Boys' 15+ school uniform shorts

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I'm seriously drawing a blank on this one. My DS is ten and a half but very big for his age and 13-14 school uniform trousers are getting too small for him. I wanted to buy him some bigger shorts for the rest of this term/early next term but absolutely NOWHERE seems to do 15+ school uniform shorts! And I can't figure out how to search for the right type in men's clothing or even if such a thing exists. Any tips, please? I can't be the only one with a teenage-sized son who'd like not to have to swealter in long trousers when it's hot!

I know I could buy long trousers (the M&S pleat front ones are still a good fit and they go up to 18, I think so will at least be good for a few more years) and turn them into shorts, but a) that's a waste of material and b) a lot of time for me that I'd rather spend doing other things!
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  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    What style and colour of shorts is needed? I bought my 16yo shorts for the past few years from Sports Direct, plain black with the smallest logo I could find, otherwise I'd have to buy them from school (and pay a small fortune)
  • Grey or black, any style as long as it's smart. I didn't know Sports Direct did school uniform! They seem to do everything, don't they! Will have a look - thanks :-)
    I'm broke, not poor. Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
    LBM June 2009, Debt Free (except mortgage) Sept 2016 - DONE IT!
  • Actually, having finally thought of searching for "men's school shorts" I've now found these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJ74WKE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AHY34WXNUNJCX which look great. It just didn't occur to me that "men's" school shorts would be a thing!

    But Sports Direct do have some 'golfing' shorts which look great too at £7, though with £5 delivery I think I'll just see if our local store has any when I go into town. Thanks a lot for the tip!
    I'm broke, not poor. Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
    LBM June 2009, Debt Free (except mortgage) Sept 2016 - DONE IT!
  • Sturdyfit make school shorts and trousers. You can buy them online. Once at secondary school, it is unlikely that any logo will be allowed, so you might want to check with the school before spending any money at SD.


    If you need school pants, I found Matalan were the most suitable for a tall and sturdy son. They were about £18, but wash and tumble dry well. I've bought them for the last three or four years. My son is now 16 and 6'2" tall. It's shoes that are harder to find....
  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    Sturdyfit make school shorts and trousers. You can buy them online. Once at secondary school, it is unlikely that any logo will be allowed, so you might want to check with the school before spending any money at SD.
    He's 10.5 not at Secondary school yet. He should be going into yr6 in September. If anyone got sports kit to last more than one academic year than I'm envious. :rotfl:
  • Sturdyfit make school shorts and trousers. You can buy them online. Once at secondary school, it is unlikely that any logo will be allowed, so you might want to check with the school before spending any money at SD.


    If you need school pants, I found Matalan were the most suitable for a tall and sturdy son. They were about £18, but wash and tumble dry well. I've bought them for the last three or four years. My son is now 16 and 6'2" tall. It's shoes that are harder to find....

    Thanks, Kingfisherblue, that looks like a good possibility! I'll stick with M&S for now with the long trousers as they still seem to suit him, but will keep Matalan in mind if that stops working! The prices look fairly similar, from memory. :-)
    Spendless wrote: »
    He's 10.5 not at Secondary school yet. He should be going into yr6 in September. If anyone got sports kit to last more than one academic year than I'm envious. :rotfl:

    Actually, sports shorts aren't a problem, Spendless - they're stretchy and I think he's only in his third pair since starting school as they last quite a while. It's the non-elasticated smart shorts that are the problem. So much easier for girls with elasticated skirts/trousers!
    I'm broke, not poor. Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
    LBM June 2009, Debt Free (except mortgage) Sept 2016 - DONE IT!
  • Spendless wrote: »
    He's 10.5 not at Secondary school yet. He should be going into yr6 in September. If anyone got sports kit to last more than one academic year than I'm envious. :rotfl:


    I was thinking about future years. It was nigh on impossible to find plain black PE shorts for my youngest son, who, at 10, was already very tall and well built.
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