Clothes maketh the man… but they’re chosen by his woman
08:15 GMT, 3 September 2012
A man's sharp look is most likely to be picked by their loved one
It will come as no surprise to their significant others.
But it seems the idea of British men being ‘style-challenged’ is more than just a stereotype.
More than half confess that they rely on the women in their life to pick out their outfits for them for the next day.
So lacking are the country’s men in
fashion know-how that one in four also resorts to asking their
girlfriend or wife to shop for clothes for them.
on the rare occasions they do choose their own outfits, half admit they
still ask their partner or mother to ‘approve’ the ensemble before they
leave the house, the poll of 1,000 men found.
in 20 even ask their mothers to shop for their latest gear.
by menswear brand Jacamo, also found when men are left alone with their
wardrobe one in six admit they do not care about how they look and
throw on any old item.
One in three said they get dressed in less than two minutes.
A quarter said they ponder over an outfit
for 20 minutes while one in 20 take more than an hour trying to figure
out what they are going to wear.
One in four men admit to allowing women to choose their outfits
When shopping for themselves, one in three pick their new clothes for comfort alone. Only 9 per cent will choose according to the latest trends.
Least surprisingly, just 6 per cent of those polled said they enjoy clothes shopping.