Men’s Fashion: Taking My Husband Out Of His Comfort Zone

I can remember when the Husband and I first got together, just under nine years ago. Whilst most of the time, he was very well presented, he will even admit now that back then, he didn’t really have much idea when it came to clothes or men’s fashion. With a little guidance and some subtle suggestions from me here and there, within a few months, he found himself actually enjoying clothes shopping. He’d found his style.

Over the years he has gladly tried new things, his particular favourite now is the skinny jean. This hasn’t always been the case. He always thought he couldn’t ‘pull it off’, as it were. He is very tall, and very slim so he thought this would just emphasise this and not do anything for him. With encouragement from me and my opinion that if it’s good enough for Russell Brand, it’s good enough for him, he eventually succumbed and tried a pair on. Now he won’t wear any other style!

Having said all of this, when it comes to clothes and men’s fashion, he can still be quite stubborn and stuck in his ways. He doesn’t like to try new things too often and likes to stick with what he knows. I decided it was time to get him to step out of his comfort zone again.

Denim shirts have been popular for some time but were something that the Husband wouldn’t entertain. As he lives in jeans outside of work, he couldn’t get past the idea of ‘double denim’. Of course, I told him to trust me on this one!

Men's Fashion: Taking My Husband Out Of His Comfort Zone

Men's Fashion: Taking My Husband Out Of His Comfort Zone

Teamed with a different colour denim, this look works. You could also wear this shirt with a darker black jean and even a lighter blue and it would still look great. Wearing the shirt open to show more of the classic white t-shirt would also look great – giving it a more casual appearance.

Men's Fashion: Taking My Husband Out Of His Comfort Zone

He’s also a bit of a stickler for wearing the same kind of footwear as well. During the week, because he has to be smart at work, he has to wear smart shoes, so at the weekend, he obviously wants to be more comfortable. But I swear he must have about three of four pairs of the same style boots – just in different colours!

I’ve been trying to get him into a pair of Converse for ages now. I will, eventually, but in the meantime, I picked out these great brown leather look lace up pumps. They work great with the skinny jeans and he tells me that they are really comfortable – which obviously is a winner! These guys won’t put up with uncomfortable shoes in the name of fashion like us girls are likely to!

Men's Fashion: Taking My Husband Out Of His Comfort Zone

All in all, this little mini makeover was a success! He likes the shirt and loves the pumps. I think this is a really cool look. The double denim works and proves that you don’t have to look like an eighties throwback when you wear it. I think I even managed to get away with muttering the words ‘I told you so’ whilst taking these pictures!

How about you? Have you given your partner a makeover and how was it received? Maybe you’ve been made over by your other half, how did it go? Do you love men’s fashion? I’d love to know.

 

This post was written in collaboration with Jacamo.

 

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24 Comment

  1. Reply
    maria lincoln
    11th April 2017 at 9:44 am

    Very snazzy, ill have to get my fiance to take a look, he could do with a new style haha x #TriumphantTales

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    Sam - StressyMama
    11th April 2017 at 9:53 am

    I agree that is a really cool look. I had to make over my OH when we first got together. I threw away loads of his clothes and shoes. I think he used to live in trainers and tracksuits!!! I hated him wearing them but he changed and actually wears really nice clothes now. He often looks a lot smarter than me too haha. I’d love him to wear skinny jeans but he isn’t too comfortable with how tight they are in.. ahem.. certain areas.. 😂😂😂

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    The Tale of Mummyhood
    11th April 2017 at 10:18 am

    Ah bless him, he’s a natural! I love the shirt, it may be an investment for Hubs’ birthday! #triumphanttales

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    Amanda
    11th April 2017 at 11:35 am

    I’ve given my hubs a mini makeover, when I first got him jeans that I liked…and now they are the kind he wears all the time 🙂 I’m no fashionista, but I know my jeans! 🙂

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      Amanda
      11th April 2017 at 11:36 am

      **sorry hit enter the wrong place 🙈. #TriumphantTales

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    Karen - The Allergy Mum
    11th April 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I love that your hubs was up for this, and what lovely pics too!

