Please note, this post was written in collaboration with House of Fraser. All views, opinions and sorry tales involving expensive sunglasses are my own.
I don’t very often buy clothes for my husband. That’s not because I don’t feel comfortable choosing clothes for him, in fact I think I know his style quite well. The reason I don’t buy clothes for him is because I just never go clothes shopping – I can’t remember the last time I bought clothes for myself either.
A good online store like House of Fraser that sells men’s clothing is really useful for me. I can see instantly the sort of things that my husband will like and I can order them online, safe in the knowledge that they’ll arrive within a couple of days.
This Father’s Day will be a relatively relaxed affair around here for various reasons, so a nice T-shirt will be perfect for the day. My choice from the House of Fraser website would be this Howick Regent Stripe Pique Polo Shirt.I will be interested to see whether my other half would have chosen this for himself. What I like about it is that even if it wouldn’t be his first choice, it’s quite neutral and it’s something he’d definitely wear – and I think most men would.
This would be paired with quite a smart pair of jeans and a pair of shoes from his rather extensive shoe collection. I wouldn’t dream of buying shoes for him, he is far too fussy about those. Instead, I’d be looking to some nice accessories like this Armani Jeans Belt and a nice pair of sunglasses.
I think it’s important that I explain how much of a big deal it would be for me to buy sunglasses for my husband. That’s not because I couldn’t choose something that he would like, but because he has the most horrible habit of losing them. The last time he bought a pair of expensive sunglasses, we were in New Zealand.
We had both been looking at sunglasses for a few days, and one afternoon, my husband finally settled on a pair that he really loved. They cost around £200 and he was really proud of them. That night, we went out to a bar and had a few games of pool and (quite) a few pints of our favourite Monteith’s beer.
The next morning, we got up ready to hike up a glassier. Cue frantic scrabbling around – no sunglasses. We retraced our steps, asked in the bar and our hotel but to no avail. We never saw them again. Since then, my husband hasn’t had a decent pair of sunglasses and I suppose it might be time to forgive and forget and treat him to these Prada Aviator Sunglasses. How would you dress your other half for father’s day?