21 January 2013

Thrifty Kids, Part 2

The Boy has a good sense of occasion, and always knows when to look his best. Like most six year old boys, he spends a great deal of time in t-shirts, jeans, and sweatpants, getting dirty as a boy should. But when it comes to dressing well, his tastes are particular. He tends to keep things classic, as we can see by his navy blazer, white shirt, and striped knit tie. The pearl grey Homburg hat is vintage 1960s, in unworn condition, a very small men's size. I initially purchased it to sell it, but when he insisted I let him keep it, there was no denying him.
Thrift shopping has a way of meeting your needs after a while if you stick with it. The boy is rapidly outgrowing his navy blazer, but I did turn up a better fitting jacket in  navy tweed with real leather buttons...
Made in USA by Brooks Brothers. $2.99 at an undisclosed thrift shop. Like father, like son.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very dapper. I wish I had his sartorial sense when I were his age. But then thrift shopping is almost non existent in Hong Kong.

p.s. I love your vinyl record collection!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yep, a very sharp young man. And his taste in vinyl LPs is admirable too.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke

Anonymous said...

Thrifty Kids Parts 1 & 2 make me wish my children were young again. Well done!

Roger v.d. Velde said...

Tweed with real leather buttons for boys!! We'll never see the like of it again in the shops.

That little blue blazer is brilliant. It reminds me of one I wore to a wedding as a boy. I can't even remember the last time I saw a boy dressed in a blazer, but now all that's changed after seeing one of the thrifty G kids. Good show!

Anonymous said...

Very cool photo, and the records are the icing on the cake.

Young Fogey said...

The "Thrifty Kids" series is a good one. I hope it will continue (and the stars of the show are adorable!).

I'm lucky enough to have a children's consignment shop near where I live, where I get store credit for what my children outgrow. I can't recall the last time I actually spent money there. I've gotten not just shoes & clothes, but also books, toys, rugs, and even a child-sized wetsuit (the Pacific is a cold, cold ocean).

That tweed jacket is an incredible find.

Roger, stop by my house—-or church--on Sundays. You'll see my son in a blazer (though I have to admit he'll be the only one, but not the only one in a jacket and tie).

maven said...

Your kiddos are adorable, G!