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post #91 of 112
i think its basically cause i don't want to head into spring empty handed...
last spring(prior to getting my first pair of raw jeans)
i was probably wearing something like
polo shirt or hardcore band tee/jcrew shorts or diesel jeans/nike dunks

im trying to step it up a notch this spring, and i have lots of voids in the wardrobe im trying to fill
post #92 of 112
I'd guess 0-250$.
post #93 of 112
I responded to a similar topic on MyNudies.com a while ago. Here was my take... I think I spend a lot of money on clothes, but definitely not more than like $100 -$250 a month. I would spend more if I found stuff that I liked though. Maybe I just don't get out enough. :-) I'm not a rich man, but I make reasonably good coin by Washington D.C. standards (where the cost of living is pretty high). I guess I could really just get whatever I wanted right now. However, here's how I justify my basically semi-unlimited budget:
  • I tend to buy stuff that I know will last a long time. Denim's a great example. Jeans never go out of style, can be worn all year round, and generally last forever (because I don't skate anymore?)
  • I tend to buy the classics. I guess I'm not cool enough to pull off the crazier stuff. I buy normal, standard, Converse Chucks. Fairly normal lookin' Vans. You know...stuff that's kinda timeless. Most Chucks and Vans look the same today as they did in the 70's, 80's, etc. And I really do end up keeping stuff for a long time. I have a few pairs of boots and even a shirt or two that are at least 7 - 10 years old.
  • Sell your old stuff. I hate being a pack rat. Even though i can afford to just get whatever I want, I don't. I've sold denim on Craigslist and eBay, etc. I'm pretty honest with myself about whether or not I'm going to wear something ever again. Honesty with yourself is good!
  • I'm a professional graphic designer by day and I love shooting music and concert photography after-hours. Both of these skills allow me to make extra coin beyond my actual paycheck. Anything extra I make is "whatever the fuck I want" money. I save a lot of money that comes out of my paycheck and spend extra income on stuff I don't really need, but really want. It's good!
I dunno, maybe a lot of you people are in your late teens or 20's. I'm in my early 30s. Be careful with yourselves because nobody is going to take care of your money better than you will. Live in the now, but save a little coin for the future -- nobody's gonna do it for ya! gm.
post #94 of 112
For me, I have a tendency to overanalyze if I should buy a particular piece or not. (and it drives me crazy) but then it keeps me from buying things unless I really really want it. So my budget is variable, depending on if I see something I must have. But I haven't really bought anything crazy expensive yet. Usually I will wait for sales. Most months its pretty low though, less than $100 for sure. Unless I find a big piece I love. Also, I don't hypebeast stuff usually, i dont fuks with the lanvinz.
post #95 of 112
I don't really have a buying cycle, either I don't buy anything for months or I impulse buy a few things in a small amount of time.

Some of my purchases over the last 6 months reflects how much I've wasted:

Dries Peacoat $1200
Suede PS shoes $300
2 pairs of Paul Smith Dip Dyed shoes $400
Acne Overcoat $350
Cardigan from Opening Ceremony $150
Acne Max Cash $220
Nike Huarache $90
Opening Ceremony Patent shoes $220
Dries White Patent shoes $450
Carpe Diem Boots $750 approx
CDG x Fred Perry sweater $300 approx
RAF Simons sweater $100
RAF metalic jeans $350 approx
Rose Bowl vintage purchases past 6 months $300 approx
Balenciaga shirt $350 approx
Givenchy Shirt $350 approx

That's all I can remember for now. I guess that totals around $6000 over 6 months. Upon reflection too much money.
post #96 of 112
Spent too much on f/w and redoing s/s so I'm broke.
post #97 of 112
Usually spend what could be called a reasonnable amount, haven't bought anything in 08 cause I want nothing right now.
post #98 of 112
In the last two years I maybe spent about 250€ on clothes; I have been practically living the life of a saddhu...last week I spent about 800~1000€...
post #99 of 112
The only thing In clothes I really buy is jeans. This month I only spent $180 Next month I plan on spending about $300 while in boston.
post #100 of 112
About $100 too $200 on average.
But, in reality, it's more like $400 in February, $600 in August, nothing for the rest of the year.
Excepting when I have to buy a new suit every couple of years. Only need one. In college after all.
post #101 of 112
I'm too embarrassed to admit how much money I spend on clothing, but it's quite a bit. I'm not shy dropping 1500 USD for a pair of shoes or spending 2000USD for a non sale item on a blazer. My budget for my fragrance collection alone is exobitant! The last big shopping spree I had was in Paris about a year ago. I spent about 15,000 USD in a course of one week. Too bad, I didn't get my VAT refund:-(
post #102 of 112
depends, but I spend anywhere from $0-$1000 a month. doesn't help that I live near a Century 21, Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, Filene's Basement, Syms, and a number of malls. or that I've bought a bunch of raw denim since discovering SF.
post #103 of 112
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Originally Posted by Maharlika View Post
I'm too embarrassed to admit how much money I spend on clothing, but it's quite a bit. I'm not shy dropping 1500 USD for a pair of shoes or spending 2000USD for a non sale item on a blazer. My budget for my fragrance collection alone is exobitant! The last big shopping spree I had was in Paris about a year ago. I spent about 15,000 USD in a course of one week. Too bad, I didn't get my VAT refund:-(

what did you buy that you spent 15 grand?
post #104 of 112
I think spending a lot of money on clothing is fine if your buying stuff thats actually worth it. However it takes some time and a lot of time getting to the point where you can buy stuff thats actually worth it...
post #105 of 112
Having recently started to get into this more seriously and with a lot of dependence on ebay and consignment, $200-300 /mo.
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