D.G. asks from Lakewood, OH on February 06, 2008
Hi Ladies I thought maybe you would have some advice for me:)
My son is going to be in my sisters wedding in May and I need to find him a light tan suit to wear for her beach wedding. It has been a huge struggle to find anything that is decent priced (under $60 would be nice). If you have any suggestions I am all ears.
edited to add that he tends to wear a 3t or 4t.
So What Happened?™
I think after talking with my sister we are going to end up going a different route. We are going to look for light linen pants and ivory shirt. Since she would like him barefoot it seems like he would be a bit over dressed in a suit for a beach wedding.
Thank you ladies for all your input and advice...I really appreciate it!!
T.W. answers from Lima on February 11, 2008
Hi D., I went through the same thing several years ago and ended up making my sons suit. It was really a very simple pattern. No lapels to worry about and because he was so young 3 yrs. old it was absolutely darling on him. It was a summer wedding and I made shorts to go with the jacket then put him in knee socks. Oh my gosh what a cutie. Have fun.
B.S. answers from Louisville on February 09, 2008
The children's place has a stone colored linen blazer $24.50...(online) perhaps if it is a beach wedding...maybe he could wear dressy shorts with a blazer and a cute pair of leather sandals? Also, JCP and Dillard's are having great sales right not...if he is a bigger boy, you might could look in the 4-8 section and have something altered to fit. Dillard's St Matthews third floor is chock full of kid's clothes and a lot on sale...if you sign up for their email they will tell you when they have an additional 30% off clearance. Also I believe there is an upscale children's consignment shop on Shelbyville Rd...perhaps if it is a one time use for the suit, might not be a bad place to try. Good luck!
L.H. answers from Louisville on February 07, 2008
Try Vonmaur, they usually have suits for boys.
M. answers from Columbus on February 06, 2008
The only place I have had any luck finding suits that size is JCPenney. I'm not sure if they have tan ones but with Easter coming up, I'm sure they have a decent selection. We bought my son one a couple years ago and he was a size 2T. I don't remember the price.
You could also try Kohl's if you could get away with a shirt/pants. I haven't seen suit jackets there before (well, that small anyway.) Another thought would be a suit rental place--maybe they have one you could rent, but then again the price would probably be about the same as buying one.
5 year old B/G twins
H.B. answers from Cincinnati on February 07, 2008
you might look al walmart becuase that is where my daddy got his at i think
N.H. answers from Cleveland on February 07, 2008
Try Burlington Coat Factory! We've had great luck there for boys' suits (and you should find something under $60!)
P.R. answers from Columbus on February 07, 2008
I had the same problem finding a tan suit for my son last summer, except he's 12. Macy's had smaller tan suits, the brand was Claiborne. Ebay was a good referral source to check other brands/sizes so I'd know where to go locally!
C.S. answers from Cleveland on February 07, 2008
i am new to mamasource. did you try ebay? i have alot of luck finding hard to find items on there. hope that helps.
S.C. answers from Cleveland on February 07, 2008
Try the Growing Years, Children's Orchard or any of the Once Upon A Child stores. They are all resale shops but they are very picky about what they will take so you will find nice things.
D.R. answers from Cincinnati on February 07, 2008
Hi D., Would your sister be okay with a pair of khaki shorts? It would be a lot cheaper on you then a suit. If you still need a suit try one of the bridal shops down in Reading on Benson street. I know there are several that sell childresn's clothes and there are a few that specialize in children's wedding attire. Also, Trader's World has a couple of places that sell children's dress clothes. I know it may sound tacky but hey, as long as the clothes look good who cares where you buy them? Right?
Good Luck, D.