Little boys have a lot less choices than little girls when it comes to the fashion department. Just walk into any children’s store in Singapore, and you’ll soon realize that the variety of girl’s dresses, shoes, bags and accessories far outweighs the paltry few racks of boys’ clothes. However, this doesn’t mean that your boys have to live with a downsized or unattractive wardrobe. There is a fair amount of boutiques and online stores that cater increasingly for fashionable little men.
Regular daily wear is usually quite easily found, but when it comes to finding a suit for Junior to wear for a special event, it might be a little more tricky. We line up online and offline places for you to consider.
Cool and chic
To find pocket-friendly styles suitable for our humid weather, H&M’s range of snazzy shirts, pants, jackets and even cute straw fedora hats is where you should begin your search. Not a fan of blazers and overly-formal outfits? Here, you’ll also find charming vests and/or bow ties to up your boy’s preppy charm.
Address: Various locations, the largest being at 1 Grange Road, Singapore 239693
Price range: $20-70
While they don’t stock suits per se, Camouflage makes our list for their excellent range of shirts, ranging from plain and simple to flowery and funky. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a nice pair of suspenders to turn a regular shirt into something special.
Address: Various locations, including Raffles Xchange #B1-58 (below Raffles Place MRT Station)
Price range: $39-49
Contemporary and classy
Chateau de Sable
If you want something less formal, this children’s boutique is well known for its classic yet contemporary style with Parisian flair. Hailing from France, we love their collection of preppy pullovers, preppy blazers and well-cut trousers.
Address: Various locations, including #02-13 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Price range: $60-80
One of our top picks on this list, simply for the sheer range of items and very reasonable prices. Enjoy browsing through their waistcoats, vests, jackets, pants and shoes, all of which come in more than one colour per style. Best of all, fathers can even tailor matching suits for the occasion!
Online shop: sg.nextdirect.com
Price rance: $33-128
My Little Tux
If you need your boy’s suit in a jiffy and aren’t keen to spend precious time shopping around the island, then why not rent a suit/tux from My Little Tux? Here you’ll find the classics in various sizes for that special occasion, without having to bust a hole in your pocket. Take your pick – from a basic five-piece grey suit to a refined white tuxedo with a cummerbund.
Online shop: www.mylittletux.com
Price range: Email for enquiries, prices start from $30
A little extravagant, with a whole lot of style
If you can afford to splurge on designer threads, this well-known boutique is your one-stop store for an attractice displau of over 80 different labels, including Little Marc Jacobs, Hitch-Hiker and BOSS Kids, where you’ll find some smart suits and dapper shirts for your boy.
Address: Various locations, including #B1-52 The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Price range: $70 and above
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By Dorothea Chow