Men stop caring about their clothes at 37
The age at which men stop caring about their appearance is 37 years - out go the fashion-conscious outfits of their younger years that are slowly but surely replaced by a uniform of baggy T-shirts and worn-out jeans, a new survey of their significant others has revealed.
In an attempt to slow the fashion decline, nearly two-thirds of women have admitted preventing their partner from buying certain items, while 37 percent buy all their other half's clothes.
Nearly a fifth of women surveyed said their husband's dodgy denim had forced them to take action, with ill-fitting jeans and matching jean/waistcoat combinations the worst offenders.
For another 16 percent, it was their partner's old-fashioned, discoloured and overly tight underwear that drove them to overhaul his wardrobe.
According to the survey conducted by online retailer isme.com, other hated items included Speedos and shocking floral shirts.
However, while many wanted to keep their partners looking fashionable, women were also keen to ensure they dressed their age, with 7 percent saying they had vetoed hoodies and clothing more suited to a boy band member.
The survey of 2,000 women aged over 50 found most would prefer their men to copy the styles of actors such as George Clooney and Hugh Grant - but thought they actually dressed Jeremy Clarkson, Prince Charles and Alan Titchmarsh.
Left to their own devices, the women surveyed thought a quarter of men would avoid clothes shopping altogether.
Of those men that would venture into a store, 26 per cent would only buy new clothes when theirs had worn through and 24 per cent would make a beeline for the cheapest item, whatever the style or fit, the women said.