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Why did they choose brown??????

(16 Posts)
GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Wed 10-Aug-11 09:39:17

My son needs chocolate brown trousers to wear as a page boy for my brother's wedding. He's 5yrs and very skinny and I can't find anything!

Please can you lovely people help me?


onelily Wed 10-Aug-11 09:47:55

try Alex and alexa. Whats ur budget and his size?

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Wed 10-Aug-11 09:57:24

As cheap as possible! And he's a tall 5yr old so 5-6 but with a very skinny waist.

onelily Wed 10-Aug-11 10:32:55

haha.. i like that. btw genrally buy my daughter's clothes from there. If u can wait till sept as generally they put big sale around then would be more economical for you

lucykate Wed 10-Aug-11 10:49:00

la redoute brown velour, these come in a size 4-5yrs

vertbaudet brown with a pin stripe could look quite smart for a wedding, in stock in a size 6yrs

combat ones may be a bit too casual though

sizes at la redoute tend to favour slender kids

LetLoveRule Wed 10-Aug-11 10:49:55

Brown school trousers here:

lucykate Wed 10-Aug-11 10:51:25

loads of brown boys trousers in boden too

stupefy Wed 10-Aug-11 10:52:14

I bought some in M&S last week. They cost a tenner.

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Wed 10-Aug-11 10:57:15

Thank you all so much. I seem to have a missing gene when it comes to googling things!

The M&S school trouser type ones seem to be the best for what my sil is wanting.

Now to find a cream jacket - please note, these are not my colour choices grin

lucykate Wed 10-Aug-11 10:59:22

try ebay too. i got ds a beige linen suit for my brothers wedding last year, brand new originally form next, for £12 inc a shirt.

loads of people sell kids wedding outfits that have only been worn the once.

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Wed 10-Aug-11 10:59:44

Blimey, I need a brown shirt for him as well!

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Wed 10-Aug-11 11:35:54

Wow - I love the stuff in Alex and Alexa but the prices made my eyes bleed grin Ds is a combats and scruffy t-shirts kid so anything that I get for this wedding will be a 'worn once and passed on' outfit.

<dreams of a son dressed in AandA clothes with clean hands and fingernails>

onelily Wed 10-Aug-11 12:30:03


onelily Thu 11-Aug-11 09:31:12

try babycurls. read abt some cashback voucher on another thread

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Thu 11-Aug-11 15:37:36

Thanks for everyone's help. I found a brown suit with a cream shirt and waistcoat on ebay which I've convinced my brother will be perfect - all for £30. Fab bargain that will be back on ebay as soon as the wedding's over grin. Now I just have to hope I can walk in my heels (eeek) and that my burnt boobs tone down!

catswipe Thu 11-Aug-11 22:36:46

Possibly take a chance and buy beige and machine dye it?

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