Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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I find dressing my oldest little son Alexis, almost as fun as dressing myself. I don't buy a lot of things for them, but the things I do get, I chose carefully.
It's something with small boy clothes that is so remarkable adorable and I love how handsome he can look, only two year and three month old. If only the bigger brands like Zara could be more correct and not have 90 percent of the collection made for small girls and a boring little corner with 10 percent for us with small boys. Today I went to Zara to look for gloves for Alexis. Not one single pair for small boys and seven different models for small girls with bows and patterns and God knows what. How insane is it?
I find it extremely discriminating and one has to be much more creative to get some nice boy outfits if you want things that looks good without ten thousands patterns and logos. Generally, it's so much more things in average for small girls and that makes me both sad and quite irritated when I go shopping. Luckily I know what to look for and I have a distinct taste when it comes to dressing them and therefor I combine more expensive brands with a lot of things from brands like Zara. I just wish they were equally focused on both genders, but obviously not at the time.

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  1. My trendy daughter buys really expensive pullovers and puffer vests and lovely leather boots and sandals for her little boy. But then he lives in them everyday so gets so much wear while they still fit him. And he always look gorgeous because they wash and wear beautifully. One hate - small boys in tight jeans. Its the fashion here and i HATE seeing little babies looking uncomfortable in tight denim jeans. Some even put little ones leon's age in them. How uncomfortable sleeping in jeans!! Just a grandma rant!! Your boys always look adorable and so do you. Kate

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  2. Må da ett stort marked for små guttebarn, innen klesbrasjen...rart ingen tar det mer alvorlig?

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  3. Well, the opposite happens when you go to a toy store. Boys' section is full of interesting toys, girls just have their pretty dolls and other beauty stuff...

    The sad thing is that with all the possibilities in life, the biggest asset girls can have is their looks.

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    1. You think so? In toy store I think it's 50/50 but it miht be true that there is dolls for girls and more intellectual things for small boys!

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  4. Alexis is so cute! I dress my 3 year old son in J. Crew kids stuff quite a lot. I love the "simple" look too. I'm really fussy about fabrics as well, favoring really soft natural materials. "Boden" also does nice stuff. Phew... it's hard work shopping for our boys! :-)

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  5. I have two little girls and you are right, I am spoiled for choice when I shop for them. I always wondered how I'd dress a son if I had one but it never became my reality. At least with two of the same gender you can justify more expensive purchases because they will see plenty of wear. I always buy investment pieces for my girls in navy, grey, white and pale pink, which means I can swap out fun seasonal pieces without any issue. Most importantly, despite his lovely wardrobe, Alexis clearly looks like the kind of little boy who is encouraged to have fun and get dirty! I find the quality pieces can get absolutely trashed and still launder back to perfection.

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  6. beautiful, colors but the shoes ate not good.cowboy boots?

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  7. So cute and perfectly going with his pretty mother
    Uta

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  8. Prova Zara online. Tyvärr beror ofta det dåliga utrymmet på dålig avkastning på ytan. Många av kedjorna i Sverige har t ex inte längre mammakläder - och det kan knappast bero på att kvinnor är mindre gravida...
    /Bina

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  9. Dear Stina,

    my boy just turned 1 year and i can tell you too...there is quite a problem the ''boys-clothes'' selection at ZARA etc....Since I've lived half of my life in Germany, I try to find nice clothes from local online shops there. I guess you do the same from Sweden.

    The most expensive things from high-end brands in his wardrobe are shoes & jackets/coats. On them I splurge...As for clothes only gifts from friends are from luxury brands.
    As for myself, I keep the ''mix & match'' dress-code for my boy too. It is a pity to spend huge amounts for pieces that last two/three months....they grow so fast! :-)

    Quality & style over quantity!

    Habe a great day!

    Best,
    Mel from Greece

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  10. PS: have lately a difficulty to sign with my ID...therefore the Anonymous epigraphy...

    Mel from Greece

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  11. Jag har exakt samma problem!!! Jättelätt att hitta fina, snygga kläder till mina döttrar men vill man inte ha blaffiga tryck till sin son då måste man vekrligen leta. Nu är han bara 4 månader men jag har ju sett vad som finns på de större kedjorna och det är inte mycket som faller mig i smaken...Har börjat kika på danska barnkläder på nätet och de brukar ha mer tidlösa, enfärgade snygga kläder även för pojkar!

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  12. Väldigt sött litet charmtroll:-), helt underbar!

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  13. this problem might be all over the World the same. Always more for girls.
    Here in Izmir /TR we "just" have Zara, Mango-Kids, Mothercare/UK, GAP, B&G, and some turkish stores for children.( then A LOT of things for girls, but they are tooooo girlish in my opinion(to turkish with all colored and sparkels ;-( ) I buy a lot of boys stuff, because I don't like this sparkle girly things. Of cause here are a lot of the bit expensive brands like Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren etc... but I'm not willing to pay for a shirt/long arm sleeves 50 Euro when they have at least five colours, play dough, glue etc on it after the first day in Kindergarden... So I buy for those Kindergarden, Playdate days shirts & tights which are not that expensive and I hold the good qualtity- bit expensive things for family, friends, birthday days... Thank god, my family brings a lot of things from Germany for the usual- but also better days ;-)
    Stina, don't know if they have Ernstings Family in Zürich, it is really nothing special, a cheap brand, but as I mentioned for park, play dates and Kindergarden crafty it doesn't hurt, if you just put them into to the garbage can after the second day- like I did today...even it is very cheap it is not that bad quality as you might think...try it if you like....

    The pics from Alexis are stunning, really cute. The choise of the clothes are really nice in my opinion. Perfect for boys... love the shoes and his vest toooooooo cute :-)

    good night from a rainy Izmir after more than 3 month ! Happy we got a bit autumn feelings

    Julia

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  14. I love dressing my little boy who is 2 and a half and I agree that in the shops there are whole sections for little girls and just a few things for boys. Why this is I do not know. It is unfair. We live in a hot climate and I love seeing your son all rugged up. x

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  15. Llevas toda la razon¡¡¡ yo tengo un niño y una niña y es muy dificil encontrar vestidos bonitos para el chico ,sin embargo para la niña hay demasiados estilos,¡¡¡ un saludo desde españa Isabel.

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  16. Thank you all of you for the very interesting thoughts about this. It surely seem like you all think just in the way that I experiences, so we whould really not accept this but tell store personal that this is not ok.

    Thank you dearly for your opinions and thoughts about this!

    Love,
    stina

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  17. I love the way you dress Alexis. You say you choose carefully and don't buy a lot of things. I admire that but catch myself doing the opposite. Therefore my question, if you have "fewer but nicer" things for the boys, how do you get around everyday with stains, dirt and wet pants from "accidents". I find that I need loads of stuff otherwise my washing machine would be running all the time, because you can never wear the clothes more than one day, sometimes even less.

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