Boys' Clothing Ages and Sizes: Large Sizes

Figure 1.--The mother of these boys sought to save double when she brought two oversized suits.

Many American boys (but not girls) at the turn of the 21st century liked weariung oversized clothing. This was especially true of pants several sizes too big. Parents are somewhere between puzzled and horrified at this fashion. It was not always boys who wanted clothes in large sizes. More commonly it was thrifty moms who ordered over-sized cloithing. It used to me moms who would always order clothes a size larger than the boys. Some especially thrifty moms ordered clothes two sizes larger than the boy. HBC presumes that moms also did the same for her daughters. We wonder if there was any difference here.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: December 31, 2001
Last edited: December 31, 2001