Bobbie Thomas writes:
This week, some handy helpers to help you help him.
Marine Layer's“in-between sizes” for men
Is he a “smedium” or “marge?” San Francisco clothing company Marine Layer has developed an online fit finder for men who aren't the typical small, medium or large. All you have to do is enter his height and weight information, then based on a catalog of their first 400 customers' measurements, they will direct you to his best size. With seven options including the "half sizes" -- smedium, marge and larger, they make it easy to find a more flattering fitted shirt. They claim that less than 1 percent of customers have been unable to find their ideal size. ($29-60; http://www.marinelayer.com/)
How many times has he lost a button (usually right before an important meeting or event)? Thanks to this innovative idea, Maggie's Sew Free Buttons will make it so you won’t have to search for the mini hotel emergency repair kit that you know you have somewhere. Easy to keep handy in a wallet or desk drawer, simply peel and stick the button in place, and you’re guy is good to go! The buttons can even withstand several launderings and dry cleanings. ($3 for a pack of 3; http://www.maggiesbuttons.com/)
With a 100 percent guarantee or your money back, the Deo-Go formula promises to remove those unsightly and impossible to get out antiperspirant, deodorant and sweat stains. Just imagine how many white T-shirts could be saved! Now if it could only work on his socks. ($10.50 per bottle; http://www.getdeogo.com/)