February 25, 2013,
S.R. asks from Plano, TX on December 13, 2008
Jeans for Very Slim Boy?
Hi Moms...I have a 52lbs, 10-yr-old son who is very slim...actually skinny...and I have the hardest time finding jeans to fit him. When they fit in the waist, they're too short. Right now, he's wearing an 8-slim, but they don't fit well, and he would prefer some jeans that have the elastic around the waist, or at least around the back. I've told him that type of waist only comes in the smaller, toddler sizes, and that it's really hard to find an elastic waist in bigger boys sizes. I've tried the jeans with the hidden, elastic adjustable waist, and he says they get all "bunchy" in the back!
Anyone know a brand, and/or a store that carries elastic waist jeans for older kids?
Is there such a thing?
K.B. answers from Dallas on December 15, 2008
I have a son with the same problem. Try the adjustable waist jeans. I like the ones from old navy the best.
L.A. answers from Dallas on December 15, 2008
i have a tall slim boy that hates baggy jeans so we have gotten him several pairs of slim jeans at Hot Topic in the mall. They run about $30.00 but they are slim and fit great!! But they do not have the elastic waist band and you buy them buy waist and lenghth
S.T. answers from Dallas on December 14, 2008
My 11 year old who is 5'3" and weighs 80 lbs. loves Gap jeans. They are expensive but they fit him. I think they have a sale going on right now or soon on Jeans. Right now he is in a 16 slim with the elastic bands pulled tight. Old Navy, OshKosh, and Gap all have the elastic pull throughs that you can size to fit your child. If the jeans are too long you can always cut them to fit. Or your son could be like mine and just wear them bunched around his shoes.
Q.N. answers from Dallas on December 14, 2008
I have the same problem. My son is 9. I can find slim jeans with elastic waist at Gap. They are a little bit expensive (around $20-25 but sometimes are on sale, or I use coupons) but they fit him well. If your son don't mind using a belt, you can find elastic belt that's comfortable than leather ones.
Good luck with pans hunting!
J.B. answers from Dallas on December 14, 2008
We have jeans from JC Penney, Kohls, and I think Old Navy, but all have the internal elastic. My son has to wear a belt even with the slim size and adjustable waist. And it does bunch up. His favorites jeans are Tony Hawk from Kohls, and he likes them so much that he doesn't complain about the belt bunching. But in general we also have a problem with that.
Have you looked into having someone fold over and sew the waist on his jeans on each side? My girls have mostly pre-owned clothes and the mom who bought them did that because her girls are also thin. It works well for mine too.
K.S. answers from Dallas on December 17, 2008
I am not sure about for boys... but Children's Place has elastic hidden in the waste of their girls pants. You pull on the elastic and it has button holes to adjust the waist size. (this is all done inside and cannot be seen) They are GREAT for my skinny mini girl. I don't see why their boys clothing wouldn't be made the same.
Not sure if these are the same kind you are using. The girls ones don't seem bunchy but to a kid, maybe it is!!!
J.C. answers from Dallas on December 14, 2008
Levi's jeans seems to run more slim than other brands, and you can also find them in a slim fit. You might try Macy's or Dillards, or even check online to find your best source. Good luck!
K.K. answers from Dallas on December 15, 2008
I am finding name brand stuff is working for my skinny little dude. Vans slims, seem to work pretty well. I have only got them on clearance so far, so only twenty dollars. But regular price is $40 plus. Urban Pipe line(get them at Khols),they have adjustable waists, but My son has not needind to use them.
I would get him used to belts. Let him go pcik out some coolbelts.
My son is still complaining about not having elastic waist pants but at least he is liking some name barand stuff because he thinks it makes him look cool.
S.C. answers from Dallas on December 14, 2008
I have also had this problem. My now sixteen year old boy is 5'8" and 100lb. Gap, and Walmart carry jeans that have an elastic inside the waist band that can be adjusted. Walmart also carrys tan,black and blue slacks that do the same thing.
H.B. answers from Dallas on December 13, 2008
Gymboree goes up to size 10 and have a slim line for boys. I have had the best luck with them. You can't usually find them in stores but if you order on line there is free shipping until Tuesday. And if they don't fit you can take them back to the store. You might also try the outlet store in Allen. Might find a good deal on them there.