Originally Posted by Larson McCord
I just got a pair of suede desert boots and she about gagged.
Well, I have the opposite problem (I'm a woman), I love suede desert boots (always have) and chukka boots and definitely think that they are the best boots, by far, to be worn by men with jeans (I'd wear them myself, if I were male).
However, my partner simply won't wear anything but Doc Martens.
Not that I hate Doc Martens, you understand and I totally appreciate that it is, ultimately, his decision to make, as he's the one who has to wear them.
To be fair, we have also compromised, somewhat, in that he now (very happily!) wears brown nubuck DMs, rather than the shiny black leather ones he did when we first met; but I can't help but feel a bit disappointed that he won't, at least, give the desert/chukka boots a try?
Much as I like clothes and accessories, in general, I'd really rather not have to 'help' him shop, at all, either - especially as he has such narrow parameters regarding the things that are acceptable to him.*
I pretty much have to, though, as he simply won't buy anything (except, perhaps, for the occasional
, single, pair of Levi 501s and socks), otherwise.
If I don't shop for him, he just wanders around the house, for months, making the odd pitiful comment about not having any jeans, or needing some more T-Shirts, or boots, or whatever, until I finally give-in.
Then, when I do shop for him (normally online), if I dare to ask his opinion about something I've found, he will often act as though I am hassling him unnecessarily (even though the item is for him!
). Then, when the stuff finally arrives, he often objects when I remind him that he needs to try it on, to make sure it fits.
I do end up feeling like I'm his mother and believe me, that's the last
thing I want to be.
So, you see everyone(?), it's often not easy for us girls, either.
* For a man who professes to have absolutely no interest in clothing, or fashion, he is remarkably
fussy in his own way. The Doc Marten thing is the tip of the iceberg, I can assure you!