Do you like shirts? My husband is a fan. I have 4 sons – my eldest lives in football (soccer) shirts; my 2nd son likes his Jack & Jones t shirts; my 3rd son worships his baggy trousers, t shirts and hoodies ….. and my youngest son, well, he is just plain crazy about shirts! So he has agreed to talk about his love of shirts and give us some insight into what is “cool” in the world of shirts today!
Hi! I’m Ethan. I’m 10 years old and I really love shirts!
What is it about shirts that you really love?
They are airy and cool you down in summer.
Do you prefer long sleeves or short sleeves?
It depends on the time of year – I like long sleeves in winter and short sleeves in summer. I don’t like my sleeves rolled up.
Do you have a favourite shirt?
Yes, my flamingo one. It is summery and cool. ( I bought this shirt for Ethan from Next )
Do you have a favourite colour?
Blue is my favourite colour. I like wearing all colours apart from black. I do like bright colours.
Who is your style icon?
Ricky Wilson (lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs). He wears cool shirts and waistcoats. I would like to wear a shirt and waistcoat for Sian’s wedding next year. (Sian is my daughter, Ethan’s sister).
Out of your dad’s shirts, do you have a favourite that he wears?
My dad has a really cool butterfly shirt.
What outfit do you like to wear when going out somewhere special?
Short sleeve white shirt, skinny blue jeans, and my leather jacket.
Do you like wearing your school uniform?
Yes, because I can wear a white shirt and it makes me look smart.
I notice that you and your friends wear your shirts buttoned right up to the top. Why?
(Shrugs)… I like to look smart and it’s how everybody wears a shirt at school.
What’s next on your clothes wishlist?
A shirt, of course …. or jeans, skinny not baggy.
What would you like to do when you are older?
I would like to be an airline pilot.
So, dear readers…. out of the mouth of babes, my youngest child has carved out a fashion style of his own – in stark contrast to his older brothers! Do you have children who follow different styles? Do share your observations!
All photographs are by Linda Hobden