Some good boys' dressy clothes at Janie and Jack...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting boys dressed up can be a bit tricky, and not only because they don't want to wear nice clothes!  I think that the hardest thing is actually finding clothes that look good.  Case in point: while Nordstrom has done a pretty good job lately overhauling what used to be a really sorry collection of kids' clothes, they have not really done the same for their boys' dressy selections.  I took my son in last spring to find something to wear in a formal piano recital and found nothing but awful polyester dress pants and ugly things to accompany the aforementioned pants.  The suits were also ill-fitting and strange looking.  Because we were in a pinch for time, I had to buy something, and it was pretty bad.  I refer to that particular ensemble as my son's "mortician" clothes.

So, I have found that for church clothes and holiday dress clothes, Janie and Jack usually has something great for boys.  Above, I picked a few things from their sale that are both good deals and great looking.  I must say that my favorite of the bunch is the wool plaid pants on the second row.  They have been marked down from $59 to $18.99 and they are WONDERFUL... one of my boys has a pair of these and I can't say enough good about them.  They are lined in nylon (not at all scratchy), and they resist wrinkling very well.  They do make a bit of a statement, but I think that it is a good one!  I also wanted to include a duffle coat.  Over they years we have owned a few Janie and Jack wool duffle coats and they have always held up beautifully.  This red one is so cheery, and is perfect for boys and girls.  It is still a bit pricey at $79.99, but has been marked down a ways from the original $119.  With items like this, I think that it is occasionally worth paying a bit more, particularly if your child has little siblings to hand it down to.  This gender neutral coat would get all kinds of mileage over the life of a family.  Here are the details and links for the items above:

wool plaid pants $59 $18.99
Melton duffle coat $119 $79.99

Janie and Jack carries kids' clothes in sizes 0-3 months to 12 years, though sizes 7-12 years are only available online.  I thought I would mention this in case you were not aware that they have clothes for big kids too.


  1. like this shirt my son has similar to it by elie balleh

  2. OMG!!!!!!! Elie Balleh brand has gon on sale for $13 on i am going to buy some for the kids follow me girls these shirts are great the last time i got them they were $30 wow
    here is the link i think it will end tonight


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