If you know Jacob at all, you know he is all about comfort. There is no pretense in the boy, he could care less what anyone else thinks of him. Sometimes to our detriment by what he says, like when he was 5, to the rather round bellied grape farmer, "Do you have a baby in there?" This goes as well for what he wears. Style is the least priority, the feel of the clothes on the body is of utmost importance. So, since he was old enough to have his own opinion, I have not been able to get the boy to wear anything but athletic pants. We're not talking just sweats, he mostly wears like track pants, and I try to get a little bit of style going. But the problem is he's on his knees an awful lot playing (cars, Lego, sports, hockey, tree climbing, being a very active 11 year old) and they wear holes through them so fast!
I've been trying to get him into jeans just for the durability of them. I've tried many approaches, taking him shopping, trying them on- that doesn't go so well since he hates it the best of times. Bringing some pairs home...
WELL last week Costco had a fabulous deal and I bought 3 pairs in varying sizes and styles. I figured even if they sit in his drawer, they were only $12. Well mercy of all mercies, he liked one pair and he's decided maybe he'll start wearing them, and the first time he put them on without prompting was to go to church. I snagged a quick photo (maybe that didn't help the situation, since he hates attention on him too), but I had to!
His legs look so much taller and thinner in the form fitting clothing :)