Have any other mums of boys found this problem? You step into a high street store and are faced with an enormous selection of gorgeous clothes for little girls which dwarf the sad few racks of boys clothes right next door. I love dressing Caterpillar up as if he is my personal ken doll (but so much hipper) and I always have done but I can’t help but notice that most shops, and online stores, cater more towards the baby girl market.
That’s why when I stumbled across Lucus Frank on Twitter I was so excited. Finally an online store entirely for boys. One look at their site also told me that I loved their style too. Their tagline is “Boyish & British” and this sums up their look beautifully. I’m a huge fan of anything quintessentially British and, from smart polos to adorable rugby shirts, these clothes don’t disappoint. If you’re a tea-on-the-lawn, long-walks-in-the-chilly-woods or sipping-Pimms-at-a-seaside-pub kinda person then you will adore Lucus Frank.
Little Caterpillar is quite the model these days, if you please, and I can’t get over how gorgeous he looks in these two items.
The first is this lovely Farne Polo Shirt. I love the two-tone colours – they are incredibly bold and look great together. The material is really soft and breathable and easily straddles the line between smart and casual. I love the added details – like the LF emblem badge and the cream tab at the bottom, small details like this really set Lucus Frank apart. There is definitely a schoolboy feel about this brand which I think is so cute.
This lovely hoodie is such incredible quality, the minute I took it out of the box I noticed the difference in weight to the jumpers Caterpillar usually wears. The fleece inside is beautifully soft and the finish is just lovely. I especially love the quilting detail on the shoulders and elbow pads, and the cream taping inside the collar. The sweet lighthouse symbol again adds a lovely touch. As with the polo, the hoodie’s colours are wonderful and so easy to match with other clothes.
I have to be honest, Lucus Frank does have a slightly higher end price tag than most brands we usually go for however this is more than mirrored in the quality – heavy, luxurious fabrics with imaginative detailing make these clothes worth the money. Plus, they would make a wonderful gift too.
Disclosure: We received these clothes in exchange for review but all words and opinions are my own.