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Ds2 has a tiny waist but long legs....where can I get trousers to fit?

(28 Posts)
nobodysfool Fri 01-Feb-13 23:06:56

Goodness knows where he gets it from but DS2 (just 4 years old) has a tiny waist and long legs and I am struggling to find jeans that fit.
I would prefer jeans/trousers with the ribbed waist band so they are easy to pull up and down. He needs aged 4-5 for the length but they just hang off him.Any ideas where I can fin small waited bottoms with regular leg length?

jammietart Sun 03-Feb-13 13:46:38

Petit Bateau, Benetton and Boden all slim fitting with adjustable waists.

Tamdin Sun 03-Feb-13 08:42:12

Ds1 is the same. Zara trousers fit him well. Also a range in house of Fraser called 'name it'
Gap slim fit/skinny chinos

Wrigglebum Sun 03-Feb-13 08:39:29

Gap and Primark are good for my skinny boy- he lives in the £3 track suit bottoms from Primark. Get on the Gap mailing list and they have regular 30% off emails- we stock up then or in the sale.

I want to get stuff from Verbaudet but I've been scared off by tales of them having awful customer service.

nobodysfool Sun 03-Feb-13 00:04:29

Wow thanks for all the suggestions. The problem I'm finding with adjustable waists it the whole material bunching round waist hmm I'm off to trawl the sites you have suggested to find something suitable . Thanks ladies .

ipswichwitch Sat 02-Feb-13 12:46:53

Just checked catalogue and its vertbaudet. For each age they do slim, standard and full hip sizes. For 4yr old it's 58, 60 or 66 cm

SavoirFaire Sat 02-Feb-13 12:39:02

Was also going to say verbaudet. Only trousers I have found that fit my DS properly.

Snowkey Sat 02-Feb-13 12:28:39

H&M here but even they are too big - adjustable waists are very useful, got some slim fitting jeans from landsend for £7 each - total bargain. Mostly ds's jeans fit him properly for about a week and then they fall into the too short category!

slalomsuki Sat 02-Feb-13 08:26:59

I have two boys who have to have adjustable waists and long legs on everything. My solutions have been

Boden slim fit
Pumpkin patch
Marks and Spencer's

And now I am a dab hand at running elastic through waist bands. My shopping experience for them is bulk buying when I find a style that suits.

It gets harder when they get older though.

nextphase Sat 02-Feb-13 08:01:30

Another one say H&M! Really long in the leg for age. BUT you are going to have to get used to adjustable waists. They are the only way to go.
Next and M&S are OKish. But then we seem to live in Chinos, as they are the easiest to find for adjustable waists!

Tesco is VERY hit and miss - some are skinny, some are HUGE!

GoodtoBetter Sat 02-Feb-13 07:45:14

I'm surprised you're all saying H and M, they seem MASSIVE in the waist and although they are adjustable, I have to adjust them so much they look ridiculous with huge bunches of material on each side and then the bum looks all wrong.

lunar1 Sat 02-Feb-13 07:36:30

Next slim fit and pull the elastic to the shortest size. Their carrot fit are good too. Ds1 is tall and very skinny, his pants and swim shorts are still 18-24 months and he is 4.3

MrsMushroom Sat 02-Feb-13 07:34:33

Agree with H&M. My DDs and I are always flapping about in too-long pants which come from there.

ipswichwitch Sat 02-Feb-13 07:29:39

Either vertbaudet or jojomamambebe do trousers in 3 waist sizes for each age (I forget which)

Speedos Sat 02-Feb-13 07:25:26

Zara kids are aLl long and lean!

legalalien Sat 02-Feb-13 07:23:37

Agree with vertbaudet - or the lands end slimfit ones. I also bought a cyrillus pair once - a bit pricy but lasted well.

JoandMax Sat 02-Feb-13 07:23:20

H & M, PoP and a US shop called Carters are good. We normally get adjustable waists, never found any without that fit. I'm dreading potty training as its hard enough with a nappy on, with pants he's going to be even tinier!

Also, surprisingly I'm been really impressed with some Primark stuff - I dot know whether they cut them narrow to save money but have a few nice pairs for DS2 from there.

I'm struggling with shorts though - we're moving to Dubai soon so they'll be an everyday item but the adjustable waists can make them a bit bulky and I'm thinking hot, I really want to find some pull up style/elasticated waist ones that won't be stupidly big

lovethesun1 Sat 02-Feb-13 07:21:02

Same problem here in a way (although my ds is a tiddler all round!) but we need adjustable waists. Would second h&m and occ marks&spencers. Didn't know about Sainsburys so thanks everyone!

upinthehills Sat 02-Feb-13 07:19:29

quiller tell me about the slim cut boden - i did see that they had slim cut cargos and cords, but the measurement box still show them as having the standard waist size, so for age 8 that would be 58cm - so I had discounted them. Are they smaller in reality?

Wrigglytummy Sat 02-Feb-13 07:17:59

Definitely sainsburys, they do elastic band waist adjusters even for my 6yr old. My boys live in their cords- indestructible!
Tesco often have really 'skinny' trousers, usually marked down in price. Asda are good too. Also M&S, but they are a bit more hit & miss.,

HollyGoHeavily Sat 02-Feb-13 07:17:14

Try GAP or Vertbaudet - my DD is slim but shortish and the legs are always way too long for her...

quiller Sat 02-Feb-13 07:14:03

Vertbaudet or the new boden slim cut - tiny waists and long

LittleAbruzzenBear Sat 02-Feb-13 07:11:52

DS2 has the same prob and is the same age as your DS. I second PoP clothing, or buying 4-5 years in other brands, but only if they have an adjustable waistband.

upinthehills Sat 02-Feb-13 07:08:34

Ha good luck grin - my DS1 (6) has the waist measurements of a 5 year old and the leg measurements of and 8 year old. He refuses to wear jeans and dislikes adjustable waists. He too likes the ribbed waist trousers but the natural waist in them is normally 3-4cm bigger than his waist. I now go to shops armed with a tape measure and measure the natural waist of the trouser. Boden et al are a non starter - they are 58cm for his height, he is only 54cm.

Adjustable waist and ribbed is the holy grail - pumpkin patch did a pair a few years ago.

Had a big hit recently with M&S limited trousers - cotton, lined, ribbed waist, tiny waist - bought 4 pairs - but sorry they have gone now as went into the sale. This is a long way of saying, when you do find ones that fit - buy more than one pair!

Titchyboomboom Sat 02-Feb-13 06:47:46

France! Other countries seem to have long thin children

pettyprudence Sat 02-Feb-13 06:41:09

h&m - they have adjustable waist bands and long legs. everyone in Scandinavia appears to have very long legs envy or the bottoms turned up grin

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