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11/12 yr old boys ... What are yours wearing now the weather is getting colder?

(19 Posts)
MrsMcGregor Sun 23-Nov-14 15:30:42

DS desperately needs a wardrobe refresh but is totally uninterested in clothes. What are your boys of a similar age wearing? He usually wears t-shorts, long sleeved in winter but I fancy a change, even if he isn't fussed!

castlesintheair Sun 23-Nov-14 15:38:04

My 12 year old (nearly 13) DS won't wear anything other than skinny(ish) jeans, long sleeve t shirts, fleece or hoody and converse or type trainers. He/I buys nearly everything from Gap, Uniqlo or Primark. This is his school "uniform" too. It makes life very easy!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 23-Nov-14 15:52:22

At home ds wears joggers and a hoody or a onesie. Otherwise it's skinny jeans or chinos and long sleeved t shirts and hoodies or sweatshirts.

bettereveryday Sun 23-Nov-14 15:53:01

my 8yrs old ( nearly 8 but tall so in 9-10 clothes) wouldnt wear skinny jeans sad…he is not fashion aware at all…unlike his mother and sister haha, he is a bigger version of his father..pair of cords ( straight leg!!!! normally Gap/Zara or Fat face) and a shirt again Gap, Zara…but he does like Polo long sleeves tops and he loves RL ones with contrasting colours, he would wear a polo t shirt and a jumper over it or a buttoned cardigan ( Timberland) he loves Campers ( i love Converse he wont wear them again!!) coat he has Barbour waxed coat with hood ( fleece one, No added sugar Parka but he also loves his Red Parka from Zara)…so even he couldnt care any less about fashion he looks presentable…as long as he doesnt want to wear a track suit for a family day out im happy ;) He does like Paul SMith tops, long seeved ones as they have funky designs like Space man etc, same with Zara ones.

MrsMcGregor Sun 23-Nov-14 16:14:46

Zara! Hadn't thought of Zara. He has reluctantly chosen an Angry Birds Onsie from Next ... yes, I know it's not daywear! He has discounted everything on Fat Face website and I have John Lewis on the screen for him next! He wears straight legged jeans, I preference to a tracksuit bottom but I'm finding it hard to find decent long sleeved t-shirts. Many of the graphic prints are either too loud or too young for him. Off to check out some of your suggestions now! Thanks.

bettereveryday Sun 23-Nov-14 16:17:23

Zara has some cool long sleeve top ( again they ahve to be straight as not elastic at teh end of a sleeve lol)…what about super dry size xs should be ok for 11-12 yrs old?? Paul Smith on sale as I said they have fab prints…you can get cool t-shirts from primark sometimes...

LoonvanBoon Sun 23-Nov-14 17:13:49

My twin boys are also in a self-imposed uniform of skinny / straight jeans & long sleeve t-shirts outside school. If they're cold they'll put a hoodie on.

I buy them shirts occasionally, ones that they've chosen, but they never seem to wear them. Jumpers that I bought last Winter stayed in their drawers pretty much the whole season.

Their T shirts are from a mixture of places - Fat Face, Gap, Next (occasionally), M&S (ditto) & some plain & stripy ones from Boden.

tassisssss Sun 23-Nov-14 17:18:44

oh your boys clothes sound lovely

my ds (11) would like to wear trackie bottoms and a blue Nike zippy THE WHOLE TIME!

on Sundays I bribe him into chinos and a polo shirt and if we're going out he'll wear jeans and a slightly nicer hoodie.

For Christmas he'd like a superdry hoodie and i find myself contemplating spending 50 QUID on a hoodie, what's that about?!!!

Bexicles Sun 23-Nov-14 17:26:15

River Island do some quite nice boys stuff.

clr2014 Sun 23-Nov-14 18:12:32

tassissssss don't know if there's one near you but someone on the bargain thread posted that they had got a half price SuperDry hoodie at the outlet store...

GraceFox Sun 23-Nov-14 19:14:56

My 10yo ds wears long sleeve Ts, jeans or tracky bottoms, and very occasionally I can persuade him to wear a jumper on top. This week I bought him a super light body warmer from uniqlo. He loves it. It's a good extra layer under a lighter coat (bit of a theme here, he hates feeling too constrained under too many layers).

bettereveryday Sun 23-Nov-14 21:35:54

ladies I forgot Tk Maxx is good for boys t shirts lots of Quiksilver ones, RL, or Ben Sherman, Pinguin too. I bought my son double sided North face padded gilet…thats his Xmas present though smile

I quite look forward getting him Super dry hoodie, but he loves shirts more sad

MrsMcGregor Sun 23-Nov-14 22:11:36

Some very wll dressed boys out there! This DS is great really as he prefers jeans to truckies - other DS is sooo difficult to get out of trackies and football shirts<shudder>. Sounds like sticking with long sleeved t's is the way to go but I shall get him a couple of hoodies/sweatshirts for extra warmth.


RockMummy Mon 24-Nov-14 07:54:18

11year old DS here who is a pain with clothes too. He would still be wearing shorts if I hadn't put them away for next summer/charity shop! Band t shirts and skinny black or grey jeans with H&M hoodies over the top very reluctantly when we go out. I think he might wear his coat if we get some snow!

ihearttc Mon 24-Nov-14 10:34:28

DS1 is nearly 10 but tall and built like a rugby player. He lives in jeans...they are the elastic top ones from Next which look skinny but are comfy and hoodies. We have a Nike outlet here so he has several Nike hoodies and some Next ones.

He has some Nike high tops and some leather converse as well. He is an adult size 7 feet so shoes are expensive for him.

doggydaft Mon 24-Nov-14 16:43:44

My DS was 13 last week ago a little older but it's totally uninterested in fashion sad
He wears joggies, pj's, t-shirts and hoodies.
Refuses to wear long sleeves, jeans, outdoor jacket or any sort of proper shoes.
He will wear chino type trousers and a polo shirt if we're going out but that is as smart as he'll go.
All black trainers for school and astroturf trainers at all other times.
He is strangely very fussy about his underwear and likes bawbags, adidas and Calvin Klein trunks!

BlueEyedWonder Mon 24-Nov-14 17:32:51

11 year old DS with little interest in clothes here too.
He wears slim jeans or chinos from Next. He has various long and short sleeve Ts from Animal, Next and Boden. When it's cold, he puts a hoody on. Again one from Next and one from Converse. He has a few shirts for going out. He likes checks or a quirky print. Again Next or Kin by John Lewis. Footwear is Converse or Nike high tops.

He needs a new winter coat. Any ideas? We're going to Cambridge on Saturday. Dread!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 24-Nov-14 18:34:01

The teen choice is Superdry or nothing at all ime. If you're really lucky you might get away with a Peter Storm, or jackets from Sports Direct have been successful .

Waswondering Mon 24-Nov-14 18:38:31

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