Or is shopping for older boys’ clothes the worst?
I feel like I can still find some super-cute things for Jack Henry, and even a few for Bennett, but obviously, they’re not the ones I’m doing the bulk of the buying for, since they get hand-me-downs.
Here’s the deal: I like the boys to look cute, but not cutesy, and I am careful about how I spend money. I have no problem buying things secondhand, but that’s generally pretty hard to do once they’re out of early toddlerhood…boys are just hard on their clothes, and they usually don’t look so hot by the time a mom is selling them. Also, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I have THREE boys who will all eventually wear what I buy for Luke, so getting things secondhand is not always a great idea.
But even more than finding good deals, because I feel like I do okay in that department, it’s getting very difficult for me to find clothes that I actually like for Luke now that we’re getting into the “bigger boys” section. I feel like everything breaks one of my guidelines for acceptableness (what, it’s a word), which are:
– I prefer no character clothing…with the general exception being vintage-look tees like these Star Wars ones.
– I do not like skulls and crossbones, and won’t be buying clothing with these things on them, which rules out about 50% of boys tees (even in sizes 4-7 this is pretty prevalent).
– I do not like stupid sayings/phrases, like, “Believe the hype” and “Allergic to Homework.” Not for me, thankyouverymuch.
– I tend to stay away from store logo tees, but sometimes, in an effort to actually be able to purchase something, I’ll bend this rule (I don’t mind when it’s small, but I don’t prefer the big, plain GAP tees, etc).
– No boring stuff (if you know us in real life, repeat that the way that Bennett says it, which is “bowing stuff”).
(Please note, if YOU choose these things for your kids, I’m not judging you…it’s just not my style.)
If you have boys past toddler stage, where do you buy their clothes?