I sometimes complain that my husband likes to shop more than I do! To be honest, I actually like it (but don't tell him). Fashion is such a big part of my life that it only makes sense to have a husband that's a fashionisto :) How many women can say that their husband has helped them search the shelves of the Barney's Warehouse Sale for Christian Louboutin pumps?! He was excited about getting a great deal on his D&G tuxedo for our wedding and wanted only Ferragamo shoes to match! He looks forward to getting his new GQ (and Men's Health) magazine every month. He's a perfect match for me! It's fun getting dressed with my husband because we both give each other "real" advice. When I ask if I should wear a certain belt with an outfit I get a honest response and if he asked what shoes to wear I give him a honest answer and we both can appreciate that.
With any fashionista (or fashionisto) my husband's sense of style has evolved over the years. He's always like to shop (you can ask his mom) but he's traded in his baggy velour Air Jordan sweatsuits for slim European cut Ted Baker suits....and I really like it. He now gets all his dress shirts tailored to perfectly fit his lean figure and his jeans have gotten skinner and skinner. He gets teased sometimes for embracing his new found knowledge the slim fit. But he always takes it in stride. I was recently looking at pictures of us together and I jokingly said to him, "You're a great accessory, you're better than a Birkin bag!". Now he didn't like to be compared to a purse (hahaha!) but I said it because we compliment each other really well and I love being seen with him when he's all decked out :)
I heard a quote recently during the 2009 Emmy's red carpet coverage that made me think of my hubby. Someone said that a lot of the men's tuxedo's were too big on them. The person said something like "sometimes men don't know how to wear clothes properly". I can honestly say that my guy's one of the ones that gets it right. My husband really thinks about what he puts on before walking out the door and cares about his appearance. It's one of the reasons why I love him. So ladies don't be afraid to embrace your man's sense of style, be proud of it! Encourage him to get those designer shoes or complement him on what he's wearing every once in awhile. You know how wonderful it feels when someone says your outfit looks great....you'd be surprised but guys like it too!