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    Theresa In Fl
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    we have a 14 year old who wants only the 17 and up dollar jeans.
    First he grows so fast that I have problems paying that for jeans he will grow
    out of in just a month or so.
    Second here in Florida goodwill wants 6-10 bucks a pair for a pair of used jeans
    that almost wore out.
    So we buy the Rustler jeans @ Wall-mart . My husband loves them but our son
    hates them and almost refuse's to wear them . He would wear a dirty pair of
    fancy jeans before them.
    How do I get them to wear the lower priced one's?
    Today I went thru his room and took out all his dirty fancy jeans and have
    decided I will not wash them until he wears the other 3 pairs of Rustler's.
    We are a 1 income family and I have explained to him paying out huge amounts of
    money on clothing is not possible . I have bought him 2-3 pairs of the fancy
    ones for special times.
    Blessings,
    Theresa
    "I am very thankful that Joseph Smith asked which church to join. "


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    gisami
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    I have a 15 year old daughter that is the same way, so I can relate.
    I did this. I took what I wanted to spend on clothes for her and we
    made a list of the things she needed. I let her pick out what she
    wanted but did show her the difference if she bought the cheaper
    clothing. I told her if she would rather have three pair of the high
    end jeans rather than six pair of the chearer ones that would be her
    choice but to remember she had to do her own laundry and that would
    mean doing it twice as often. I agree that the pressure that is put
    on them to wear these clothes is tough on them and they have enough
    to deal with. I was not going to make it more difficult byt making
    her wear something that would get her teased. She has become very
    good at finding the cheaper stores and the sales. Good luck!

    DeWanna


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    > we have a 14 year old who wants only the 17 and up dollar jeans.
    > First he grows so fast that I have problems paying that for jeans
    he will grow out of in just a month or so.

    > Blessings,
    > Theresa
    > "I am very thankful that Joseph Smith asked which church to join. "
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    jkmram@aol.com
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    In a message dated 2/12/2003 9:42:18 PM Central Standard Time,
    Budget101_@yahoogroups.com writes:

    > we have a 14 year old who wants only the 17 and up dollar jeans

    For my kids, we buy boxlots off ebay... they love them, and act just like
    they are "new" clothes! My sister (22, has her own job at a bank, lives at
    home with mom, still) loves to buy the trendy clothes off ebay, name brand...
    I don't know what is in your price range, but if he is happy with almost
    new, it's worth looking into...

    Jennifer M.


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    kabad@hbinc.com
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    I have to say I really feel for your 14 yr old. I strongly suggest you
    check out ebay for jeans, etc.. Normally a pair of Tommy Hilfiger jeans or
    Gap jeans can run about $7per pair on ebay a used pair. I am a seller on
    Ebay so I sell stuff all the time. I grew up with really bad clothes when I
    was in grade school and part of highschool. Sure my parents werent rich but
    do you know what their main problem was?? They were'nt resouceful!! Anyways
    they never cared what I wore to school as long as it wasnt ripped. My self
    esteem was crushed everyday by kids who would make fun of me till no end.
    Sure you can say that shouldnt matter, but I'll tell you it does, big time!
    Anyways a few options. I think its really important for kids to fit in and
    I know around here and many parts Rustler jeans are not cool. I buy most of
    my daughters and my clothes off of Ebay and at the Thrift Store.

    Buy from the thrift store-check if they have sales sometimes they have 1/2
    off days.
    Buy from Ebay, I buy myself and my daughter clothes there all the time.
    See if there is an older kid in the neighborhood that you can buy the
    clothes off once he grows out of them.
    Check the newspaper sometimes people will be getting rid of a huge lot of
    clothes for teen boys at a great price.
    The best is to go to swap meets and garage sales. That is where you'll get
    the best prices.

    You can even send you teenager to the swap meets and garage sales in your
    area, give him a little money and let him buy what he needs. I think he'll
    be a lot happier when he gets to wear clothes he likes.

    I think if you get resourceful on his clothing you'll end up acutally saving
    money, instead of buying the new Rustlers.

    Also buy pants a little longer and hem them, when he grows a bit then take
    them hem out.

    GOOD LUCK!! Kathy

    Abercrombie boys CARGO pants size 12 Item # 2809435064

    we have a 14 year old who wants only the 17 and up dollar jeans.
    First he grows so fast that I have problems paying that for jeans he will
    grow out of in just a month or so.

    Blessings,
    Theresa
    "I am very thankful that Joseph Smith asked which church to join. "


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    ttimes3@juno.com
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    Unfortunately, that *is* the kind of world we live in. What do you
    suppose happens when he grows up, finishes college, and goes to interview
    for a job? Do you suppose they *won't* judge him by his clothing and
    shoes? On the contrary --- that's one of the things they will judge him
    on the *most*! I'm not endorsing this, just stating cold hard facts.
    Margaret (who lives in NY, where you can wear pretty much anything you
    want... as long as it's black......)

    Anne wrote:
    If they went to school with the wrong make of
    trainers their lives were made a misery by bullies - crazy. What kind
    of a
    world is it that judges people by the make of clothes and shoes they
    wear?

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    Theresa In Fl
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    I have to say I really feel for your 14 yr old>>>>>.

    Thanks for the advise from all. I also wore ugly clothing to school.
    My point in raising our kids is that they do not need the fancy labels,etc to
    feel special or with the in crowd. When they get older we are not always with
    the in-crowd in the way we dress nor can we afford it.
    When it comes to buying clothing off ebay I am not comfortable with that as I
    can not see them to make sure they are alright or as brands go ever brand fits
    different. So that is not an option for me.
    We live in a small town and just getting to a thrifty store is @ least 30 miles
    away if not more.
    I don't want my son's pants hanging way down his rear as some of the brands are
    making.
    I am glad that some of you can find nice used stores in your area to buy things
    from. I guess I will just wait till garage season starts again.
    Blessings,
    Theresa
    President Gordon B. Hinckley continues to call for the Saints to "Be not
    faithless, but believing."


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    oscarsdotter
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    For Therese in FL,
    When shopping for clothes (on Ebay)
    if there are no measurements given (for items that you might be
    interested in),
    just contact the seller and ask them to measure the garment for you.
    Most sellers will try to help as best they can.
    I've sold a few pieces of clothing on Ebay, and have always tried to
    be really specific about all measurements and lengths, as well as any
    flaws, etc.
    'Hope this helps,
    OD


 

 

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