Shopping for a Man

April 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm 25 comments


Despite being a man, I don’t hate shopping. This admission may alarm people about my true gender, but I can assure you that it’s a false alarm as I’m what you see… no more, no less.

I like to go to an upscale store like Nordstrom. It offers better selections. Most importantly, you can always find your size, although at an exorbitant price. When I have a lot of time for weekend shopping, I usually start at Nordstrom to check its offerings and to hobnob with the rich and famous for a change. Did I say a lot of time? Yes, indeed, for I’m such a fussy shopper.

When I pick a shirt from the rack, for example, I scrutinize its details very carefully. Are there any missing buttons? Is there a hidden stain somewhere? Does it smell right? It’s only after it passes a thorough inspection that I’ll try it on. Why do this kind of inspection at Nordstrom? It’s because i’m paranoid.

And so I go to the fitting room. Once I find a shirt to my liking and after admiring how good I look in front of the mirror a thousand times, I cheerfully put it back on the rack. Then, I head to a discount store or factory outlet to find something similar.

It’s this penchant for discount stores and factory outlets that confuses anybody who spies on my dresser. He or she will find my clothes, pants, and underwears in different sizes as if I can change my body size at will. The fact is, you get what you pay for. I buy most of my stuff on sale, there you go. Take my pants, for instance. I’m a real 33, but I’ll go for a 36 if it’s on sale. I know it’ll fit if I tighten my belt. And I know nobody will notice, anyway, since I never tuck in my shirt, anyway. And the same goes with my shoes which ranges from sizes 8 1/2 to 10,

On days when I have some money to splurge, I do shop at Nordstrom. But I look at the price of the item first to make sure I can afford it before I like it. That’s reality check for you.

By the way, if the title of this entry has misled you in a way, rest assured that it was intentional.

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  • 1. Heleyna  |  April 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Hmmm a man who loves shopping, that’s new! So do you shop with friends or alone? Just curious.

  • 2. plaridel  |  April 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm


    i shop alone. it’s less complicated that way.

  • 3. gudang  |  April 23, 2009 at 6:56 am

    new here. hmm. i don’t think there’s anything wrong with that! 🙂 a ‘shopping man’ is new, i agree with that. but that’s great! isn’t it? hehe. 😀

  • 4. plaridel  |  April 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm


    it’s weird, huh? thanks for your visit. please come again.

  • 5. AC  |  March 28, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Hahahaha! You must have a huuuuge dresser. 😀

    • 6. plaridel  |  March 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm


      actually, i’ve become a minimalist keeping only the things i really need. the rest i’d given away to charity. 🙂

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  • 11. awlscribe  |  October 4, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, that sounds like how I shop too! But I like to take selfies in the dressing room so I can remember what styles to look for at more affordable unbranded places. I still believe man maketh the clothes 😉

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      it’s so true. 🙂

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  • 17. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  September 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

    That’s whole new perspective on shopping. 😆

    • 18. plaridel  |  September 13, 2017 at 11:37 am


      do you really think so? 🙂

      • 19. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  September 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm

        I seriously do. Its weird i dont like shopping. I tell people to do to it for me and i pay. I take a year to finalise a shoe so i delegate the task.

        The moment you moved to another store i blurted out a loud WTF. Ahaha

        I wish i was that patient.

        • 20. plaridel  |  September 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm


          i hear you. at least, there’s amazon now. we can shop in the privacy of our room. 🙂

          • 21. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  September 13, 2017 at 3:48 pm

            I use amazon n ebay for things that wont have size problem. Otherwise i m a grown-up wierdo still depending on mom and siblings for shopping.

            Your shopping style is band new information for me. I will tell mom.

            • 22. plaridel  |  September 13, 2017 at 11:56 pm


              i think your mom will get a big laugh out of it. 🙂

  • 24. Traci Drury  |  September 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I love the trickery of the title! Very good post.

    • 25. plaridel  |  September 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm


      gotcha! 🙂


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