Post # 1
I love my FI dearly, so his quirky tendancies don’t bother me at all. I was just wondering if anyone else is in a relationship with a guy who has tendancies some would consider “metro.”
For example, my guy will ever, EVER wear sweats into public. He always looks good. He obsesses over the way his jeans look with his shoes (after he puts his shoes on, he has to run to the full-length mirror to make sure they look good with his pants/outfit), and he always styles his hair to a T. When we are getting ready to go somewhere (he usually does this the worst before church) he will through piece after piece of clothing onto the bed until he finds the perfect oufit. He even “layers” and “accessorizes.”
HAHA, I love him to death, and just think these tendancies are funny. He still is a “manly man” and fixes things around the house, can wrench on cars, etc.
Am I alone in this? haha
Post # 3
I wish my guy would obsess over what he wears. He will wear cuffed sweatpants with paint stains on them in public. He’s also a fan of the socks with flip flops look. Shirt got a hole in it? No problem–keep wearing it until it falls apart. Sigh. I keep threatening to nominate him for What Not to Wear.
Funny thing is, he’s obsessed with what I wear! He has his favorite outfits/items of my clothing and loves to help me pick out what to wear. I wish he’d take as much pride in his own appearance!
Post # 4
My SO is not quite to your man’s level but he is very clothing conscious and appearance conscious. He is obsessed with his shoes and cleans them every time he wears them. He also is very concerned with what he wears and will take things off if he feels they don’t match or make him like a little too metro. He is the worst though when it comes to ironing. He irons EVERYTHING!! He has been known to iron his T-shirts before he goes to the grocery store. He iron’s his pants, jeans, button ups, sweaters, etc. I love it though because I really enjoy shopping for him and I like that he actually wants to wear the nice things I’ve bought him.
Post # 5
@MsBrooklynA: yes, i agree. it makes shopping very fun! i love buying him trendy clothing!
Post # 6
Mine is the same and its so annoying. It’s not all the time, he’ll wear scrubby clothes sometimes but his work/church pants are always SO nice and he has certain shoes he only wears with certain outfits. He made the comment once that it was cheaper to be a girl because our clothes are so inexpensive. We had a ridiculous fight over the fact that no its not cheaper to be a girl, he’s just too into his looks and won’t buy pants that aren’t name brand. I can shop at walmart for pants but thats just unheard of for him.
Post # 7
My guy is kind of like this. He doesn’t own sweats really because he would never wear them. He also doesn’t wear tennis shoes anywhere but the gym, ever (which I’m super glad about bc i hate sneakers on date night!). He definitely cares about what he wears and good brands and that his hair looks good, but he doesn’t have a LOT of accessories (2 nice watches and DG sunglasses, thats it) so he really can’t obsess about that. And it doesn’t take him a long time to get ready bc pretty much everything he has goes with everything else. 🙂
Post # 8
@corgitales TOO FUNNY! my guys usually accessorizes with slouchy beanies, scarves, and he loves sunglasses! in the winter he’s always got a pair of sweet fingerless gloves. 🙂
Post # 9
Yeah, my fiance has metro tendencies too! He’s style savvy, owns lots of cologne and nice accessories (he has a Roman coin necklace he wears sometimes). He styles his hair more than I do. He even loves candles and tea.
It’s pretty awesome actually, becuase he understands why a woman needs time in the bathroom and is great at picking out clothes for me. 😀
Post # 10
My fiance is definitely more stylish that i am. He has sweats/housepants but even those are stylish..there is an Australian pyjama store called Peter Alexander and all his pyjama pants are from there, in various winter and summer specific styles.
Going out, we spend at least an hour asking each other “does this look okay?” “do i look stupid?” “does this X go with this Y?”…he’s not huge on accesorising but he recently bought a $450 pair of sunglasses which are on his person at all times.
One awesome side benefit he has is that he worked retail for 5 years (which probably lead to his current obsession with nice clothes), and he’s the BEST person i’ve ever shopped with. He’s honest but not harsh and is great at putting together outfits for me.
um. i just reread all this and really hope he isn’t gay.
Post # 11
Not my DH. I’m pretty sure he sees color the way dogs do.
He’s always well groomed & clean, but has zero fashion sense. His ideal wardrobe would be navy, black, gray & brown.
If I pick out something stylish, he’ll wear it, but he’s definitely not spending a lot of time thinking about what he wears.
He is reasonably attentive to what I wear, tho & always complimentary.
Post # 12
This isn’t the same thing, but it’s close. My husband takes a shower before we go anywhere. He insists on taking one before he goes out to mow the lawn, where he’ll just get hot and sweaty anyway. I don’t understand it at all. I’m constantly asking him why. This is just initially, by the way, not before every time we go out.
Also, he actually is a good dresser, but only when he wants to be. He looks great when he goes to interviews, weddings, or a date, but in general, jeans and t-shirts it is. I actually ask his advice on clothes sometimes.
Post # 13
@Minutiae: mine is all about the candles and tea too. haha funny. 🙂
Post # 14
I think my husband would eat tofu before he wore accessories =]. Totally, completely, non-metro! I tend to buy his clothes for hinm.
Post # 15
Oh I wish I had this problem! My husband still has the same ratty shirts from when we first met, and they are STILL in his rotation. I finally got him a pair of dark denim pants, and he looked uncomfortable and asked me why they had to be so “dark”. He only wears t-shirts, polos, and jeans. I only FINALLY got him a decent jacket. Perhaps your man can give him some advice!
I can see how the opposite spectrum might drive you nuts too though 🙂
Post # 16
I had to beg my DH to throw out a pair of corduroy shorts that had holes where the pockets attach in the back and are smooth on the front because the actual cord has rubbed off.
But my personal least favorite item are his Kirkland jeans – from Costco. I don’t think jeans should have the same label as laundry detergent and toilet paper.
But he hates when I critique his clothes! I need some more metro up in here!