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Thu, 07-18-2013 - 9:15am

Manicured or could you care less what your yard looks like?

What kind of dresser are you - classy, trendy, bold or combination/no one particular style?

Cook in/grill out or go out on a scorching hot day?  

 

 

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 9:21am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;bordwithyou&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;I don't necessarily care what men in general like when choosing my wardrobe, but I've never kept anything I've bought that my husband found unattractive, particularly dressy stuff, because 50% of the time or more, when I'm dressing up for a function he is with me, and why would I want to wear something he doesn't like?&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Because it's 2013.  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Is 2013 the year of rudeness and iack of sensitivity to one's partner's feelings?  I must have missed that.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why is he <em>better</em> at women's fashion?  It's rude and insensitive for a man to tell you what to wear.  Or are you saying he looks at women's clothing catalogues, online, etc?  Sounds more like a power struggle.</p>

No, your imagination is working overtime.  Twice in the thirty years or so we've been together, I have brought home something he didn't care for, either because of the color or the cut.  Those things have gone back.  He was probably right; they were probably unflattering.  He does make comments from time to time about the way people we know dress, including a friend whose been living in maxis this summer as far as I can tell.  He asked me why she'd adopted the "little house on the prairie" look, which tells me he doesn't find maxis attractive.  This is not an issue as I'd never try to wear them, anyway.

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 9:28am

bordwithyou wrote:
  No, your imagination is working overtime.  Twice in the thirty years or so we've been together, I have brought home something he didn't care for, either because of the color or the cut.  Those things have gone back.  He was probably right; they were probably unflattering.  He does make comments from time to time about the way people we know dress, including a friend whose been living in maxis this summer as far as I can tell.  He asked me why she'd adopted the "little house on the prairie" look, which tells me he doesn't find maxis attractive.  This is not an issue as I'd never try to wear them, anyway.</p>

Oh, so it's only 2 items.  That's a whole new story.  Still, I would keep them if I liked them.  My DH has only given me compliments as he well should.  I know women's fashion better.  You and I have different fashion senses and value clothes differently.  And I would never deign to tell my DH what to wear as he's got great style.

Do you have a say in what your DH wears? Do you buy his clothes?

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 9:48am

I don't buy his clothes but he will often ask me if something works with something else or whether he should dress up or dress down for X event, and he values my input just like I value his. We're a good team, most days anyway.

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:10am

bordwithyou wrote:
I don't buy his clothes but he will often ask me if something works with something else or whether he should dress up of dress down for X event, and he values my input just like I value his. We're a good team, most days anyway.

Why change your posts??  Earlier: <<Nobody said that they let their dh dictate what they wear. Just that they care what they think.  But, actually, my dh actually chooses much of my clothing. He has quite an eye for fashion and is very good at picking out things that are flattering on me/my body type.  And when I go shopping with him, I end up bringing a lot more things home.  Now, if he could only dress himself as well as he dresses me, lol.>>

First, why would you want your husband with you shopping?  I've very, very rarely seen men with wives shopping in the women's departments.  But when I do, it's creepy and gross.  And you make your own money ~ he doesn't pay for anything you buy. Do you let him choose what you read, eat?  I doubt it.

Plus, you've changed your post from he chooses "much of my clothing" to just 2 items.  That looks very controlling and 1950s.  Much like every one of Savcal's dresses.

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:17am

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:21am

My DH has only given me compliments as he well should. I know women's fashion

This would be us, I get compliments but he has little to no say in what I buy.  I also agree that it's a little creepish to me to see men with their gf/wives in the womens department, When we go shopping (I loathe dept stores/malls so this is rare I must admit) and enter the womens department he almost immediately refrains and says he'll meet up with me in a little while, Lol.  DH has a pretty good clue of what I like and he can be a good gift giver but generally and most of the time, I buy my own clothes myself. 

 


 


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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:23am

thardy2001 wrote:
I couldn't tell the front from the back either.

I suspected you wouldn't be able to, so I created this handy visual aid.  No need to thank me; I have deep compassion for those with visual handicaps.

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:24am

Double post

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:27am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>I don't buy his clothes but he will often ask me if something works with something else or whether he should dress up of dress down for X event, and he values my input just like I value his. We're a good team, most days anyway.</blockquote></p><p>Why change your posts??  Earlier: &lt;&lt;Nobody said that they let their dh dictate what they wear. Just that they care what they think.  <strong>But, actually, my dh actually chooses much of my clothing. He has quite an eye for fashion and is very good at picking out things that are flattering on me/my body type.  And when I go shopping with him, I end up bringing a lot more things home. </strong> Now, if he could only dress himself as well as he dresses me, lol.&gt;&gt;</p><p>First, why would you want your husband with you shopping?  I've very, very rarely seen men with wives shopping in the women's departments.  But when I do, it's creepy and gross.  And you make your own money ~ he doesn't pay for anything you buy. Do you let him choose what you read, eat?  I doubt it.</p><p>Plus, you've changed your post from he chooses "much of my clothing" to just 2 items.  That looks very controlling and 1950s.  Much like every one of Savcal's dresses.</p>

You are mixing up posters, the quote about her DH going shoppng with her was made by Savcal not Bord.  

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Sat, 07-20-2013 - 10:27am

thardy2001 wrote:
tailored (read: hemmed)

It's funny when you try to use technical terms you don't understand.

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