As I was carefully hiding another purchase at the back of the wardrobe, I was hoping he wouldn’t come into the room.
I’ve always been a master of the excuses: ‘babe, it’s not new, I’ve had it for aaages’, ‘it was so cheap’ or everyone’s personal favorite: ‘erm… I needed it?’
It’s safe to say that our other halves will NOT understand the point of our newest ASOS haul.
As I sit and ponder (and make excuses for my shopping habits) I was wondering, why? Why do a lot of women find the need to have a wardrobe brimming with the latest trends, when their male counterpart is just as happy in their 5 year old jeans and tee combo.
Surely it’s scientific.
Ok, so I named this theory, however, news.discovery.com linked male and female shopping habits to our Neanderthal counterparts. Apparently, the modern man enters a shop, ‘hunts’ that one item they were looking for and leaves. The woman on the other hand forages through racks and racks of pretty dresses before they choose ‘the one’. Get me to the cave, I mean the shopping centre… pronto!
Maybe your man wants to dress in the latest trends? There’s just one thing that’s stopping him: his mates. Sociologist Gidone Savareikaite puts it down just to this, stating that ‘men are afraid of dressing the way they want to because they don’t want to be teased, especially excluded from the community’ (source). The result? The good old jeans and tee combo…
I guess this explains why your boyfriends dad/ brother/ uncle/ nephew all never understand your shopping habits either. Similarly, what are your mums shopping habits like? I don’t know about yours, but my mum loves a good bargain!
It may seem like its in the genes, or jeans, more appropriately, but who knows… it could be learnt.
5. They Just Want Their Big Boy Toys
Whereas women crave looking great through fashion, our other halves would rather save up for that crazy splurge that make them look accomplished or give them a certain sense of power. Chances are your man would love a boat, jet ski or Mercedes-Benz. Then again… so would we!
Over to you: Is your other half baffled by your fashion purchases?