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Old 01-20-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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I am just wondering if people have any suggestions of good brands of jeans (not skinny jeans!) for a 13 to 14 year old boy?

He has been wearing the same brand and cut for several years now, not because he cares about brands, but because he hates to shop so he just sticks to what he likes. However, it looks like this cut (original bootcut Aeropastale) is not in stock even online, and he needs new pants, so it is time to move on!

My son has no patience for shopping and no idea what brands he would try, and he doesn't even really care that he needs new pants, so if anyone has a few good suggestions of brands that make non-skinny jeans or stores that might have good choices, that would be great.

Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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I'm old school. In my family 13-year-old don't shop -- their parents shop -- take them to get or buy new clothes. They may let the child pick out what he likes. but it's the parents who have the final say.

You can get jeans at ANY store on the planet. Is it really an issue that he has 'brand name" jeans? You want to Aeropostale money for jeans he'll grow out of?

My sister always liked JC Penneys brands and selections for all my nephews school clothes and jeans. Liked the quality for the money, and the durability. I can't think of the name of the in-house men and boy's line. And of course they sell several brands.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Levis, Wrangler and here's a shocker...but they always fit me and were really comfortable...Dickey.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Try American Eagle
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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I'm old school. In my family 13-year-old don't shop -- their parents shop -- take them to get or buy new clothes. They may let the child pick out what he likes. but it's the parents who have the final say.

You can get jeans at ANY store on the planet. Is it really an issue that he has 'brand name" jeans? You want to Aeropostale money for jeans he'll grow out of?

My sister always liked JC Penneys brands and selections for all my nephews school clothes and jeans. Liked the quality for the money, and the durability. I can't think of the name of the in-house men and boy's line. And of course they sell several brands.

Wow, even clothes cause a debate on this board!

My son does not tell me that he has to pick out his own jeans, although if he did I would be glad at this point. I tell him that he needs to come with me to the store since I have no idea what will fit him, or (gasp!) look good on him, and I don't want to have to return things.

We are not brand conscious, we (well, I), just want him to look nice, and the Aeropastale jeans were the first ones we found that looked good on him, so we stuck with them. Plus, they have great sales and I think the most I ever paid is $22 for a pair of jeans there, which is in line with JC Penny prices (yes, we have shopped there, often for summer clothes actually).

The only reason jeans are even a challenge is because so many of the styles are skinny jeans, and he does not like those, which is fine with me. Would you buy skinny jeans for your boy even if he did not like that style? 8th graders do have to deal with groups at school and I can't see forcing my son to wear what he doesn't like, especially since the only thing he is picky about is avoiding skinny jeans (and "emo" clothes) and other than that he doesn't care at all.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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A young dude may get caught up in brand names, because thats what kids in school do...

But my favorite brand of jeans are Levis... Levis 501s, 514s, 504s, 569s, etc.

Cant go wrong with a pair of Levis. I also own a couple pairs of GAP pants too, more specifically, their corduroys.

A lot of people hate on cords but I have a black pair from GAP and they are pretty sharp looking.

Theres also some skateboarding companies thats make good jeans, like Volcom and Bullhead.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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At that age my son was really into Mark Ecko jeans. They have looser and tighter styles to choose from.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Aeropostale is a good brand and economical, I bought my jeans there and last on average two years! I can not say the same of levi's or ae.

I suggest you go to a store, not everything must be purchased online, in every mall there is a store of aeropostale.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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^ On the other hand im wearing a pair of Levis right now that are 5 years old. Theyre an old pair that I dont mind getting ruined so I can go out and work on my car today.

Aero, A&F, Hollister, and AE are all the same company.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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A&F, Hollister and AE yes, Aero is independent.
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