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How Much Would You Pay, Maximum?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Augusto86, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Well-Known Member

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    Basically, I'm wondering how much people would pay, at the absolute max, and assuming your current level of income, for a given item of clothing. Just curious. I hope no one finds the question crass, I'm just curious how people value their various items. Suit: $750 Odd Jacket: $300 Dress Shirt: $100 edit[can't believe I forgot this!!] Overcoat: $600 Jeans: $175 Shoes: $500 Belt: $75 Watch: $750 Individual Accessory(pocket square, tie, cufflinks, socks, etc., jewelry, ): $100 Style: Priceless. [​IMG]
     
  2. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $3,500
    Odd Jacket: $1,500
    Overcoat: $2,000
    Dress Shirt: $800
    Jeans: $500
    Shoes: $3,500
    Belt: $275
    Watch: $20,000
    Pocket square: $75
    Tie: $200
    Cufflinks: $500
    Socks: $35
    Style: Priceless.
     
  3. jakejake

    jakejake Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $300
    Odd Jacket: $100
    Dress Shirt: $30
    Jeans: $50
    Shoes: $100
    Belt: $20
    Watch: $0
    Individual Accessory(pocket square, tie, cufflinks, socks, etc., jewelry, ): $10

    I'm a grad student and enjoy hunting for good deals. Even when I have money, I wouldn't pay more for what I listed above.
     
  4. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $700-$800
    Blazer/Odd Jacket: $500
    Overcoat: $700
    Casual Jacket: $200
    Dress shirt: $150
    Pants: $200
    Jeans: $200
    Belt: $50
    Tie: $50
    Shoes: $300

    I'm all about discount, yo.
     
  5. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting question.

    Suit: $3,250
    Odd Jacket: $2000
    Dress Shirt: $300
    Jeans: $300
    Shoes: $900
    Belt: $275
    Watch: $4,000
    Pocket Square: $120
    Tie: $200
    Cufflinks: $1000
    Socks: $30

    A good friend of mine argues that a watch is the best thing to invest in, but I really disagree with that. A good suit is by far the best choice, with shoes coming in second.... That being said, I think the incremental value between a $2000 MTM suit and a $3000 bespoke suit is huge, whereas the incremental value between an $900 pair of Edward Greens and a $2000 pair of something else is pretty small.
     
  6. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    Suit:3500
    Jacket:2750
    PAnt:400
    Shirt:450
    Shoes:1000
    Overcoat:2000
    jeans:-
    watch:-
    Misc: <100 (Get most of this stuff online at discount)

    These are just my maxes, not what i spend on every item. I've made a 2 bespoke/yr rule, which shirts are exempt from. I try to get as much online as i can because it's just so much cheaper, but the options are limited, so bespoke fills in the blanks. For shirts though, bespoke is the only option.
     
  7. zw-gator

    zw-gator Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to say. I buy a lot of what I own second hand, either through this site, or on eBay. Also, being in university, I make like 5k a year haha.

    Suit: $300
    Blazer/Odd Jacket: $50
    Overcoat: N/A
    Casual Jacket: $50
    Dress shirt: $50
    Pants: $50
    Jeans: $50
    Belt: $50
    Tie: $50
    Shoes: $175
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Axel Foley: Inspector T, how you doin'? Inspector Todd: Where the fuck you been, Foley? And what the fuck is this? Axel Foley: It's a blue slip. Inspector Todd: What the hell do you need a thousand dollars for? Axel Foley: Just a little flash money. Inspector Todd: Flash money. Now let's see here - $2,000 for a suit, $200 for a tie, a requisition order for a Ferrari. I'm tired of seein' these blue slips, when the hell am I gonna see some arrest slips? Axel Foley: Look, inspector if there was a problem, I think... Inspector Todd: Don't think, Axel, makes my dick itch. Fact of the matter is, I'm pouring money down a bottomless hole. And my ass is on the line. I ok'd all this shit!
    --
     
  9. khaller

    khaller Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $1000
    Blazer/Odd Jacket: $600
    Overcoat: $600
    Casual Jacket: $150
    Dress shirt: $150
    Pants: $250
    Jeans: $100
    Belt: $50
    Tie: $50
    Shoes: $200
     
  10. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $2,000
    Odd Jacket: $1,000
    Overcoat: $800
    Dress Shirt: $170
    Jeans: $100
    Shoes: $700
    Belt: $100
    Watch: $3,000
    Pocket square: $25
    Tie: $120
    Cufflinks: $100
    Socks: $20
    Style: I was born with it.
     
