(Closed) Notice: My husband dresses like a hobo

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Omg men can be so funny. When I first started dating my H, he owned 3 pairs of boxers. Surprised 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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 # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@msfahrenheit:  

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@harleyq:  I’m loving the I Love Lucy reference. =)

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@harleyq:  

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

*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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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!

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