As many mamas of boys lament, when it comes to clothes shopping for young boys, the options are kinda slim. And when the occasion calls for something more formal – well, it can make you want to RSVP “no thanks” just to avoid the shopping drama. That’s where New York-based kids clothing brand Appaman, known for their vintage-inspired and thoughtfully made designs, comes to the rescue. Their slim-cut, sharply styled, and totally play-worthy suits for boys can give the joy of dressing girls a run for its money. When Appaman sent us some of their freshest spring suits to take for a spin around the neighborhood, our boys were totally down. Color coordinated, comfortable and just plain perfect, we had no trouble nailing the classic suit look. But we wanted to take these guys to the next level so we added some simple tweaks that any mama can pull off. Read on for our essential guide to upgrading your boy’s suit style from stiff to stylin’.