- 7 button up shirts
- 4 pairs of shorts (its already short weather here in Austin)
- 2 pairs of jeans
My guy already has a nice dress blazer, boat shoes, and dress shoes-- but I did throw in a pair of tan leather flip flops to the order. It has to be a North East thing, but my New England guy has a ridik collection of sneakers, which makes me cringe, especially his Red Sox themed pair (yes I am a sneaker hater). So we are slowly moving him towards flops y'all.
Anyways, here is what is on its way to Austin.
I tired to order stuff that could be mixed in match. James looks really good in button up shirts and likes wearing them so I ran with it. He also likes cargo shorts, which I find nice on guys, so I went with those as well. James is taller and on the husky side, but Old Navy is awesome, because they carry big and tall. The biggest grip I had with my guys fashion was that he wore stuff that didn't fit right. Turns out, he didn't know you could get tall sizes online when they aren't in the store. And this is why men need women in their lives.
We've also had a discussion about adding on to this very basic start once budgets allow. This will mean a couple more pairs of jeans, a few more shirts, some polos and t-shirts and maybe some more shorts-- since he hates doing laundry all the time. His work is business causal, so he can get away with nice jeans and a button up every day. We also need to go swim trunk shopping, since the lake will be where we spend most of our weekends once April hits. If you need big/tall swim trunks, I've already found that JcPenney and Khols carry a good selection at reasonable prices.
And we will be tackling his closet and going through everything to see what we keep and what gets donated. There will definitely be alcohol involved for both of our sanity's sake. I have a feeling his too small comic book, Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriot shirts are going result in a fun debate. So if you know of a good place to order MLB, NBA, and NFL stuff for tall guys, let me know. At least I can offer a place to replace them. I do know that stuff can be way overpriced, so there may have to be some compromising.
But overall, this is a great start. I sprung for overnight shipping, so everything is coming this afternoon. I'm not sure who is more excited, the boyfriend or me. As much as the conversation about clothes was painful, I'm glad we had it.