He's an 8-year-old fashionista ... but is he missing out on being a kid?
Wish your kid had more fashion sense? "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner's son is absolutely obsessed with style, or so says GQ. 8-year-old Arlo (named after Arlo
Guthrie) prefers ascots, short pants and top hats to jeans and tennis shoes.
Of his "Artful Dodger" look Arlo says, "I have a lot of black outfits these days, so I needed the red ascot to add some color. I've worn this to school about 12 times." Hmmm, we wonder, did he get beat up 12 times too?
Maybe, as the GQ article implies, dressing like a fop is all Arlo's own idea, but one's gotta think his parents are encouraging his unique style and in the process stifling his childhood. Can you picture this kid playing a rousing game of kick ball in those loafers or participating in a good old fashioned food fight? "Hey, no fair, you got mashed potato on my velvet pants!"
We don't know how much Arlo's togs cost his mom and dad, but we're guessing they weren't cheap. Some parents, despite the economic downturn, are still determined to dress their kids in designer duds.
Plenty of high-end designers like Phillip Lim have have come out with over-the-top lines for little fashionistas. How long do you think the average kid would last in this lilttle number below? We're guessing about eight hours. Tops. Click on a time to see what happens.
Would you let your kid dress like Arlo?