Boys and Style: The Ties that BindRoxanna Sarmiento
My son dresses (and lives) to the beat of a different drummer. Once upon a time, he used to believe he was Indiana Jones, so he wore a fedora everywhere. It was a very adventuresome time, but like so many good things, it didn’t last. That was sad.
Thankfully he moved on to ties. He begged us to buy him a tie. When his father was in Paris on business, he asked him to bring him a tie. So he did (it was from H&M, but a French one, so it was still fancy!)
I believe it’s my job as his mom to encourage his creativity and self-expression, so we’re indulging his love of ties. I love seeing how he finds use for ties in his typical five year-old life. He wears them with button up shirts. He wears them on SpongeBob sweatshirts. He wears on T-shirts. He doesn’t need a special occasion — he creates his own!
I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of hoping for bow ties to be his next style statement. Boys in ties are cute enough, but a little boy in a bow tie is criminally so!