Will you complain about your spouse because he/she buys new clothes?

@youless (90417)
Guangzhou, China
July 20, 2008 9:29am CST
Some people may complain about their spouses because they've spent a lot for the clothes. Frankly, I hope my husband will buy more clothes because he seldom buys them. He's economical and he doesn't want to pay more in this aspect. However, he will buy me new clothes for gifts sometimes. He'll have a business trip in the coming week. And I am glad that yesterday he bought new clothes and that made me happy. Finally he considers to change new clothes
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Hi youless! haha..My husband is like your husband. He is economical too and it is very seldom that he buy any clothes for himself. I am the one who buys clothes for him however, it is difficult shopping for him because it always take me so long to decide if he will like the clothes I chose or not. But I am glad that most of the times, he likes everything that I have purchased for him. It would be nice though if he will buy clothes for himself. Take care and God Bless!
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
I seldom buy new clothes for my husband because I don't know whether he likes it. If he doesn't like it, he won't wear it. And besides, he always says it's not necessary to buy him new clothes because he has "a lot of" clothes
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Hi friend! You are really lucky to have a very "practical" husband. Not all husbands are like that, y'know! Some will spend so much for their wardrobe just to look good without thinking of other important expenses that needed to be prioritized. I am lucky that my husband is "practical" too. Take care and God Bless!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
I don't really complain... but i surely will if my husband buys new clothes very often... because we simply cannot afford that right now... good thing he hasn't done that... we buy clothes when we really need new ones... and usually during sale time... i just bought a pair of pants and shirt yesterday... and i am sure my husband already bought his in China...
@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
I hope your husband enjoys working in China.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 08
No, because my husband rarely buy clothes.He's the type that if it can still be worn, he won't buy a new one.He always tell me that he doesn't need it because they're obliged to wear their office uniform everyday.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
You have a nice husband
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• Philippines
20 Jul 08
I'm the impulsive buyer...When I saw something that I really wanted to buy, I ask my hubby first then if I have enough money for it then I'll buy it. My husband is my exact opposite, He doesn't like to buy clothes unless I bought it for him. He only seldom tell me that he doesn't have this or that. Well that's the time that I tell him to buy new clothes, for him it's not necessity.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
Then you are a perfect match
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@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Unfortunately we both could not buy new clothes because we let our kid's have a new one and we are happy with this. Of course, when there is new occasion, that is the only time that we both buy new clothes, but my wife knows or we both knows when to buy new clothes, it is only based on our purpose and not luxury.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
Thanks for your response.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I have never complained about my spouse buying new clothes. In fact, I have tried to get her to go buy herself some clothes. She is very good about not spending money on things just because she wants them.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
That's a good wife
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• Canada
21 Jul 08
We have no complaints abou the items that the other person buys, provided that there is money or them, and it does not affect the household budget. While I am a little bit better at managing money than my husbad is, and I'm not as spantanious as he is, he wouldn't put the budget in jeopardy just because he wated something. We are both smart enough with our money, that the other partner really doesn't havve to worry.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
That's very good.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi youless, Maybe this is very common among the men...LOL! My husband also don't buy clothes often...He will always told me he has plenty of clothes which is basically true but I want him to have a new set like twice a year but he just don't want!..LOL! He on the other hand also is not complaining when I will shop, I love shopping and buying clothes but I know what is my limitations too!
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
Your husband is like mine. He always says he has many clothes, but that's not true at all
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
20 Jul 08
[i]My wife is very responsible when it comes to money so I don't have to worry if she goes out and buys something I know she got it on sale or for a really good deal. It is amazing how depending on WHERE you buy something you can save money... WHEN you buy something you can save money... and HOW you buy something (a credit card that gives you cash back for an example) you can save even more money... you add all that up and one can be suprised how you can get some really nice clothes for a very little cost.[/i] Thanks Zelo
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 08
Your wife is as wise as you
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
If the clothes are still in good condition, why is there need to buy new ones? What is it about clothes and women? Why is it that we cannot wear the same thing till it is too faded to wear before we buy new ones? I mean, money is not easy to earn leh. Keep spending on clothes is not one of the things I like to do as well. Unless it is absolutely necessary. Buying so much clothes creates clutter in my opinion. We can never really wear them all. So what is the point of buying so many clothes?
