Getting Christmas ready with Alexander Dobell.

Shopping for boys is one of the hardest challenges in my life. I couldn't even finish buying something for my husband when my little one came along. When he was an infant, that was fine. Like, everything didn't end up in a meltdown when I made him wear anything remotely pink. But now four years later, all of a sudden its like a battle dressing up in the morning for school. There are tantrums, bribery, threats, tears, sighs of relief, fear of finding a hole in the sock. It is a whole level of chaos in my house every day.




But when it comes to formal wear, life becomes so much easier. Throw on a white shirt, a tux some shoes and we are on the road. There is no window of throwing a tantrum, except when you're trying to find the perfect tux. So when Alexander Dobell asked us to choose a tux from their website, I instantly took the opportunity instead of having an emotional break-down in one of the trying rooms of Next.

The single-breasted tuxedo has such a beautiful classic fitting. It comes with half lined unhemmed trousers (win-win) with a quarter inch of satin side stripe detailing. It is so well stitched and looks way more expensive than it actually costs! The detailing has been well-taken care of and has contrasting jetted pockets on the inside as well.


My son is quite on the thinner side so seeing the adjustable waists of the pants made me really happy. At least that meant, me not having to run around pulling his pants up every 5 minutes. The unhemmed trousers also worked a treat since I could easily hem them according to his height. The only downside that I would say or maybe my son is a little petite, it was a teeny bit big on him. But I am hoping that he fits into it right after the holidays since there are a few events lined up.  I ordered a size 4 in the beginning (Azlan was going to be 4 in two months at that time) but it was a little too big on him and the exchange for a size 3/age 3 was so smooth, it was like a dream!



There is a huge variety of tuxedos, dinner jackets, Christmas jumpers on their website so make sure you check it out. They not only deal with boys clothing but also cater to men as well. 

21 comments

  1. Hey I know temper tantrums! I raised 3 boys who grew up to be pretty super and delightful young men! Dressing up formal was always easy, they felt special and co-operated! These suits are super cute and perfect for Holiday and special function wear!

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  2. I would imagine that buying (or renting) a well fitted suit for a kid is pretty hard! But it looks like this one fits really well, and your handsome little guy is definitely set for Christmas. Very very cute.

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  3. What a cutie your son is! I can also appreciate the adjustable waists. We had them on a lot of the kids' clothes when they were little but by the time they were about 7-8, none of the pants had that option anymore. Good to see some clothing lines have kept this.

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  4. Your son looks so great in his tux and seems to enjoy shopping! It's hard to believe he throws temper tantrums...

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  5. What a little stud! There is nothing cuter than little boys in suits!

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  6. Aww he's so handsome, love that little suit on him. Hope you all have the best holiday!

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  7. That jacket looks like it is very well made. Nice way for a young man to look. I love it.

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  8. Your boy is such a cutie! What a wonderful smile, can't imagine him throwing a temper tantrum. But it's good you found a tux that fits him and he can wear for long which didn't break your bank. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. he is so adorably handsome!! love that jacket!

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  10. He looks so cute and grown up in his big boy suit! I know my sister faces the same battles each morning with her son, always when it comes to deciding what to wear!!

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  11. I don't have kids but for some reason, I thought it would be so much easier dressing boys than girls who require pretty boys and dresses. Or maybe that was just me as a little girl haha. On the upside,at least your son, at a young age, knows what he wants and has taste! The tuxedo is adorable and the designer makes it easy for mommys!

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  12. Adorable kid with all the style instincts. Getting ready in trendy outfits for the great occasion of Christmas.

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  13. I rarely see kids who liles wearing tuxedo, and glad your little guy seems enjoying it. He looks more a little gentleman.

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  14. Totally agree with you, wheather its for boys or men its always so difficult to get them things that they will like or wear. You have done a great job for your son, he is so handsome!

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  15. I love how your son seems to have fun trying on that suit! I remember how much I hated every kind of formal clothing as a child (and sadly, still do). Dressing kids can indeed be hard, but that's great that you've found the perfect tuxedo ;)

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  16. I have never actually heard of this brand before, I will have to let my sister know about it for her son. He looks like he is so happy and loving his new clothes! Too cute!

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  17. This sounds like a nice brand, I am going to check them out. I always have an issue when buying clothes for my kids, especially when there is an occasion and the party wear is either tight or short. Adjustable waist and length is what I always prefer for them.

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  18. Isnt your son one hell of a cutie..lol.look at his smile its just melting

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  19. Oh this tuxedo.looks so cute on him! He looks so adorable!

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  20. What a cutie! This tuxedo is so beautiful and it fits him amazing! This is a great choice for little boys like him!

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  21. so I guess most people have probably been doing it the wrong I cant seem to contain my interest with masks I will refer her to read this article

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