  11. Alan B.

    Alan B. Well-Known Member

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    JakeJake has the right idea. The more you spend, the more you worry about ruining the article of clothing. How many posts have there been of guys trying to fix their Aldens or Lobbs? Don't let the clothes own you.

    A watch is a piece of jewelry. Sky is the limit on that.
     
  12. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    JakeJake has the right idea. The more you spend, the more you worry about ruining the article of clothing. How many posts have there been of guys trying to fix their Aldens or Lobbs? Don't let the clothes own you.

    A watch is a piece of jewelry. Sky is the limit on that.


    I can see your point if you need to wear a bib to eat or work in a dirty environment, but aside from my white pants, I don't worry too much. Of course I take care of my things, but I'd hardly say that they regulate my life in any fashion. I just had a borrelli dry cleaned for the very first time last week and I've owned it a year.
     
  13. SightseeMC

    SightseeMC Member

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    Two thoughts hit me immediately:

    1.) My recent foray into thrifting has drastically cut what I want to pay. Since I have found fantastic designer stuff for less than $50, I spend a lot less time lusting at stores, and a lot more time prowling the shops.

    2.) Like many, I'm on a serious budget right now. Ask me again when I'm working after my MBA:

    Suit: $400/$500
    Odd Jacket: $75 (to have a bespoke jacket made from MY fabric: $250)
    Overcoat: $150
    Dress Shirt: $70
    Jeans: $30
    Shoes: $170
    Belt: $25
    Watch: $150
    Pocket square: $10
    Tie: $40
    Cufflinks: $25
    Socks: $8
     
  14. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Disclaimer: I am a cheap bastard that does not currently need to wear a suit; strictly recreational. That being said...

    Suit: $400
    Odd Jacket: $50 (unlikely though)
    Overcoat: $110
    Dress Shirt: $70
    Jeans: $200 (SDA piggy addiction is setting in but I doubt I will buy anymore denim for quite some time)
    Shoes: $300
    Belt: $50
    Watch: $200
    Pocket square: $25
    Tie: $70
    Cufflinks: $50
    Socks: $12
     
  15. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $600 (I prefer to buy new)
    Odd jacket: $50 (I prefer to thrift/eBay)
    Overcoat: $50 (I prefer to thrift/ebay)
    Dress Shirt: $75 (I usually buy new, but have purchased thrift)
    Shoes: $200 (I prefer to buy new/old-stock)
    Belt: $40 (I buy both thrift and new)
    Watch: $350 (I want to buy a Stowa Antea, but the most I've actually spent is $100)
    Pocket square: what ever Kent Wang charges
    Tie: $60 (though most of my workhorse ties are lightly used from eBay and cost $10)
    Cufflinks: $33 (lightly used Brooks Brothers sterling knots)
    Socks: $12 (though I haven't bought a pair of socks more than $3 yet)
     
  16. visionology

    visionology Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $900
    Sportcoat/Blazer: $250
    Winter Coat: $400
    Dress Shirt: $100
    Jeans: $150
    Shoes: $500
    Belt: $50
    Watch: $500
    Tie: $50
    Cufflinks: $50
    Dress Pants: $150
    Sneakers: $120
     
  17. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $15
    Odd Jacket: $10
    Dress Shirt: $8
    edit[can't believe I forgot this!!] Overcoat: $30
    Jeans: $400
    Shoes: $10
    Belt: $2
    Watch: Usually you can get cell phones for free anymore.
     
  18. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Going off of the most I've paid thus far:
    Suit: $3400 (would $5,000)
    Odd Jacket: $2650
    Dress Shirt: $450
    Overcoat: $2400 (would $3000)
    Jeans: $450
    Shoes: $900 (would $1500)
    Belt: $350 ($500)
    Watch: $5,000 (would $15,000)
    Pocket square: $100
    Tie: $200 cufflinks
    Socks: $75
    (added) Bag/briefcase: $2500 (would $3000)
     
  19. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Well-Known Member

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    Suit: $15
    Odd Jacket: $10
    Dress Shirt: $8
    edit[can't believe I forgot this!!] Overcoat: $30
    Jeans: $400
    Shoes: $10
    Belt: $2
    Watch: Usually you can get cell phones for free anymore.


    I read this twice and realized that you would spend more on your jeans than your entire outfit combined!!

    The man knows what he likes...[​IMG]
     
  20. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Well-Known Member

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    I read this twice and realized that you would spend more on your jeans than your entire outfit combined!!

    The man knows what he likes...[​IMG]


    I've spent way more than all of that previously, but the New Way will be polo shirts and jeans for the foreseeable future. Additionally, most anything can be thrifted, but jeans that I really like can't be, so they're a justifiable expense.
     

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