Tuesday, December 9, 2008

a word to the wise...

Just don't. This entire article is the first ingredient for the recipe for disaster. Trust me.

Oh and, by the way? Just reading the sentence, "It makes me weak in the knees just thinking of you in a soft, cozy sweater like that!'" makes me a little sick to my stomach.

27 comments:

Paul Simer said...

On behalf of guys everywhere, I thank you.

My wife doesn't attempt to change the way I dress. If she wanted me to change, she knows that I'd be open to discussing it. To sneak around or, even worse, HIRE someone to improve your husband is a very good way to demonstrate that you have trust problems on one or both sides of the relationship.

When men ask their wives to dress sexier, it's grounds for outrage. When women ask the men, it's cute and something to be encouraged?

phlegmfatale said...

*gasp*

This is the bit that gets me:
Consider that his "lack of style" may actually be masking some insecurities.

Um, perhaps your excess of style may actually be masking some insecurities.

Aw, jeez.

Heath said...

Have you guys SEEN what passes for "Mens' Style" these days??

Ye gods...

I'll keep the jeans and button down shirts, thanks...

Sigboy said...

If I should happen to tragically find myself single again, a word to the wise. If you tell me how sexy I would look in a cashmere sweater, I WILL break up with you.

alan said...

Blech. What's with the need to change someone else?

I'm with Phlegmy, this says a lot more about 'her' than it does about "him".

zercool said...

"Ultimately, he wants to look good for you."

I do? No, I want to be comfortable. If my daily comfortable isn't to your standards, the door is ---> that way.

"Fill up his closet yourself."

Uh ... my mother stopped choosing my clothes for me when I was about 10. She may have had some input after that, but I got to choose. If I'm dating you, you're not my mother. (Unless this is somewhere in Appalachia, but that's another story entirely.) I don't WANT to be mothered, I want a partner in crime.

Now, if you want to look at something bespoke to help me conceal that Government 1911 ... well, that's another story. :)

PeterFF said...

I'll second Paul. From men everywhere, Thank You.

Ted said...

Dress him up in that soft, fluffy sweater and Tim McGraw will stop by and kick his @ss.

Then Trace Adkins will kick sand in his face.

;-)

Anonymous said...

Insecure redneck twerps requiring firearms to feel secure. Any wonder your precious "land of the free" has an outrageous murder rate?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Insecure redneck twerps requiring firearms to feel secure. Any wonder your precious "land of the free" has an outrageous murder rate?


Who said anything about "requiring firearms to feel secure?" We're talking about clothes here, as in dressing for practical purposes, such as for comfort or things like dirty work.

I wouldn't want to damage my slacks or any of my "nice" shirts when I change my car's oil or do yard work; by the same token, we "redneck twerps," as you label us, are secure enough in our own skins that we dress as we wish or as appropriate to the occasion without needing a fashion coordinator.

That, Mr. Anonymous Troll, defines our very precious land of the free.

Personally, I'm glad you apparently feel the outsider; you should try precious freedom sometime - it's bound to beat what you're experiencing at the moment!

JT

SpeakDog said...

If I pulled any of that passive-aggressive "weak in the knees" bullshit, my spouse would send me to a hospital.

He's been dressing himself for years... and if I wanted the responsibility of dressing both myself AND an incompetent, I would have had a kid.

Occasionally, he pulls a clunker out of the closet and I just say something to the effect of "wow. that's an ugly shirt..."

I like to think he appreciates my honest and forthright approach. (He's done the same for me, by the way....)

Stingray said...

You mean this sort of article isn't actually a humor piece? Women actually do that kinda thing?

I'll be damned. I must've been living right all these years after all, 'cause I've never seen it yet in person.

Chris M said...

I'm secure enough in my total lack of any fashion sense to appear on my Myspace page wearing an Iraqi 'thaub and headgear. Heck, I'm 57, balding, with a paunch. I dress for comfort. Looks left me long ago without so much as a goodbye kiss.

And a plus side to not worrying about fashion is that I can carry under my Hawaiian shirts and people just assume I'm and old fogie.

Anthony said...

Jebus why did I read that article.

This is the part that made me want to smack someone "he will be much more inclined to go shopping with you and take your style advice"

Just to make something clear, I love my fiance but I never want to go shopping with her. Will I ever be more inclined to go shopping with her or anyone else for that matter? Probably not unless hell freezes over and Obama buys me a gun....a big "machine" gun.

Now back to reality, I may not be stylish, but I am damn sure comfortable and functional.

Mr. Fixit said...

What a piece of crap. Like me or not for who and what I am. Don't like what I am? Move on, no need for me to change.

My wife used to occasionaly buy my shirts, and then get upset when I didn't wear them. Finally she asked what the problem was and I told her if she wanted to buy me stuff, buy shirts that would cover my Glock and IWB holster.

She stopped buying stuff, and now we both are happy.

Mr Fixit

Joseph said...

"Dressing your man"???

Look, some men are fashion plates, some are not...but trying to force change on someone means you will wind up with someone different than you were attracted to in the first place.

Not all women look like centerfold models or movie stars. Not all men look like millionaires or rock stars. But we manage to love each other anyway. Isn't that the important part???

Bob said...

Sounds as if she's one of those women who can't distinguish between her man and a gay male friend.

RobertC said...

I wasn't going to comment (mostly because it would just be another voice preaching to the choir), but...


word verification:

whour

Internet text slang for remaining true to thyself or a Britishized spelling for the profession of the author of the CNN article?

You be the judge...

(also: I'd probably give my SO some input when it comes time to choose new clothing, simply because I don't care a whole lot what I'm wearing so long as I'm presentable and comfortable. Cross the presentable & comfortable line, though, and all bets are off. :P)

RobertC said...

Dangit...that should have read "I'd probably allow my SO to give some input"...


Blogger really should allow you to edit your posts...

Jay G said...

I dunno.

On the one hand, I am perfectly capable of dressing myself, and rather nicely, if I do say so myself.

On the other hand, it would be refreshing to have a partner who gave a rat's ass what I looked like...

Ahab said...

I actually let my wife (key word: let) pick out clothes for me, for a whole landslide of reasons. One of those reasons is that I like looking good, and secondly if I dress well she gets happy. Happy wife, happy life.

Remember guys - if you buy expensive jeans and shirts, and use them to conceal a 1911, you're not metrosexual...you're metro-tactical.

falnfenix said...

that article is irritating.

Willorith said...

Metro-tactical, our new word.

If you want a different man, get a different man. Don't try to change me. Don't take me out to show off as your pet man picking out clothes for me.

Anonymous said...

Don't need a gun to feel secure; I'm not interested in feeling secure; need one to actually be secure. And yes, the wardrobe choices reflect that - if it doesn't cover the gun; it doesn't get worn. Guess us redneck twerps are just bitter and clingy that way.

Bekah said...

Good Lord. I can barely be bothered to pick out clothes for myself. Something anyone else was wearing would have to be outright hideous or have food/motor-oil stains on it for me to care.

Julie said...

***speechless***

total and absolute drivel ... my husband is more than capable of choosing his own clothes (as well as laundering them!) if i happen to really dislike something then i tell him straight out, oh and if he EVER wears a cashmere sweater i think it would be grounds for a divorce!

Tam said...

I can barely dress myself, why would I want to dress someone else?

Besides,if I wanted something to dress up, I'd go buy a doll.