(Closed) Do you dress your husband?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you shop for your husband/significant other?
    Yes. : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Sometimes, but he also buys his own clothes sometimes. : (52 votes)
    50 %
    No, he won't let me/doesnt like what I buy him. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    No, and I don't want to. : (20 votes)
    19 %
    Actually, he shops for ME! : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    He’s not my husband yet, but yes, I shop for him.

    If it were up to him (and it is 99% of the time) the boy would wear a ratty old band tee, a hoodie, old jeans and Converse sneakers. He’s got a handful of button down shirts and sweaters that he wears when we go out to dinner, one cheap, poorly fitted suit, and two pairs of dress pants that he NEVER wears.

    So sometimes, when I’m out, I’ll buy him some nice shirts or a sweater.


    Post # 4
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re not married yet, but I do pick out some clothes for him, and he is SUPER patient when he shops with me, so I imagine before long he’ll be picking stuff out for me to try too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    LOL, sometimes!  Hubby has a few good outfits he picked out, but I always try to make a few ‘suggestions’ on some of his more interesting ideas on matching. =)

    Post # 6
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I may actually only buy clothes for the hubs as a gift or something but usually he takes care of it on his own and I am glad that he does a really great job. One less thing for me to worry about. He knows when to dress up and knows when to dress down. There may be an occasional time when I think something may not go together and I let him know but he either takes my advice or leaves it.

    Post # 7
    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    All the time.  He never shops for himself.  Every morning, he asks me to pick out his clothes.  I think he prefers it this way. Plus, he’s color blind, so Lord only knows what he’d come up with on his own!  I’ve had several people tell me that he dresses much better since we met.  LOL

    Post # 8
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we aren’t married yet, but I def don’t dress him. Hes very picky and is a “i can do things myself and don’t need help” kinda person (in every regard).

    haha, luckily he has pretty good style. I wish he’d dress more artsy/funky sometimes, but whatevs, hes so cute in his button down shirts, jeans and northface jackets. =^_^= 

    Post # 9
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    My husband actually likes to shop and has great taste! One of the good things about living in NYC is its ok to be metrosexual ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, I love bringing him shopping with me because he helps me find stuff (and yes he is absolutely straight –  just likes to look nice too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    haha. sometimes i see things out and buy him stuff. after spending 4 years in BDUs…his style taste is a little bit lacking so he’s told me he appreciates me picking out fashionable and nice things for him to wear. I’ll buy sweaters from JCrew, nothing crazy fashionable, but still. I’ll go to Kohl’s or Target for him, too. He doesn’t need clothes quite as often as I do though. It must be a woman thing =]

    And it’d take a team of wild horses to get him to go shopping for himself, so it’s better if i just do it so it gets done =]

    But for the most part, he’s a khakis+polo or sweater kind of guy. I FINALLY got him to throw away the jorts, though, and switch from regular Levi’s to wider legged jeans from Express in a darker wash. Thank goodness. He dressed like such a nerd before, LOL. High waters, tennis shoes, the whole 9 yards. It’s not his fault, he’s an engineer, haha.

    Post # 11
    1763 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t dress him, but I do help him pick out hos clothes when he goes shopping, he does the day to day matching. Occaissionally I get the black or brown belt with this question because he believes brown goes with grey pants (I openly do not agree with that). 

    He NEVER remembers his neck size for shirts and somethimes tries to buy pants with pleats. So I am often asked to help him so things look nice.

    Post # 12
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    oh no! I would love to, but once I bought him a pair of socks and he hated them and refused to wear them.  Same with mittens – I have bought several pairs, and he won’t wear any of them.  I was going to buy him a new briefcase/bag for his birthday – and thankfully I waited to go shopping with him before I bought it! We spent 2 hours going over the tiiiiny details of each bag in a department store on Saturday before walking away with…nothing.  So after marriage, I will definitely not be buying him anything clothes/shoes/bag related!

    Post # 13
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Sometimes. He hates to buy new clothes and I’m not even kidding when I say he still wears stuff he got in like the 8th grade! I’ll buy him some new stuff occasionally and he will usually ask my opinion on something that he buys. I rarely ever decide what he wears though, unless we are going to some function for my family or my work, then I give strong suggestions!

    Post # 14
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    He can actually dress really nice! But he HATES new things, like… his flip flops… ewww. His OLD tee’s…. eew. Even his fave nice polo now has a hole in it! I just hang my head and work as much as I can! 

    Post # 15
    3252 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yes I do but I know that what he likes. He’s a huge Ralph Lauren Polo fan and adidas for down time clothing. I will say that since we’ve been together he has def broadened his horizons on colors. I couldn’t pay him to wear pink, aqua, purple, yellow but now he does. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 16
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee

    Boyfriend or Best Friend has taken to taking me shopping with him.  He won’t let me wander off, unless it is to scrounge for more things for him to try on. 

    I occasionally buy him things for holidays, but other than that, he dresses himself.  He just wants my opinion to make sure there’s no hole in the bum or something.

    When his mom and sister take him out shopping (his style isn’t stylish enough for them, I guess), it’s really awkward, because I generally don’t like half of what they pick out for him, he doesn’t like half of what they pick out for him, and they think we are crazy.

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