Some boys will only wear ‘Athletic Clothing.  Stripes, logos, numbers.  Hmmm.  Not always a stylish choice for boyswear.  Why not have a rule, shall we, that sports clothes are for, well, playing sports, and cool, cute, hip clothes are for going out in public without a ball/racquet/bat in hand.  I’ve never understood the hockey jersey thing (especially for grown men and women.)  Why would you wear a boxy jersey bearing a professional hockey player’s name on the back?  Your own name, ok…  Same opinion for little boys’ sporting attire.  If you earned it by playing a season of T-Ball, sure.  But to put Walmart’s logo and year of inception on his back because you think your kid looks athletic?  No.

(Are they paying you to promote them BTW?  Because we have a bunch of UrbanMommies shirts we’d love to give away if you’re into free advertising.)  So what is a parent to do?  Check out the alternatives.  Hard to find?  Yes.  But it can be done.

Our secret list of great clothing for boys:

Peekaboo Beans
Pom D’Api
Joe Fresh Style

Any other suggestions for cute boy’s clothes are always appreciated.  But no numbers or stripes, please.

– Jill Amery is feeling rather artistic today.  (Sorry Team Canada).