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Style my husband!

(35 Posts)
llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 20:33:57


My DH has asked for help. He very rarely buys any clothes, aside from the odd polo shirt. I'm pretty sure that he has the same trousers in his wardrobe that he had when we met 10 years ago.

I agree he needs help.

Where can he buy some new clothes and what should he wear? He is of average height and weight, balding and wears glasses.

He is very lovely but in a style rut.

windygalestoday Sun 20-Jul-08 20:35:41

maybe he could buy some cheaper combat type trousers in primark nd see how he gets on with those? maybe leafing thru a mail order catalogue will give him ideas of a style he likes.

Jazzicatz Sun 20-Jul-08 20:36:14

Is he quite sporty/hippy/business like whats his 'style'?

Walnutshell Sun 20-Jul-08 20:37:26

how old is he?

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:25

He is 32.

He is usually quite casually dressed. No sportswear. Hates football. He usually goes for flowery shirts if he wants to dress a little smarter but he has decided he wants to be a little smarter all the time.

He likes jumpers, jeans, that sort of thing.

He is not a combat jeans sort of a person.

His company is very relaxed. No one wears suits unless they are going for an interview somewhere else!

Jazzicatz Sun 20-Jul-08 20:49:32

He sounds fine - much better than my dp blush

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 20:57:45

Yes, he is fine most of the time. But he feels he is stuck in a style rut and wants to update.

MadamAnt Sun 20-Jul-08 21:00:35

He sounds like my DH. I will watch this thread with interest.

spaghettiarms Sun 20-Jul-08 21:02:25

watches thread as I WANT Dh to want a makeover smile

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 21:02:49

We've taken a look through the Monsoon website and haven't really been inspired. He refused to look at Next.


janeite Sun 20-Jul-08 21:50:19


Dp gets all of his clothes from Gap and Monsoon, with a few slightly "younger" T shirts from Urban Outfitters.

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 21:52:49

Oh yes, Gap. Forgot about them. I do wish they'd sell online.

So, Gap and Monsoon so far. Not much around for men, is there?

Jewelsandgems Sun 20-Jul-08 21:53:39

how about Ted Baker?

JackieNo Sun 20-Jul-08 21:54:11

Boden do men's stuff.

JackieNo Sun 20-Jul-08 21:54:42

(But beware Boden's tendency to think brightly coloured trousers are 'fun').

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 21:59:19

He does have a Boden shirt, which he likes. I guess what he wants is a particular style. I think he needs Gok.

fishie Sun 20-Jul-08 22:01:58

fat face
white stuff
mexx (although they are to vanish at end of week i think)

JackieNo Sun 20-Jul-08 22:02:05

Not sure Gok does men (well, you know what I meanwink).

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 22:05:24

Oooh, loads more suggestions. Great!

Where are mexx going? I spent my first ever clothes allowance, aged 14, on a pink cropped Mexx jumper. I loved it.

Pannacotta Sun 20-Jul-08 22:08:12

I'd also recommend White Stuff, Fat Face, Ted Baker.
My DH sounds similar-ish and likes the above labels.
Gap can also be ok.
I think really well cut trousers or jeans (try Ted Baker) with smart polo shirt (not white but grey/blue etc) for summer looks good.
Also decent shoes - try Jones/Clarks or sandals - look in Clarks or at Birkenstocks, minus socks of course!

Pannacotta Sun 20-Jul-08 22:09:04

JackieNo I thought Gok only "did" men!! grin

llareggub Sun 20-Jul-08 22:10:03


Thanks all. We are currently perusing the White Stuff site and he has put a pair of jeans into his basket. Onwards and upwards...

JackieNo Sun 20-Jul-08 22:11:03

Pannacotta - that's what the wink meantgrin.

fishie Sun 20-Jul-08 22:11:08

mexx are shutting all their shops in uk.

there is also timberland but very expensive and rather dull.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 20-Jul-08 22:11:46

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