What Is the Difference Between Boys Husky and Regular Sizes?

The difference between boys husky and regular sizes is that husky sizes are larger in certain areas to fit boys better. Husky pants usually have a larger waist measurement but the same length inseam as regular sizes, while husky shirts usually have a larger chest measurement.

Husky sizes may fit best if a boy doesn’t have an average height to waist ratio. Husky sizes may be designated by adding an H to the size. For example, a label that says 12H means that item is a husky version of a size 12. Many brands also offer slim sizes for boys that need smaller than average clothes. These sizes may be designated by adding an S to the size.

Boys pants tend to have more size options than boy’s shirts and jackets, because men’s shirts and jackets can be purchased if a larger size is necessary. Men’s pants, on the other hand, are usually too long for a boy to wear. Length can still be an issue with husky sizes, in which case parents may want to have pants hemmed.

Husky sizes are available online and in-stores through certain brands, such as Old Navy, the Gap, J. Crew and JCPenney, as of March 2015. An alternative to husky pants are pants with an adjustable waistband.