Thursday, March 12, 2009

8 Year Old Style Icon

I want you all to meet handsome little Arlo. He is eight years old and this is the way he dresses himself. He wants to start designing his own clothes but his mom feels like the second grade is too young to own a sewing machine. His father is Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men and little Arlo uses that show for inspiration when putting together ensembles. Arlo enjoys Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, and he asked his parents for a top hat when he was three. To read more about little Arlo and all his fierceness, check out Sarah Goldstein's article for GQ here.

"This is my Valentine’s Day outfit. The jacket and the pants are velvet. I love the tie because it’s really two ties stacked on top of each other. (My dad had to tie it for me.) The pink tie matched the pink shirt. I wore brown-and-white argyle socks for a random pattern." I like this look, it's very Paul Rubens 1985.

"My mom got the jacket for me—I love it because I love Frank Sinatra and this is like something he would wear. I wore the jacket with the pants because I like the different plaids together. I thought the blue in the necklace brought out the blue in the pants. It’s a blue orb with fire around it." Another winner. I'm getting an Oasis/Gallagher brother vibe from this, not so much Frank Sinatra.

"I have a lot of black outfits these days, so I needed the red ascot to add some color. I love red and black together—they each make the other stand out. I’ve worn this to school about 12 times." Please sir, I want some more - Oliver Twist.

"I was going to play miniature golf with my brother Charlie. You can see how much I like to mix patterns. I love argyle—I was wearing argyle socks, too. The red ascot brings out the red in the pants. The only thing I was unsure of was whether the shirt would be weird with the rest of the outfit, but I wore it anyway because it was too hot to wear long sleeves. The hat used to be my dad’s." You gotta love an eight year old in an ascot!

"We were going to Getty Village and then having breakfast on the beach. I wanted to wear black and white. Most of my ties, like this one, are clip-ons." Now this I like. Very Chuck Bass.

"The hat is like a Frank Sinatra hat. I wore the jacket with the tie because green and gray are my favorite blend. I’m holding my dad’s bag in the picture, but at school I use my dad’s old brown leather satchel." Yes, better on the Sinatra.

”I love this red jacket. I wore the black shirt underneath because I really like red and black together. I got the jacket and pants in New York—we did a lot of shopping in New York.” I usually wear the same thing to In-N-Out Burger, no big deal.

"I thought the sunglasses would go well with the pants because they’re both gold. The tie on my neck—that used to be the belt for my bathrobe, but I shortened it and turned it into that. I put the tie with the jacket because I liked the patterns together. My grandma gave me the cane. I thought it looked good with the pants." Willy Wonka? I want a golden goose!

"I like to put random patterns together, so I picked out the green checkerboard tie with the gray checked jacket and then I wore the red vest underneath, because red stands out and brings the colors together." What eight year old says "random"? I love this kid.

"This is my favorite outfit. The tie is a regular tie, but I tied it like that because I’ve seen it done that way in old English movies. Even though the tie and the jacket are different colors, they’re both striped, so I thought they looked right together. And I wore the vest and pants together because they’re both shades of red."


♥ Chloe said...

Dude. This boy puts together outfits better I do.

I'm suddenly feeling a bit inferior. I also feel a bit like crying, and a bit like shoving a pint of Haagen Dazs down my throat because there's an eight year old in this world that makes me feel bad about myself.


Lucinda said...

I know, his effort alone puts me to shame.

Annie Empiric said...

This person is blowing my mind!!!!!