Pam in Iowa
|Posted: 8/8/2009 10:22:28 AM|Update: Oops! I did find out that there is a size chart link next to the flyout where you select the size (XS7) (S8) (M10) (L12) (XL14) According to their CSR, they run true to size. We'll see when my order arrives.
Hi, I would like to buy my younger ds some cool clothes like his older brother for back to school (which in Monday ) He's on the average to short side and average size.
We don't have access to a local store, so I'm forced to order online. I have no idea how their sizing works. Do they run small? And what sizes do the med/large equate to in numbers? ie 8/10 or 12/14 etc.
Please, pretty please, if you've bought clothes from PS, share your experience with those who are stuck ordering online.
Loc: creative mess
|Posted: 8/8/2009 11:04:13 AM|
I just ordered online, and had to shoot in the dark. LOL!
My son is 11, and average size.
He normally wears an XL in the youth dept. at Walmart. (16?)
I got him a size small in the Aeropostale shirts.
My son who is 10, normally wears a 12-14, and fits the Aero size XS.
I got an Aero MED for my 8th grader. They are a tad big on him, but he is in that weird in-between sizes stage. He could probably have fit the S, but I wanted them to fit the whole school year...kwim?
Womens sizes depend on the style of shirt, I think.
I wear mostly medium shirts, and got an AERO XL which fits fine. Could have maybe fit the L but they were out of it online. I don't like skin tight...
Loc: Mississippi: where the wind is but a funnel cloud
|Posted: 8/8/2009 12:22:25 PM|If in doubt, err on the larger size. I took DD into the store to try on some clothes so I could get an idea of her size, because the first time I bought her shirts there without trying them on I had to return them because they were too small.
The sales girl at the store said that their clothes tend to run small, and also shrink ("draw up" if y"all are from the South ) especially since most shirts are 100% cotton. It is always better to have a bit of room to grow then have something you can't wear after only a few wearings.
Loc: Rite Aid
|Posted: 8/8/2009 12:28:07 PM|
I think they're more like "juniors sizing" as opposed to "ladies sizing" if that helps at all. So if you can translate how a juniors size would fit a boy...
Pam in Iowa
|Posted: 8/8/2009 2:23:49 PM|Thanks for the replies. He's almost 9 and wears boys 9 in jeans and a 8-10 youth in shirts. They were a little limited on sizes (a lot were out of stock because of the friends/family 30% off sale.
I ordered a variety: XL short sleeve tee, large and medium long sleeves. Based on your replies, I'll end up taking back the Med, but our Aero store at the mall is super helpful and they said you can return PS clothes at Aero.
If anyone shops at Aero, or wants to try it out, they are having a sale: 30% off your total purchase, including sale items (but not clearance). Promo code friend8689 for Aeropostale or psfriend8689 for PS Aeropostale (kids clothes). If you want a printable coupon so you can shop in store, pea mail me. Not affiliated, just happy to pass on a really good deal!
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Loc: Central Florida's east coast!!
|Posted: 8/8/2009 2:43:42 PM|
I love Aeropostale and their clothes run SMALL. I have to go down a size in their pants. However, in the shirts, I usually go up and buy a Large. It really depends on the type of shirt it it.
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Cute Girls Pea
|Posted: 8/8/2009 4:00:12 PM|
Another chiming in to say they run small. My to-be 5th graders is really tiny (like she could easily be a 3rd grader) and the XS t shirts fit her just fine. My 8th grade dd is very normal-to-thin and she wears a Medium there. Of course, neither of them like "tight" T's.