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hello all, i know a ton of people talk about building a wardrobe on a college budget(Trust me, I Searched) and a lot of the things i see are buy good stuff and usually suits and such which my parents will help me pay for but what they wont help with is casual stuff. stuff to wear on campus or days relaxing. so i look to the people at SF to help me here. I am really looking for quality items, that being said i dont want to spend 1,000 bucks on a pair of alden loafers or something of that nature. looking for items i can wear everyday or every other day. Some nice boots, Shoes, jackets and other stuff for cold weather as i will be attending school in boston and it can get quite cold there.

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hello all, i know a ton of people talk about building a wardrobe on a college budget(Trust me, I Searched) and a lot of the things i see are buy good stuff and usually suits and such which my parents will help me pay for but what they wont help with is casual stuff. stuff to wear on campus or days relaxing. so i look to the people at SF to help me here. I am really looking for quality items, that being said i dont want to spend 1,000 bucks on a pair of alden loafers or something of that nature. looking for items i can wear everyday or every other day. Some nice boots, Shoes, jackets and other stuff for cold weather as i will be attending school in boston and it can get quite cold there.

1) Take weekend trip to NYC
2) Enter Uniqlo
3) Buy entire wardrobe for 1K
4) Supplement it with cool pieces from other brands when you get some $$
5) Live happily ever after
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1) Take weekend trip to NYC
2) Enter Uniqlo
3) Buy entire wardrobe for 1K
4) Supplement it with cool pieces from other brands when you get some $$
5) Live happily ever after

thankfully i live in NYC so that's not an issue but uniqlor does not sell shoes or boots or jacket that have quality and will last a long time.if i spend hard earned cash, i want to know if my boots or shoes gets worn down i can send them to get repaired and not trash them. same with a jacket. ive been looking at a barbour beaufort but as far as shoes and boots go, there are so many brands to look at. just not sure who has the best service around

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thankfully i live in NYC so that's not an issue but uniqlor does not sell shoes or boots or jacket that have quality and will last a long time.if i spend hard earned cash, i want to know if my boots or shoes gets worn down i can send them to get repaired and not trash them. same with a jacket. ive been looking at a barbour beaufort but as far as shoes and boots go, there are so many brands to look at. just not sure who has the best service around

WTF do you do with your jackets, even cheap ones last a long time. Quality of construction is mostly an aesthetic pleasure (and a marketing argument). Barbour is for old english people, do you happen to be old and english?

I can certainly recommend shoes to you but what kinda style do you want, you seem to be aiming at something traditional that I simply cannot caution for a kid.
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haven't bought a jacket in 5 years and it was a north face which rips and the feathers come out. As far as shoes go, desert boots, Boots with some brogueing maybe,sneakers and of course date night on the campus

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haven't bought a jacket in 5 years and it was a north face which rips and the feathers come out. As far as shoes go, desert boots, Boots with some brogueing maybe,sneakers and of course date night on the campus

Just get a pair or two of white/white stan smiths, maybe some simple Nike (the vintage one), some clarks like everyone else and then budget more and get a pair of good boots, I'd go for black Margiela zips but maybe hunt for something on B&S here as those are pricey.

Do not ever dress up for dates or have some sort of date outfit, this just screams virgin in 80s movie taking the daughter of one of the main characters out geting chewed by crazy dad in comic relief scene.

FYI people in Boston mostly wear dirty jogging pants and ballcaps so you don't need dressed up clothes aside from maybe a suit in case someone dies or you have some sort of school event.

Never go for a preppy look, it's the sartorial equivalent of raping little boys.
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WTF do you do with your jackets, even cheap ones last a long time. .

What? Totally not true. Not saying you need to drop several thousand dollars on a RLPL topcoat, but some J Crew stuff I've bought hasn't lasted more than a season. I really like the Alpha Industries slim fit N3b parka, or most of the stuff they sell really (I have one other too). Little bit of swag, decent quality and pretty cheap as winter jackets go. You'd likely even make good use of the parka being in NYC.
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Just get a pair or two of white/white stan smiths, maybe some simple Nike (the vintage one), some clarks like everyone else and then budget more and get a pair of good boots, I'd go for black Margiela zips but maybe hunt for something on B&S here as those are pricey.
Do not ever dress up for dates or have some sort of date outfit, this just screams virgin in 80s movie taking the daughter of one of the main characters out geting chewed by crazy dad in comic relief scene.
FYI people in Boston mostly wear dirty jogging pants and ballcaps so you don't need dressed up clothes aside from maybe a suit in case someone dies or you have some sort of school event.
Never go for a preppy look, it's the sartorial equivalent of raping little boys.

On a complete aside, the thing about the dates is totally true. Dress how you feel like dressing...dressing to impress is for those that feel the need to impress.

Otherwise, check out Clarks or Johnston and Murphy for shoes. Also, the Nordstrom annual sale is great--like 30% off stuff you'd actually want to wear of decent quality, unfortunately, it's once a year and it just happened a few weeks ago.

Uniqlo is good for basics, as is Nordstrom rack for tees and underwear, maybe even ties and other shit if you don't mind digging.
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