Let’s face it: A lot of men just aren’t that into shopping. With studies revealing that most men get bored after just 26 minutes browsing the racks, it’s no surprise that a lot of guys don’t exactly have overflowing closets.
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably made it your mission to change that for your guy. But if you’ve never shopped for a man before, it can be a little daunting. That’s why we’ve put together six simple tips for shopping for the men in your life.
1. Get His Measurements
Men’s clothing labels don’t differ in size as drastically as women’s lines do. However, for a sexy, tailored fit, be sure to get your man’s measurements before you hit the stores. The most important measurements to note are neck, chest, waist, and inseam. Getting his measurements is especially important if you’re shopping online or looking to add a suit to his wardrobe. Nothing ruins a good suit faster than a poor fit.
2. Shop Online
Dying to see your man in designer threads but don’t want to break the budget? Shopping flash sales at online shopping clubs like Beyond the Rack is a great way to get deep discounts on luxury brands. The only downside is that you have to be quick because designer pieces come in limited quantities and have a huge demand. Bookmark your favorite shopping pages and check them frequently to avoid missing out.
3. Start With Staples
If you’re shopping for a guy who doesn’t mind leaving the house in sandals and shorts, you can’t expect him to immediately embrace chinos and a tailored, paisley dress shirt. Help your man step out of his comfort zone slowly by starting with classic pieces, like a fitted black shirt. Then, when he’s warmed up to the idea of experimenting with fashion, introduce bolder colors and patterns to the mix.
4. Help Him Find His Own Style
It’s possible that the man in your life has never really thought about his personal style. That can make him difficult to shop for—especially if he seems to know a lot more about what he doesn’t want than what he actually likes! If this sounds like your guy, have him search Pinterest or Google Images for looks he loves. Save the images to create an outfit inspiration board that can inform your purchases.
5. Don’t Forget Accessories
When you’re planning an outfit for a night out, accessories are probably at the forefront of your mind. And rightly so—a few well-chosen accessories can turn an outfit from drab to fab in an instant. When it comes to dressing up your guy, the same thing applies. Avoid chunky chains or large rings and stick to accessories that wouldn’t look out of place in the boardroom—think designer watches or sunglasses that give him a suave edge. You’ll be surprised what a difference a luxury accessory or two will make to his confidence!
6. Don’t Stifle His Style
If your guy already has a style that just isn’t doing it for you, tread carefully. Take note of the kind of clothing he loves then try to find similar pieces that you can also appreciate. Avoid talking trash about his choices as that’ll just hurt his feelings or make him even more stubbornly set in his ways. Shopping should be a joint effort. If you’re thoughtful and listen carefully, you’ll be able to find a compromise that suits you both.
Getting the man in your life to update his wardrobe isn’t always easy, but by involving him in your decisions and introducing him to new styles gradually, you can convince even the least fashion-savvy guy to ditch the sandals and embrace the latest trends!
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