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New clothes for 11/12 year old boy HELP PLS

(15 Posts)
breakingbald Thu 15-Jan-15 13:25:11

Hello all, would really appreciate any pointers on this.
My ds has been ill for a few years and is just starting to feel a bit better. Up to this point he's mostly been at home lounging in pjs and bottoms- a pair of jeans has done when he's gone out. He's started to take an interest in his clothes again and I'd like to get him some nice clothes, shoes & trainers that are decent quality and fairly up to date....but I have no idea where to look.
He's tall and in size 14/15 clothes, & slim.
If anyone could point me in the right direction I'd be really grateful. TIA

whataboutbob Thu 15-Jan-15 14:04:18

hello, I'm not a big fan of Boden for womenswear, but my nearly 12 year old still likes Boden I think the quality is pretty good in the kids' range. I just got him a pair of Johnnie B trousers which he liked.

Tanaqui Thu 15-Jan-15 20:12:33

Superdry or hollister.

LIZS Thu 15-Jan-15 20:15:08

Tkmaxx for quiksilver et Al

Toughasoldboots Thu 15-Jan-15 20:33:22

Topman, Johnny B is popular here.
Gap for basics but not with the emblem on anything.

Toughasoldboots Thu 15-Jan-15 20:33:56

Vans for shoes?

Woahbodyforrrrm Thu 15-Jan-15 21:42:54

Zara do lovely boys clothes. I find the boys stuff quite trendy and comfy. My DS1 loves zara stuff.

I'm really glad your son is starting to feel better!

Gillybobs Thu 15-Jan-15 22:33:53

How lovely that he is feeling better

My tall 13 yo likes Superdry (try their outlet on ebay) Hollister (expensive but do good discounts periodically) Jack and Jones for his hoodies and T shirts. For less expensive bits and pieces I find H and M very handy. You will probably find small men's sizes fit him in all those stores

rollonthesummer Thu 15-Jan-15 22:48:29

Hennes for basics

twoandahalftimesthree Thu 15-Jan-15 23:32:26

Next is the only place I can get trousers for my ds as he is quite tall and slim. They do lots of their trousers in slim fit, you can only get them online tho, just standard fit in store.

SocialMediaAddict Fri 16-Jan-15 11:15:47

Next/H&M and a few bits from Boden.

Mine love Nike trainers (cheaper at Sports Direct), Converse and Vans.

iseenodust Fri 16-Jan-15 11:24:24

Agree Next online & Sports Direct for the footwear. Not wanting to be flamed but you can get good quality t-shirts (eg fruit of the loom) from Amazon with Big Bang Theory/Marvel comic heroes etc .

breakingbald Fri 30-Jan-15 15:06:30

Hi everyone, thanks for all the suggestions. I should be able to find something good in all of those!

Jakadaal Fri 30-Jan-15 15:43:46

Hype clothing seems popular round here for boys - da 11 has a few t shirts (JD sports) and they wash lovely without ironing (major bonus). Agree with all other suggestions but would add in Primark - ds particularly likes their straight jeans/chinos

breakingbald Fri 30-Jan-15 16:43:56

Ah, thanks so much for commenting on his improved health! Bit teary-eyed blush

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