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My son (7.5) is super-skinny and fairly tall. (He's about 4' 1" and maybe 45 pounds soaking wet). Even slims are too big in the waist. He doesn't like adjustable waist pants because the button digs into his hips. He doesn't like rivets. Anyone know where I can get comfortable pants for a super-skinny boy? He loves sweatpants, but I want something that looks not so ... well, sloppy. Help?!
 

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I get my DS pull on pants from Rugged Bear. He won't wear snaps, zippers, buttons, etc. They have drawstring-waist corduroys, khakis, and jeans. Their stuff wears very well (the only thing I ever bought from there and didn't hand down was the shirt he got acrylic paint all over).

My DS is almost 8, is 4'3" tall and about 45 pounds. I just recently bought him pants there in a size 8 that fit great.
 

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A friend of mine who has a super slim boy buys girls stretch pants, they are cut close along the legs and taper down to those skinny ankles!
*He* would love that! But, he has long hair (almost to his waist), and fine features. People think he's a girl even when he's in very boyish clothes. I'm not sure I want to buy him "girl" clothes. Although, I suppose I could get them for wearing at home, and have something more "boyish" for when we go somewhere. Hmmm......
 

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karen ann - does your ds have to cinch the waist up a lot? i checked out the size chart, and a size 8 has a 23 1/2 waist. my ds has a 20 inch waist. i'm concerned that the pants will have to be really bunchy in order to stay up. does your ds have that problem? how big is his waist?
 

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My oldest is very underweight - only 50 pounds at 10 years old but in the 75th percentile for height. He has a lot of sensory issues and refuses to wear adjustable waist pants because of the "bumps" in the waistband.

This fall I finally found jeans he will wear that fit him! I bought them online from the Children's Place. Don't get the regular adjustable waist ones - get the SLIM ones that also have adjustable waist. They fit him okay without adjusting anything and with a belt or a small (2 or 3 button) waist adjustment they're perfect. The only catch is that I couldn't find them in the store but only online. They do have a size chart so you can measure before ordering to make sure you get the right size.

The only other pants he will wear is track pants with a string in the waist he can tie to make them stay up.
 

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A friend of mine who has a super slim boy buys girls stretch pants, they are cut close along the legs and taper down to those skinny ankles!
Yep, this is us too. DS refuses to wear anything but leggings. He doesn't like anything bulky (no jeans, no sweats in any variety). He's on the move all the time and likes the freedom of movement. He's super skinny (almost 8 yrs, 4' 46 lbs) so leggings are great. I've have a hard time finding basic leggings (i.e., no lace or frilly bottoms!) in recent months and tend to shop second hand. I just buy them when I see them, stock pile when I can. Right now, we're down to one pair, EEK!


Best of luck mama!

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I think gymboree also has an adjustable waist if he ever gives on that point. My son had the same issues and I do understand about the rivets on the hip bones. I am convinced the gap is for chubby kids even in the slim! We went with health-tex navy sweats because they looked nicer (I think due to a higher cotton content) and we have an outlet nearby. Paired with a striped polo style shirt or graphic tee so that it makes an outfit and it doesn't look so sloppy.
 

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My oldest is very underweight - only 50 pounds at 10 years old but in the 75th percentile for height. He has a lot of sensory issues and refuses to wear adjustable waist pants because of the "bumps" in the waistband.

This fall I finally found jeans he will wear that fit him! I bought them online from the Children's Place. Don't get the regular adjustable waist ones - get the SLIM ones that also have adjustable waist. They fit him okay without adjusting anything and with a belt or a small (2 or 3 button) waist adjustment they're perfect.
Is he ok with the adjustable button? My ds doesn't like the adjustable waists because the button digs into him.

Thank ladies! You're the best! I'm looking into all the ideas you've given me.

Any more suggestions, anyone?
 

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karen ann - does your ds have to cinch the waist up a lot? i checked out the size chart, and a size 8 has a 23 1/2 waist. my ds has a 20 inch waist. i'm concerned that the pants will have to be really bunchy in order to stay up. does your ds have that problem? how big is his waist?
I do cinch in the waists a good bit and they don't look bunchy. I'll dig my tape measure out tonight and post some measurements for you if you want.
 

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This fall I finally found jeans he will wear that fit him! I bought them online from the Children's Place. Don't get the regular adjustable waist ones - get the SLIM ones that also have adjustable waist. They fit him okay without adjusting anything and with a belt or a small (2 or 3 button) waist adjustment they're perfect. The only catch is that I couldn't find them in the store but only online. They do have a size chart so you can measure before ordering to make sure you get the right size.

The only other pants he will wear is track pants with a string in the waist he can tie to make them stay up.
Yes to both of those.

I have teeny LOs too and can't think of any non-adjustable jeans that fit them.

If you get the slim adjustables, the cinching won't have to be as severe.
 

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This is my 6.5 yo boy, too. I finally had to bite the bullet and get him the rib-top pants from Mini-Boden. He has several pairs, along with the elastic waist cargos that have an adjustable toggle on the outside of the pants. They're way too expensive, but he feels really comfortable in them, so I'm OK with it.
 

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Same issue here.

I recently bought a pair of slim-fit pants for my ds, and adjusted the waist to the right place, and then sewed a soft terry cloth patch over the button. No complaints!

This aved me from having to return a nice pair of pants.

hth!
 

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Is he ok with the adjustable button? My ds doesn't like the adjustable waists because the button digs into him.
If the pants are slim enough to stay up without adjusting them, you can easily cut out the button
 

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Do you sew at all?

If so, you could whip up a pair of these:
http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/200...-trousers.html

My 8 year old is picky about clothes too, but since she's a girl, I can get away with knit leggings and dresses. She does have some fleece pants that I think could be fairly boyish without the satin trim they came with, so that might be an option, and you can get fleece at walmart, or any fabric store, and since it doesn't fray and it's stretchy, I find it to be a pretty forgiving material to work with.

HTH!

ZM
 
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