Thursday, December 28, 2006
You'd think that shopping for men's clothing would be easier than for women's. After all, our styles change more quickly than men's do. And, we generally require more accessories and more pairs of shoes to complete a wardrobe. Add to that the fact that we have a wider selection of colors, styles, textures, and patterns to choose from. Not only that, but we wear more numerous and more complicated foundation garments. And, like most women, I actually enjoy shopping. DH, on the other hand, views shopping as a necessary evil to be dispensed of as quickly and painlessly as possible. I think he'd rather go to the dentist than to the mall.
I totally at home pulling together an outfit for myself. So, why do I have trouble putting together an outfit for DH? Ok, my Shining Knight has informed me many times that men DO NOT WEAR OUTFITS. This may be one clue as to why I am lost in the men's department. But, you know what I mean: It's hard for me to pull together a complete look for the love of my earthly life.
My dear Knight has a few definite likes and dislikes when it comes to what he puts on his back. But, he also depends on me to help him co-ordinate his wardrobe. And, he asks me to help him decide what is appropriate for him to wear on special occasions -- such as romantic dinners for the two of us, weddings, business dinners, etc. I'm great at knowing what is appropriate for him to wear for a specific occasion! But, when it comes to shopping with him or for him, I am less confident.
I am certain that there is a Regular Guy's Code to Clothing somewhere out there that I haven't read -- and I'm guessing that the nattily dressed sales guys in men's department haven't read it either.
So, I was happy to stumble across the December 6th post at What Every Woman Needs in her Wardrobe, which describes what every man needs in his wardrobe: http://tinyurl.com/yzor5p
It's so simple!
Now, if I can just wean my dear, wonderful, shining knight away from pleated front pants.