Boys in America, England and Europe after they grafuated from boyish
styles like kilts, Fauntleroy suits, Buster Broen suits, and sailor suits
were outfitted in suits much like their fathers. Many in England and
America received at Eton suit. But many were outfitted in suits little
different than their fathers--with one major exception. Boys were
outfitted in knee pants rather than long pants like their fathers. The
pants came to the knee. There were different styles. Some purse out and
in the 1920s evi\olved into the popular knicker style. Some had straight,
open legs. Others had buttons or buckles. All were worn with long over
the knee stockings. The short pants leaving the knees bare were
not widely worn until popularized by the Boy Scouts and were not
commonly used in suits until the 1920s.
Boys wore different styles of short pants suits. Eton suits were popular, but often worn with long pants. One of the most popular styles worn with knee pants were Norfolk suits.