It’s here: Appaman’s Halloween Costume Guide

October 21, 2016 in DIY, Holiday Style

We love Halloween here at Appaman. Each year, we put together some Halloween costume inspiration from our collection, for fashion-loving fans who want costumes pieces that can go right back into your regular wardrobe when the holiday is over and done.

Have you used Appaman threads for your Halloween costume? Send us pics!

joan jett pee wee herman austin powers cruella de vil star trek kurt cobain halloween costume

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Winter outerwear guide

October 12, 2016 in Appaman Style, New This Season

appaman winter coat guide

Ready to shop for winter outerwear? We’ve put together a guide to help you decide which coats and jackets are right for you. Details after the jump!

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Fall Suiting: Fabric Profile & Style Guide

September 29, 2016 in Appaman Style, Holiday Style

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Need some style inspiration? We’ve three of our favorite fall suits from our Fine Tailoring collection. Take a look at our fabric profiles, styling suggestions, and color matching tips and get a closer look at what makes each of these suits stand out.

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Celeb Style: Jacob Tremblay, Noah Schapp, Jeremy McGuire

September 20, 2016 in Star Style

True facts: Appaman HQ is low key obsessed with Jacob Tremblay, Noah Schnapp and every kid on ‘Stranger Things,’ and Jeremy Maguire and his entire ‘Modern Family.’ ** So when these awesome kids pick Appaman clothes for their events, we are over the moon, of course!


**Seriously. Bossman Harald even has a signed and framed photo of ultimate TV dad himself Ty Burrel/Phil Dunphy in his office.

Check out their Appaman style (and shop these looks after the jump):

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Just Like Mom and Dad: Mini Me Looks from Appaman

September 8, 2016 in Appaman Style

Kids Fall Fashion | Appaman

Kids Fashion Ideas for Fall: Mini Me Looks
As kids fashion ideas go, finding grown up looks for littles is always a safe bet for maximum style. Trends may come and go, but sophisticated style is always a winner. Instead of stealing from mom and dad’s closet for the latest styles, we built our fall collection to include some classic looks that even the youngest family members will love. From boys flannel shirts and chunky cardigans to houndstooth coats and denim jeggings for girls, we’ve got their wardrobe covered this fall and winter. These are looks they’ll never grow tired of–and will make them feel like a little adult.

Grown Up Looks for Kids | Appaman

Honey, who shrunk the clothes?
The top fall looks for kids could have come straight from your closet. Here, our favorite style picks for mini-mes:

The Fitz Cardigan: Thanks to a rib collar and trim, this distinguished sweater looks particularly sharp with a dress shirt and tie, but is a great multi-functional layering piece with a hint of collegiate style. Shop the Fitz Cardigan in Picante now.

The Sterling Dress: The contrasting textures and shift shape of this stylish girls dress call to mind a little lady with chicness beyond her years. Shop the Sterling Dress now.

The Cooper Sweater: The sporty raglan style will get him excited, while the fine knit fabric lends a more grown-up feel. Shop the Cooper Sweater in Ensign Blue now.

The Top Coat: She’ll make a chic statement in this beautiful fall girls overcoat. The classic houndstooth pattern gets a playfully oversized twist and is woven with a lovely textured wool blend material. This classic girls coat is a must-have fashion forward piece that looks amaze dressed up with formal wear or down with jeans. Shop the Top Coat now.

The Flannel Shirt: Guys of all ages should have a classic flannel in their wardrobe at all times. The timeless appeal (and comfort) of a great fitting flannel shirt for boys is fashion must have. An Appaman fan favorite. Shop the Flannel Shirt in Scarlet Plaid now.

The Bushwick Pant: This flat front chino with a fashionable, tapered fit, is a style must have for every guy–big or little. It’s the step above casual. Wear it with a graphic tee, or dress it up with a blazer for fancier occasions. Shop the Bushwick Pant in Four Leaf Clover now.

The Denim Jegging: Denim plus legging has to be one of the best mashups of the millennium. We took the look of distressed denim and matched it with the comfort of your favorite leggings in these stylishly comfy slim-fit pants. They literally look good with everything. Shop the Denim Knit Jegging in Vintage Wash now. 

Fall Fashion Alert: Stylish Pants for Kids

August 29, 2016 in Appaman Style

appaman fall fashion for kids

See Ya Later Shorts!
Shorts season is coming to a close. As much as we love shorts and all they represent (ice cream! cannonballs! catching fireflies!), we also look forward to the onset of long pants season and all of the fall festivities (apple picking! leaf peeping! jack-o-lanterns!). But one of the biggest differences between shorts and pants, besides the obvious weather appropriateness of each style, is the fact that you actually have to pay attention to length when it comes to wearing pants. Shorts can fall right above the knee, at the knee or below it and you’re still ok. But with pants, if they’re too short, you get major style points deducted from your look (floods, anyone?). Sending them back to school in pants that are too short are a style sin, mom! The perfect pant length is about 1/4-1/2 inch above the floor, depending on the type of shoes you’re wearing. But one thing’s for sure, unless you’re sporting summertime capris, ankle length is so not cool.

