- Sep 24, 2009
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Okay, so we celebrated Christmas with my in-laws yesterday. My father-in-law is a very well dressed man, but he tends to buy me things that are not really my style. He always buys quality things, but he has the habit of walking into a clothing store and saying something along the lines of: "Hello, I am here to buy something for my son-in-law. He likes quality clothing but is a younger fellow, so I need something a little more 'hip.'" That always ends with the owner of the store picking out something expensive and somewhat gaudy. Not over the top, mind you, but just bad enough to where I would not wear it. I have tried to explain to him that I like more traditional styles, but he doesn't really get it. I am thin and fit; I am a long-distance runner. He is rather portly. He equates thin with trendy, so when he sees me in tailored clothing, he just assumes it is different than his own. Anyway, I need to return about $1,500 worth of clothing/shoes that he purchased me, but I don't really know how to tell him. Does anyone have experience with this? What should I do? I just want to add that I love this man, he is the best. He is so generous and tries so hard, which is why this is difficult.