Normally I don’t buy the Small Child fancy name brand clothes. The reason for this is that he grows out of things at such a rapid rate it seems nonsensical to buy him a $40 or $50 shirt that won’t fit him in like 3-6 months time. So normally he gets generic stuff picked up at department stores or things that are on special as you do.
However I recently went to one of those outlet shopping places that have left over stock of all the groovy brands marked down to either dirt cheap or rather more reasonable prices. There I picked up for him a few long sleeved t-shirts to see him through this winter. Now we don’t get a lot of choice on boys clothes everything is red, black, blue or cargo green and usually covered in cars, trucks, flames, super heroes or for some reason skulls and cross bones. So when I picked this shirt up I didn’t look too closely as it resembled much of what is on the market for his age group…. Exhibit A:
What on earth are they thinking? Why are major fashion labels making things like this IN CHILDREN’S SIZES. When was it decided that depicting sexual activities (whether they be skeletal or not) is acceptable for children’s clothing?!?! Unbelievable.
Come to think of it…. it’s even worse if you’ve got daughters. I’ve been shopping for outfits for my nieces (I have five of them from 1-9 yrs) and more than half the clothes available in the ‘pink section’ of the department stores looks like skank wear for little girls! Inappropriate slogans, off the shoulder tops, boob tube styles, really short skirts…. strapless this…. leopard print that. It’s truly awful and the Mums I’ve talked to about this all say that it is becoming increasingly difficult not to dress their little girls like hookers!
But what can you do? Refuse to buy these sorts of clothing items and make clothes instead? You can’t. It cost you more in fabric than they can pump them out for in China. Not to mention trying to find the time to make mundane clothes. Shit like this really pisses me off…