Pants for Every Style | Appaman

Pants-a-palozza: There’s a Pair for Every Style
Does your little dude prefer slouchy sweats to skinny jeans? Or maybe he’s a classic flat front chino kind of guy. Is she a jeggings kind of girl or a denim diva? Whatever their style, we’ve got them covered from waist to toe this fall.


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Fall Pants for Boys
Our Bushwick Pants are classic chinos with a fashionable tapered fit and a flat front. We made them in some cool colors this fall, including Dress Blues and Gunmetal. Also on tap are our Skinny Twill Pants, which are a street style alternative to jeans. With a hint of stretch and cool slim cut leg, these pants will take him from the hallways to the holidays in style. Bringing some rocker ‘tude to the party is our Hiro Pant, a slouchy fitting pant with some serious punky cool and our Parker Sweats, black and white sweatpants with three zippers and and an edgy style.

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Girls Pants for Fall
For all the little ladies in the house, you can’t go wrong with a pair of cute leggings for fall. Our Shiny Legging is both glam and comfy rolled up into one easy to wear pair of leggings. We love how the shiny coating makes even a simple t-shirt look rocker chic. The Denim Knit Jegging is a classic vintage-inspired pair of slim fitting jeans with a cool distressed look and a comfy fit she won’t want to take off. Our Finley Knit Denim pant is a cool printed take on everyday jeans, with a funky pattern and soft and cozy knit material. Think of our Pipe Pant in a glitzy metallic gold as a new neutral. The flashy (in a good way) pants have a add a splash of glam to grays, whites and blacks.

Who wears the coolest pants in your family? Shop more of our fall kids clothing by checking out our fall 2016 lookbook

Mom Hacks: Back to School Tips

August 18, 2016 in Mom Hacks

Back to School Tips | Appaman

Mom Hacks: Back to School Tips
It’s back to school time for families around the country. Raise your hand if you’ve pledged to make this school year more organized and less stressful than last year. Yes, us, too. So what steps can you take to make sure your kids are set up for success this year? Follow these tips on getting organized for back to school:

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Lunch is Ready!
Prep lunch the night before. We love these sandwich-free lunch box ideas. Or better yet, ask your kids to pitch in with the lunch making duties! A recent article in The Washington Post touted the benefits of having your children make their own lunch.  By asking them to take charge of their lunch, it gives them responsibility and allows you some free time. Don’t worry if the end result isn’t pretty (or not 100% nutritionally balanced), you’re doing a good thing!


Clothes Call
Lay out their clothes for the week ahead, so there’s no last minute pulling clothes out of the drawers before the bus arrives. We love the idea of labeling a different shelf for each different day of the week. To make it easier, try a hanging shelving unit (we love the sturdy canvas hanging shelves and drawers from Land of Nod pictured above). For back to school style inspo, check out our first day of school outfit ideas here.

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After School Snack Station
Whether it’s you that’s home with the kiddos after school or a sitter, wouldn’t it be SO much easier to have a designated drawer organized with exactly the snacks you want them to munch on when they get home? This way there’s no rooting around in the kitchen trying to find hidden candy bars. Have them choose two things from the healthy snack bin or drawer and you can rest assured their mid-day munch won’t be a handful of Pez.


Entryway Hall of Fame
Make their exits and entrances as seamless as possible with a well organized entryway (aka the place they drop all of their stuff). Invest in a storage bench, coat hooks, bins to toss their dirty shoes in and baskets to sort their homework and all letters home from school.

For back to school outfit ideas, check out our Fall 2016 Appaman kids style lookbook!

Appaman Style Watch: First Day of School Outfit Ideas

August 9, 2016 in Appaman Style

First Day of School Outfit Ideas | Appaman

The first day of school is getting closer! Now is the time to figure out that all important question: What will your kid wear on the first day back to school? From laid back and sporty to rocker cool to old school looks, Appaman has got you covered with these first day of school outfit ideas. Get ready to slay on the first day!

First Day of School Outfit Idea | Appaman

First Day of School Outfit Idea: The Layered Lumberjack
It’s a little bit country and a lot cool. Mix our classic, wear-with-everything boys Flannel Shirt in Scarlet Plaid with a pair of our slim cut and super flattering Skinny Twill Pants in Ensign Blue, topping it off with our fall all star, the Prescott Cardigan, a lightweight fine knit sweater with a pop of color on the sleeve. We love this laid back look that has the right hint of preppy.

First Day of School Outfit Idea | AppamanFirst Day of School Outfit Idea: Comfy Cool
This look is all about mixing sporty style with rocker girl touches. Our Kay Top in Rose Tan combines luxurious looking texture with a sporty raglan style. The shiny black piping adds a fun and femme edge. Pair it with our black Shiny Legging and she’s ready to make some serious style statements on the first day.

