Over here, we suit up. We suit up for holiday parties and Christmas Eve service, we suit up for weddings and kid’s plays, we suit up for Ballet X, and occasionally we suit up for a fancy-ish dinner out. I want my boys to understand that sometimes an occasion calls for a suit. (For Pax, this “occasion” is also known as “everyday” during his must-dress-like-Dad phases that pop up every few months. It makes preschool dropoff highly entertaining.)
At this age, any suit I buy for my little guys have to meet the following criteria:
2. Machine Washable
3. Slim-fitting (none of that boxy suitcoat nonsense)
Well. I found it. The most perfect boys’ suits.
(Pax’s shoes are c/o locally made Mason Dixon)
The boys’ suits are from H&M. Specifically, this blazer, these pants, and – oh help – now they also have this adorable velvet tux jacket. I DIE. I’ve washed (and dried) their suits countless times. They’re amazing.
If your kiddo is bigger than a size 10 (Raines is close, not there yet), you might need to try the big boys selection here. Same stuff, but goes up to a size 14.
Cheers, H&M. You nailed it.
Shop Boys’ Holiday Dressing
I basically follow the same formula every year: suit from H&M + button-down from Crewcuts (they’re the best fitting and the softest – I always try to find them on sale) + quirky tie or bow tie that they pick themselves.
This article was originally published in 2015, but was updated for the 2016 Holiday season. All links should work. xo!
photo credits: the insanely talented Vafa Photography, based in Marquette, MI.