Ohhh....this is where I find myself buying into the stereotype about boys and how I don't have to invest a lot of effort in shopping for my son because he is not at all fashion conscious. In fact, I buy clothes at a nice consignment-y kind of shop we have in our town, and it's been working out great. So what if the clothes sometimes look a little used, and they are not always the most fashionable clothes. But heck, his own brand-new clothes look used eventually! And things like sweatpants for an 8 year old don't have to be super trendy. And if he ends up getting the ubiquitous hole in the pants leg or outgrows something faster than expected, no biggie b/c I didn't spend a lot on them to begin with. - Paula.