends to be pink, sparkly and impractical.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Sat 08-Nov-14 10:53:28

I guess for girls they can do trousers and dresses. Boys can't do dresses so easily.
When pregnant I found I liked only boys stuff! Now DD is here I find cute stuff in both. But I hate that so much girls stuff is pink and frilly...

bearwithspecs Sun 09-Nov-14 10:05:11

I like sainsburys. As for girls stuff - try having a DD who refuses pinks, sparkles, fairies, princesses, cute cats etc At least her clothes go to her brother afterwards ....

Nerf Sun 09-Nov-14 10:07:55

Asda was good actually, lots of nice things. I'm just a bit fed up of all the here comes trouble type things and a few tops woth snowflakes wouldn't go amiss in the boys section

Artandco Sun 09-Nov-14 10:23:24

Petite bateau or white company

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