I’ll be honest with you. I’ve never shopped online for clothes before, so this is a first for me. Call me old-fashioned but I actually enjoy the buzz of the high street, looking for a new outfit for a night out with the lads, and actually being able to try clothes on before I purchase them.
It’s always been especially nice to have a second opinion on new outfits too, like that of a partner or friend, so shopping online for clothes always seemed like a lonely pursuit to me.
Nevertheless, I’m sat here in front of my computer wondering what all the fuss is about and I’m going to search to see what I would buy should I ever decide to make the shift from high street to e-commerce.
The first place I’d start is on the website of my favourite high-street store for menswear, which is http://www.zara.com
The first thing I noticed here is that there is a much wider range on their site than in-store. Flowery designs seem to be quite popular for men at the moment by the looks of things but I’m more of a plain tee-shirt kinda guy – plain with a subtle nuance that is simple yet snazzy!
I’ll also be needing some shorts, especially with this tropical weather we’ve been having here in London… For those I’ve gone to www2.hm.com and I’ve found a few that caught my eye.
These ripped jean shorts would probably be my next impulse purchase. I really like how they have additional style suggestions. If I were lazy I could just buy the whole outfit and call it a day!
But no, on we must go. I need some footwear to go with my new jeans and t-shirt. Seeing as they’re quite plain I’m thinking to go a little jazzy with the shoes.
I don’t know who these are designed by, but ASOS seems to know what I like!
A GQ magazine article I just found had me salivating at the craftsmanship of some timepieces, which lead me to this Hugo Boss watch.
I guess another bonus for shopping online is that you can go in and out of stores as quickly as the click of a button, as well as read up on advice on where to shop.
Delving in and out of magazine’s websites can also be a great source of inspiration!
The above is the kind of outfit I would wear on a sunny day to the park or for an informal coffee down at the West End with friends.
In addition, I may opt for a matching wallet, some jewellery, underwear (maybe), cologne, sunglasses and a hat, all of which I could find in one trip to the shopping centre, and not have to wait for delivery either.
In conclusion, there are definitely some advantages to shopping online, but I’m still a big fan of high-street shopping – the changing rooms, the feel of the garments, the random conversations with shop assistants, the giant billboards, the window displays, etc.
It will be a long while before I lock myself in a room and decide to shop for clothes solely on the internet, but I definitely wouldn’t rule out the vast array of style ideas that are out here in cyberspace.