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    Boys school shorts - anyone seen longer ones?

    Sounds odd I know - but I don't like the shorts that sit on/just above the knee, anyone seen slightly longer ones that are like calf length?

    My son is 6 and needs grey bottoms for school. I lkie the shorts with cargo pockets but would just prefer longer length.

    Thank yous x

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    have you looked at M&S - they do different lengths

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    lucerysmum;8309874

    have you looked at M&S - they do different lengths



    Thanks, but the shorts are only one length :-(

    my son has the knee ones from m&s and they have adjust waists so if you buy a size bigger theyre a little longer? and v nice

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    Thought school uniform was strict for one reason, to stop kids customising their looks. I like the way you've put 'I', what does your son think on you making him look different to all the other kids?

    had some cargo style ones in Matalan but did not notice if they were longer than the ones with out pockets might be worth a check on the web site

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    plumberman01;8311097

    my son has the knee ones from m&s and they have adjust waists so if you … my son has the knee ones from m&s and they have adjust waists so if you buy a size bigger theyre a little longer? and v nice


    Might have to give them a go, thanks - was worried that they might just look too baggy is I get a bigger size all round, might just stick with trousers

    lumoruk;8311169

    Thought school uniform was strict for one reason, to stop kids … Thought school uniform was strict for one reason, to stop kids customising their looks. I like the way you've put 'I', what does your son think on you making him look different to all the other kids?


    Strict in what way - that shorts should be knee-length? I hadn't considered that, tbh. My son is 5 so I don't think he minds me choosing his clothes for him.:thumbsup:
    Apart from the fact that I can't can't get ]this look out of my head, my son manages to fall over at least twice a week so I would rather his knee weren't so exposed


    Benjiboo1;8312210

    had some cargo style ones in Matalan but did not notice if they were … had some cargo style ones in Matalan but did not notice if they were longer than the ones with out pockets might be worth a check on the web site


    Thanks, will have a look on the site now or try and check them out instore xI hadn't

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    Mrs.Z;8312645

    my son manages to fall over at least twice a week so I would rather his … my son manages to fall over at least twice a week so I would rather his knee weren't so exposed :)t



    Good point, perhaps you could raise it at the next PTA meeting?

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    lumoruk;8312669

    Good point, perhaps you could raise it at the next PTA meeting?



    Oh go to bed

    Have you tried BHS hun

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    buy trousers that are to small for him

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    rachel.jones88;8322077

    Have you tried BHS hun


    No i haven't actually, thanks

    fragaliciousbob;8322135

    buy trousers that are to small for him


    You may well be onto something there - I may be able to get away with buying him a fat kids trousers in an age 3 or something :-D

    Hello Mrs Z,
    Do you mind me asking please,if you managed to sort out some long shorts for your son?My son is aged 4,in Reception,and I've spent ages looking for long shorts,for the same reason as you.So far I've found none,and just wondered how you got on.Thank you...

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    DaniK;8586160

    Hello Mrs Z,Do you mind me asking please,if you managed to sort out some … Hello Mrs Z,Do you mind me asking please,if you managed to sort out some long shorts for your son?My son is aged 4,in Reception,and I've spent ages looking for long shorts,for the same reason as you.So far I've found none,and just wondered how you got on.Thank you...



    Kids have been wearing normal school shorts for decades with no issues. Let them get grazed knees, picking scabs is what being a young boy is all about.

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    DaniK;8586160

    Hello Mrs Z,Do you mind me asking please,if you managed to sort out some … Hello Mrs Z,Do you mind me asking please,if you managed to sort out some long shorts for your son?My son is aged 4,in Reception,and I've spent ages looking for long shorts,for the same reason as you.So far I've found none,and just wondered how you got on.Thank you...



    Ha, politest HUKD post ever

    why not buy shorter trousers?

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    Alfonse;8586215

    why not buy shorter trousers?



    Or normal trousers and take them right up?

    Whilst 3/4 might be a good look on summer trousers for boys i think in the dark material of school shortsrs you might find it looks really odd. It will simply look like his trousers are too short.

    Goofeys Girl;8586272

    Whilst 3/4 might be a good look on summer trousers for boys i think in … Whilst 3/4 might be a good look on summer trousers for boys i think in the dark material of school shortsrs you might find it looks really odd. It will simply look like his trousers are too short.



    lol, come back full circle

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    Alfonse;8586328

    lol, come back full circle



    All to protect the knees of young boys. Why don't they go further and put knee and elbow pads on them or just not let them go out at all and school them from home where they can have soft furnishing and big fluffy carpets all over.

    master_chief;8586364

    All to protect the knees of young boys. Why don't they go further and put … All to protect the knees of young boys. Why don't they go further and put knee and elbow pads on them or just not let them go out at all and school them from home where they can have soft furnishing and big fluffy carpets all over.



    lol, ooh wanna check those carpet burns on knees too, blimey I remember having to have salt baths because I was always covered in cuts, bruises, grazes, etc from riding BMX's in the woods etc

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    Alfonse;8586394

    lol, ooh wanna check those carpet burns on knees too, blimey I remember … lol, ooh wanna check those carpet burns on knees too, blimey I remember having to have salt baths because I was always covered in cuts, bruises, grazes, etc from riding BMX's in the woods etc



    I didn't think about carpet burns, obviously a full risk assessment would need to be carried out.

    I don't think my knees ever healed until I was a teenager, they were permanently scabbed over.

    Wow,people really do get opinionated about me not wanting my sons knees hurt!!Actually,he doesn't want to wear shorts either...He is an end of August 'baby' in Reception.The school is a small victorian one,with a mostly concrete playground with slopes and steps.They also share the playground with year six.
    I asked for suggestions on where to buy longer shorts that cover his knees,not for sarcastic comments from people who have nothing better to do than suggest knee pads,or fluffy carpets,or even keeping my child at home.
    And now that I have calmed down,thank you very much for the useful recommendations.

    Hi,

    Did you have any luck with longer shorts? I'm really interested in some for my son who's in reception. He has an inherited skin condition which is on his knees, ankles and elbows and can't expose them but wants to wear shorts like his classmates.

    Much thanks.
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