Do you have a fashion conscience male partner, or one that is challenged in that department? When it comes to their appearance, it is clear that many men put in a lot of effort. Male or female, I actually like to see someone making an effort clothing wise. It is a sign that they value themselves and want to look their best, don’t you think?
However, it is clear from some recent conversations I have had that not every man feels the same way. It appears that some men still do not worry much about what they wear. They would think nothing of going out wearing an ancient shirt that has a slightly torn pocket and a missing button.
From what I have read, some women feel somewhat embarrassed by their husband or boyfriend’s lack of style, of scruffy appearance. Fortunately, it is not hard to gently steer your man in the right direction, and get him to take more of an interest in his appearance.
Little changes can make a big difference :
Often little changes are all that is needed to make a dramatic difference. The subtler you are the happier he will feel about making the change. If your husband likes denim, do not try to stop him wearing it completely. Just try to update his look slightly. For example, instead of buying denim shirts that are cut in an old-fashioned style ask him to try a more modern cut.
Get the fit right :
It is also important that the clothes fit properly. An awful lot of men do not try clothes on before they buy them. They tend to grab the size they usually wear, pay for it, and go home. It is only when they try it on that they realise that their new shirt is too tight across the back, or shorter than they would like.
Occasionally going shopping with your husband and encouraging him to try new styles is a good idea. The chances are that once he has gotten into the habit of trying something new he will start doing it even when you are not with him.
Encourage him to try something new :
While you are out shopping with your husband, grab something off the rail while he is in the fitting room. Then pass it into him before he has had time to get completely dressed again. In that situation, he is far more likely to actually try the item on than he is if you pick it out while he is standing next to him. In that situation, there is always a good chance he will say he does not like it, so you will have to put it back without him actually trying it on.
The tips above are simple, but they work. However, be careful not to push your husband too hard or too fast. It really is up to him how he dresses, and he has to feel comfortable, so be careful not to nag. Also, bear in mind that if you want to have a big say in what he wears the chances are he is going to want to change the way you dress too, so gently does it.