Babe, Get Out of the Mirror!

by Chelsea Smith

I think its safe to assume that most fashion-savvy females would love to find a significant other who, amongst other things, has an equal appreciation for fashion as well. In the past, I’ve had encounters with a few fellas who just didn’t give a damn, and things really got frustrating after a while. They rush you out of stores, can’t help you decide which shoes look better with the dress, and don’t even know the difference between basic colors/fabrics: “Why can’t you wear wool in the summer, babe? What difference does it make?”

Now granted, a boyfriend or husband is not meant to be your personal wardrobe stylist, or a maven of style, himself. But it sure helps to be with someone who understands clothing and accessories, and has a look of his own. In a perfect world, your boo would know what’s going on in fashion. He would be able to shop for you without your guidance, and pick out things that you’d rock in a heartbeat. And he’d certainly be able to dress himself without you having to chime in every couple of minutes to avoid a possible train wreck. Ultimately, your looks would complement one another. It would be a perfect fit.

But what happens when you get more than you bargained for, and your man’s appreciation for fashion slowly evolves into a serious obsession? Now, he’s the one taking hours to get ready in the morning, maxing out credit cards on weekly shopping sprees, and checking himself out in every mirror you walk past. And you dare not ask for his opinion on the outfit you’ve picked out for yourself! Nope, he’s too busy getting himself prepped to even care. Hmmmm…

The following are a few telltale signs that your significant other’s fashion obsession has gone overboard:

Now ladies I don’t mean to upset or offend, but if you’ve experienced any of the above signs, you may just want to revaluate your current situation. Aint nothing wrong with a man who keeps himself up, or who’s into fashion. In fact, I lovvvveee a man whose sense of personal style is unique and exciting. But there reaches a point at which “metrosexual” is an understatement, and his obsessive habits are taking away from the relationship, as a whole… Save yourself before you’ve reached that point!

  • Cree

    Metrosexual gone overboard is DL IMO! But I could be wrong. However,this article makes good points!

  • 1HOTLEX

    UMMMM…I’M A SIMPLE LADY. I DON’T NEED A MAN WHO IS FASHION FORWARD. AS LONG AS HE KNOWS HOW TO PUT CLOTHES ON, MATCH THEM UP AND LOOK GOOD…I’M FINE. HE DOES NOT HAVE TO KNOW THE DESIGNER AND ALL THAT OTHER STUFF. I LIKE A MAN TO BE A MAN. A LITTLE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES, HARD WORKER, INTELLIGENT, FUNNY AND OF COURSE GOD-FEARING….ALL THAT OTHER STUFF CAN TAKE A BACKSEAT.

  • Brightstar

    I second that ^^^^ message above.
    Give me a MAN…as long has he showers and his clothes are not extremely wrinkled I’m cool! He doesn’t have to know why I can’t where wool in the summer, b/c I know.

  • http://www.weartmc.com Omar Mbye The Prince or Zemunda

    1. When you all go out, you ask him to hold your phone, lipgloss, and keys in his purse. Oops! We meant to say “man bag”. Psssh, as if there were any difference.

    ^^^^that’s just plain suspect.

  • tremaine

    If he’s spending more time in the mirror than I am, we’re going to have a problem because I don’t NEED to spend a lot of time in the mirror, nor does it take me long to get ready either. I’m in agreement with 1HOTLEX, as long as he can match colors, has his gear ironed, and looks decent, I’m cool with his dressing methods and attire.

  • http://maddsexycool.wordpress.com Reign

    My sweetie is only #2, and he likes to chime in on what I’m buying… mostly just because I let him come in the dressing room. I definitely need a guy that’s up on fashion, need more than clean and matchy matchy. My dude is an avid reader of GQ and it shows. Loves it!

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  • Crescetta

    I definitely need a guy who can go toe to toe with me as far as fashion is concerned… my current guy can help me pick out the perfect outfit no questions asked, but when it comes to his own fashion sense, I generally have to nitpick and push him in the right direction to avoid tragedy.

    forget him going to far.. I’m trying to push him to spice it up!!! LOL!

  • Sylvia

    I don’t want to be with that kind of man why not date my girfriend? lol I want my man to masculine, viril, intellectual, respectful and affectionate not a damn gigolo on the down low or any stupid fashion victim!

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