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5 Tips on How To Buy Clothes For Your Boyfriend/Partner


Whether its for a special occasion or a gift for his birthday. We all know that buying clothes for a man can be rather impossible! He may be picky and only shop for certain brands or what you may think he looks good in has him rolling his eyes. What ever the reason you may be looking to buy clothes for your man here are 5 top tips to keep your other half looking stylish.

1. Help him pick out clothes when out shopping together. Get to know his style, what brands he likes, does he prefer jeans or trousers? Perhaps get him to show you some stores he like to shop at online. 

2. He may be insecure about the way he looks. So speak to him first, find out what style he likes, does he like a lot of colour to keep things simple and bold? Try and get an understanding of what he likes. If he is insecure about the way he looks it will inflect in the way he dresses. Don't try and change his habits without knowing what he likes first. 

3. Speak to his friends! His guy friends will most likely be able to advise you in what to buy him. Men talk about latest new brands and clothes just like us women do. He would have most likely told them the latest shoes he is lusting over. 

4. Buy clothing brands you know he buys regularly as a safe option. Take a look through his wardrobe and make sure you know his size before buying clothes. If you are not sure ensure you get a gift receipt so he can always take them back. Men are really picky, he may tell you he likes a brand but when you buy an item from there he tells you he doesn't like it because he doesn't like the colour. You can find a fantastic range of carhartt t shirts at Arkive and they also have a great range of womens wear too. 

5. Sneakily get rid of his clothes that you don't approve of and replace them with clothes you would like him to wear. He probably won't notice seeing as he has way more clothes than you. 

If all else fails and you can't get him to dress better... find another boyfriend. Just Kidding!

Do you find it impossible to please your man when buying him clothes? Or do you stick with buying him gift vouchers instead?

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42 comments

  1. Lucky for me, my boyfriend will buy whatever I buy him, even if he doesn't seem to like it much at first. I bought him two shirts that I love and he wears them all the time now. I think it was just a matter of him giving something new a chance. I'm glad he's okay with me shopping for him.

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    1. i don't need to help my other half......he dresses great and knows how i like to dress too.. :)

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  2. I love tip #5 hahhaha i should really start doing that so he starts wearing what i got him! :)

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  3. My husband loves my choice in clothes because he always gets huge compliments but now its quite the pain as he just wants me to choose all the time...lol

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  4. I do number 5 already, he rarely notices lol

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  5. Haha I would never get rid of his clothes without asking!! I must be too soft!

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  6. Wouldn't let him choose his own clothes through choice...last time he bought something himself it was green cordrouy trousers, which he planned on wearing with a purple shirt!!

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  7. Hollie Posthill11 May 2013 at 09:36

    The only clothes i'd buy for my OH are plain t-shirts, can't go wrong! Ha, he poo poos anything anyone else buys for him! x

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  8. Luckily my boyfriend is more stylish than me, so I have no need to buy him clothes! I did knit him a jumper for Christmas though :)

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  9. my husbands a lost cause, he'll slob around in vest and shorts all year round!

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  10. :( i dont have a boyfriend but when i was with my ex, he was easy to buy for, t-shirt and jeans and we liked the same things.

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  11. My hubby seems happy enough with what I buy him, he's not fashion crazy so he's quite easy to buy for :P

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  12. Haha, number 5 made me laugh, I do that all the time ;) x

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  13. Haha i loved read these number 1 is a really good one and number 5 is one i love as it made me laugh :)

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  14. hell yeah he is never satisfied ungratfull git

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  15. Elizabeth Williams11 May 2013 at 14:13

    Luckily I like my oh's style and everything I have bought for him he has loved thankfully.

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  16. me and hubby go shopping together and look at different types of clothes and have fun day out trying different clothes

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  17. My boyfriend actually likes buying clothes - usually from Next - we often have a little shopping day out - we usually end up in the pub after though!

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  18. My hubby likes new fashion but always thinks it won't suit him - I encourage him to actually go and try new styles on and he is quite often surprised by how good they look on him :)

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  19. My husband is pretty good at buying his own clothes


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  20. My OH is a serious jeans and tshirt guy unless it's a formal occassion so he ends up wearing what I buy him. Being a film student he loves his gimmick tops and ones with film bits on it.

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  21. just but stuff

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  22. I would never buy for my partner he would hate what i pick.

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  23. Carolynn crabb11 May 2013 at 21:05

    My husband and I usually shop together for each other x

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  24. Charlotte Batkins11 May 2013 at 21:16

    my partner is easy to buy for jeans and nice t shirts easy

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  25. my man is very fussy when it comes to clothes, never likes what i buy him so i leave him to buy his own x

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  26. Just let him get his own! Works for me, anything I have bought in the past has always, always been wrong, so now I dont bother
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