While stereotyping is something that we could all very much do better without, it is still somewhat true that women tend to take more notice of their outward appearances than men do, gym rats and models notwithstanding.
This is neither the rule nor the exception, though my boyfriend, Steve, himself admitted that he could do with some spiffing up. And, as the ever loving and ever enthusiastic girlfriend, the challenge was whole-heartedly accepted.
In the clothing corner, New Look, which is traditionally a girls shop. Raised eyebrows aside, they have catalogs for men’s wear, and, let’s be honest: what better way to impress women (or your one woman) than with attire that women envisioned their men to be wearing?
So, while Steve was already very capable of cleaning up nicely, I was still more than ready for some stylish additions to his wardrobe. Thankfully, it did not take long at all. Next day delivery meant that our dinner date the next day was to take place with an even nicer looking Steve and an expression on my face of that of a winner. Were they that good?
In a word, yes. First off, good looking clothes that are not of good quality are only good to be looked at, not worn. The jumpers were both very thick and sturdy, and looked like they would last for a long time. That’s hugely important if we are talking value. The print on the shirt also looked like it wouldn’t be washed out easily.
As for design, I have to admit that they are really well made and looked really good on Steve, bias aside. The printed clothing looked really crisp, down to the smallest detail.
Finally, as part of the compromise, the clothes were put under the comfort test and passed. The fabric of the shirt in particular was very breathable and comfortable, while the jumpers were soft and would keep him warm enough.
The prices were quite reasonable for the impressive quality, as well as the speedy delivery, and so we will be shopping there not with heavy hearts but with remaining heavy pockets.
All in all, a very good haul, one we were both very happy with despite a couple of initial reservations that are only natural.
Ladies, we all want our men to look utterly outstanding. However, remember that compromises should always be made, especially when it comes to wardrobe. We struck lucky with New Look – I really liked how they were made aesthetically, and Steve was happy enough with that as well as how comfortable they were for him. Additionally, the next day delivery and value for pricing impressed, so the whole thing had a positive outcome, I would say.
Their website is continuously showing off new content in their latest catalogs, most of which look really good, and it’s great that they not only focus on clothing, but also accessories, bags and shoes as well. Maybe we’ll try those next- I’ll have to ask Steve.