Boy's Tailoring


Boy's Tailoring

A tailoring service for boys is hard to find but here at Papa’s Tailoring we are happy to help you. We know it is always difficult to know what to do when it comes to the little men in your life at special occasions, they grow so fast that buying tailor made clothes can seem like madness.

 In our experience when the occasion is particularly important, such as a parent’s wedding, it can be worth having a tailor made suit to fit on the day that becomes a keepsake forever – something that you can pull out when he is planning his own wedding in years to come and say “can you remember when you used to fit in this!”

On average after a boy reaches 1, their growth will slow considerably and by age 2 growth in height will usually continue at a fairly steady rate of 6 cm per year until adolescence. Of course no child will grow at a perfectly steady rate, some weeks and months it will be slower than others and it has been observed that children tend to grow a bit faster in spring.

What we can take from this is that if you purchase a tailor made suit or item of clothing for a boy between the ages of 2 and 10, then you will probably have a maximum of one years use out of it before it has been outgrown. This isn’t so much of a problem if, for instance, you have more than one son as the clothing can always be used again by a younger sibling. The quality of the fabric and design means that it should last for many years but of course it is a difficult decision to make as to whether to invest in a high quality perfectly tailored item of clothing to fit a growing boy. Where possible you can of course bring items we have designed for you back into our shop for adjustments, so that it can last that bit longer but there is a limit to this being feasible.

A major growth spurt in boys will start between the ages of 10 and 15, lasting about 2 to 5 years and generally coming to an end around age 16 or 17. After this boys have usually reached physical maturity and you could certainly consider having a formal suit made for a special occasion such as prom, a wedding or graduation and it should continue to fit for many years to come. A top quality, bespoke suit can be a perfect gift for a young man that will stand the test of time and mean he can always be sharply dressed whenever the occasion arises.

Tailoring for boys is not a big part of our business but we feel it is always good for our clients to know that the service is available should they have need of it. Tailoring for teenage boys is more common and we will always do our utmost to make it a wonderful experience and ensure that the suit selected by a young man is one that truly suits his personality and will continue to do so as he makes his way through the journey into adulthood.

If you would like to know more about our tailoring service for boys, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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