(JLibourel @ 27 Aug. 2004, 5:16) Until now I would have been ashamed to admit on these fora I have been buying a certain percentage of my wardrobe--khakis, socks, underwear, etc.--from Target. This makes me feel a whole lot better.
Feel no shame. Â Their cotton chinos are great. Â My wife bought me a couple pair several years ago when my then-two year old dumped a bowl of spaghetti on a pair of my good pants. Â I've been getting them ever since. Â They are so inexpensive (especially on sale) that I have no fear wearing them in "high risk" situations like kids' parties, and yet they are well made/well cut enough to wear to work in a pretty conservative office on casual days.
The quality of Target clothing is outstanding, given the price that you can purchase the garments at. Whenever I'm shopping there, I make sure to stop by the clothing section to see if they have any nice basics on clearance. Perfect place for basics. For my summer job, I am required to wear black slacks and a white collared shirt. I picked up some nice mercanized cotton polo shirts in solid white for $7.50 on clearance (the fabric almost looks on par with the Bobby Jones polo shirts). I also picked up some black flat-front slacks maybe 6 months ago for work. I don't want to wear anything nice to work, since there's a great chance it will be damaged, but at $3.75-$5 per pair for brand new slacks, in both microfiber blends and 100% cotton, I think I can ruin the slacks without going home in tears. I've also heard good things about the cotton undershirts.