Ds is just starting to outgrow the only pants that fit him: Old Navy size 12 slims with adjustable waists. He can only wear them if the waist is pulled in as tight as it goes.
He has a 23" waist, and a 26-27" inseam. (For most clothing companies, his waist is about a 10 slim, sometimes an 8; his length is 12 or 14.)
Old Navy doesn't make slims past size 12! He can't/won't wear other slims because he's got sensory issues, and they're too big in the waist. So, I have 2 pairs of Levi jeans size slim (waist 24", length 26"). The waist bothers him and they fall down (he also has no butt and no hips). I can't get him to wear a belt.
Who else makes slims with adjustable waists in sizes 14 and up?
And while I'm at it, any ideas on sweatpants for him? He's currently wearing Gap/Old Navy sweats in a size large. He can do that because we can cinch in the drawstring waist. But he looks a bit clown-like because they are so big in the leg/hips. But like the regular pants, they're getting short on him. I can't imagine going up to a size 14/16 because he's going to drown in them. Hanes sweats are out because they don't have drawstring waists and they literally fall down around his ankles. (Windpants don't work because of his sensory issues.)
He will always choose comfort in the waist over proper length. He got out of the house for his birthday party last year with pants that were seriously 3-6" too short (see below -- they hit him mid calf). Luckily, none of his friends care. But he's headed off to middle school next year, and I'd like to make sure he's got pants that FIT.