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DGS says school trousers are uncomfortable.

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nannafizz Sun 15-Nov-20 13:10:29

He is 8 and finds they either pinch his tummy or fall down! DD says she’s tried the adjustable waist bands but they’re still not right . He’s happiest in fully elasticated waist pull up type , but wants a functional fly. DD has searched for such a thing but no luck , so I wondered if any of you may have come across such an item?

B9exchange Sun 15-Nov-20 13:13:16

Braces? grin

cornishpatsy Sun 15-Nov-20 13:13:33

Could you put some wide elastic in the back of the waist band.

nannafizz Sun 15-Nov-20 13:19:46

Thank you B9exchange , I don’t think he’d wear braces . We could try that cornishpatsy, I just wondered if elastic waisted trousers existed with a useable fly? I can’t think why they don’t!

Riverwalk Sun 15-Nov-20 14:02:23

What about an elastic S-belt?

cornishpatsy Sun 15-Nov-20 14:05:04

There are many mock fly elastic waist, school uniform 247,Matalan,Ebay, Asda to name a few or adjustable waist from John Lewis.

Grannynannywanny Sun 15-Nov-20 14:09:39

He might be comfy in them worn with a belt. But if he’s anything like my grandsons it would need to be a quick release one as they’re much too busy to go for a wee till they really need to go!

Septimia Sun 15-Nov-20 14:12:13

Elastic S-belt as Riverwalk suggests.

But what I would do would be to get some 1 inch wide elastic and run it through the waistband. A small slit in the waistband lining either side of the fly, run the elstic through and stitch it down firmly on the inside.

Grannynannywanny Sun 15-Nov-20 14:12:27

Crossed posts with Riverwalk!
Yes, I agree. The S belts are perfect for busy boys who don’t have time to be faffing about.

BlueBelle Sun 15-Nov-20 14:12:41

Most school trousers have a half elastic at the back or maybe just let it go and he ll get used to it

Greyduster Sun 15-Nov-20 16:01:09

GS has this problem when he started school. An elastic S belt did the trick. Very easy to open and close. He though it was quite cool! They come in all sorts of colours.

Grannynannywanny Sun 15-Nov-20 16:51:11

It’s a long time since I’ve heard S belts being called snake belts. I my brother wore them as a child but they were called snake belts then. The S was like a little serpent.

nannafizz Sun 15-Nov-20 17:35:18

Thank you all . Septimia, that sounds worth trying & yes an s belt sounds good too . I will suggest both to DD .

nannafizz Sun 15-Nov-20 17:39:07

Yes lots available with mock fly cornishpatsy but he wants a real fly! A gap in the market for pull up trousers with a fly?

Atqui Sun 15-Nov-20 18:51:45

Uniqlo have some black jersey ones, adjustable waist with fly

nannafizz Sun 15-Nov-20 18:53:00

Thank you Uniqlo, I’ll have a look .

Cherrytree59 Sun 15-Nov-20 19:07:01

GS has same problem, even with with back elastic school trousers.

GS is very slim around his waist,
But has to go up a size due to long legs.

I have just purchased a magnetic elasticated belt. (Amazon)

Apparently trousers can be pulled up and down (PE, loo etc) without opening belt.

Only fly in the ointment,
GS's school trouser do not have belt loops.
My job tomorrow is to make belt loops.

Fingers crossed that problem will be solved.🤞

SpringyChicken Sun 15-Nov-20 21:55:21

Cherrytree, M and S have boys' school trousers in regular, long and extra long lengths and a choice of leg fittings - eg slim and regular.

lemongrove Sun 15-Nov-20 22:17:53

My DGS ( who is slim but not thin) always has trouble in finding school trousers and jeans that fit.They are either far too tight or much too large, but there are no elasticated waists for his age.At home he prefers to wear jogging trousers.

Chewbacca Sun 15-Nov-20 23:13:27

Oddly enough nannafizz someone on Mumsnet has just posted the exact same question regarding their 8 year old son having the same problem with their school trousers. This link was given and I thought it might be useful for you too?

Nandalot Sun 15-Nov-20 23:49:22

I have this problem with DGS. Rather than inserting the elastic, I lay a length inside each side of the waistband, pull it taut, pin and then stitch. When released it gathers up the trousers at each side. I warn you, it’s quite hard work!

Kalu Sun 15-Nov-20 23:59:03

I was about to say the same Chewy having read the same post on MN.

nannafizz Mon 16-Nov-20 10:25:11

Thanks all . I’ll pass all your advice on to DD .

Callistemon Mon 16-Nov-20 10:42:19

She may have decided, having asked the same question on MN, nannafizz so tread warily!

Hetty58 Mon 16-Nov-20 10:53:43

One of my sons had very sensitive skin and just couldn't wear uniform. The school were very strict about it (although, of course, it's optional in primary school) so all the other children wore it.

He had soft cotton t-shirts and leggings with tracksuits instead. He wore trainers, not shoes. The headmaster wasn't happy about it - but there was nothing he could do!