L.M. asks from Canton, MI on September 06, 2008
Looking for Husky Jeans - Perhaps Someone Who Will Custom Make Them.
I am having a hard time finding jeans to fit my son, and I'm looking for ideas. My 6 year old son needs "husky" jeans. They are always long, which can be corrected, but the bigger problem is that they are so long from the crotch to the waist. They hang down too low and look terrible, not to mention that it would be so uncomfortable for him to try to walk or run in them. I am having a hard time finding a pair that fits him, and the cold weather will be coming! Last year I bought him the elastic waist jeans from Target, but I haven't seen them there this year. I may have to resort to finding someone to measure him and make them for me, but I can't be paying huge money for a 6 year old's jeans. Or maybe there are some good ones out there that are a little shorter through the rise (I think that's what it's called!). If you have any ideas I'd be glad to hear them! Thanks!!
So What Happened?™
Thank you for all of your responses and ideas! I found a new store called Crazy 8 in Laurel Park Mall. They sell blue jeans for boys with a sweatshirt like material for the waistband, and they aren't super long through the rise. Bonus, they are pull on pants!! They go up to size 14. Also they sell husky sizes on the internet. I ordered 4 pair for $14.99 each, and paid a flat $5 shipping fee. They sell husky sizes for other styles of jeans at the store, but just not on those particular pants. Also, as an fyi for those of you with girls......They have boys and girls clothes (babies to size 14). My sister said the girls clothes are a little more modest than some you find out there. I have no vested interest in this store, I just wanted to share what I found!! Thanks again!! L.
C.B. answers from Detroit on September 07, 2008
Well there are REGULAR, SLIM, and HUSKY jeans, that I've seen. Lee or Wrangler usually. If they fit in the waist I wouldn't worry much about the length since as you said it can be dealt with.
Try Kohl's or Meijer's or some of the other stores that might have a better quality assortment.
J.M. answers from Detroit on September 14, 2008
Kmart has husky sizes for boys as well.My daughter wasnt able to fit into the girls size jeans and buying boys shorts or pants were more comfortable on her.She's 11 now and I have to shop in womens!
Good Luck :)
S.R. answers from Detroit on September 07, 2008
L.W. answers from Detroit on September 07, 2008
I've had great luck finding husky jeans at Sears, JC Penney and Wal-Mart (much as I dislike Wal-Mart!)
Sears has a brand called Canyon River Blues and my son always liked them more than the "name brands" because they are really soft/broken in feeling. Now that he is 12...I can buy pants by waist/length...which is such a relief!
My sons are total opposites (the oldest is a husky, the younger is a slim) so my younger son will never be able to wear his brothers hand-me-downs. I give all of my younger sons old clothes to my girlfriend, ( her son is a slim also). I have never had anyone to pass the husky's down to. I keep all my outgrown/seasonal kid clothes in storage bins and go through them in the spring and fall to rotate their dressers. If I have some old husky jeans...I would be glad to give them to you. You can email me at ____@____.com if you are interested.
J.L. answers from Detroit on September 07, 2008
I have the same problem with my son he is husky in the waste but not in the legs and his legs are short. We bought Tony Hawk jeans and they fit much better. Kohls sells them. Good luck.
M.O. answers from Detroit on September 07, 2008
Have you thought about getting him jeans form the girls dept. Girls pants have a shorter rise. Try plus sizes in the girls dept at Sears, Penneys, Kohls, or the like. Plain 5 pocket Levis or Lees look the same for girls or boys for the most part. And hopefully as he goes older and taller he will "thin out" like most teen boys do. Good luck --M.