Boys' clothes - too tall for kids jeans, too skinny for adult jeans.

(57 Posts)
MrsMuddle Sun 20-Jan-08 20:56:20

DS1 is 12, but 5ft 10, and all ribs and legs. Most children's ranges stop at age 14, so the trousers / jeans are too short. Most adult ranges start at waist size 30, so they're miles too wide.

All I want is a decent pair of jeans that will fit him for more than five minutes. He's grown out of H&M, Gap and M&S now. Where else can he get jeans or trousers?

MrsMuddle Sun 20-Jan-08 22:09:10


Scramble Sun 20-Jan-08 22:15:29

TKMax is good for casual and sports stuff. Youth sizes is perhaps what you need to look for. Sports shops do often have jeans in sports brands.

My DS is 12 and very tall so I see problems very soon[sigh]

WendyWeber Sun 20-Jan-08 22:24:04

There some 28" waist men's jeans but you have to search for them - I've had the same with DS2 to a certain extent in terms of build, but he is nearly 15 now and still not 5'10!

ebay is a good bet for unusual sizes (but you will find some 28" leg ones mixed in)

themoon66 Sun 20-Jan-08 22:38:15

Okay... my DS is 6ft 2in and a 28 waist. I find the best place is New Look.... they do longer leg lengths (36). Not mega expensive either... got DS a lovely pair of black skinnies for 9 quid at xmas.

WendyWeber Sun 20-Jan-08 22:45:07

Oooh, themoon, thanks for that - I shall direct DS2 there next time he wants jeans!

(Not sure he will agree though, he is a designer-label obsessive hmm)

SpottyHamster Mon 21-Jan-08 12:04:07

There is a real gap in the market here. It is a huge problem getting trousers other than school ones for teens/ tall pre teens. DS1 has reached the end of MS sizes but is also skinny & I too was wondering where to go next time. He also finds the kids T shirts too babyish but the adults ones too big. Usually get these from JJB but I havn't seen jeans in there. There must be hordes of teenage boys going round in half mast jeans! Thre seems to be loads more available for girls......if only I had a girl! I used to love buying clothes for them when they were little but now its a pain in the ar*e.sad

WendyWeber Mon 21-Jan-08 12:36:45

DS2 doesn't have a problem with tops, SH - small men's are fine on him (or medium sometimes, it depends on the source) even though he is pretty skinny. He hasn't worn boys' tops for a long time.

Sports World has billions of T-shirts, and is also a good source of things like joggers, and DS2's latest school trousers came from Tesco, if it helps.

To help with the jeans issue he has a large collection of belts wink

fizzbuzz Mon 21-Jan-08 21:11:54

My ds is 6ft and 14. 28 " waist. Next and Burton do stuff

Thoroughly pissed of paying ADULT prices, he is only just 14 and should be vat free until he is 16 I beleive. As for shoes.....size 12.....sad, the cost shock

fizzbuzz Mon 21-Jan-08 21:18:25

My local New Look don't do boys clothes (either branch, and one of them is huge)

MrsMuddle Mon 21-Jan-08 21:41:21

Thanks for all your suggestions. I hadn't thought of sports shops or ebay, so I'll give them a try.

I will be rushing to New Look after work tomorrow - jeans that fit and are cheap! What a result.

And, yes, it is a PITA paying vat on shoes and clothes for a 12 year old. At least he's not fussy what he wears, and has no interest in designer lables. It's TK Maxx all the way for trainers in this house.

themoon66 Mon 21-Jan-08 23:27:12

Not all branches of New Look do blokes stuff. I used to go to the one in Lincoln but the men's section got smaller and smaller until it disappeared one day. I have to use the Gainsborough one now for DS's trousers.

mumblechum Tue 22-Jan-08 10:37:03

Sorry not sure about jeans but just bought ds a jacket from Next men's dept in size S which fits v. well (he's 13 & 5ft5).

You could try Next

Lilymaid Tue 22-Jan-08 10:42:03

DS1 is 20, 6' 2" tall and still around a 28" waist. He buys quite a lot of his trousers/jeans from Next Direct.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 22-Jan-08 10:51:26

I don't know if your lad will go with this, but my stepson is 20 (and very cool by the way) and has terrible trouble buying jeans because he is very slim - about a 24-26" waist. He is also tall. He has resorted to buying girl's jeans, especially the Topshop skinnies, as they do them up to 36" leg. They also do a baggy 'boyfriend' cut if he doesn't like skinnies. You honestly can't tell - it's not as if they have GIRLS JEANS stitched on them.

Another good idea is a website called Everything but the music - sells a load of jeans for around £25 which are unisex, some of those may suit your son, the website is

southeastastra Tue 22-Jan-08 10:52:58

when my nephew was about 16 and into skinny jeans i gave him my old pairs. womens seemed to fit ok grin

Tortington Tue 22-Jan-08 10:54:00

adult jeans and a belt. my ds2 is the same - ribs

rantinghousewife Tue 22-Jan-08 10:56:10

We are having the same problem, (14 34" inside leg) and with shoes, can I get the bloody trainers he wants in size 11 and a half. Can I hell as like.
What age do they stop growing?

fizzbuzz Tue 22-Jan-08 20:06:30

Wish I knew, have visions of ds with head in clouds, and small boats for feet sad

MrsMuddle Tue 22-Jan-08 20:11:18

I think you have to stop feeding them if you want them to stop growing. wink

fizzbuzz Tue 22-Jan-08 20:41:30

When do they stop growing does anyone know?

Dis just 14 (Dec) and 6ft tall, with size 12 feet. <trembles at thought of giant son costing millions of pounds to clothe>

Mine really needs to stop growing quite soon.........but no sign yet

rantinghousewife Tue 22-Jan-08 20:43:11

Snap fb, ds, same age as yours 5ft10, 34 inside leg and 11 and a half shoes. So I'd like to know the answer too, please.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 22-Jan-08 20:45:44

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but...

My little (ha) brother is 6ft 6" and is 20. He stopped growing when he was about 17.

He just shot up from around 14 ish until 16. Mum was buying new shoes every couple of weeks for a month or so - it was a real monster growing spurt. Size 14 feet he now has!

fizzbuzz Tue 22-Jan-08 20:47:31

Would MB know? She's a sciencey type.

RH, also have 18 month old dd, the size of her tiny tiny shoes next to ds's humungous trainers is quite quite scary........he must have taken that size oncehmm

fizzbuzz Tue 22-Jan-08 20:48:52

Size 14? <hushed and scared whisper>

How much are they ?(gulp)

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