Where Can I Find a Classic Sailor Suit for Boys?

Written by marjorie gilbert
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When the Prince of Wales entered the navy in 1846, he unintentionally started a fashion trend: sailor suits. Sailor suits became the de rigueur outfit for little boys in England, and the trend soon crossed the pond and spread across the world. When buying a classic sailor suit for boys, you have quite a number of options. Soon your little sailor will be the most fashionable boy in his neighbourhood.

Clothing Boutiques

Clothing boutiques are a good source for classic sailor suits for boys because they often carry specialised clothing--moreso than a regular department store. If there are no boutiques carrying this item in your area, turn to online boutiques.

Lawn Sales

Lawn sales can be a good choice for seeking out boys sailor suits; they're often a treasure trove of unusual and reasonably priced items. Thoroughly check the condition of the sailor suit before buying it. If you're good at sewing, you can bargain for one that has minor tears and repair it at home for a significantly lower cost than a pristine piece.


Auctions are another good place for classic sailor suits for boys, especially those that sell vintage clothing and other items from the mid 1800s to early 1900s. Check local listings for such auctions in your area or bid for a sailor suit in an online auction.

Vintage Patterns

If you cannot find a classic sailor suit for boys that you like or can afford, either buy a new pattern from your local sewing supply store or buy a vintage pattern online. Between the cost of the pattern and the fabric, you can often make a suit that is less expensive than a pre-made one.

Custom Clothing Shops

If sewing one yourself is not an option, arrange to have a boy's sailor suit made for you at a custom clothing shop or by a tailor or seamstress.

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