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Bodicea Tue 25-Apr-17 17:24:11

I am constantly searching for decent fine knit ( I have boobs so can't do chunky) jumpers in the shops. I went shopping the other week and couldn't find anything remotely normal/ plain - all weird flouncy crap.

Was a bit chilly and grabbed dh's jumper off the bannister. A grey crew neck fine knit jumper, of which he has about a million.
Low and behold it fit me really nicely and was exactly the sort of thing I have been looking for.
This is an untapped source! Does anyone else buy men's jumpers? I am sick of being over charged and sold crap just because it's women's wear.

Zoe1983 Tue 25-Apr-17 17:26:13

I routinely nick DH's lambswool Gap crew neck jumpers...

RottenFellow Tue 25-Apr-17 17:28:45

Doesn't work for me - the sleeves are too long. I've tried pinching my teen DS's jumpers (after I've bought them and he refuses to wear them!) and they fit everywhere but the sleeves.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 25-Apr-17 17:29:28

I buy men's pyjamas.

The legs are longer and they have pockets.

BestIsWest Tue 25-Apr-17 17:33:20

Doesn't work for me as a pear. Shoulders are miles too big if they fit round the hip.

Bodicea Tue 25-Apr-17 17:38:50

He wears small/ medium and slim fit stuff which helps. I am a bit of an apple shape so being a teeny but looser on the tum is good for me.

FritzyMousey Tue 25-Apr-17 17:44:12

I have acquired a white linen shirt of DHs after searching high and low for a normal 'relaxed fit' linen shirt, the women's ones were either fitted or overpriced!

HumpHumpWhale Tue 25-Apr-17 17:44:31

H&M men's jumpers. 100% wool and cheap as chips. Or indeed uniqlo. My sister's been doing this for years. I can't. I need some waist shaping to look ok.

GoatsFeet Tue 25-Apr-17 19:40:34

Men's clothes are often better made for the same price. I'm broad shouldered and fairly flat chested, and have always worn men's shirts and jumpers. Men's boxers can be quite comfortable too.

FiddleFigs Tue 25-Apr-17 20:56:16

I buy men's jumpers - as well as being cheaper, they're usually longer in length and arms too!

Lucked Tue 25-Apr-17 21:00:38

So much more merino available for men! I have bought a few men's jumpers from Zara which usually had pink and paler shades.

Lucked Tue 25-Apr-17 21:09:49

100% cotton pink jumper for £26. I am 5 10 so it won't be overtly large on me, just oversized looking, much better than women's jumpers which don't reach my waist band.

Smeaton Tue 25-Apr-17 21:11:51

Reminds me if the old joke:

If my girlfriend wears my clothes, its not big deal, they're warm and comfy. If I want to wear her clothes though, then we have to have a little chat and therapists get involved.

grin

Obsidian77 Tue 25-Apr-17 21:14:16

I find most jumpers for women shorter than I would like and the colour palette for the men's range is more to my taste.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 25-Apr-17 21:15:30

My DD lives in Woolovers crewnecks in winter, some of which are unisex (and the women's sized ones she likes are the same style. She used to like 'boys' jumpers when she was a preteen - there simply weren't any sensible 'girls' ones available.

P1nkP0ppy Tue 25-Apr-17 21:17:46

I wear M&S men's Italian merino jumpers, they're infinitely nicer than most ladies versions. I'm a size 14 but get large size for a slouchy fit. They wash beautifully too.

Mrsfrumble Tue 25-Apr-17 21:18:35

Yes! DH got fed up with me nicking his M&S fine knit v-necks so I bought some of my own. I appreciate the slightly-too-long sleeves; I have crap circulation so I can pull them over my cold hands and warm them up!

KingJoffery is right about pyjamas too. I'm 5' 10" and I'm yet to find women's pyjama bottoms that hang past the middle of my shins.

Iamastonished Tue 25-Apr-17 21:20:56

"Does anyone else buy men's jumpers?"

I do. There was a lengthy thread on this last winter and someone suggested buying "camp cashmere". My jumper isn't cashmere, but I love it. I find V necks on women's jumpers too deep (I have no boobs) and the arms are never long enough. Heaven save me from the ubiquitous and pointless 3/4 length sleeve jumper.

I have added H and M and Zara to my list to look in next time I am shopping.

For8Miles Tue 25-Apr-17 21:22:59

Yes. I buy uniqlo merino jumpers.

thedevilinablackdress Tue 25-Apr-17 21:23:17

Yes, big fan of men's jumpers, cardigans, socks, tshirts as it's often easier to get half decent quality, classic stuff without frilly bits

silkpyjamasallday Tue 25-Apr-17 21:30:16

I buy loads of stuff from the men's/boys section. Tshirts I nearly always get men's as I find women's are often cut to curve at the waist and it is never at the right point on me, men's are cut straight and I like a boxier fit, and loose armholes.

Most of my cashmere jumpers are from the men's section, again I prefer the cut and I like my jumpers very baggy so I get a men's large or xl so it will fit DP and be massive on me (size 6/8) this also means I can buy more as they are for us to 'share'

Men's shirts too, especially linen and light cotton for on holiday just roomier and generally breezier. I also think the construction on men's shirts tends to be far better quality than the equivalent brand women's shirts, and often much nicer natural fabrics rather than polyester crap.

60sname Tue 25-Apr-17 22:11:17

Yes, when I shop in H&M I check out the whole shop except girls (teen boys has the odd nice top I can get into at the top of the age range)

PhyllisWig Tue 25-Apr-17 22:54:36

I got a camp cashmere bargin this year - actually a cotton cashmere blend which works well for me and forest green so not that camp.

It's not the most flattering shape wise but it was v neck and long which I wanted for lazy weekend days.

20 quid from to maxx. I got x small and am a 12 in jumpers usually.

BikeRunSki Tue 25-Apr-17 23:04:41

Men's jumpers, PJs, socks, dome shoes, T shirts..... at one point I was even slim enough to wear men's DH's jeans.

GardenGeek Tue 25-Apr-17 23:06:38

I only ever buy mens jumpers now grin figured it out last year.

So much nicer, better quality, and cheaper too.

Win, win

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