Post # 1
My husband has one pair of flip flops with a broken strap that he refuses to replace. He recently came home and excitedly shouted, “Honey! I fixed it!” He turned his flip flop over and showed me a rusty nail he used to pin his strap down to the bottom of his shoe.
He only has one pair of jeans he’s been wearing to work every day lately. He ripped the knee and got a big wide tear underneath one butt cheek, not to mention all the dirt and paint. He closed the holes with duct tape, which didn’t work, and then asked me “Can I still wear these? Does my underwear show?” and then today when we were doing laundry he holds them up and goes “Honey, should I wash this?” *shakes head* It’s a good thing I love him lol.
Reminds me of an I Love Lucy episode where Lucy and Ethel try to separate their husbands from their ratty wardrobes.
Tomorrow I am definitely going shopping for jeans and flip flops. I thought this whole husbands-can’t-dress-themselves thing was a marriage stereotype…
Post # 3
To be fair, some women can’t dress themselves either.
Just buy new ones and throw away the old ones. When I do laundry, I throw away anything with holes/stretched out/stained.
Post # 4
HAHA omg there are totally things of FI’s I want to pitch.
When I started doing his laundry I noticed he had several pairs of undies with holes in the crotch. BIG holes. How is that even close to acceptable?!?! I throw all of those away.
Post # 5
I get around this by simply throwing the offending clothing out. He usually doesn’t even notice! hahaha I bring him out shopping a couple times a year, and he actually enjoys it. I don’t pick anything out for him, but it seems like he just needs the extra motivation to spend the money!
Post # 6
Omg men can be so funny. When I first started dating my H, he owned 3 pairs of boxers. I took him to Walmart first thing and made him buy a 6-pack of underwear. I think some men just have an issue with spending time/money on new clothes.
Post # 7
My dude could get that bad but I just try to be pre-emptive. He does care about how I think he looks so usuall all it takes is a few well placed “are you really going to wear that?” and occasional shopping trips and purging of things that need to go.
Post # 8
Believe me, if those weren’t the only ones he had, I would have burned them lol.
It didn’t bother me before because he works in a uniform all the time so he really didn’t need more than one pair of jeans, a few nice shirts, and two pairs of shoes to relax/go out in public with. Everytime we went to the mall, I suggested looking at jeans and flip flops but he never felt like it so I just let it go. But we’ve had a lot more time off lately and when he does work, it’s renovation work so the jeans and flip flops have been getting worn much more often, hence the holes and nails. Should’ve known to get him some back up clothes.
I told him today I’m just going to buy him a few things to try on and we can return any excess later and he agreed. So I think he just hates clothes shopping.
And omg, the crotch holes lol! He doesn’t have underwear with holes but he did make a crotch hole in one of his uniform pants. But to his defense, I did say I could resew the seam for him but I never did. He still wore them because he has an apron to wear over it.
Post # 9
I am ashamed to even share this,
When Fiance first moved in and I realized he only owned 5 or 6 pairs of underwear (half of which were in no condition to be worn) and same for socks I immediately went out and bought him a bunch more. We then sat down and had a little chat about the importance of changing them EVERY DAY, even if they weren’t “dirty”. Eww… Same went for teeth brushing, he felt that brushing them at night before bed was good enough. Seriously?! What about morning breath and slime?! If you’re only going to brush once, the morning is the time to do it! So now in addition to changing our sock and undies daily we brush our teeth both in the morning and before bed. Wow, I have accomplished a lot in this past year with him, lol. Men, you gotta love em.
Post # 10
@harleyq: I’m loving the I Love Lucy reference. =)
Post # 11
Haha, yeah, I definitely do the shopping for my husband. I let him keep some stuff to turn into work shirt, but the rest gets tossed. I think almost everything in his “good” wardrobe has been bought by me 🙂
Post # 12
As for hobo hubbies, I don’t know if this qualifies as hobo, but I have a picture of Fiance wearing black socks, black sandals, black shorts, and a black wifebeater that he actually wore out in public (to drop off his car at the dealership). That was the first and last time that ever happened in my presence! His defense? “well I thought that since the sandals and socks were both black that it was like wearing black shoes.” Believe me, I am no fashion police but even this was too much for me.
Post # 13
What works for me is buying him clothes and making him try them on at home. lol. Then I take back the ones that don’t fit him. When I bought him his favorite pair of jeans, he seriously yelled at me for a week and told me I was trying to dress him bad, etc. etc. Now he loves them! Go figure.
Darling Husband totally won’t get rid of his ratty boxers either! They’re super soft now after being washed 1000x and none of the new boxers can compare. err!
Post # 14
@Rouquine: It’s been my favorite show since I was 7 lol. I think I have an unhealthy obsession – I have every season plus the hour long specials on dvd and my favorite vacation was to Lucy’s hometown and her museum.
@butterfli_beauty: Lol at the black shoes logic! If it makes you feel better, my husband, for some reason wants to buy crocs and those shoes that have separate toes.
Post # 15
*Sigh* I wish I could say that I don’t relate to this…but I do. Ironically, last night this topic actually came up at our house.
Fiance had a pair of jeans that he has just refused to let go of even though they were obviously well beyond their prime. He would wear them all the freaking time. Rips, holes, frayed edges, faded beyond belief. I just cannot understand why he is so attached to them. Fiance is totally capable of dressing himself well and looking put together “when it counts.” Apparently it only counts for things like work and church and funerals because the rest of the time, he’s been wearing these jeans!
Yesterday he ripped the crotch of his beloved jeans. Like a big hole. I can’t believe I’m sharing this, but big enough that one of his balls easily could fit through. You would have thought that they had just told FI his grandmother was on life support because he immediately ran out to the store (thankfully wearing different pants) and bought a patch to try to fix it. He spent 45 minutes with trimming scissors and an iron doing CPR. Fiance proudly put the pants back on. Admittedly, he did a pretty good patch job…until he sat down and the hole split even further showing off even more of his wedding tackle.
Fiance finally laid those pants to rest last night. It was a sad, sad day for him. So sad that I didn’t even mention the fact that earlier in the day, I’d thrown out a a few pair of his socks and one of his favorite tshirts when I did laundry. I didn’t want to to make his grieving any worse.
Post # 16
@butterfli_beauty: “well I thought that since the sandals and socks were both black that it was like wearing black shoes.”
This literally made me LOL!