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Shopping Guide For the Man In Your Life.

Shopping Guide For the Man In Your Life.

Birthdays, anniversaries and the holidays are a great time to shower gifts on your man. However, finding the right item can be tricky. Men are less finicky than females when it comes to gifts, but it doesn’t make shopping for them any easier. 

Shopping Guide For the Man In Your Life.
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This guide on how to shop for the man in your life is an attempt to solve this issue. We do not claim this is the answer to everyone’s problem. But we are confident that you will be empowered to make the best purchase after reading this guide. Let’s start. 

1. The sizing issue.

Few things can be worse than ill-fitting clothes. So it is important to get the size correct. Whether it is shoes or clothes that you plan to buy, the right size can mean all the difference between power dressing and looking shabby. 

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If you get the right sizing, the top-wear will take care of itself. This applies to shoes as well. However, the right length of the bottom wear can be fixed by hemming, so take that into consideration.

2. Men love accessories too.

Yeah. It’s not just the women. Accessories such as bags, shoes, belts, watches, and all others in the accessories kingdom can add an element of elegance to their outfit. Apart from looking good, they are also very practical, and so men appreciate them. 

Shopping Guide For the Man In Your Life.
Pic via Phil Cohen

While shopping for men’s accessories, remember it is not the quantity that counts. A good bag or a shoe in premium leather can be more functional and lasting than a cheap knockoff. Find inspiration on Gucci Replica reviews here by Maurielle Lozario

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3. Pick up gifts on your travels.

No. Not from the airport gift shops but other authentic places. For instance, if you travel to Italy, you can get the best leather goods which you may not even find anywhere else. Or if you’re traveling to Paris, you can pick a coveted Chanel bag. Some designers have exclusive inventory in many places, so you might hit the jackpot when you visit the store in the birthplace of the brand. 

The chances of snagging up exclusive pieces are also high when you visit a mother store. This aside, you may even get a deal with the price as well. 

4. Choose the colors carefully.

Unless your man has a vibrant and eclectic taste, most men stick to a color palette which works for them. So make it your mission to find out which color best suits your man. You don’t want your significant other to stick out like a sore thumb, do you?

Classic and neutral colors such as navy blue, grey, deep browns, and blue work for almost everyone. Black and white are also good options but be careful about adding too much black to avoid the funeral vibes.

5. Look for inspiration.

Yes. Platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram are great places to look at pictures and styling ideas. You can also quickly gauge the trends when you are on these platforms regularly. 

Shopping Guide For the Man In Your Life.
Pic via Phil Cohen

Don’t pressure yourself to buy all the latest trends for your man. What looks good on a model may not work for his body shape and aesthetics and vice versa. The important thing is to buy something which you know he will love wearing repeatedly. And you will agree with us that it is intensely gratifying when your gift of choice is deeply appreciated. 


Final word.

It is not impossible to find that perfect piece of clothing or accessory for your man if you know what to look for. Irrespective of the occasion, this guide should help you in your crusade for shopping for the man in your life. 

Chris Cruz is a photoblogger who positively describes every photo session, male models and fashion around the world. Check out the blog Fashionably Male since 2010 has been exhibited the best features and collaborations.

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