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Help me clothe my DH who loves his office attire a bit TOO much
he has no casual clothes! he lives the entire week in his work suits and sat and sunday in his trackie bottom and a t shirt . He only owns one pair of jeans. W e are going to my friends for the weekend next weekend and he has no smart casual clothes - he really is useless at shopping and i want to help
I need to order some things for him for whats in for a 40 year in pale, dark haired consevtive man ? that isnt the same stufff my dad wears He hates v necked tops, stripes, cardigans and slim fit stuff.
DH is by no means a sartorial god but has a passable weekend wardrobe through some careful coaching over recent years! His weekend wardrobe basically consists of jeans/cords, polo shirt and nice, outdoorsy pullover fleece top. If slightly smarter is called for then some nice check shirts again with cords or some smart casual trousers and a fine-knit v-neck jumper (think merino wool or cashmere).
DH will not do what he considers 'trendy' (couldn't even get him to try on jeans in Fat Face on the basis they had too many pockets ) but shops fairly happily in Gap. Crew also do some very good classic smart-casual clothes but is a bit on the pricey side. Outdoor shops (Millets, Blacks, Mountain Warehouse) are good for the fleeces.
Gap is a good starting point. My DH is quite conservative but for super casual now does dark jeans, long sleeve tee and shirt over the top or cords, tee and v neck merino knit. Paul Smith (regular line not the Jeans line) is great if finances allow. Introduced DH to the store 4 years ago and he is now a total convert.
come weekend my dh tends to weat jeans with chunky jumpers or a thin jumper and a suit jacket - coat is a woolen type ones shoes are either smart brown or he's now got some brown trainners style ones which look good with jeans and a jumper.
Crew Clothing are great for casual shirts,reasonably priced knit wear etc. Can't link from phone,but dh likes their stuff and he isn't into clothes. I might have a discount code somewhere for them,otherwise they often do mid season reductions so I tend to pick him up a few shirts/jumpers/sweater vests then. They all wash brilliantly and last well.