The Society of Cool!
Hi everyone, I'm new to this Forum and have been reading up on the Style discussions with great interest.
I have a question however. Why is it so difficult to find decent mod-style kids clothes? I mean I know Fred Perry and Ben Sherman do a very small range of kids clothes... but I like to save the pricier items for special occasions for my son as he's still fairly young and clothes get worn out fast. I'm not interested in just t-shirts either, I mean there are plenty of those around. I guess what I'm really after is a mini me version of labels like Gabicci and Lambretta, the more affordable lines basically.
These days all you see in the high street shops are american baseball tops and jogging bottoms. If you want your child to look half smart and well dressed, it's not easy to find the right clothes I can tell you.
So I'd be very keen to hear from other parents who like to give their kids a sense of the smart mod style, and how they go about it. Sometimes I think maybe I should just design my own clothing label!
My little girl is 3 and I have the same problem. I have been lucky in the past getting her some cool dresses but little else is really available that I can find.
Have you looked at the Clarks desert boots for kids?
Also as well as Fred Perry etc, Original Penguin do a range for kids with some pretty nice bits...
Thanks I will take a look!
Well I don't need my son to turn into an actual mod, I just want him to wear smart, british, preppy clothes, rather than the silly baseball style clothes you see in the shops. I don't see anything wrong with that! :o)
I now what Simon wanted to convey here... My 6 yr old loves an occasional Fred Perry, is into Beatles t-shirts as he´s a fan already and we´re glad that at last we found a new reasonably priced double breasted pea coat for him, as he realy loves that too. He has a few long sleeve button down shirts for special occasions and a pair of desert boots. But I really wouldn´t force a mod look on him, as it´s actually not a kid thing and as Simon said, one day he might come to hate it and turn quite the opposite. If he wants it himself then it´s ok, but at the moment he´s still as much into his Lightning McQueen t-shirts as well as the Yellow Submarine one´s. Loves his Sponge Bob socks, you know.
Ah, Simon, my boy´s name is Simon, btw.
LOL! Just as well then! :-)
Ta, no offence taken. But do you have kids yourself? If so do you steer away from dressing them in your taste?
George wears a Ben Sherman Parka which was a steal from TK max, he wears penguin kids clothes , Ben Sherman shirts, the odd polo from Next, Desert boots , he has three pairs , all easy to get hold off and fairly non expensive. Jeans and cords you can get anywhere , also slim fit Chino style trousers. I can take him in any shop and hell find something quite mod related within minutes. He adores his Monkey Jacket which was from Eastgate market Skegness :)
That's what I call a stylish kid. I did just look at the Penguin kids collection and they are surprisingly affordable.
cheers Shobhana, as you know they grow so fast so I usually sell his gear on ebay , can actually make a profit on certain items, especially little parkas and ben Sherman button downs etc...
Id never force him to dress in this style he likes it which of course pleases me. He will obviously rebel one day and change but for now it's nice to have him as a mini mod, he even shouts "Wockers" when he see's a motorbike fly past hahaha
Haha, that's hilarious! I'm really encouraged to hear that you can sell items on eBay. And that you know where I'm coming from in dressing your child well without the need to 'force' him to. My son is too young to care what he wears so it's up to me to dress him. But when he's older and starts to have an opinion it will obviously be up to him! I secretly suspect he will develop a style similar to his dad's though.