06-28-2012 02:34 PM
Does anyone else's dh hate shopping for clothes? My dh hates it, HATES IT! I've known this for years but like a fool I still occasionally buy him shirts. I went to Sears recently and they had men's shirts for 40% off. I bought four shirts that I thought he would like. He took a week to try them on and didn't like any of them! I know what style and colours he likes and these shirts were similar to what he already wears but he wants me to take them back. I'm so p*ssed! I think he's just being stubborn. One time when he agreed to go shopping we were wondering around the men's department but he wouldn't look amongst the racks, he would just stay in the middle. I told him he has to look around at things, the clothes weren't going to jump out at him, lol! And no he didn't buy anything. I'm so frustrated. Any suggestions?
06-28-2012 03:15 PM
Are we talking work/dress shirts? So, is he hard to fit? Off the rack sizes don't work well if your neck / arm length is outside a "normal" range. Way less of an issue with casual wear. Guessing, but maybe long sleeved cotton flannel shirts would have an appeal.
How about skin 'comfort'? I've come to profoundly dislike synthetics (so, the typical poly/cotton shirt is pretty much out of contention, as they feel hot & itchy though I can get by if I have to and I'm wearing a cotton t-shirt underneath). Sears doesn't carry much in the way of 100% cotton shirts. And of those they do carry, they do not in my experience (I've tried three types of their casual shirts in the past few years), hold up well at all [that is, they Shrink! not just the first wash, but successive washings!!] never mind machine drying.
06-28-2012 03:24 PM
Unless something doesn't fit him...he wears it. If I buy it and it fits, he either wears it or takes it back himself. Also, he tries them on immediately after I buy them....right when he walks in the door. Honestly, I have no interest in spending any more time than I do on his clothing!lol!! I'm a bit hardcore about the whole thing.
So yes....my dh hates shopping....he's not going to leave work to shop and I don't want him shopping for clothes on Sundays. So...after 20 years, I still buy his clothes. It doesn't take much mind you as he's been wearing the same brand of dress slacks for a long time and he's pretty easy to fit for shirts.
I wouldn't go shopping with him though....if he wanted to shop for new clothes, I'm not the person to take. I'm in and I'm out, not a looky-lou. He would go a men's store in town that would assist him in putting together what he needs.
06-28-2012 03:53 PM
My hubby is the odd one here. He LOVES shopping. Loves loves loves it!! And when I shop for him, he always loves it. He has the walk-in closet (and it's FULL) and I have a tiny wardrobe in the bedroom for my clothes.
He's a Millwright so we don't have to worry about work clothes because it gets so dirty, he wear coveralls. For everyday clothes, he likes athletics (NO SWEATS!!) so as long as I get him Green Bay Packers or Under Armour, I'm good!!
So I'm sorry about your dh hating shopping. You can maybe ask him to at least try and wear the clothes you buy since you took the time to get it for him, tell him that it would make you happy and he can at least do that for you.
06-28-2012 03:53 PM
But he has the worst taste in clothes, I do his shopping so he doesn't leave the house looking like a misfit or overgrown teenager, lol.
When I first met him he was not super stylish either, I slowly over the years have replaced his old worn out, no longer white, full of holes shirts with nice fresh and clean looking ones. He has shirts that are older then 13 year old ds and they definitely look their age!
When I do buy him stuff, he tries it on right away. I'm pretty accurate about his size so that's not usually the issue, usually he's just being like your dh and kind of being stubborn.
06-28-2012 04:00 PM
That is so my hubby. He's 44 and dress like a teen (wears Under Armour clothes and shoes or NFL gears), he has a mohak and drives a sport'ish (it's a word!) car with a very loud muffler. Oh, and don't get me started on the video games!!
But he's a fantastic hubby and an even better father to our kids so I cut him some slack!
06-28-2012 06:20 PM
It certainly isn`t in the top 100 list of things to do for my DH. However, he is also pretty consistent in what he likes. So I do pick him up clothing, pants not as much, but shorts and tops definitely. And other than for something that didn`t fit, I don`t think we have returned too much over the years.
If he doesn`t want to go shopping, and he doesn`t want to wear what you buy him, I would just leave it up to him. Not your concern.
06-28-2012 07:05 PM