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    @MumMalarkey
    11th April 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Great work! I’ve managed a few subtle changes here and there, but I mainly just end up sending him back inside if he trys to leave the house looking too ridiculous lol #TriumphantTales

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    Ali Duke
    11th April 2017 at 3:09 pm

    He looks great in the clothes. My hubby lives in shorts when he’s not working, but he suits the look lol.
    #TriumphantTales

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    Rainbows are too beautiful
    11th April 2017 at 7:53 pm

    My other half would like all of this stuff. Very nice #triumphanttales

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    Carly
    11th April 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Denim shirts have definitely got a bad rap over the years! I think the current denim shirt game is spot on. Hubby would love those shoes too!

    #TriumphantTales

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    11th April 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I am happy enough to but t shirts as I know what he likes but wouldn’t dare buy anything else, plus sizes for women are all over the place and I don’t know if men’s are the same #triumphanttales

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    Fran Back With a Bump
    12th April 2017 at 6:40 am

    Fab post and love how you got him to model for you! Thanks for hosting #triumphanttales x

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    jeremy@thirstydaddy
    12th April 2017 at 7:04 pm

    good for him for playing along. I’ve had the same jeans and a sports T-shirt look that I’ve been rocking for the past 20 years. Golf shirts for when I need to spruce it up a bit. #triumphanttales

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    Yvadney
    13th April 2017 at 11:26 am

    Good for you and your hubs! I do all of mine’s shopping twice a year and he pretty much leaves me too it. Last year he even got into tailored joggers, I couldn’t believe it.

    Love your pics, a denim shirt is a must right?! Yvadney x #DreamTeam

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    Lisa Pomerantz
    14th April 2017 at 2:29 am

    Nice play there and good on him for being a good sport and pulling off a look! If any making over is to be done, it would be my Mrs., taking me for a spree… Oy vey! I would dread it… #TriumphantTales xoxo

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    The Pramshed
    14th April 2017 at 9:44 pm

    My husband finds shopping really hard, he hasn’t got much of a good idea of style, although he did buy a pair of skinny jeans this year. I quite like the double denim look too! Well done for convincing your husband. Claire x #TriumphantTales

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    The Pramshed
    14th April 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Also stopping by from #ablogginggoodtime too. Claire x

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    Janet
    15th April 2017 at 4:05 pm

    This is a cool look and I think my OH would love the footwear. He’s really fussy but he does like to wear denhim. The mix and match in colours really works.

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

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    Rhyming with Wine
    16th April 2017 at 6:53 pm

    This is a great look – and he’s such a natural in front of the camera! “Daddy Pig” is definitely not one for the trying of anything new. He has a number of identical style jeans and a number of plain T-shirts. That’s it. It takes him around 30 seconds to pack for a holiday. He just counts out a number of each and he’s done! Loving the double denim look! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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    yvonne
    17th April 2017 at 4:22 pm

    What a cool look – I love it! x #anythinggoes

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    Mummy in a TuTu
    19th April 2017 at 8:50 pm

    think he did a pretty good modelling job and love that outfit!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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    laura
    20th April 2017 at 9:20 pm

    He looks fab! Sometimes you need someone to encourage you to try something new and it paid off he looks like a right dream boat, glad he likes it too 🙂

    #friyaylinky

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    chickenruby
    23rd April 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I buy a lot of my husbands clothes for work, occasionally I get the size wrong as i’m noticing shirts now come in slim and regular and it can make a difference to the fit

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    Shirley Cheng
    28th April 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Hello Jaki, yes! You are right. These trendy ideas are looking awesome to move out husbands from comfort zone. Beard look gives an attractive personality. Denim outfits are really amazing to wear in this summer season. Thanks for sharing.

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