Boys apparel comes in many sizes as well as styles. When shopping for boys apparel you will want to consider your own individual style and taste as well as making sure of a proper fit.
If you are shopping for boys apparel in a husky size you will want to first measure yourself. Find a tape measure and something to write with. For jeans you will want proper measurements of the waist area and inseam. The inseam can be measured from the inner leg at the crotch area all the way down to the ankles.
Shopping for a shirt also requires a suitable measurement. To measure for a shirt in boys apparel measure the neck. You can do this by taking the tape measure around the neck starting at around one inch from where the neck meets the shoulders. If the neck measurement falls between a size always go up one. Neck measurements go in half inch increments so if it falls at 17 1/4 go up to 18.
Next measure the sleeves. This may require assistance from a friend. Bend your arm at an angle. Measure the tape from between the shoulder blades extending out around the elbow and straight to the wrist. Combine the sleeve and neck measurement for your shirt size. For example, a neck measurement is 17" and a sleeve measurement is 36" so the shirt size is 17 x 36.
The average sleeve length will be anywhere between 31 and 37 inches.
Measuring for a jacket in boys apparel can be a little more complicated. You will need the help of a friend for this. Stand with your arms at your side having your friend take the tape measure across your shoulders and chest finding the most full part. Take that number and deduct 6. Here is a guide on the sizes for boys for jackets. Boys who are 5'7 and under would be short or S, 5'8" to 5'11" would be regular R, 5'11.5" to 6'3" would be Long L, 6'4" to 6'8" would be Extra Long, XL or X, 6'9" or taller would need a custom size.
Once you have the measurement write the measurement down so you will not forget. It is a good idea when shopping to not only measure yourself, but also to measure the clothing in question. If you are looking at for example a pair of jeans measure the whole waist, taking the tape measure fully around the waist area of the jeans and also measuring the inseam, this is the length of the inner leg.
Shopping for boys apparel doesn't have to be a daunting task. Keep in mind your personal style and look for places that sell the type of clothing that you like. There are many places to find boys apparel from lower end stores such as Walmart, Kmart, Target and more higher end stores such JC Penny, Nordstroms, Macy's and Bloomingdales.
You can even find many choices in boys apparel online at various places. A great source to find apparel is at online auction houses like Ebay or at a discount website like Overstock. Amazon is another great choice too that offers great low prices and convenient fast shipping.