1. Leather in Boys Clothes: Real or Faux?

    Leather is one of those materials that always seems to be in style. For boys, designers usually employ faux leather instead of the real stuff, which makes sense: real leather is too expensive a material for clothes that will soon be outgrown. Faux leather looks almost the same, but it’s lighter, easier to clean, and animal friendly.

    Check out some of these faux leather picks to spruce up your little guy’s look.   

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    This Akademiks jacket boasts a shiny faux leather exterior that’s softer and more pliable than traditional leather. It also won’t lose its luster as quickly. The fabric trim ensures comfort and offers a matte counterbalance to the faux leather’s shine.

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    These U.S. Polo Assn. sneakers pair a classic sneaker design with faux leather construction. The faux leather makes them a little dressier than typical sneakers, but they can still be worn in a casual context with jeans and a T.

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    The small amount of faux leather used in these Guess jeans goes along way, adding a pop of texture and color to the denim.

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    Every boy should have a leather belt, and this reversible one is a great choice. It’s an essential look for dress-up occasions like formals and graduations, but a belt like this can also add a touch of class to more everyday outfits.