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Where does your DH/male partner buy his clothes?

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CharlieMouseWillDoIt Mon 29-Oct-12 08:20:00

That's it really. My DH is in desperate need of new clothes. He pretty much wears everything until it is worn out, so very rarely goes shopping. I really don't want to be a wife that buys all her husband's clothes for him, but a few pointers would be great!

Selky Mon 29-Oct-12 08:26:27

M&S
Gap
Joules
Canterbury
Tyrwhitt
CostCo

TiredMule Mon 29-Oct-12 08:26:32

Marking my place as my DH is in the same position! He is 31.

tak1ngchances Mon 29-Oct-12 08:29:27

Thomas Pink and Hugo Boss for work clothes
Hackett, Crew, Gap, RL for casual stuff

He has done v well at TK Maxx lately although I did have to drag him kicking and screaming...

dexter73 Mon 29-Oct-12 08:34:53

Gap and Uniqlo. I am not allowed to buy him any clothes!

FoxtrotFoxtrotScarier Mon 29-Oct-12 08:37:54

Gap
M&S Autograph
Linea at HoF
Tyrwhitt
Aquascutum for suits
Mulberry before they stopped doing menswear angry

But mostly Gap.

lubeybooby Mon 29-Oct-12 08:38:05

I don't know about work stuff but for going out or more casual stuff he likes the white company, gap and abercrombie

seeker Mon 29-Oct-12 08:42:39

TkMaxx, charity shops and Austin Reed.

MadameCastafiore Mon 29-Oct-12 08:53:01

GAP
John Lewis
Banana Republic
Boden

He is tres boring, staples from GAP, Boden and BR and designers things from JL.

AWomanCalledHorse Mon 29-Oct-12 09:00:08

Are you married to my DH? He's 'tall' (not massively, but enough that regular is too short) so the options are worse;
Lands End (tshirts, jackets)
Levis
Fat Face (occasional tshirts)
Weird Fish (jumpers)
M&S (very, very rarely, mainly socks, boxers & basic tshirts)
Gap

Most of the stuff I buy him comes from eBay or American tshirt sites (places like shirtpunch, teefury etc as he's a massive geek).

wordfactory Mon 29-Oct-12 09:06:47

Work = Thomas Pink and TM Lewin for shirts. Church for shoes. Suits are made for him (not remotely as expensive as it sounds).

Playtime = Ralph Lauren jeans and chinos. Combats from Gap. Sweaters/shirts/tees/hoodies from all over (Tommy Hilfiger/Boss/Crew...you name it).

He bought a lot of stuff recently from Pretty Green. Great jackets and polo shirts...

dashoflime Mon 29-Oct-12 09:11:09

Oh my God. Only ever Asda. Under duress and only when everything is worn out. He is terrible.

wordfactory Mon 29-Oct-12 09:13:35

DH bought this jacket yummy

VerySmallSqueak Mon 29-Oct-12 09:14:08

He doesn't.
If I didn't get him stuff he'd be down to the stuff from deceased relatives.

Ragwort Mon 29-Oct-12 09:20:38

He only buys new clothes about once every ten years (& I am not joking grin) - used to go to some incredibly old fashioned gentleman's outfitter type of place because he got good service.

Usually he wears what I pick up at the charity shop or jumble sale.

Very - my DF (in his 80s) is still wearing my brothers' cast off hoodies etc !!!

Fortunately neither of us are interested in looking fashionable so it doesn't really matter - I think I would be horrified to have a DH who went clothes shopping 'as a hobby' grin or set foot in somewhere like Joules. Equally, I acknowledge that the fact we are both so scruffy and unkempt would horrify many mumsnetters !!!

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Mon 29-Oct-12 09:21:39

For some reason everything Ted Baker makes suits and fits DP perfectly - suits, shirts, knitwear and shoes.
Also FCUK for the odd bit of knitwear
Diesel, RI for jeans
T shirts from LastExitToNowhere
Posh shoes from Jeffrey West, cheap sturdy shoes from Next
Random shops in Shoreditch for one-offs

He spends way more on clothes than I do. grin

craftynclothy Mon 29-Oct-12 09:22:07

Gap or Next for trousers/jeans
Gap, River Island, Sainsburys for tops

forevergreek Mon 29-Oct-12 09:22:54

French connection
Ted baker
House of fraser
John Lewis
Levi for jeans

He goes for quality so doesn't have to shop often! Most are 5 years plus old but look new

InvasionOfTheBodyShatners Mon 29-Oct-12 09:24:03

Gap
Joules
Matalan
John Lewis
M&S (but NOT Blue Harbour grin)
House of Fraser

Anywhere 'safe', essentially.

Bluegrass Mon 29-Oct-12 09:24:15

I'm chuckling at the idea of bespoke suits not being at expensive as they sound (especially when mentioned alongside 80 quid a pop shirts from Pink, and 300 plus for shoes from Church's)!

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Mon 29-Oct-12 09:24:40

Hm, actually I should qualify that. He spends more per item, but doesn't often shop. Whereas I buy heaps of tat from cheap shops all the time.

His system is better!

Gap
Levis
Some if the designers at Debenhams
Diesel

For socks and joggers to wear around the house either Primark or Matalan

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 29-Oct-12 09:29:57

He doesn't, really - unless he has to. The only thing he actively orders / chooses himself are geeky t-shirts online. Otherwise it's the nearest thing that fits.

Matsikula Mon 29-Oct-12 09:40:07

Bluegrass, I think Thomas Pink have regular 3 for 2 deals so you never actually have to pay £80 per shirt.

And my dad buys Church's shoes - has 3 pairs on the go in different styles, looks after them and they last a decade before being relegated to gardening duty. I wish I shared his sense of good value when it came to clothes - It would save me a packet and I'd have loads more wardrobe space! Easier for men's clothes high, I think.

Madmog Mon 29-Oct-12 09:49:39

Next, Debenhams, M&S, although, he sometimes finds the odd top in River Island and tshirts in Primark.

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