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Why is matching gear so irritating?

(28 Posts)
No19 Thu 31-Jul-08 09:35:09

I hate things that match. Shoes / bag. Pram / nappy bag. Two children dressed the same. Men in coloured shirts with the same coloured tie. Shirt / tie sets. I don't even like matching plates.

Should I be in AIBU? Or having a little light therapy?

stitch Thu 31-Jul-08 11:18:55

bit of both?
i quite like the nappy bag matching the puchchair thing. but the children dressed alike really annoys me to.
matching plates are a necessity. i think the table tlooks horrible if non matching. but obviously with a buffet, its not possible to have that many matching.

EffiePerine Thu 31-Jul-08 11:20:54

I don't like matchy things either but I am v v lazy

esp dislike matching underwear as the knickers are all nylon and expensive

cornsilk Thu 31-Jul-08 11:22:26

If I'm matching it's usually by chance.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 31-Jul-08 11:23:33

No19 - I am with you there - hate matching stuff,yuck.

claricebeansmum Thu 31-Jul-08 11:24:29

DH and I often match. Jeans, white t-shirt, navy jumper, deck shoes. This is by chance but we both like similiar type clothes - dull I suppose.

He doesn't wear ear-rings though.

wasabipeanut Thu 31-Jul-08 11:25:33

I'm with No 19 - never been a matchy matchy person. Nothing in our house matches unless it's by accident.

Although since I have been working in marketing I have become very aware of colours and their various combinations!

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 31-Jul-08 11:25:53

I think it's more the matching stuff to your own outfit/home than wearing same type of things as your other half/dcs...
think it shows serious lack of imagination !

OverMyDeadBody Thu 31-Jul-08 11:27:06

I don't like matching things either, but co-ordinating I like.

My pet hate is matching curtains and cushion covers/bedspread.

I have no matching chairs in my house, they are all odd. I like that.

DeeRiguer Thu 31-Jul-08 11:29:15

with my mil everything has to match...
and infact often it, er, doesnt...i should say!

i match by accident not design
prefer contrasting stuff really
but, is that reverse matching would you say?

cheesesarnie Thu 31-Jul-08 11:29:45

i think the plate thing is bit too far!grin
i dont do matching,im far too lazy and if something ever matches such as underwear or once the boys wore matching thing one and thing two tops-im shocked!how did that happen??

ranting Thu 31-Jul-08 11:30:15

I really don't like matchy things but, my BIL describes me as a bit of a hippy, so that could be the reason.

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 11:30:28

blushI like matching.

am I odd then????

JumpingDizzy Thu 31-Jul-08 11:33:51

I prefer co-ordinated too. Don't like matching shoes and handbag, very old lady.
I like a matching dinner set though.

ranting, I get told I'm a bit of a hippy too smile

ranting Thu 31-Jul-08 11:39:12

God I used to work with a woman who had an Eternal Beau matching crockery set (back in the late 80s), very proud of it, she was.

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 11:41:40 SIL had that sat (in fact, both SIL's didhmm).

hidious set.

<<<hides bramble rose set>>>

ranting Thu 31-Jul-08 11:42:45

Bramble rose, much classier I feel <<hides mismatched crockery>>

Whatever happened to Eternal Beau?grin

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 11:44:27

probably doing the rounds of car boot sales nowwink

ranting Thu 31-Jul-08 11:45:05


citronella Thu 31-Jul-08 11:45:18

I like dressing my boys the same and they like it.
<sticks tongue out>

EffiePerine Thu 31-Jul-08 11:49:15

what about those plates with the ribbons painted on? And people who lay with table so all the bows are pointing in the same direction...

JumpingDizzy Thu 31-Jul-08 11:50:34

citronella exdh and I dress our boys the same too sometimes grin Only 3 years in it and one day they'll be too old for it. Are 7 and 10 now.

ranting Thu 31-Jul-08 11:51:50

Heavens I have just google Eternal Beau and people actually 'bid' for it on Ebay. Well I never!

citronella Thu 31-Jul-08 13:01:07

Exactly JumpingDizzy wink

moondog Thu 31-Jul-08 13:03:47

My sister was given loads of Eternal Bean crap. Height of fashion in 1987.
I detest those prams and huge nappy bags. What the hell do people put in them???

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