I just love boy’s clothes, but not when I’m out shopping for them. It’s easy, in Melbourne at least, to find a number of stories about women who’ve started kids’ clothing labels purely because they have boys, and were tired of the usual rubbish on offer at the shops. Of all the super little boys I know, not a one is really that interested in bears, trucks or monsters appliqued on all of their stuff.
Well, I don’t have a boy, but I still love boy’s clothes, and once In The Round was born, I really wanted to create something for boys that was functional and cool, but also kind of grown up. And (*) so, the boy’s shorts were born, but I might add it was a difficult labour. I trialled the first pair in white linen (what??) and struggled with the zip fly forever, but they worked. The fact that they were, well, white linen, and that the yellow chalk tracing marks never came out made them useless, but a pattern was born. I’ll get a shot to post, so you can see how, with a lot more tweaking (including elasticised back and contrast hem, belt loops and pockets) they became this…
What a compliant little Elliot, pretending both to love the pants and modelling them.
I’ll admit that half of these next few don’t actually show the pants, but I couldn’t resist this close up of gorgeous Hugo, and the other with his twin sister Anna. (Anna is, however, wearing an In the Round dress…more on that next time.)