A five-year-old Californian boy who dresses like an adult has thousands of fans. We find it creepy.
If you allow a five-year-old to dress however they like, you can usually expect them to wear their favourite superhero or Disney princess costume every day until they’re six. Or, like me, to wear a t-shirt and tights with a detachable horse tail until they manage to grow their hair so long that it pokes out under the t-shirt (one of the greatest achievements of my life).
Or, if your child is called Alonso Mateo, they’ll ask to wear suits.
I think it’s worth pointing out that Alonso’s mother, Luisa Fernanda Espinosa, is a stylist. Perhaps he inherited her keen eye for fashion? Or perhaps she’s dressing him up as a creepy little miniature adult when all he wants to do is play with his miniature trains. Who knows.
Apparently he’s trying to replicate what the grown-ups around him wear. Christ, I’m glad I never wanted to do that as a child. There’s nothing worse than five-year-olds dressing like their parents. Unless your parents are the style elite of Laguna Beach, California, in which case you might even gain a legion of fans.
More unusual children: At least he doesn’t have his own racist YouTube show…
This kid has a personal walk-in closet stuffed full with clothes from (deep breath) Little Marc Jacobs, Crewcuts, American Apparel, Dior, Kitson Kids, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Bon Point, H&M, and Dolce & Gabanna. Is it normal to make shoes like that for people who should be spending their time climbing trees and splashing in puddles?
Look, he even has a pair of mini hipster glasses. He’s probably barely even able to read yet. And take note of what he’s standing on in this picture. Fashion before safety, maybe?
I bet when he’s 40 he’ll wear nothing but a stained Batman shirt and tracksuit bottoms every day.
Images: Alonso Mateo Fanpage via Facebook