Monday, February 9, 2015

The $3 Trench Coat

I don't really intend to have dressy coats and everyday coats for children (despite the large amount of time we actually wear them due to weather around here).  It seems eminently more practical to have one winter coat per child.  However, Ben and Genevieve both had hand-me-down dressy coats, but then Ben grew smack out of his with his wrists sticking out pathetically.  I thought I'd scan around the internets, that maybe ebay or Old Navy or something would yield a cheap (I was hoping for less than $15) classic pea coat for my dressy little guy.  Nope.

Then I was cruising through one of my favorite thrift stores and found voila! a vintage navy trench coat, double-breasted with a belt in exactly Ben's size for just (yeah, I already told you in the title) three dollars!  

As if that was not enough, the coat has a zip-out lining, so we're hoping it will be a spring and fall coat, too.


Wish I could find a little man's cap to go with it.


  In the meantime, I am sewing a pair of green plaid Sunday pants for him.  Yes, truly, and I will show you pictures when they're done.  The boy likes to dress up and I will aid and abet him as long as he will let me.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, yes! The bow-tie wearers are a species which needs to continue!

MDiskin said...

Stylin' boy! And $3 is a miracle!

Lana said...

Other grandma bought fedoras for our grandsons. Not sure where from but they are so cute!

BLD in MT said...

Splendid! A jaunty little cap would really be keen, too. My nephew who is nine likes to dress up. When he heard Matt and I were getting married this summer that was his first question: "Can I wear fancy clothes?!" His second was: "Can I wear tap shoes?" So, you know, dress up and all, but still a kiddo....

Dianna said...

Very cute!

Polly said...

What a great find! I am also especially loving his SHOES. I want those for my boy!

He's got a sort of model air in these photos, I think. He looks great!

Nancy po said...

He's rocking it!!!

jenny_o said...

Admit it, that hat with that overcoat is an unforgettable combination!

It is so nice that your boy likes to be spiffy. May it continue awhile yet :)

Julian said...

What a deal! Love the bowtie! Lucky you and lucky for him you can sew! Christina

Judy said...

Ben is absolutely adorable in his new pea coat.. Cant wait to see the new plaid pants..
So happy you found it for $3, what a great buy...

momsav said...

Such a handsome fellow! I would bet that this is a trend that continues into adulthood. Some things we just don't outgrow.

Lana said...

Children's Place has fedoras and newsboy caps and they are on clearance!

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