What's your SO's clothing style?

That sounded like something someone in their 70's would say

Nah, if I was in my 70's, I'd probably have said "he's a very natty dresser". And if he was in his 70's, he'd probably be wearing pants from the 1950's...depression era babies never seem to want to spend a dime on new clothes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That's the truth! My husband's grandpa is depression era and he has moccasins that he put duct tape on so he could keep wearing them
How do you determine what length of jean/pant to buy (other than trying them on). My guy is 6'0...I'm thinking 32 length!?!?!?

You can't tell by height. You have to go by inseam measurement. Take a tape measure and measure his inseam...I'm sure he won't mind that a bit...

Seriously, measure the inseam of a pair of pants he already owns (that fit well) and that will tell you the length to buy.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
My son wears a 32" length and he is 5'11'
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He usually wears jeans and sneakers (the same pair of sneakers every day-- blue ones). He'll wear a solid-colored t-shirt if it's warm, and if it's not, he varies between a blue fleece pullover and a green sweater. Very predictable. Occasionally he'll wear a hoodie, a polo shirt, or a different sweater, but not often!

He's 24.

ETA- Oh, I forgot. The t-shirts he wears aren't super baggy like so many guys wear, so that's one plus at least! No, seriously, his clothes are fine, I like them, I just sometimes wish he'd mix it up a bit more.
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How do you determine what length of jean/pant to buy (other than trying them on). My guy is 6'0...I'm thinking 32 length!?!?!?

You can't tell by height. You have to go by inseam measurement. Take a tape measure and measure his inseam...I'm sure he won't mind that a bit...

Seriously, measure the inseam of a pair of pants he already owns (that fit well) and that will tell you the length to buy.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
My son wears a 32" length and he is 5'11'
Originally Posted by Mar
I didnt realize we were that curvier than men..I'm 5'6 and I need 34..I can wear 32 if I am wearing really thin flat flip flops maybe. My hips are kinda extra large though.
He has no style right now. He wears fatigues 5 days out the week and when not in uniform, wears whatever is available. Most of the time, t-shirts and comfortable pants. But outside of casual wear, he loves dressing up.

Oh, and he's 27.
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Mr. Jeep is 48 and has pretty much the same style as me. Casual, casual, casual. Jeans, tees, tank tops, sweatshirts, sneakers.
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S/O is 42 and casual. Jeans and colored or decroative T-shirts mostly. He can clean up well if he needs to, but it's not that often. I see more baseball jerseys out now as well. He loves his Ed Ott and his Clemente jerseys. He does at least buy the proper inseam length, and he doesn't like the baggy style.

Speaking of baggy, I recall S/O laughing at a kid last week running in the rain holding his pants up because his pants were too darn baggy for him to run in without holding them up.
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How do you determine what length of jean/pant to buy (other than trying them on). My guy is 6'0...I'm thinking 32 length!?!?!?

I'm ordering stuff online and gonna surprise him.
Originally Posted by Krazyblondegurl
Uhh, measure his inseam (from his crotch to below his ankle where the pants should fall) while he's asleep?

At 5'9" I have a 33" inseam, and at 6' my SO has a 30" inseam, so it really depends on ratio of leg to torso. If he has long legs, I'd go with 34", if he has short legs 32". I'd be wary of going less than that unless he's got a really long torso.
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Uhh, measure his inseam (from his crotch to below his ankle where the pants should fall) while he's asleep?

I don't know any men who would stay asleep through such a measurement...
Uhh, measure his inseam (from his crotch to below his ankle where the pants should fall) while he's asleep?

I don't know any men who would stay asleep through such a measurement...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Hmm. Good point.
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Uhh, measure his inseam (from his crotch to below his ankle where the pants should fall) while he's asleep?

I don't know any men who would stay asleep through such a measurement...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Hmm. Good point.
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All she'd have to do is check the inseam of pants he already owns. Ones that fit, that is.
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NONE of his pants fit correctly...that's part of my issue. :P They're all too long.

He lives 3 hours away so I'll figure this all out this weekend. I'm thinking 32 inch inseam is gonna be too short for his taste.

If I dressed like some of your men I'd save thousands of dollars a year!!!! I spend entirely too much on clothes.
Mine wears jeans, white undershirts, and beat up shoes. Occasionally he'll toss on a button up shirt over his undershirt... but usually I feel like I married a redneck.

In his defense, he really is hard to fit cuz of his weight and height. I think once our finances settle down, we'll be taking a trip to the mall. I think he'd look good in polo shirts and some new jeans. He's been wearing the same pair since we started dating.
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My husband turns 27 in a couple weeks. His typical fashion:

Winter/cold weather: jeans or cargo pants with long-sleeve thermal tee (his favorite - which he calls "long john shirts)

Summer/warm weather: cargo-type shorts (khaki or olive) or jeans/cargo pants, solid-colored tees or polos

Most of his shirts are at least semi-fitted because he likes to show off his pipes (which I certainly don't complain about!)

His office is ultra-casual (only dress code for men is no sleeveless shirts and no bare feet) so he pretty much sticks to the above for work as well.

I agree with everyone else on the inseam thing - you can't estimate by his height. Find a pair of pants he owns that fit him well and either check the tag or measure the inseam.
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NONE of his pants fit correctly...that's part of my issue. :P They're all too long.

He lives 3 hours away so I'll figure this all out this weekend. I'm thinking 32 inch inseam is gonna be too short for his taste.

If I dressed like some of your men I'd save thousands of dollars a year!!!! I spend entirely too much on clothes.
Originally Posted by Krazyblondegurl
If his pants are too long, still measure the inseam and take off an inch or two based on your judgment. And you definitely can't go by height, because he could have a longer torso and shorter legs or vice versa. My SO has longer(and very big, muscular) legs, and I have to get him pants with a 33 inch inseam(he's 6'0'').

If that doesn't work, it'll be better to get them too long rather than too short because you can always get them altered at a tailor.
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Mr. GC wears uniform at work every day, so outside of that, he's a jeans and T kind of guy. He is 40. He'll wear straightleg jeans mostly, but he does have a couple of the baggy, but not too baggy jeans that he can rock as well. As for shirts, he has an entire collection of Jimmy Buffet Ts! He will occasionally throw in a NASCAR or fishing T just to change things up.

When we go out, mostly he dresses casually, but no printed Ts then (for the most part )

I love Sundays, because he dresses really nice for church, most of the times in a suit. There's nothing as sexy as a man taking off a tie
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Mr VP wears a suit and tie to work every day. He looks delicious, imo. If we're just hanging around the house, he'll wear a t-shirt and jeans. If we're doing other things, he'll wear nicer pants, a button down or polo shirt, or sweater. I pretty much just shop for him and buy him what I want him to wear. He hates shopping, so he's happy to let me do it for him.
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It depends on where we're headed. If it's a type of going out occasion, he's more on the metrosexual side of dressing. Stylish graphic tees w/ button down shirts and jeans. Or sweaters. That man has more sweaters than I could even count. Nice ones too. He likes to shop at Express Men, Structure (which is actually Express Men now) Pacific Sunwear, Ecko, types of places.

He can be an absolute clothes whore though. He can shop longer than I can. He makes those sales people do their work too. He'll send them all over the store looking for stuff he wants. Once I went shopping with him, and he asked me to grab him a pair of jeans in a different size while he was in the dressing room, and when I brought the pair back to him he said "I already have ones in that color"

He's obsessed with jackets. And wears Skechers shoes. He loves trendy boutique type stores. Stick him in NYC with plenty of money, and he'll be more than happy. That's why I always called him my gay boyfriend.
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