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Old 01-20-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Gabbythecat View Post
I am a woman and I don't like to shop for clothes either.
Women never seem to admit to being clothes horses, obsessed with fashion, or involved in excessive behaviors related to appearance.


I have no idea who is telling the truth and who is fooling themselves. I can see that the LLBean catalog has switched from sporting goods primarily for men to primarily clothing for women. Visit any mall. The story is the same. Most stores will have 5x the amount of women's clothing. Then there are the undergarments, the jewelry, the cosmetics and perfumes. Check out the drug store. It is the same with tons of women's cosmetics, eye shadow, razors, stinkum, nail polish, etc. Someone is buying all that stuff.

 
Old 01-20-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Originally Posted by jrkliny View Post
Women never seem to admit to being clothes horses, obsessed with fashion, or involved in excessive behaviors related to appearance.


I have no idea who is telling the truth and who is fooling themselves. I can see that the LLBean catalog has switched from sporting goods primarily for men to primarily clothing for women. Visit any mall. The story is the same. Most stores will have 5x the amount of women's clothing. Then there are the undergarments, the jewelry, the cosmetics and perfumes. Check out the drug store. It is the same with tons of women's cosmetics, eye shadow, razors, stinkum, nail polish, etc. Someone is buying all that stuff.
Women *do* buy that stuff. No doubt about that. But it's wrong to generalize and say that women like to shop, etc. Some do, but many of us view shopping as a chore and as for makeup/perfume - ick.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by jrkliny View Post
Women never seem to admit to being clothes horses, obsessed with fashion, or involved in excessive behaviors related to appearance.


I have no idea who is telling the truth and who is fooling themselves. I can see that the LLBean catalog has switched from sporting goods primarily for men to primarily clothing for women. Visit any mall. The story is the same. Most stores will have 5x the amount of women's clothing. Then there are the undergarments, the jewelry, the cosmetics and perfumes. Check out the drug store. It is the same with tons of women's cosmetics, eye shadow, razors, stinkum, nail polish, etc. Someone is buying all that stuff.
Just because something is for sale and people buy it doesn't mean they enjoy doing it. By your logic, everyone in the world super love to shop for toilet paper. That stuff just flies off the shelves. Mostly women buying, too. Must mean women are obsessed with TP but unwilling to admit it.

One of the bigger emerging Industries is shopping services for women so that they don't have to think about their clothes or their style or anything like that. The personal shopper just chooses the outfits and mails them to you and you keep what you like and send back what you don't. They even coordinate the outfits.
It's a necessary burden especially for people who have to dress up for the workplace.

I'm a woman who was trying to find a particular kind of outfit for a certain things once. I went all over the women's stores and just got so frustrated.
Then I went to Men's Wearhouse just to see if I could pick up a simple jacket.
Holy crap. From the moment I walked in, TWO people had me styled, accessorized, and tailored (measurements and tweaks pinned out) in a matter of MINUTES. And it was still feminine!

Way easier to be a dude and then say women like to shop too much when it's so easy peasy for y'all.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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He is 77 year old retired Electrical Engineer with 2 degrees and a successful career under his belt. Today he left for a doctor's appointment in old baggy-butted jeans, a black tee shirt and an old flannel shirt unbuttoned over it. Ratty old tennis shoes too and a stocking cap. But the worst part is he wears his key ring on his belt and it hangs down and makes noise with so many keys on it. He looks like a janitor or a building super.


Are you a snob or what? What the hell is wrong with janitors or building superintendents?
 
Old 01-20-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Just because something is for sale and people buy it doesn't mean they enjoy doing it. By your logic, everyone in the world super love to shop for toilet paper. That stuff just flies off the shelves. Mostly women buying, too. Must mean women are obsessed with TP but unwilling to admit it.

One of the bigger emerging Industries is shopping services for women so that they don't have to think about their clothes or their style or anything like that. The personal shopper just chooses the outfits and mails them to you and you keep what you like and send back what you don't. They even coordinate the outfits.
It's a necessary burden especially for people who have to dress up for the workplace.

I'm a woman who was trying to find a particular kind of outfit for a certain things once. I went all over the women's stores and just got so frustrated.
Then I went to Men's Wearhouse just to see if I could pick up a simple jacket.
Holy crap. From the moment I walked in, TWO people had me styled, accessorized, and tailored (measurements and tweaks pinned out) in a matter of MINUTES. And it was still feminine!

Way easier to be a dude and then say women like to shop too much when it's so easy peasy for y'all.
Men's Warehouse has women's clothes, or they tweaked men's clothes to fit a women's figure? Just curious.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Some days, I find it's an effort to get out of my pj's. I dress up nicely when I have to. I go for comfort and clean, not fashion and uncomfortable. I put on decent clothes and a bit of makeup when I go out shopping or to an appointment because I care what I look like. Why look like a slob when you don't have to?

My hubby dressed nicely most of the time when he leaves for work (real estate agent), but when he's home on the weekends, I could care less if he dresses in baggy jogging pants and an old t/shirt or sweat shirt.

If we are going out for supper to a nice place or to a party where people will be dressed nicely, I follow suit and expect my husband to do the same. If his outfit doesn't match the occasion, I let him know. Sometimes he'll argue, but most times he'll change his shirt, pants or both.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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Please, please women. Stay out of the men's stores. I for one do not want to see them turn into places I cannot shop. While we are at it, please stay out of the sporting goods stores. Pretty soon they turn into clothing stores, mostly women's clothing, and the sporting goods and outdoors clothing vanishes.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Please, please women. Stay out of the men's stores. I for one do not want to see them turn into places I cannot shop. While we are at it, please stay out of the sporting goods stores. Pretty soon they turn into clothing stores, mostly women's clothing, and the sporting goods and outdoors clothing vanishes.
Because women certainly couldn't have a need for anything at a sporting goods store....

I guees we should just stick to jewelry and grocery stores where we belong.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jrkliny View Post
Please, please women. Stay out of the men's stores. I for one do not want to see them turn into places I cannot shop. While we are at it, please stay out of the sporting goods stores. Pretty soon they turn into clothing stores, mostly women's clothing, and the sporting goods and outdoors clothing vanishes.
Why is it a woman's fault an individual company makes the choice to sell women's clothing?


Why not blame the *MEN* who make that choice?
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:34 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Every time I do colored clothes laundry I want to throw half the items I wash away.
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