Tag: boys’ formalwear

The coolest pop culture bow ties for boys. No preppy plaids.

Despite living in the land of spring seersucker and smocking — also known as The South — my boys aren’t exactly preppy. And getting them to wear a bow tie on Easter seemed like an impossibility, until I found RougeBox. This little gem of an Etsy shop has amazing pop culture bow ties my boys and I can’t help but love. Owner Joanne Kim creates these handmade ties in Los Angeles, and that big-city cool comes through in every piece. Whether your boy is more a fan of Thor, Star Wars, Wimpy Kid, or Dr. Seuss, I can’t imagine you won’t find one...

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A first look at the cutest new kids clothes from Appaman for spring

If you’re the type who follows kid fashion well, join the club. We’re excited to offer you an exclusive first look at the Appaman spring 2015 collection that just launched this very second. We’ve loved Appaman since way way back when all of our kids were wee ones, but the truth is, they now do cool for tweens so well so you don’t have to be bummed when your kids hit six and suddenly they’re out of the label. There are some new things in the new collection that I can’t wait to let my kids try on. So, I thought I’d pick out a few of my favorite warmer-weather...

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Jacadi Paris summer sale — whoa, the discounts!

featured partner We get excited when Jacadi Paris, the awesomely luxe baby and kids’ brand that pretty much never goes on sale…is going on sale. Yay! And we’re partnering with them today to share our favorite picks from the sale. (If we can even narrow it down, because zomg…the shoes.) If you’ve got a shower coming up or a kiddo you’re excited to spoil for up to 50% less, here are some of our very favorites from the vastly discounted collection, at some of the best values. Don’t miss some great picks and amazing discounts on Jacadi Paris after...

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Stylish threads for on-trend little guys

Moms of boys, you know it can be a full-on hunt to find cool threads for our little guys. Especially if, like mine, your son happens to love fashion.  So when I discovered Aven Clothing, I actually squealed with happiness. Aven founders Angie Monson and Mitch Harris have created an all-boys clothing line that is wonderfully stylish. The line includes blazers, pullovers, chinos and the cutest cropped vest, all with an edgy European flair. This definitely isn’t your average jeans and t-shirt line, though you will find lots of denim (and even a cool hoodie).                                         ...

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Cool suits for little boys? They exist!

We are big fans of Fore! Axel and Hudson. Their golf inspired clothes for boys are just so darn cool. But they do more than the golf stuff, as it turns out, and if you’ve got a fancy occasion coming up, but a not-so-fancy boy, this is a terrific site for you. I dig formal clothes for boys that still allow the boy to shine. Which is why I am thoroughly digging the scooter suit. It’s a perfectly sized and detailed two piece suit that is equally at home at a garden party or an outdoor wedding. (Not that...

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Fancy clothes for baby boys…with a twist

When you are invited to a fancy affair with a baby boy, it can be tricky to navigate the waters. Girls are so easy (Yes, I’m a mom of boys so this is all just speculation tinged with jealousy), no matter the age. You’ve got dresses, tunics, and little headbands and clips to tie the look together. And boys? Not so much. Until now. Meet the Shirtzie by Andy & Evans. This dressy snapsuit for boys is absolutely genius and I’m only mad that I didn’t think of it myself. This shirt is business in the front, party in...

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Stylish boys’ wedding clothes – Reader Q&A

Any suggestions where I can find stylish outfits online for my 3 year and 1 year old boys to wear to an outdoor summer wedding? – question via Twitter Your sharp-dressed toddlers will look amazing in one of Appaman’s Fine Tailoring suits or separates. I love their cool modern cut that help prevent little guys from looking “swallowed up” in an oversized suit. For your young kids, I think this seersucker shorts and jacket suit is too adorable. With tons of fabrics to choose from, the funky handmade boys’ neckties from The Belle and the Beau (also shown at...

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Jeffrey Sebelia serves up rockin threads for our little dudes

Dressing our little dudes up is no easy task. While it may be fairly easy to go preppy and sport the oxford shirt and khaki pants route, sometimes social events beckon for more rock and roll than country club. A new kids label from a Project Runway favorite has answered our call.  La Miniatura is the label of Jeffrey Sebelia, the designer with the rock band and the awesome neck tattoo who won Bravo’s Project Runway Season Three. Jeffrey’s also unforgettable for his style and wit, and now, his line of rad threads for boys, all throwbacks to the...

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Dressed to thrill

After the fun of dressing two little girls, I was pleasantly surprised to find that outfitting my baby boy was pretty darn fun too. So much for the myth that little boy clothes aren’t nearly as cute as little girl clothes. I do struggle in one area though: dressing up. Formal clothing for boys is a real mixed bag, and most of the button-down shirts I’ve found are downright boring. The handsome, modern button-down shirts for boys from Black Kite are my idea of the perfect dress up get-up for boys. Owner/designer Lindsay Mangat selects prints that have great...

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The perfect pint-sized party clothes

We have a bunch of special occasions coming up–Father’s Day, our favorite sitter’s graduation, the grandparents’ anniversary. My eyes have been open to some especially special occasion clothes for the kids. You know–something fancy. Without sauce on it. CMP highlighted the fabulous Kico Kids a while ago, and their new spring/summer line proves to be the perfect place to find special-occasion kiddie couture. They have twirly princess dresses, fabulous bolero jackets, and even a two-in-one flower girl dress (it converts into a cotton shift!), which manage to be sweet, fashion-forward, and timeless, all at the same time. Plus: comfortable, made with kid-friendly...

