Boys' jeans are not diminutive versions of Dad’s work gear. The hip parent must know the difference between straight-leg, boot-cut, skinny, super-skinny and loose-fit, not to mention painter and skater-style. Does your son want pre-distressed jeans?
Looking cool among peers counts for a lot. Make sure the size is over-long if your son wants that rumpled look, and check if he wants boys' jeans in traditional denim blue, stone, camouflage or some other colour.