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Where does your DH/male partner buy his clothes?

(47 Posts)
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


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

M&S Autograph
Linea at HoF
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

John Lewis
Banana Republic

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)
Fat Face (occasional tshirts)
Weird Fish (jumpers)
M&S (very, very rarely, mainly socks, boxers & basic tshirts)

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/ 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

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!

EnglishGirlApproximately Mon 29-Oct-12 09:26:15

Some if the designers at Debenhams

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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