Shopping for children’s clothes isn’t always easy, especially if your son has a slim frame. Kids aren’t always small and many clothing stores carry items that would result in a slim boy looking like a potato sack. Fortunately, there are clothing brands online that retail pants specifically made for smaller-framed kids.
Below are four of the brands in the category around, most of which can be worn with uniforms or casual wear. At the conclusion, the overall best product from the reviews is indicated. See which pair (or pairs) you think will let your son walk around in style!
This brief comparison chart shows material quality and style. While all pants are made for slim kids, some are a bit smaller or larger along the pants leg.
|Levi's Boys' 510 Skinny Fit Jeans|
|Dickies Boys' Skinny Straight Pant|
|The Children's Place Boys' Skinny Uniform Chino Pants|
|RGM Boys Dress Pants Flat-Front|
Top 4 Best Pants for Skinny Boys Reviewed
You can use the tip and info below to narrow down (no pun intended) your choices of the skinny pants shown above.
How to Choose Pants for Boys
When shopping for boys’ pants, you’ll want to ensure that they like the style that you’re getting. With teenagers and small children, styles and fads come and go, of which you should try to become familiar with. This way, it’s guaranteed that the pants won’t collect dust in their closet.
Some children can be very picky about what they wear, more so if the kid’s school doesn’t have a uniform policy. However, the brands shown above are pretty popular among kids of all ages, so most will be satisfied with whatever pants you end up getting them.
Knowing the Difference Between “Slim” and “Skinny”
Try to remember to not confuse “slim fit” pants with “skinny.” The two are oftentimes found on the same style of pants, though there are exceptions. Slim fit is referring to the waist, and how it will hug the hip area when worn. Keep in mind that most pants of this style (and the other) will have a low waist, depending on how tall the boy is.
However, skinny refers to the width of the pants leg only. So if you buy a pair of slim or slim-cut pants and notice the legs themselves are a bit straight, it’s due to a description of the waist. Looking at photos of a product in its description page can help with this as well.
Buying Boys Pants to Wear for a School Uniform
If you’re shopping for pants that are going to be worn as a school uniform, be sure to read up on the school’s dress code policy. Many schools with mandatory uniform policies will allow children to wear khaki or beige-colored pants only. Most brands, including those shown in the reviews, have these colors.
But if the school offers more choice in the style of clothing they wear, see if you can find colors that match the institution’s theme. If your son (or whoever you’re buying the pants for) plays sports, it could be much appreciated of them for you to stick with a particular color. When in doubt, ask to see if there’s a hue that they prefer to wear.
Getting the Appropriate Size
Always look at the sizing charts of any clothing that you’re considering for purchase. This is especially the case when shopping for clothes online, due to the length of time it could take for you to replace a return. Most brands will display their sizing charts, or links to it, somewhere on the main description page.
If you want to be sure that the fit is appropriate, get measurements of the waist and legs first. Furthermore, know their growth rate. Many parents will buy clothing that’s one size higher than what their own actually measures, which allows the clothing to last a bit longer as their bodies grow.
Choosing Based on Durability
Some boys play a lot, which could age some pants very fast. When concerned about this, look into pants that are made from heavier materials. While cotton is good, canvas pants are best. Such pants are also easy to clean when they become stained. Just check that the waist size is accurate as many brands of the canvas style have no adjustability in this area.
More Formal Attire
For more formal clothing, you’ll probably want to look for clothes that match well with dark colors. If the child has dress jackets, take note of their colors and whether they want a matching style of pants or one of a different color. Some dress pants can only be worn with a particular belt size. Check that it will fit easily through the loops.
Do you know which pants are best for the boy you’re getting them for? If it’s for your son, you’re probably already aware of their tastes and preferences. As mentioned in the Buyer’s Guide, this is pertinent when shopping for school uniforms.
As for this reason, the first product (Levi’s Boys’ 510 Skinny Fit Jeans) earns the highest recommendations. This isn’t to say that the rest aren’t good; they are great pants in their own right. No matter which you end up choosing, the skinny pants featured are sure to be the go-to pants in any boy’s closet.