Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

Is my husband a bad dresser?

(23 Posts)
Purple999Red Wed 16-Aug-17 14:40:30

My husband has always had a 'funky' sense of style. But lately, it's bothering me and I don't know why! We are going to a wedding and he wanted to wear: a LIME green sports shirt, and kakis. I got upset with him...
What do I do about this?

MumBod Wed 16-Aug-17 14:42:52

Stage an intervention.

WatchingFromTheWings Wed 16-Aug-17 14:46:29

Wouldn't say that was wedding gear whatever the colour! YY to an intervention. An intervention involving matches and lighter fluid (for the outfit, not the DH!).

Squashit Wed 16-Aug-17 15:40:52

Is he colour blind?

justanotheryoungmother Wed 16-Aug-17 15:52:15

@Squashit 😂😂

ScarletForYa Wed 16-Aug-17 16:24:52

Khaki green and lime green don't go together! Agree with PP, stage an intervention!

Summer23 Wed 16-Aug-17 16:27:36

Yep help him select something better suited!!

Doobigetta Wed 16-Aug-17 17:39:11

I've got a very nice bikini in lime green and khaki, but I probably wouldn't wear it to a wedding.

ZaraW Wed 16-Aug-17 18:06:10

Is he a geologist/geography teacher?

EnidButton Wed 16-Aug-17 18:07:44

Are you American? If so, are khakis like chinos?

Not that it makes much difference. grin

NC4now Wed 16-Aug-17 19:58:15

Well for a start, he needs a suit for a wedding. Aside from that, I'm thinking Howard Walowiczj from Big Bang Theory?!!

MaQueen Wed 16-Aug-17 20:13:22

It's not funky. It's shit.

limitedperiodonly Wed 16-Aug-17 21:13:24

I was coming on to say that most women think they know how to dress men and that most women are wrong, but I think you might have a point there.

YouWereRight Wed 16-Aug-17 21:17:55

Ds1 picks odd combinations like that. He's colourblind, but we tend to leave him too it unless we're going somewhere nice.

Purple999Red Fri 18-Aug-17 00:15:27

Hahaha! I love that so much!! Probably will. Gonna create a giant banner with that printed on it!! Just gotta make him believe the message!

Purple999Red Fri 18-Aug-17 00:17:23

Definitely want him to wear a suit. So idk WHY in the world he assumes it's okay to wear what he wants LOL. Gonna do that intervention. Gonna include the banner. Gonna tell him to stop the funk for ONE DAY. Hahaha !!! Thnx guys !!!

CrossSugarman Fri 18-Aug-17 01:45:00

OP social occasions must be so embarrassing when you're married to Timmy Mallett.

Cring Fri 18-Aug-17 03:21:47

That's not jut bad dressing it's offensive. Would he even be allowed into a wedding wearing khakis? Don't most require a jacket and tie minimum? Disrespectful and juvenile and must be an embarrassment to you.

ScoobyDoosTinklyLaugh Fri 18-Aug-17 08:52:34

I love 'bad' dressers. Always innovative and entertaining. Don't stifle him!

AnaisB Fri 18-Aug-17 08:57:49

Steady on Cring it's just a different taste in clothes.

junebirthdaygirl Fri 18-Aug-17 09:00:39

He could wear a more casual summer type jacket and contrasting chinos if he has an aversion to suits.

silkpyjamasallday Fri 18-Aug-17 09:07:37

DP has a very eclectic sense of style, it varies around three looks - PE kit chic, Middle Aged dad, super smart corporate, and full velour track suits. I have just learnt to live with it as he will change if I think what he is wearing isn't suitable for whatever reason. I wear what some people would probably consider questionable outfits myself so I feel I can't judge too much.

If your DH wants to wear that outfit to a wedding though he must be taking the piss? Not even DP would try that!

thatorchidmoment Fri 18-Aug-17 17:33:00

My DH is conservative to the point of tedious when it comes to clothes. He will also never throw anything away despite moth-holes/indelible stains/worn out collars (but doesn't notice if I do). When I bought him four lovely t-shirts from John Lewis in different colours he nearly had a seizure that I had dared to buy TEAL and MUSTARD (which suit him really well) instead of his usual navy and navy and navy. And occasionally a white stripe on a navy background.

So sorry OP. I can't exactly relate! I could lend him to you if you like just for the wedding? He would wear a charcoal or navy suit, with a sober striped tie, and polished black shoes!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: