Mummy says…..’Having children is great, but it is also very expensive. Most of us live on a budget, and sometimes struggle to make ends meet. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to keep the cost of living down. Some, like regularly switching your energy provider are obvious. But did you know that you can save money by buying mens clothes?
It can be easy saving money by buying men’s clothes instead of women’s. Apparently, us women typically have to pay 15% more for our clothes than men do. Did you know this?
Some clothes, like women’s jeans and chinos, cost around 30% more than the mens ones do. This is despite the fact they are made from similar material and are the same size. Often, men’s jeans look just as good. In fact, if you are an apple shaped woman they are often a better fit because they tend to finish further up the waist.
So why not go to the men’s section and try on a few pairs. If you find the right cut, you could save yourself quite a bit of money.
You can do the same with chinos. Men’s chinos are usually made from much better quality material, which means that they hang better and typically last longer. As you can see here, they come in a huge range of colours and cuts, so it is really easy to find a pair that works for you.
The same applies to men’s shirts and t-shirts. One study has showed that women have to pay 15-30% more for these tops than men do. Even more annoying is the fact that this is the case even when you are shopping in the same store.
Next time you go shopping for plain t-shirts, check out the men’s section first. Usually you will find exactly what you need, at a far lower price. The same is true of shirts, although there are a few things that you need to bear in mind when buying men’s shirts for yourself.
To start with, the cut is usually significantly different. Unsurprisingly, men’s shirts are usually cut a little more generously so if you are a medium in the women’s section you will probably need to buy a small men’s shirt.
Usually, it is best to stick to the slim-fit shirts as they tend to suit a woman’s figure better. However, if you have big boobs this may not be an issue. In fact, it should be easier for you to find shirts that fit you well in the men’s section. The other issue is that the sleeves are normally longer but you can just turn the cuffs back!
In the winter, shop for hats, gloves, scarves and coats in the same way and you can potentially save yourself even more money. Look out for men’s socks and trainers too.
So, next time you go shopping why not have a look in the men’s section. Have you ever tried saving money by buying mens clothes?