@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Aug 08
My colleague likes to buy new clothes. She said she has to look nice when she was young. Perhaps this is the reason why women like buying new clothes continuously.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Aug 08
Yeah, I understand that women like to look good all the time. And buying new clothes is one of the way to keep looking good. But to insist that a man also do the same? I understand that women get new clothes all the time because the designs and patterns varies each season. And that what she buys last year may not necessarily be the same as the one that she buys this year. I mean, what kind of difference whether he gets the latest shirt or he wears one that looks decent and he already owns it? A strip shirt bought today will still look good a few years from now. And a striped shirt bought today still looks pretty much the same as a striped shirt that was bought a few years ago. no?
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• Hong Kong
4 Aug 08
No I won't complain about boyfriend on buying new clothes unless it's really an ugly piece of garment. Maybe it's because I buy new clothes all the time for myself and therefore I don't think it's an issue who buy clothes. But of course, if he buys something really expensive and doesn't worth it, then I might say a few words.
@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Aug 08
You are very considerate
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Hi Youless, i wish my husband bought more new clothes too. He only buys clothes when he absolutely needs them unlike me LOL The one thing that we do buy a lot of is work shirts.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
Since we are on the practical stage right now, we both don't buy new things unless it's necessary..My husband has been using his jeans for many years now, and still in good condition..But, I too, have been telling him to buy some more..He needs it because they don't wear a uniform at work and wears casual clothes. He doesn't wanna buy without me, so last week we bought a couple of jeans and am happy too. He said he doesn't buy because we need extra money, but i said that's what extra money are for, buying necessary things.. We both would complain if we think that we spent on things that are unnecessary...
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Aug 08
It's good that your husband trusts your taste
@moondan (714)
• China
30 Jul 08
You are so lucky.You husband must love you so much.I don't have spouse,but i think it must be happy to recieve the gifts from lovers.I would be happy when my mother bought gifts for me after she had a trip.I still remembered how excieted when i hold the gift.One day if i have the other person in my life,if he seldom buys new things for himself,i will also be happy like you when he buys new one.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Aug 08
Thanks for your response.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
23 Jul 08
For me it was the other way around, my ex always complained that I spent too much of my money. Now i'm not saying that I didn't spend a lot but I always had plenty to pay bill and take care of any other expenses that came up. I felt that as long as I was still able to provide for my family I should be able to do with the rest of my money whatever I wanted to do with it.
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Jul 08
In fact my consuming habit does change after having a child.
@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
22 Jul 08
It's common,I think.Most of men don't like to buy more clothes.They have several pairs of chothes which is named brand .It's enough for them.So,you should surpvise him.Hehe
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 08
I think so. This is why he told me not to buy him any clothes because he already has "a lot of" them.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
22 Jul 08
I can understand your feelings and your desire to see your husband dressed in smart new clothes. Few men are like that and my fatherinlaw and my husband are also among them .My father and son are quite different. I also believe in buying new clothes , not necessarily based on essentials but I do not mind an occasional indulgence. I stopped wishing this for my husband long back but to my delight, now my son has taken over the responsibility of seeing his father neatly dressed[his job also demands it at present-earlier he was on his own and never bothered with looking at his best in his freelancing independent assignments. Now it is different and he conforms to his general new image.]
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 08
Thanks for your response.
@successlog (3172)
• China
22 Jul 08
hi,i think you are so happy.hehe..And your husband really takes good care of you.In my opinion, i think we should understand and take good care of each other in family life.So there should be no complaint between husband and wife because of buying new clothes.I think if you take each other in heart really,you will do more yhings for each other with no complaint,including buying new clothes.lol Have a good day.
@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 08
I am very happy to hear that
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
21 Jul 08
Hi youless. I would prefer not to complain about your spouse, my spouse or anybody's spouse. I think it is much better to try to change what you do not like. If you want to assist, help or coerce your spouse into buying clothes then I am sure that you have sufficient female skills to get him buying those clothes, which he badly needs, and to have him thank you afterwards for not talking him out of his new brilliant idea to modernize his wardrobe. Why don't you suggest giving the old clothes to charity? Umart
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@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 08
My husband wear the clothes until they are worn out.
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
I dont usually complain when my boyfriend buys clothes, he has good style. But theres nothing I hate more than listening to him complain over and over about how he doesnt have much money then he goes out and spends alot of money on something name brand. Its dumb, saying he has no money, then blows like 40 bucks a t-shirt. Hes just not really practical spender, thats for sure.
@youless (90417)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 08
Some people pay attention to the brand, I don't care about the brands for the clothes.