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pinkorkid Wed 01-Jun-11 14:27:38

DS (ASD 13) will only wear one particular type of pants - we have 3 pairs which are wearing out fast. They are cotton y-front type, quite thick cotton with no exposed elastic. They were from Marks and Spencer but they no longer make this style in his size. He has latex allergy so can't have elastic exposed. Doesn't like the feel of boxers and insists on the double thickness at the front that you get with y-fronts as opposed to briefs. Sorry if TMI.

I've googled any children's wear shops I can think of but no joy finding what we need so far.

smileANDwave2000 Wed 01-Jun-11 14:38:37

can you show us what there like ? as ive an idea but unsure

smileANDwave2000 Wed 01-Jun-11 14:48:21

as you say hes 13 depends wether a big lad or not for his age could he wear small mens now see this:

www.universal-textiles.com/UK-UT/utmu108.php

silverfrog Wed 01-Jun-11 14:56:17

would these work?

I thought the same as smileANDwave - would small mens be ok?

<still quite tricky though! hard ot tell re: enclosed elastic!>

silverfrog Wed 01-Jun-11 14:57:00

grin - just seen your link, smile - I found those on amazon too! grin

pinkorkid Wed 01-Jun-11 14:58:50

www.marksandspencer.com/Pack-Classic-Cotton-Plain-Briefs/dp/B00164Y1XQ?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_2&nodeId=366095031&sr=1-2&qid=1306936263&pf_rd_r=1ERSYBW7PK58PE00ZWQG&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=366095031&pf_rd_p=215570647&pf_rd_s=related-items-3
link is to an adult version of what we need - unfortunately m&s no longer make a child or teen version of these.

pinkorkid Wed 01-Jun-11 15:11:59

Thank you siver and smile -your links both look along the right lines although he is probably too skinny still for small mens. It wasn't clear from the amazon link what age the sizes s, m and large applied to to but I did a search for "hanes boys briefs" separately and found the ages on the american site (www.hanes.com/Hanes/Products/Kids-Hanes/Kids_Boys-Hanes/Kids_Boys_boysunderwear-Hanes/HB720.aspx) in case anyone else is searching for this in future. So looks like we're sorted!

Thank you again for your help.

silverfrog Wed 01-Jun-11 15:21:09

oh, yay! hope they are ok smile

smileANDwave2000 Wed 01-Jun-11 15:30:57

these are the traditional white type look at this:
www.adult-size-school-uniform.com/acatalog/Underwear_-_Boys.html

pinkorkid Wed 01-Jun-11 19:32:58

Thank you smile - I'll save the link for when he gets a bit bigger round the waist. I've ordered the amazon ones from silver's link for now - finger's crossed he will like them.

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