There are many men out there who enjoy shopping and have impeccable style. However, on the other hand, there are many men who don't like visiting stores and have no interest in men's fashion trends. That's where you come in. He knows you have amazing fashion sense and you know him better than anyone else. In addition to this, you also thoroughly enjoy shopping. This is why you've agreed to go shopping for clothing on his behalf. But, when it comes down to it, it's trickier than you thought.
Shopping for your boyfriend or partner isn't always easy. Even though you're doing all the hard work, they may be picky about what they end up wearing. It can be a difficult task, which is why we're here to help you out with a quick guide on how to shop for your boyfriend or partner.
First of all, make sure you have the right size
This isn't always simple as he may be a medium at one store and a large at another. So, take a look through his cupboard and see what different sizes he wears. This will give you an idea of what to look for in which brands. Chances are that he has a preference for certain stores or brands, which makes it easier to know what size to purchase. Of course, he can always return items which don't fit properly and that means you have an excuse to go back to Canal Walk. For suits and shirts, it's best if you take his measurements beforehand as these are usually fitted and a small difference in size will make a big difference in how it looks.
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No matter how stylish you look every day, you're dressing someone else now. And you need to focus on how to dress him and not just the model you saw in a catalogue. Before you head out to your favourite men's fashion shops, make sure you know what you're looking for. Some men look good in fitted suits and others look better in a shirt and denim. Spend some time flipping through the pages of a fashion magazine and take note of what would suit your boyfriend or partner's body shape, height and colouring.
Take his personal taste into account
He may feel comfortable with you shopping without him because he trusts your taste. However, that doesn't mean you can choose only what you would like him to wear. Unless he's asked for a makeover, don't try to give him one. During the time leading up to your shopping trip, make sure to notice which items of clothing he wears most often. These are likely the things he feels comfortable in. While you can choose clothing that's a little more stylish than what he usually wears, you should take into account what he likes to wear and look for more fashionable versions of these items. You don't want to take him completely out of his comfort zone.
Lastly, ask if there is a specific item of clothing he wants
It doesn't help if you buy an outfit for a night out when what he's really wanting is something to wear to a meeting. Ask him for examples of what he wants. Does he want casual wear or formal wear? Is there a particular occasion that he wants a new outfit for?
If you take the above into account and trust your fashion instincts, he'll likely be happy with your purchases. Just remember that this is an opportunity to help him and not change his own personal taste.