Originally Posted by dapperdoctor
You need to mix it up a little. You'd be better off with a nice variety of colors rather than the same colors (especially black and white) every day. Mix in some browns, greys, blues, patterns, etc. Have a pair of black shoes and a pair of brown shoes at the very least. Wear brown pants and a blue shirt. Have a brown belt and a black belt to go with your shoe colors. Have khaki pants, grey pants, blue pants. Wear a watch. There is a lot to do! If you are strapped for cash, hit up a consignment store, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, or even a thrift shop. You can do better than black and white.
Thanks to everyone who replied to avoid black and mix it up with gray, browns, and blues.
Would you rather have 5 cheap cotton chino's or 2 wool pants? If it is cotton chinos, the colors they have are black, brown, tan, and olive. If it is wool, they have lots of shades of grey and brown.
What about shirts? Would you rather have 5 of the Nordstrom Rack cheap dress shirts, or would you rather have 2 Brook Brother dress shirts? I think they only have white for the cheap shirts, but Brook Brothers has light blue and pink for full price. Nordstrom has clearance on Brook Brothers dress shirts for half off, but none are solid colors, they are either light stripes, light checkers ect. With the sale price I could probably swing 3 Brooks Brothers dress shirts, but none would be solid white or solid light blue.
Here is an example of the BB dress shirts on sale:
Is it worth the extra work of doing laundry three times a week to buy wool and Brooks Brothers? It would take a couple weeks before I could buy a third shirt and third wool pants.
BTW, I have shoes, black captoes and brown wingtips. I think I am okay with shoes.