I bought some clothes for my youngest as he had outgrown his size 12 clothes. He was a very slow growing boy and then BAM! He has grown 4 inches in the past 2 months. YIKES! Nothing fit him. He tried pants from his older brother, and they fit for 2 weeks.
Life Simplified: Keeping Up With Growing Boys
I’m not sure how simplified this is going to be, but we had to bite the bullet and purchase full retail price slacks. My youngest daughter is our fashionista and she took my youngest two sons shopping. First they tried on everything available at our favorite second hand store. But 4 inches on an already skinny boy does not equal fitting into clothes. If they were long enough, they fell down off his hips. She did find a couple of nice shirts (everyday nice and dress) at Goodwill.
For pants, she had to go to a regular retail store. The advantage there was being able to get slim in his size, which helped things fit better and stay up with the help of a belt. But now, we had to do some rearranging in their closest as well. Lack of dresser space (and a growing fashion sense for the boys for suits) meant they got to take their dad’s slacks hanger (photo above). Well, they actually took both of them. I can’t remember where we bought these (it was at least 20 years ago and several states ago), but they can still be found at several of The Marts.
So, the youngest is just about set with:
- 4 pair of slacks (2 jeans, 1 khaki, 1 black dress slacks)
- 4 shirts
- socks (1 package of 6)
- underwear (1 package of 6)
- sweats (for sleeping in)
- 1 pair sneakers (plus dress shoes left over from the wedding because his feet haven’t quite caught up with his growth spurt)
All the rest of clothes in his closet will mostly be tossed as they have been worn to death!