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post #1 of 23
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Okay, my parents sent my husband and I a gift card for Christmas to Target and I really want to get my husband a nice winter outfit. Frankly, he doesn't have one really spare his military jacket and old jeans that he's so fond of. Anyways, he swears that he will never wear sweaters or long sleeved shirts because "They look silly on me."

IMO, no guy looks silly in a sweater unless it's dyed in a rainbow swirl!
Anyways, we're going to see his mom for Christmas and I want him to look good in something other than his ACU's. How in the world am I supposed to do this when he won't budge a bit to try anything on? I swear he's acting like a 5 year old.
post #2 of 23
Take him shopping and ask his opinion. Have him pick out things he likes. Unless it's something really dumb. Then intervene.
post #3 of 23
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Unless it's something really dumb. Then intervene.
Great idea!
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by StacyD1987 View Post
Okay, my parents sent my husband and I a gift card for Christmas to Target and I really want to get my husband a nice winter outfit. Frankly, he doesn't have one really spare his military jacket and old jeans that he's so fond of. Anyways, he swears that he will never wear sweaters or long sleeved shirts because "They look silly on me."

IMO, no guy looks silly in a sweater unless it's dyed in a rainbow swirl!
Anyways, we're going to see his mom for Christmas and I want him to look good in something other than his ACU's. How in the world am I supposed to do this when he won't budge a bit to try anything on? I swear he's acting like a 5 year old.
first men dont get outfits so maybe dont use that word with him

next no man looks good in a sweater or better yet,
no man feels good in a sweater

extra money is to be spent on toys. not on worthless items like colthes.

unless his mother gave him up at birth, I am sure his mother knows very well what he looks like, its time to get away from having to dress up every day, and wear colthes that feel good.

Next as i have told the wife a few times, i know how to dress myself, i dont need your help, lol dont add stress to your life , just leave it alone
post #5 of 23
I always use the good old trick "But I think you would look sexy hot in a sweater"

Then....*ahem*....when he wears it the first couple of times and pretty soon he'll be wearing it on his own.
post #6 of 23
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Thanks for the insight theimp98!

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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
I always use the good old trick "But I think you would look sexy hot in a sweater"
Tried that, hasn't worked yet.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by StacyD1987 View Post
Thanks for the insight theimp98!



Tried that, hasn't worked yet.
Not even if you're at the store holding the sweater, and walk up really close to him and
*sigh*
*bat eyes*
"You really would look sexy"
*lick lips*

If still no, then whisper some "favor" that you'll do for him later
post #8 of 23
maybe take it in baby steps. start out maybe getting him to wear like buttoned up long sleeve shirts that he can roll the sleeves up in and then slowly move to heavier materials.
As for the jeans, think maybe you can find pretty much the same pair for him?
post #9 of 23
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As for the jeans, think maybe you can find pretty much the same pair for him?
Kind of hard since we got him his favorite jeans in Korea. I did find a nice pair on Target's website but I have no clue what's the 'in' for guys. I like the relaxed straight legged fit. He doesn't care, as usual.
post #10 of 23
Back when we were dating I could get DH into a sweater. I got him this on HOTTT sweater once. It was dark gray and had the one blue stripe across the chest. I used to tell him I got it to match my eyes because that stripe does hit at my eye level pretty much when I'm standing next to him! I also got him this goldish-tan color one that was more of a knit and really soft. The only time he wears that is when I put it out and say WEAR THAT!
post #11 of 23
It doesn't have to be a sweater, they make lots of stylish button up long sleeve shirts, and pull over long sleeve shirts. Maybe he'd prefer something like that?
post #12 of 23
Tell him you'd really like him to look his best for Christmas and to surprise his mom by wearing a new sweather. Get him one in a mute shade- not too bright - maybe a blue/grey with just a little color to wear with jeans.

My DH doesn't like pullover sweaters and only likes the sweatshirts if he's working on something and its cold. I think he looks great and kinda sexy in them, but he really doesn't like them. I did finally convinence him to let me buy him a pair of blue dress pants (he only wants black/grey/tan).
post #13 of 23
As a guy, I'll tell you straight up that I *HATE* sweaters! As theimp98 said, I don't like how sweaters look or feel on me. Also, since I wear dress shirts to work every day, it's very unusual to find me in a button-down shirt at home (long- or short-sleeve). But, I do have a couple of jean material long-sleeve button-down shirts with sports logos on them that I'll wear during the winter when hanging out with friends. If he's into sports you might try finding something like that for him.

Mez
post #14 of 23
My husband doesn't like sweaters either. His non-work clothes are jeans, t-shirt, and a hoodie. He wears docker type pants and a button up shirt for work usually.

I really don't care that he doesn't like sweaters. If he doesn't try to make me wear pink, I won't try to make him wear sweaters.
post #15 of 23
Okay, you need to get 2 presents. One is the sweater from you for him. The other is the present he got you, which is a very expensive sexy negligence (in black or red). Then you tell him that you would be cold in said negligence unless he wears that sweater to keep you warm!
post #16 of 23
DH won't wear sweaters, either. (He was also in the military--wonder if there's a connection???). He does wear nice longer-sleeved shirts, though, usually in some sueded or sandwashed silk stuff, in dark colors. He always looks so nice, too.
post #17 of 23
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Okay, you need to get 2 presents. One is the sweater from you for him. The other is the present he got you, which is a very expensive sexy negligence (in black or red). Then you tell him that you would be cold in said negligence unless he wears that sweater to keep you warm!
Hmm, I do believe that just might convince me to wear a sweater (at least for a little bit)
post #18 of 23
How about a nice dark colored tshirt, a button down flannel shirt and a nice pair of jeans? If he is anything like my SO, if it does not have holes in it, ink or grease on it, and all the buttons are there, he IS dressed up.
post #19 of 23
I know very few men who will wear a sweater. I say leave it be...if the guy doesn't like sweaters, why knock yourself out trying to force him into one?

I think in their minds, they all look like Cliff Huxtable in a sweater.
post #20 of 23
Jeremy is a t-shirt, shorts and baseball cap kinda guy.
His idea of dressing up is a t-shirt without holes, and khaki shorts or jeans and a clean ball cap.

I had to threaten him with bodily harm (from his mother) to get him into his suit for his best friend's funeral.
post #21 of 23
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I think in their minds, they all look like Cliff Huxtable in a sweater.

Eh, you're right. But he needs at least a long sleeved shirt and jeans, especially since we're hopefully going to Ohio where it's practically snowing 6 ft! He wants to buy another PC game instead. (I already know that his friend has gotten it already for him! Sh!)
post #22 of 23
Maybe he'll wear a sweatshirt?
You can get some really nice ones at Old Navy.
post #23 of 23
I have no advice, can't get my husband in one either. One time I did many years ago, I bought him one from Gap as part of a Christmas gift, I thought I had won as he wore it once after I bugged him enough. But I haven't seen it since, or any other sweaters for that matter.
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