Got Tall Children?

If you are tall, chances are you will have tall children too! 3 of my children are above average on the growth charts and the 4th is extremely tall and thin. Sometimes the slim pants need to be extra slim, and we always have to buy a bigger size just to get the length. Sound familiar?
Today I heard about a store that carries clothing for tall children. Stringbeans Clothing (appropriately named) carries long and lean pants for boys and girls. They also have a unique product called Cufflinx™ that you can use to add a cuff to the bottom of existing pants to add extra length. Choose from 20 different patterns.

Where to Find Pants for Tall, Thin Boys

As I have started school shopping for my kids, I have had a bit of a problem finding school clothes that fit two of my children. My oldest boy is tall and husky sized. My 9 year old boy is extremely tall and thin. It is a lot harder finding pants that fit him. So, I thought I’d share with you what works for us. When he was younger I used to make him wear a lot of overalls. I could adjust the overall straps to make them longer and they wouldn’t fall off of his waist. Now he prefers cargo pants and jeans. First off, we normally buy slim cut pants or regular sizes. Loose fit jeans and skinny jeans look ridiculous on him.
We have had the best luck with pants from as they have adjustable waist pants. We usually buy them in the size that is long enough for him and then cinch up the waist until it fits.
Boys: Boys Pleated Twill Pants - Khaki Boys: Boys Skull-Pocket Jeans - Dark WashBoys: Boys Regular Fit Jeans - Dark Stonewashed
We have also found boy’s adjustable waist pants at
GapKids: Original fit black jeans - dyerGapKids: Boot fit faded jeans - court GapKids: Rugged cargo pants - expedition grey

My son also loves this pair of Levi’s Boys 550 Slim Relaxed Fit Jeans.

We have not tried these (above), but have heard good things about Lands’ End climber pants. They come in sizes 2T-20 and have double knees, a sturdy option for an active boy. You can get them in slim and they have an elastic waist and have a built in belt.