Last week Mitchell took me out shopping with him for a winter coat, as he hoped to both please me and himself: we tend to differ in what he likes to wear and what I like to see him wearing at times. His style is surprisingly fashionable, or at least he has an above average interest in fashion for men, or maybe he's just very vain and too worried about his looks....Although annoying sometimes, vain is a characteristic some guys will benefit from when adopting it. I would describe his style as innovative, trendy, tough, often rather long T-shirts and usually a lot of zippers (this sounds way more punk-ish than it's supposed to be). Most of the time I like his clothing, but now and then he's considering buying something so utterly disgusting that I beg the Lord that he may abandon the idea.
What I most like on guys is anything as classy as can get. To the point of British men. Even men in the 50s. In my opinion it doesn't get any manlier than that, and what's sexier than men who dress like men? I love them wearing woolen jumpers on cotton shirts, and sometimes I love those woolen jumpers even in a hipster-kinda way, but my man would unfortunately never ever wear those, simply because he doesn't even come close to being a hipster! I can live with that though. When it comes to classy clothing, I know he secretly likes it on him but he needs a little push in that direction. He often rejects my suggestions on something classier at first, but when I say "oh please put it on! I just want to see it on you, you don't have to buy it if you don't like it!" he would put it on (protesting under his breath) and then you would see him looking at himself in the fitting room mirror with mild surprise, slowly admitting that it does indeed look good on him. So, through this way, he's been mixing up his original style with a classier and more mature one, something I'm only happy to encourage!
So it's no wonder that I was pleading for a trench coat or something alike when we were discussing potential winter coats for the upcoming season. But the trench coat belt disgusted him. I was worried that he would rather buy something too similar to his last winter coat, one that had faux fur around the hood, something that we both agreed on was rather ugly. So when we went shopping, he did indeed try on some similar coats (without faux fur, thank god) that were only slightly better, but I didn't say so, as when he likes something, he doesn't really care about my opinion anyways. Thankfully he wasn't very fond of those coats either, so we moved on to some other stores, and eventually ended up at H&M, where I got him to try on this woolen coat, saying "Look, David Beckham is wearing the same one" while pointing at the campaign picture on the shelf. Must have been very convincing. He did like the coat on him and liked it even more as it was the cheapest one we had seen so far, something very decisive to my money-concerned boyfriend. So he went with it! And we were both very pleased.
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