Guest blogger Natasha Bridges has recently ventured into the world of blogging and now blogs about life with her son Oak at Growing Oak. Natasha has a passion for photography and loves to capture and document magical moments of Oak growing up in the stunning Shropshire countryside which is just near the English-Welsh border in the UK. You can follow Natasha and Oak on Instagram @growing.oak
Oak wears a dapper suit from Appaman showing off kids fashion to its finest.
I was lucky enough to win an Appaman mod suit in one of the many amazing competitions on Junior Style London website recently. It arrived this week and what better place for Oak to wear it than visiting his grandparents in Ironbridge, a world heritage site and the birthplace of the industrial revolution.
The suit is certainly fine tailoring, which can be dressed up for the coming party season or worn casually with a t-shirt still looking stylishly cool. There are so many colours and designs you can purchase too, so can easily find the perfect look for your special boy or girl on any occasion. I still love the mod look, a timeless classic, and since I opted for a black pinstripe Appaman suit, I decided to style it with a white Monsoon shirt, a customised skinny black leather tie, Jones Bootmakers black shiny brogues and a trilby hat.
No trip to Ironbridge would be complete without visiting the famous Merrythought teddy bear shop & museum, a family run business who have been making handmade teddies since the early 1900’s. They are so unique they are loved by children all over the world and even sell the bespoke teddies in Harrods. Just like having a special teddy, one needs to invest in a perfect tailored suit for your son’s wardrobe.
Whilst walking down the old streets of Ironbridge, Oak spotted this cute Morris 1000 parked up, so naturally, he had to investigate. Wearing this beautiful suit, and running around so carefree, it reminded me of the quirky band Madness.
To Oak’s delight, we found another classic vehicle, the Morris A35 van. The Appaman suit seemed so perfect for it. Oak found the slash hand pockets on the waist adjustable trousers were in a comfortable place to keep his hands warm.
After walking some distance to the famous iron cast bridge itself, I was impressed with the 80% polyester and 20% viscose blend material which showed no sign of any undesirable creases.
Oak fully put the suit to the test by constantly running down the awe inspiring Abraham Darby Ironbridge, a famous bridge walked over many countless years. Oak wearing this suit made me feel like we had been transported back in history to the days of future industrial pioneers. After a run too many, Oak finally slipped and went splat in some mud. A certain sign it was time to head back to his grandparent’s house for a refreshment and a good clean up of a muddy Oak and suit.
A treat waiting for his return when his grandad let him have a front row driving seat in his Austin 7 car. A childhood memory never to be forgotten and a perfect Bugsy Malone car to showcase Oak’s new suit, even if now typically muddy. Thank you Junior Style London and Appaman for the suit I won, it is a suit and memory I will cherish forever.
Guest contributed by Natasha Bridges @growing.oak
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