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Back in July ,I started my first ever job. I’d been going on and on about needing a job for a long time before that, so one day I decided to really get my finger out and actually go and apply for some jobs. As you’re never going to actually get a job if you dont apply for any. I’ve always said that I would love to work in menswear, I just thought it would be really interesting. So, one of the few jobs i applied for in my local shopping centre was in menswear, and it happened to be the job i got. I was really happy when I found out, and knew that it would be really great to get experience in a side of fashion i knew very little about.
If you work in menswear, whether you’re a man or woman, then you will know that how women shop is completley different to how men shop. men are very staright forwards, they usually know what they’re looking for and don’t like to stray away from that. However woman like to shop a lot more casually without any real intentions, are a lot more independent shoppers and ask for little advice. When they say women are from venus and men are from mars, this is exactly true when it comes to shopping habits.
Over the time that I’ve been working in menswear, I’ve bugun to see certain trends and shopping habits regulary appearing, and find it really interesting to see the contrast between what a man would do and what, for example I would do, when I go shopping. I’m not saying everyone who’s a woman shops like this and everyone who’s a man shops like that, however I just wanted to share with you some interesting things that I’ve learnt from working in menswear.
Asking for your advice
I’ve found that a lot of men ask for my advice when it comes to the items that are trying on or are wanting to purchase. Whether that’s to decide on what size to get, and whether it fits correctly, what style of item to get, such as a bomber jacket or blazer, and what colour to get depending on their skin colour. They like to know a sales assistants advice, which is something I would not personally do myself.
Men just don’t seem to be that bothered about reward cards and collecting points, unless they know that they’re a regular shopper. They can’t be bothered with the hastle of it and don’t see the point in having one. As women like to collect points and to be able to get money or rewards for their purchases.
They buy what they’ve come for
Men don’t seem to be that much into impulse buying, when in the heat of the moment you just purchase something that takes your eye. They generally just come and buy exactly what they’ve been looking for or need, and not really any extra’s. As women impulse buy a lot more and buy what they fancy as well as what they need.
Women in their lives opinion’s matter
I’ve found that men really value the opinion’s of women in their lives, whether that’s their girlfriend, partner, wife or daughter, they like to know what they think of an item before they buy it. As women do ask for their friends, mum or boyfriends advice, however they make the ultimate choice themselves; with men it’s more of a 50- 50 choice, between them and their loved ones.
Men really don’t have that much choice
I’ve realised even more now that men really don’t have that much choice of items of clothing to wear in an outfit. They only have a shirt or polo, jumper or cardigan, jeans, shorts or smart trousers and various shoes. They don’t have as much choice as a woman has. We have jumpsuits, playsuits, skirts, dresses, shirts, cami’s, jumpers, tee-shirts, leggings etc..
I hope you’ve found these little things that i’ve learnt from working in menswear interesting, and have enjoyed a bit of a different style of post. If you’ve just started your first job and need a few tips, then go and have a read of my post HERE.