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post #16 of 81
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
These higher end stuff that you put your kids in, do you find they last?

I find that they generally last longer. The empircal test for this is to observe which items make it to my nephew, and the more expensive stuff is definitely more durable. We don't treat one set of clothes preferentially to the others, so he barrels right into the muck in his Bonpoint.

The pleasure of getting the higher quality stuff is magnified by the knowledge it will tend to be used twice, which seems much less wasteful than it otherwise would be for swiftly growing kids.


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post #17 of 81
Our 6 month old son has a huge quantity of high end baby clothes (Dior, D&G, Armani Junior, Hugo Boss, Junior Gaultier etc etc). We wouldn't buy any of this stuff though, wasted on a baby. My wife had a very wealthy American expat friend here in Paris who had twin boys (toddlers) and was leaving Paris to return to the US right about the time our boy was born. She asked if we wanted "a few baby clothes" as she could not be bothered to take them back to the US or to sell them in Paris. When my wife said yes this friend turned up with a car full of designer stuff most of which is unworn, he has something like 30 pairs of trousers, 30 shirts, 30 jumpers, 30 T-shirts, 10 jackkets, 10 winter coats etc etc. She must have spent her life shopping in baby boutiques but what the hell, happy to help her. I hate to admit it but he's the best dressed in our family, his 2 year old sister is just a mess in comparison, especially when we let her choose her own clothes (she wore her chicken costume dressing gown to the shops the other week, my daughter that is, not my wife, she'd never put her chicken outfit on in public).
post #18 of 81
there's a fancypants place down here (aminah et les amis) that has a bunch of euro-type stuff that you can get on sale. i generally go for the stuff w/ as little writing/labels on it a s possible. tea & paul frank, etc. are good. c21 has some good deals (you can get ed hardy there, too!) we do a fair bit of boden/hannah a./papa d'anjou catalogue ordering. to tell you the truth, the boyz mostly get jazzed about t-shirts (tmnt, nypd, roma, etc.) we get a lot of shoes across the st. at a place called ibiza. we also have a pipeline going for younger cousins/close friends. boyz named after grandfathers, but no discover of elements...
post #19 of 81
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Here we're in line at the Science Museum in London to see an exhibit on his great great grandfather (the co-discoverer of the elements neon, xenon, and krypton...my son's name is a combination of his great great grandfather's name and mine...on my side of the family, six out of the last seven generations of men have had my name, so my son represents another useful intermission):



My boy is in Miniman and Oilily, and he's holding hands with the daughter of our best friends.


- B

I look forward to seeing these. Those pics of you and whnay at the county fair were quite charming.
post #20 of 81
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Those pics of you and whnay at the county fair were quite charming.

whnay. is such a sweet natured boy before he has his first cocktail. So affectionate and cheerful.


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post #21 of 81
With both of my children I influenced what they chose to wear or what I bought for them but still allowed them to make thier own choices. They have a uniform they wear to school which consist of a tie blazer and slacks. Outside of school they like to stay dressy like their old man but still casual enought to hang out with their friends. I get a lot of their things from Brooks Brothers, if not there then I hit the department stores, macy's, dillards, etc.
post #22 of 81
My mom owns a childrens clothing boutique, so I get good deals on the stuff *wink*wink - I usually just clean out her last season clearance section... E Land, Catimini, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elaine et Lena, Coccoli, IKKS, Jean Bourget, Lili Gaufrette, and others... I go with Gap shoes since they're cheap (and my kid eats them I think) and he goes through them like they're disposable! It's absurd what people pay for baby clothing! She has these outfits for 6 month olds that run $250-$330 retail!
post #23 of 81
I had so much fun dressing up my little guy. Then at about 10-11 he didn't want that help any more and began to dress in a progressively worse way. Now at 23, I sometimes see moments of style emerging, but I'm still waiting for him to blossom.
post #24 of 81
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
I had so much fun dressing up my little guy. Then at about 10-11 he didn't want that help any more and began to dress in a progressively worse way. Now at 23, I sometimes see moments of style emerging, but I'm still waiting for him to blossom.




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post #25 of 81
Vox,

You are now officially my hero! I won't put my kid in anything that I wouldn't wear myself.

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
This topic has a special place in my heart (the non-blackened parts.)

My son is five, and thus far, his clothes have come from Miniman, Petit Bateau, Tea, Marie Chantal, Oilily, and Bonpoint. I also get basics from Mini Boden and Gap Kids. All his shoes come from Vincent.

Unfortunately, both the Oilily and Bonpoint stores closed in Boston.

How do I know this? I buy all his clothes. I really enjoy it.

His cousin (my wife's identical twin sister's son, so they might as well be brothers) is a year younger, and he wears all of my son's old clothes that aren't destroyed in wear. So, they all get used at least twice. My wife loves doing photo albums, and she does one devoted to the two kids every year. It's just very charming to see how the clothes go from one to the other as the year goes by.

Unfortunately, this means the my son is known as the best dressed child at school. But, it is the special role of parents to inflict cruelties on their children. This past fall, I usually picked him up, and we would play for about half an hour in the climbing structures and slides. It is quite a sight to see him running around in his Frenchy kids clothes and me flying out of the tube slides in my bespoke suits, Vass double soles first.

Sometimes? I'm on the monkey bars in Steed.


- B
post #26 of 81
The quality stuff will last many hand me downs. Not so with the junk. We have stuff that has gone two to three families deep and it still looks great.

Some of that is changing as the European producers outsource to third world countries but as they control the production and the fabrics are quality the result is still somewhat the same.

Caveat: As a purveyor of boutique Children's Clothing (Quite possibly one of the US's highest end boutique in fact) I am somewhat subjective in this discussion.
post #27 of 81
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Originally Posted by FIHTies View Post
The quality stuff will last many hand me downs. Not so with the junk. We have stuff that has gone two to three families deep and it still looks great.

Yep. When my son was around three, he wore my old Brooks Brothers overcoat that I had at the same age...back in 1965 . Came with a matching cap. There are a few other things from the old man's collection that he has worn.


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post #28 of 81
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Originally Posted by bafield View Post
Vox,

You are now officially my hero! I won't put my kid in anything that I wouldn't wear myself.

Well, do mind the size difference.


- B
post #29 of 81
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Yep. When my son was around three, he wore my old Brooks Brothers overcoat that I had at the same age...back in 1965 . Came with a matching cap. There are a few other things from the old man's collection that he has worn.


- B

You've now mentioned your age twice (that I know of). Then there's the flashing avatar. What are you trying to tell us?
post #30 of 81
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
You've now mentioned your age twice (that I know of). Then there's the flashing avatar. What are you trying to tell us?

Actually, I think that I mention it quite often, usually to explain why I wear things that many people here would consider ancient.

In this case, it was to underscore not only that my son was wearing stuff that I wore as a child, but also that this stuff waited 42 years before being worn again...which is not something I hear about a lot within families on this forvm.


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