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.

scary tux


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.


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).


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?


Mrs. Perfume

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May 2016
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  1. greentea Bee
    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 7:34 pm

    diggggssssss the wool suits! i also love this look (and possibly easier to do):

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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.

  3. perfume Bee
    perfume 82 posts, Worker bee @ 10:13 pm

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

  4. Guest Icon Guest
    Jenny, Guest @ 7:58 pm

    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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