Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The kids are alright.

Arlo Weiner, son of MAD MEN creator Matt Weiner, makes me have faith that the kids are all right.  This kid is only 8. 
That's right 8, and has been creating his own style since he was 3 and asked his mom for a top hat.  
You gotta check out the whole story here where he is featured in GQ.  Duh.
The photos are just a collection of his everyday, without the constraints of a stylist.
"I was going to play miniature golf with my brother Charlie. You can see how much I like to mix patterns. I love argyle—I was wearing argyle socks, too. The red ascot brings out the red in the pants. The only thing I was unsure of was whether the shirt would be weird with the rest of the outfit, but I wore it anyway because it was too hot to wear long sleeves. The hat used to be my dad’s."
"I have a lot of black outfits these days, so I needed the red ascot to add some color. I love red and black together—they each make the other stand out. I’ve worn this to school about 12 times."
"My mom got the jacket for me—I love it because I love Frank Sinatra and this is like something he would wear. I wore the jacket with the pants because I like the different plaids together. I thought the blue in the necklace brought out the blue in the pants. It’s a blue orb with fire around it."
"This is my Valentine’s Day outfit. The jacket and the pants are velvet. I love the tie because it’s really two ties stacked on top of each other. (My dad had to tie it for me.) The pink tie matched the pink shirt. I wore brown-and-white argyle socks for a random pattern."