boys clothes

Is there a lack of boys clothes?

Or is it just me…?

Am I the only one that thinks there is a lack of young boys clothes and shoes?
It’s something that really bugs me. The boys clothes are for the majority plain and colourless, who says boys can’t wear colourful clothes?
I have just been looking on River island and managed to find a colourful pair of boys shoes – miracle. I also found a nice red top but when looking in comparison with the girls clothes there is a lot less and it mostly follows the same colour chart -dull.
There seems to be so much more available for girls compared to boys. Our local Next store has a lot more choice for girls. This is more evident when there is a sale as there are rails of girls clothes and usually a rail or two maximum for boys.

So what is happening? Are there less people making boys clothes than girls? Am I looking in the wrong place? Is it all in my mind? should I just be happy with the choice’s we have?

Where do you shop for boys clothes? I would love to know if you have found a fantastic online sites with good quality colourful clothes.
So I would love to know.. am I alone in thinking this or do you think so too?


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    Rachael Jess
    April 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Its crazy!
    We went into Next and there were 2 rails for boys and about 15 for girls! I know us girls have extras like tights, skirts and dresses which I think is why there is a lack of clothing for boys.

    If we are down town we tend to shop in H&M for Max they have a good range for boys 🙂

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    Lindy Hamilton
    April 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    That might be part of it too Rachael thats not something I’ve really thought about. I just find it so hard getting nice colourful clothes for him.

    I have to say I do like H&M we recently got Maxx a batman and superman top both with capes attached. Very cool 🙂

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    Rachael Donovan
    April 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I m the same love H&M but do struggle elsewhere! my boys are getting to the age of noticing trend and finding there own style which is harder 🙂 glad my little girl is still tiny just spoilt for choice there though x

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    April 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    i have 2 boys, they are now 14 and 15 and small for their age and its even worse than when they were small to find clothes for them! they are no longer in childrens as they seem to end at 12/13 in most places but are not in adults which start at S for tshirts and 28 in jeans/trousers lol its crazy. we go to debenhams in the sale and blue inc in liverpool once every few months. i hate them wearing trackies etc but its only sports shops that seem to sell their size

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    April 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    There IS so much more choice when it comes to girls clothes. Tesco is sometimes alright although there are still WAY more girls clothes than boys.

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    Emma Walters
    April 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    so glad it’s not just me, keep thinking that maybe there was a massive baby boom when my son was born to explain why there are never any boys clothes 🙁

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    April 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I have always thought that aswell, there is so much choice for girls but boys seem to just get plain and boring stuff, I love H&M boys clothes they always seem to be more original than the rest of the high street

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    April 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I have always thought there are less clothes for boys, girls seem to have an array of choice but boys have plain boring stuff, I agree about H&M they seem to have more original clothing than the rest of the high street

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    April 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I am forever disappointed with the offering for boy’s clothes. Usually a small section for boys and loads for girls. When I was footwear shopping there were so many for girls and just a few for boys, boring designs too. Companies online are much better but usually too pricey. I agree in that H&M is about the best.

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    April 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    i have always felt that there was a serious lack of boyswear compared to girlswear. it is always very limited and the styles are often a bit samey .

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    Sarah Lambert
    April 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I have to agree with you,I have a son and a daughter and find i can buy loads of clothes for my daughter but when it comes to my son i struggle.Shops seem to have a massive section for girls but boys its seems just a little corner.

    Dont know if its me as well but i find its same for toys,Do all different ranges of dolls and what nots but boys its so difficult.

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    The Brick Castle
    April 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Boys clothes have always been less exciting and plentiful than girls. When my daughter was younger I used to buy tons of clothes cheap very year in the sales and there’s never anything left in the boys!

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    Teressa Oliver
    April 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I think boys probably are not as into colourful clothes as girls, but more what looks cool. It may be a gender thing since men dont wear bright cloths

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    Teressa Oliver
    April 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I think its a gender difference. Boys probably don’t really care much for brightly coloured clothes and prefer things that they just think is cool

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    April 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Perhaps it’s because there are so many more decorative things you can do with girls’ clothes than boys.

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    caroline Hammond
    April 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I totally agree with you. I have 4 boys and I always struggle to get them nice clothes. Everywhere I go there seems to be plenty for girls and everything is so pretty. I also agree with you about H&M, they have some lovely colourful bits at the moment. I recently bought my eldest some chino’s from there, a bright yellow hoody and a multi-colured one too

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    Kady Newell
    April 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’m finding the same thing all the time too, my son is 9 in age 10-11 clothes and I can never find him anything “cool” or remotely interesting to wear

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    April 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t find any problem in getting nice clothes for Flynn (2) or Conor (11) really, but there probably is less choice, I have a 3 yr old girl too (Melody). For me that’s a positive! Less things to tempt me with!!
    I find I can get everything I want easily for all 3 in H&M and GAP outlet.

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    April 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I think boys care less about what they are wearing. For my son, putting on clothes is an inconvenience which takes him away from what he is doing. Regularly he puts his tops on the wrong way round and when told his response is “It doesn’t matter”. He had his shorts on the wrong way round most of the morning but it didn’t bother him as he was careering round the garden on his scooter.

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    Zoe G
    April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Recently I’ve been getting special one off outfits for my son from the River Island boys range, they are nice quality but not a huge amount to choose from like everywhere on the high street, it drives me mad.

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    Judith Luscombe
    April 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    It has been the case for at least 30 years when my boys were babies where there was rails and rails of girls clothes and one little section for the little boys, I really dont know why but its about time it changed.

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