Tonight I decided that I should knit a sweater for my husband, so I went on Ravelry to look at patterns. There's lots of patterns for men's sweaters. I saw a nice basic v-neck sweater, and asked him, did he like it? Yes, he replied, that was nice. I made several comments about the construction, etc., and then pulled up the pattern page. Looking at the photos more carefully, I realized this sweater has ribbing down the sides.
I have no idea what my husband considers "manly" when it comes to knitting, and since I know that some men are rather particular, I thought I'd better ask. Was ribbing ok? He shrugged. Did he like the ribbing? He shrugged. Would he like a sweater with this type of ribbing?? (I showed him the picture.) He groaned and replied "I'd like roller skates."