For a boy navy is a great basic to start from. I would say chinos in Navy, to be worn winter and summer. Also a navy blazer and pullovers. These are the basics. And a range of white polo shirts – Gap easily do a lot of these as well as Polo Ralph Lauren. A business shirt in navy, pink, blue, green or checked or gingham in a range of colours and sizes- you don’t no want to waste money all on the same size. So I say 2 of the actual size your boy is, 2 of the next age up and next age up from that and so forth. This allows for growth and so they fit property and not to tight.
Blazers are extremely important- I purchased a Ralph Lauren tailored blazer when he was age 1 in a size age 3. And he can till wear this blazer today as we brought to allow for growth.
Now for shoes – depending on your lifestyle I really like Start Rite shoes. The models Charles and the model John are my absolute favorites. For girls I absolutely adore the ‘Clare’ shoe, I used to wear these when I was younger and having gifted these in the past, I have had good feedback.
I have had the Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Other designer brands. And I must say after learning -the hard way may I add- I have learnt it’s the traditional prim and proper shoes that stand the test of time. I love an old fashioned loafer- but they don’t really stay on and are not always practical.
I think a child should look like a little one. Therefore I love tailored shirts, culottes and classic Chinos.