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buying dress clothes for boys

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  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 535 Member
    We bought a pair of dresspants on sale for ds in August during Nordstrom's big sale but left them unhemmed for growth, figuring we will hem them in the winter (now!). We thought we were so smart. They will STILL need to be returned as they are too small.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 2,990 Senior Member
    Too much (thanksgiving) pi increases your circumference. :D
    S1 finally started lateral growth. I have to get him the same size jeans/pants again as I had his pants tailored, about 4 pairs, reduced waist by 1.5 inches. Now he can wear them not altered but the alterations are not reversible.
  • CTMom21CTMom21 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    A question for you all: do your sons know how to go into a department store and pick out dress clothes for themselves? My 8th grader recently asked me why his friends like hanging out at the mall, and I realized that we rarely shop in stores, let alone him being able to pick out clothes on his own if he had to. Everything he wears is dress clothes that I bought, usually on line (for school visits) or athletic-type gear (every other day of the year). He may or may not know what size he wears and hates to shop. He will literally pick up a shirt off the top of a pile and say "this is fine" without even unfolding it. I'm laughing thinking of him going on a weekend trip to the mall when he desperately needs something. Tying a tie on his own -- I'm saving that for post-M10. Is he typical?
  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 535 Member
    @CTMom21 My son cannot shop for his own clothes. In 8th grade, for my son, hanging out in the mall was about freedom, food, window shopping sneakers and sports team baseball hats, and hanging w the guys. There was probably some girl watching involved too. ;)
    In 8th grade, for my daughter, hanging out in the mall was about freedom, food, trying on a million outfits and getting free Sephora makeovers. There was probably some boy watching involved too. ;)
  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 535 Member
    Also, tying a tie on his own somehow magically happened at school in September...
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