Eton Suit for the Ring Bearer

The other weekend when I was at the dress shop getting my dress hemmed, I found a hand-made ivory organza smocked flower girl dress. But the dress shop didn’t have much in the way of boys attire… only black and white tuxes. The shop lady, understanding a little bit about the vintage nuttiness I’m going for, suggested a light colored shirt and tan trousers for our little ring bearer. Almost, but not quite. And since I insist that my groom not wear his tux, I was in a bit of a dilemma for the ring bearer.

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That is, until I saw these stylized wool ETON SUITS (school boy uniform-esque/short pant suit named for the English boarding school where they were popularized in the 19th century) on Martha Stewart Weddings.

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I’d like something similar in navy, ivory, linen or even seersucker. Source

They’re definitely a throw-back to a bygone era. Only toddlers wear them now. But at a certain point in recent history, older boys wore these as school uniforms (until they reached 5’4″ tall, at which time they wore the long pant suit).

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Now, to find one for a modern-day seven-year-old…

Did you find it hard to dress the ring bearer? Where did you find your ring bearer’s suit?

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Mrs. Perfume

Location:
DC
Wedding Date:
May 2014
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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 7:34 pm

    diggggssssss the wool suits! i also love this look (and possibly easier to do):
    http://eastsidebride.blogspot.com/2008/12/wee-groom-style.html

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    Jenny, Guest @ 5:24 pm

    Eton suits really aren’t common here in Australia but I really wanted them for our page boys. I ordered them from Grammy’s Attic in the USA. I used seersucker ones. The boys were aged 6, 4 and 3.

    They looked just gorgeous – much better than a miniture version of the mens suits. I would post a photo but don’t have a flickr account.

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    perfume 2239 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:13 pm

    @Jenny: Ah, seersucker! I bet they looked fantastic. Wish you could share with us!

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    Jenny, Guest @ 7:58 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/little-home-on-the-harbour/4248939023/in/photostream/

    I’ve uploaded some pictures onto flickr

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    Reagan, Guest @ 1:44 am

    Jenny – what shoes/socks did they wear with the eton suits? trying to decide if knee socks and bucks are appropriate for a 4 year old boy or if sandals would be better or if there’s another option?

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