a sweet post on boy's vintage (and really how hard it is to dress a boy) from jamie of a desert fete and hank + lucy!
hello littlest readers!
hello littlest readers!
i am so very pleased that the lovely elizabeth asked me here today. when she gave me a wide open option for what to write about, i thought i would go into something dear to us both, vintage baby clothes.
i am going to go ahead and say it out loud, when our sonogram read that we were going to have a boy, i felt a small twang of disappointment. (also a lack of surprise, i always new i was destined for a boy.) don't get me wrong, i have nothing against boys. i do love them. but less face it, the sartorial options with a little girl are so much more vast. even to me - a life long tom boy. but that is just it, isn't it? as a girl, i pretty regularly wear jeans and tees, or my husband's old worn in flannel button ups. but i also can't do without the occasional 70's sundress. you might catch my husband stealing one of my vintage tees, but you are never going to find him sporting a sundress. and so girls, we have more options. we can (within societal norms) swing both ways in our wears.
well, nothing to do but chin up and embrace the boyness, and begin the hunt. i thought i would share some of my favorite boy vintage finds. since i don't go in for the more frilly stuff, it can be a little harder. i've found it's best to stick to later decades like 70's & 80's and look especially for tees and tops.
this plaid button up might be my favorite. it looks exactly like something has papa would wear, but mini! i am so glad i pulled it down from the clothes in the 1 year plus bin, because while labeled as 18 months, it is fitting him here on his 4 month birthday! yikes!
one can never go wrong with babies + stripes. (vintage or no.)
we tend to shy away from images or characters, but this is too cute!
to ben and i's mutual surprise, our boy can rock the heck out of a tank top!
base ball tee. just classic, right?
this vest (handed down from our pals) was a lifesaver on our chilly morning camping trip!
and the best baby outfit of all.
we are still on the hunt for a nice western. we had one, but it was lost in the great mold tragedy of 2010.
and so, we are making our fun. and i know this should go without saying. but. i would never trade my boy for a girl for all the well stocked closets in the world. to be sure, henry a man's man. look at that face, he is all boy! and i LOVE it. the second that little one is in your arms nothing else could possibly matter!