Old coat, I say to you: goodbye, my faithful friend.
November 23, 2011 9:29 AM Subscribe
[ClothingGiftFilter] I need a VERY STURDY hoodie/track jacket substitute for my husband. Price: up to $150.
posted by Madamina to clothing, beauty, & fashion (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My husband is 6', and an XXL/52" chest. Like most guys (and, um, me), when he finds something he loves, he wears nothing but that piece until it gets noticeably threadbare.
He is moving up at work (computer networking); he needs things that look a bit nicer but are still easy enough to grab and go -- and not too nice that he won't wear them. They need to work with both jeans/band t-shirt and Dockers/button-up shirt.
Currently: Old Navy track jackets that were a nice step up from his beloved hoodies, but he wears the elbows out (and they only seem to sell them for like a week every spring)
Likes: full zip, very plain, pockets, black/gray/brown/navy, no prominent logos (such as contrasting North Face)
A fleece or similar (not too plush or covered in zippers) might work. Anything with stronger-than-average elbows would be great. I did once buy him a nice Calvin Klein ribbed cardigan, but I think it might not have been warm enough. We live in Wisconsin, and he tends to wear this as his outer layer.
He MIGHT go for a blazer he could also wear with jeans, which I've suggested. Without specific examples, though, I don't think he'd go looking for one.
Extra bonus for something longer that will mask his saggy-pants tendencies...