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post #151 of 448
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Originally Posted by nmlgy View Post

^Pose has little to nothing to do with it. You're overthinking it.

Yeah seriously. Every single piece of clothing in the second picture is incredibly obviously better in quality and fit.
post #152 of 448
Great thread.

I think the two things difficult to do well with real budget brands is outwear and more importantly footwear.
post #153 of 448
I like the photo comparisons. Yes, the second kicks the first ones ass but the first fit is still better than almost everyone my age (early to mid 20's) is dressing which says a lot to how cheap it can be to drastically improve most people's looks on a budget.
post #154 of 448
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

Great thread.
I think the two things difficult to do well with real budget brands is outwear and more importantly footwear.

I think NWI did a good job illustrating just that. I mean, most people on this forum, noob or not, don't have an issue shelling out ~150 for a pair of jeans - not that they need to, but it seems to not be quite so difficult a pill to swallow as the 700$+ for that leather jacket, and the untold thousands of sexual favors he used to pay for those boots. I would say, it's easy to look good on a budget, but harder to look great. foo.gif
post #155 of 448
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Ok, I guess the consensus here is that swag cannot be affordable. sarcasm.gif

Quite the opposite.

You said so yourself, you paid less than retail for everything in the 2nd picture except for the jeans (which can be found on sale also). I'm throwing out the wild assumption that you're not incredibly rich, probably some level of working middle class, and yet you can afford to dress like the 2nd picture.

So swag is pretty affordable, just not cheap.
post #156 of 448

i think your re-color holds up a lot better than the original.  it's at least in the same ballpark as the $$$ pic.
 

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Originally Posted by nmlgy View Post


Good contribution, and it reminds me of something I have been wanting to talk about.
The most noticeable difference is the colors. In the first pic, the cardigan color is too close to your skin, and the chucks are terrible. The plaid shirt also doesn't work with the rest, color layering wise. The whole thing looks boy-ish.
I think the lesson here is not so much 'buy quality clothing' as it is: know what colors and patterns work for you, and know how to layer them.
You can probably do a lot better for the same amount of money.
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Excuse photoshop skills, but here is a very quick illustration of what I'm saying Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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relevant to thread?  homeless swag

 

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/brother-sharp-%E7%8A%80%E5%88%A9%E5%93%A5

 

 

post #157 of 448
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Originally Posted by Noctone View Post

Yeah seriously. Every single piece of clothing in the second picture is incredibly obviously better in quality and fit.

That much is obvious, but I don't feel the difference at first glance would be that much different if his body language were as confident in the first pic as in the second. It would still be clearly better, but not as night and day as it's been presented.
post #158 of 448

the one thing i notice in the pictures is his jawline, i'm jealous xD

 

but i agree with the general statements, pic1 works but it's got a younger vibe to it, pic2 is like model / adult looking.

post #159 of 448
I usually have to pay around £80 for a pair of Levi's 511's in the UK - I notice prices a lot less than this mentioned within this thread. Does anyone in the UK know of a cheap supplier?

IDH
post #160 of 448
For me is just spending money at the right time. Right now is the time to shop at Barney's, mr porter, P&B, the corner, ect. Nice shoes and outerwear can be had at 50-70% off. Jcrew, club monoco, uniqlo, those basic stuff will always be there.
post #161 of 448
Suggestions for belts?
post #162 of 448
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Originally Posted by IDH View Post

I usually have to pay around £80 for a pair of Levi's 511's in the UK - I notice prices a lot less than this mentioned within this thread. Does anyone in the UK know of a cheap supplier?
IDH

You can always try Uniqlo jeans, they're pretty quality jeans
post #163 of 448
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

I think NWI did a good job illustrating just that. I mean, most people on this forum, noob or not, don't have an issue shelling out ~150 for a pair of jeans - not that they need to, but it seems to not be quite so difficult a pill to swallow as the 700$+ for that leather jacket, and the untold thousands of sexual favors he used to pay for those boots. I would say, it's easy to look good on a budget, but harder to look great. foo.gif
I thought that was supposed to be "our little secret." shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Lel View Post

Quite the opposite.
You said so yourself, you paid less than retail for everything in the 2nd picture except for the jeans (which can be found on sale also). I'm throwing out the wild assumption that you're not incredibly rich, probably some level of working middle class, and yet you can afford to dress like the 2nd picture.
So swag is pretty affordable, just not cheap.
Eh...definitely middle class, but with low overhead (no debt, no car, &c.), which probably gives me a shade more discretionary income to throw around than some of the younger posters (who I assume would be the main beneficiaries of this thread).
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Originally Posted by McCurry View Post

You can always try Uniqlo jeans, they're pretty quality jeans
+1. I'd go with the Uniqlo MIJ straight cut jeans before going anywhere near a pair of 514s, at least if you like raw denim.
post #164 of 448
All Saints goes stupidly cheap on sale in the UK. Everyone on SF hates it, but at $20 for a wool cardigan or $80 for a peacoat with J Crew like quality I don't really care. Boots will probably be around $80 tomorrow.
post #165 of 448
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Originally Posted by Totakeke View Post

Suggestions for belts?

for raw leather ones corter offers a really good value.
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