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Trousers for tall, solidly built boys bigger than age 12 size
Ds is 9 but just grown out of age 12 trousers. The problem is that after 12 trousers seem to become trendy and slim fitting. Ds cannot get these over his knees! He is not fat but is solid and needs something looser fitting. He also prefers an elasticated waist. He has tracksuit trousers, but I am looking for something a bit smarter.
I've bought my 9yr old ds school trousers from the BHS generous fit range and the age 9 actually fit him!! I normally have to size up massively - ie 13/14 yrs old & then chop about a foot of the length!! I'm going to try their jeans in the same range too, but the reviews aren't that great so will just have to order some & see how we get on. I've just bought some jeans in the sale from Debnhams - again aged 13/14 and even they won't go anywhere near him round the waist & that was on causal fit jeans. I did buy some elasticated waist jeans from Zara kids which are ok but had to buy larger size and are too long in the leg. So OP I really feel your pain!
DS1 is 9 (well he is next week) and built like a rugby player.
I usually have to buy age 12/13 jeans as well.
I get BHS generous fit school trousers in age 9 and they fit perfectly however out of school he has Next jeans with a jersey waistband. They are lovely and soft with a waistband like jogging bottoms but are proper jeans.
Lands End children's clothes were always a good fit for my tall and sturdy-legged DCs. They also do (or did) some styles in a 'husky' fit (ie plus sizes) if you need a bigger waist/more generous fit on the thighs.