Mad Boy: America’s Most Stylish 8 year old

Mad Boy: America's Most Stylish 8 year old

Oh happy day, Eve just found out seconds ago that the lil’ tinykins currently inhabiting her womb is a BOY! Soon to be named Ennio. Yesterday we were agreeing about how it seems that no amount of frills and lace can make a baby girl any cuter, but the absolute cutest way to dress a boy is to dress him like an old man.

In celebration of today, I just HAD to post these photos from GQ of Arlo Weiner (son of the creator of HBO’s Mad Men), currently being touted as America’s Most Stylish 8 year old. Needless to say? I believe.

Arlo Weiner velvet suit

“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.”

arlo weiner

“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.”

arlo weiner top hat

“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.”

arlo weiner most stylish 8 year old in america

“The hat is like a Frank Sinatra hat. I wore the jacket with the tie because green and gray are my favorite blend. I’m holding my dad’s bag in the picture, but at school I use my dad’s old brown leather satchel.”

arlo weiner, the most stylish 8 year old in the world

“This is my favorite outfit. The tie is a regular tie, but I tied it like that because I’ve seen it done that way in old English movies. Even though the tie and the jacket are different colors, they’re both striped, so I thought they looked right together. And I wore the vest and pants together because they’re both shades of red.”

It’s really funny too that Diana posted about stylish young’uns yesterday. We’re just on the same mission to elevate “cute” into the art-form it is.

Check out more of the adorable Arlo Weiner here:

golf outfit mad men creator son

“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.”

gq 8 year old fashion madman creator

“We were going to Getty Village and then having breakfast on the beach. I wanted to wear black and white. Most of my ties, like this one, are clip-ons.”

gold sunglasses, arlo creator madmen weiner

“I thought the sunglasses would go well with the pants because they’re both gold. The tie on my neck—that used to be the belt for my bathrobe, but I shortened it and turned it into that. I put the tie with the jacket because I liked the patterns together. My grandma gave me the cane. I thought it looked good with the pants.”

mixed print suit 8 year old, stylish mad men

“I like to put random patterns together, so I picked out the green checkerboard tie with the gray checked jacket and then I wore the red vest underneath, because red stands out and brings the colors together.”

Congratulations, Squeevies! I love you!

19 comments to Mad Boy: America’s Most Stylish 8 year old

  • What an amazingly creative boy!

  • It’s so true about dressing baby boys like old man – it instantly makes them adorable.

  • I cannot believe this amazing little person exists and that he did not come out of my own womb!! I hope I have dapper fashionable argyle-loving sons one day…

  • Virginia

    That kid is going to be so famous one day. My goodness, he’s an inspiration to all males, regardless of age!

  • Oh my goddddd this boy is already so ahead of the game. By the time he’s an adult, he’ll have surpassed us all and ascended to another plane.

  • Is it sad that I am so jealous of this kid??? Wow – if i had his mad skillz at that age. well I can tell you I’d be dressing a LOT better than I do now, lol.

    Thanks for featuring this little man :)

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  • MCG

    i want that child for my very own. just imagine what he’s going to be like as a grown up!!!

  • I found this to be very strange, is this kid for real does he really choose his own outfits or is this what his mother makes him wear??? Its great to see a kid having his/her own style but his clothes are way to grown up for an 8 year old.
    He does have a sense of clothing Ill give him credit for that, but still he is a little boy not a man yet.

  • WOW. Homeboy needs his own blog. I’d love to watch him- and his style- blossom.

    Yay for Eve! Along those lines… I’ve noticed that a lot of old man names are coming back for baby boys. George, Walter, Henry. I prefer Ennio though, I want kids to have names no one else does.

    (Embarrassing admission- I have a huge bag full of thrifted vintage little boys’ clothes because a) I’m convinced I’ll be providing a brother for my daughter before too long and b) I’ll do everything I can to avoid prints having to do with sports and dinosaurs…)

  • Chris

    Ummm- this really kind of freaks me out. As a little boy my parents used to dress me up in plaid suits but that was only for holidays in the 1970s! Any other forms of sartorial elan were drubbed out of me by ruffians by the time I was 8. Maybe this kind of thing is acceptable in LA now but it was grounds for a sound beating in Long Island when I was growing up!

  • Megan

    Yeah, I also wasn’t entirely convinced that it wasn’t his mom doing the talking and the dressing. Although, that picture with the older brother makes me think that it might be for real. Since the brother is just dressed like a regular kid, maybe it is just Ennio’s personal style.

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  • I think he looks fabulous. I also think his school must have a no @$$ kicking policy that is firmly enforced. In any case, he’s a very handsome kid with an excellent sense of style. I only hope that the bullies of society don’t try to rob him of his creativity and individuality.

  • How are we to know that, that sense of style is actually his own. I mean, at his age, you’d think he’d have more pressing things on his mind.
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