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Study: Men spend more on fashion
Guys willing to pay big bucks to look good for ladies
 
Published Thursday, February 27, 2014
by Michaela L. Duckett

Men often complain about women’s shopping habits but a recent study found that while women shop more frequently, men spend twice as much.

The dating website SeekingMillionaire.com surveyed 10,406 men on their shopping habits and found that on average men spend 43 percent of their disposable income on fashion, while women report spending 22 percent.

What’s driving men to spend so much on designer clothes and watches? Brandon Wade, the website’s founder and CEO, said it could have something to do with well-dressed men attract more women.

“There’s an old saying that says: a well-tailored suit is like lingerie to a woman’s eyes,” Wade said. “Fashion sense is more than just color coordination and style. Women naturally associate fashion sense with a big wallet, which is an important factor when considering a potential partner.”

Charlotte-based clothier William Wilson said that when a woman pays a man a compliment on his clothing, the man is likely to pay attention.

“If a woman says she likes something he has on, you better believe he’s going to go out and get ten more,” said Wilson.

So which U.S. city has the best-dressed men? SeekingMillionaire.com polled 13,119 women across the nation, asking them to rate how well the men in their cities dressed. Chicago topped the list as the city with the most “fashion forward” men. New York came in eighth place, being beat out by Boston, Austin, Sand Francisco, Harford, Savannah and Providence, RI. Charlotte failed to make the top 10.

When it came to retail, the survey found that men distributed their clothing budget as follows:

Shoes – 26 percent

Shirts – 22 percent

Pants – 19 percent

Suits/formal wear – 7 percent

Accessories – 17 percent

Other – 9 percent 

Comments

Mens become conscious than womens. The one part of the story is that they want make a good impression on the women they like, and the other is to have a style statement to show the world. In both the cases, it is all about having a style of your own which people like and follow. Men are almost wearing everything today. The desigers have brought the NEW MEN from their majestic work. See http://www.boutique1.com/mens collection that a man would love.
Posted on February 27, 2014
 

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