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Everybody’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed little man

If your little guy is anything like mine, his wardrobe is stocked with a lot of the standard-issue dude-themed clothes: frogs, trucks, monkeys. You know.  So I thought this new idea for a mini-man’s dresser was especially brilliant. In fact, it might be a bold new step into the world of ha-babe-dashery.  Fat Tie shirts and ties are 100% soft cotton shirts with actual ties sewed flat onto them. You can get the shirts in a slew of colors, tie types, and sleeve styles for boys 12M-5T. And, as any MBA knows, the details make all the difference–the way they sewed three large buttons where...

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Appaman launches mod suits for mini Mad Men

Sometimes having a son instead of daughter can be disappointing when it comes to sartorial selections. Although our cool clothes for boys category has been blowing up with new finds in recent weeks. Now, it’s the new Appaman Fine Tailoring collection of super-hip suits makes me want to break out in a rendition of Let’s Hear it For the Boy. Appaman‘s co-founder/head designer Harald Husum was inspired by the ultimate suave dresser, Mad Men’s Don Draper. Husum made sure all the details on the mini suit measured up to the meticulous standards of a grown-up hipster. The suit’s lining...

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Ferd gives boys a license to chill

Here comes Jimmy Bond. He rolls up on a black Big Wheel and requests his favorite drink: chocolate milk; shaken, not stirred. Aunts line up to pinch his cheeks. And I imagine him wearing this effortlessly cool striped shirt and tie combo from Ferd. And maybe some tiny little sunglasses. Fancy clothes for girls are easy to find, whether you’re looking online, at Target, or at your local exclusive boutique. But so often, the special event clothes for boys involve polyester vests stitched to rolled up trousers, which can be cute but isn’t very versatile. Ferd offers sharp but...

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Mommy’s little gentleman

It always seems like girls get the pick of the litter when it comes to cool accessories and boys are relegated to fourteen varieties of baseball caps. So if you’ve got a little hat connoisseur of the male persuasion, I strongly suggest this adorable spade canvas child’s driver cap from My Baby Clothes Boutique. The canvas is super light and lined with a cute cotton plaid, and it’s constructed to fit a bit loosely so it won’t make those little brows sweaty. Golfer in the family or not, this timeless cap is such an unexpected way to top off...

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Some boys have all the luck

Would someone I know please get married soon? And while you’re at it, lend me a baby boy to bring? Not because I actually want to carry around a baby at a wedding (what if I leave him on the buffet table when I put him down to get seconds on lasagna?) but because I feel the urgent need to see a baby boy wearing this: The seersucker baby one-piece from CMP favorite Velvet and Tweed. The ivory top is linen, the seersucker bottom is a pale blue and white stripe, and every inch of it is calling for...

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Tying one on

Okay so there’s still snow a-plenty in my neck of the woods known as Brooklyn, but in no time it will be the season for Easter duds and Passover dinners and spring weddings and seersucker. So when I saw the custom, handcrafted neckties for boys from Bella Bows [edited: Now called The Belle and the Beau) at The Silly Wagon, I nearly died from the cuteness – and the promise of warmer days. Each tie is individually made by hand in a range of lovely fabrics, from this this season’s hot polkadots, to paisleys, to classic ticking stripes, and...

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Holiday plaid for Christmas and beyond

With my family spread out around the country, my husband, kids and I often spend the holidays alone, which means I don’t have the greatest excuse to buy my children fancy holiday-best clothes. So instead, I tend to look for festive clothes for the holidays that still work the other 364 days out of the year. Take the Holiday Plaid Shirt from one of our favorite special occasion boutiques, Velvet and Tweed. The bright red accents in the plaid pattern give a definite holiday-inspired look to this boys’ button-down, but the neutral brown and khaki undertones make this 100%...

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Holiday best just for boys

When it comes to holiday outfits, I tend to spend most of my shopping energy and yes, I’ll be honest, my cash on my girls. But this year, they’re going to have a run for my money thanks to the boys’ clothes in the new Fall/Winter children’s collection at babysusu.  I’m completely smitten with the simple, classic styles crafted in gorgeous fabrics and textiles, in particular the navy Liberty of London boys’ oxford shirt from the legendary UK label. The subtle navy print is a welcome change from the typical red and green treatment that most kids’ holiday clothing collections...

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Forecast: Dressy yet cool

I generally prescribe to the “small boys are suitably dressed up for the holidays when wearing a cute sweater” school of thought, but sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes even little boys must wear a tie to be suitably (get it?) attired. Okay, so a tie may not scream “free spirit” to your wild child, but if he’s going to wear a tie, he should get the coolest tie around — say, a kid-sized version from one of Dad’s favorite shops? When we recommended Cyberoptix Tie Lab in last year’s holiday gift guide they only made ties for the big...

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The perfect shirt and tie for little boys who, really, shouldn’t be in perfect shirts and ties.

I hate to admit this but most of the time, my son’s dressier outfits are left as complete afterthoughts compared with my daughters’ pretty dresses. It’s not like he gets all excited to dress up in his tie each day and run around the house playing “office.” But sometimes, a formal outfit is just what you need. I realize that most moms aren’t racing to drop a bunch of cash these days on outfits that can’t be worn too often, which is why I like the versatility of the just gorgeous boys’ oxford shirt and detachable tie from babysusu. This stunningly...

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