First Day of School Outfit Idea | Appaman

First Day of School Outfit Idea: Star Style
There’s no reason to wait to bring her A game. This fierce ensemble will be her go-to look for every day cool. Not to mention each piece in this outfit will look amaze with everything else in her closet. Our Ari Reversible Vest is a fashion workhorse – one side is a shearling-like fleece and the other is black with gold dots. The Trophy Sweatshirt is a serious must-have sweatshirt for girls! With stars on the sleeves, thumbholes and a sporty yet girlie look, it will get some major play all fall and winter long. The Pipe Pant is a metallic gold dream. Made of stretchy legging-like fabric with two back pockets, it’s a glam slam for fall.

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First Day of School Outfit Idea: Old School Cool
Whether it’s the throwback Cassettes Tee or the sporty puffer East Side Vest, we’re loving the old school vibe of this East Village-inspired look. Layered with our Flannel Shirt in Dress Blue Plaid and Skinny Twill Pant in Black, it’s a back to school look that never gets old.

Get more first day of school looks for fall here.


Back to School Style: A First Look at Our Fall Collection

August 5, 2016 in Appaman Style

Appaman Back to School

Go Back to School in Style with Appaman
Don’t worry, we know there are still lots more beach days left to take advantage of this summer, but August always marks the end of vacation time and the start of back to school season. In fact, some states go back to school way before Labor Day (sorry guys)! With the first day of school around the corner, we’re thrilled to give a first look at our new fall clothing for kids. Packed with cute tops for girls, fall jackets for boys and girls, long sleeved tees and cool hoodies for boys, our fall all-star trends are on point for back to school.

Boys Back to School Outfits | Appaman

Back to School Style for Boys
Our boys fall collection is loaded with easy to wear layering pieces that will make the transition from summer to fall seamless. Our Downtown Hoodie is the piece he’ll reach for over and over again. The cool lightening bolt design and super soft and slouchy style will be his go-to sweatshirt for the first days of school and through the whole season. The Prescott Cardigan is not your average cardi! With its bright colorblock sleeve for a pop of style makes it the perfect layering piece over a tee or shirt. The Camden Shirt, a classic and cozy henley style with a faux layered look, is the must-have boys shirt for back to school.

Girls Back to School Outfits | Appaman

Back to School Style for Girls
Girls will rule the hallways this fall in the Ryder Varsity Jacket, an old school-style collegiate varsity jacket with chic rose gold sleeves and trim. Our advice? Snap up this one quickly, we have a feeling it’s not going to last (a la our faux fur jacket). Another standout fall jacket for girls is the Ari Reversible Vest, with a shearling-esque fleece on one side and cool gold polka dots on the other. The Sterling Dress with contrasting texture is a casual girls dress she can wear to school or to a party and feel like a mini fashionista. Also earning all star status this fall is the Zoey Dress, a sassy and casual jersey dress with a faux-layered sweatshirt top and a handkerchief-hem skirt.

Take a break from lounging poolside and get a head start on your back to school clothing shopping now. Shop fall clothes for girls and boys from Appaman. Made in NYC with love. 

Star Style: Summer Looks from Appaman

July 17, 2016 in Star Style

Naomi Watts Liev Schreiber Kids in Appaman Clothing

Appaman Star Style
Celebrity kids are loving their Appaman clothes for summer! The streets of NYC are full of Appaman fans, including some famous citizens. Sasha Schreiber (son of Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts) shows his Appaman style in our Sea Monster T-shirt. We love how he pairs our lightweight tee with cool summer shoes. All of our kids clothes are designed and made with love in NYC and our graphic boys tees are no exception. We made our summer kids tees with a super soft cotton, which is great for beating the summer heat while still looking cool.

Miles Brown in Appaman Kids Clothing

Red Carpet Style
Actor Miles Brown is one of the latest celebrities sporting Appaman for a night in front of the spotlight. He chose Appaman Fine Tailoring, including a bow tie and Standard Shirt in White to sport at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Miles shared this look on his Instagram feed, giving an awesome shout out!

Appaman Sarah Jessica Parker

Summer Vacation with Appaman
This picture screams summer break! The two adorable girls, which belong to Sarah Jessica Parker, are the epitome of a happy, carefree summer. SJP posted this snap of her twin daughters on their seventh birthday on Instagram, saying: “Happy birthday to our lovely, funny, dear, surprising, sparkling and beloved Loretta and Tabitha who today are 7 years old. Let the celebrations begin.” Both were running down a grassy field with glee, with Loretta wearing our splatter paint Kennedy Romper.

Ian Chen in Appaman Fine Tailoring

For Your Consideration
Actor Ian Chen, from the hit ABC show Fresh Off the Boat chose an Appaman Fine Tailoring Mod Suit in a summery shade of sand to wear to the Emmy Awards consideration event in June. We love this pic he posted on Instagram of himself jokingly sipping a glass of bubbly!

Ready for more kids style? Check out our new fall back to school outfits for boys and girls. Which look do you think will be spotted by paparazzi first?