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New vs. Sale Clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tck13, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    I am wondering what percentage of new to sale clothing everyone buys?

    I have been scouring ebay, STP (and other discount websites), and visiting outlets in an effort to find some good buys and save some money.

    At this point, it seems like I am either forced to pay full retail and get what I want when i want it (and get lucky if it's on sale) or settle for something that I don't really want / wasn't looking for but is suitable, or get stuff off of ebay (which I've found isn't exactly what the seller said it was...).

    Patience may get me exactly what I want on sale but I'll be old and grey and probably have a totally different style by then...

    I am thinking maybe 65% new and 35% sale/ebay/outlets/deep discount? Do you do better?
     
  2. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    I buy the majority of my stuff on sale. I tend to dress classic/traditional for the most part so the stuff I like is allways around and there is no need to get anything new or trendy.
     
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't need much, so my discount percentage is much higher. I'll pay more for a staple, but even then I almost never pay retail. I'll fork over full price to have something made, but that's about it.

    It helps that I don't follow trends. My style seems relatively fixed, and there's nothing I just have to have right now.
     
  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    I'm probably around 70% new/30% on sale. I don't follow trends but I'm very particular about what I like to wear so if I see it at full retail and it's something within my means I will go ahead and buy it. I rarely buy anything on sale that I wouldnt have paid full retail for.
     
  5. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    I'd rather buy MTM, than ever to pay retail for ready-to-wear. In part because my size is small, I usually have plenty of selection, during final sales.
     
  6. argoth

    argoth Senior member

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    I'm very particular about what I like to wear so if I see it at full retail and it's something within my means I will go ahead and buy it. I rarely buy anything on sale that I wouldnt have paid full retail for.
    I'm very much the same way. I also very much enjoy the retail experience and typically have a hard time finding things I'm interested in during sales events. Probably because you guys always beat me to the good stuff! [​IMG] Although I do set aside a good amount of my clothing budget for things like the Paul Stuart annual sale. I've taken to having my shirts made and am starting to get more particular about my shoes [​IMG], so have been using MTO option there as well, which limits my ability to go for sales. All in all, I'm probably 80/20 at this point. Arg
     
  7. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I buy very little for retail price.
     
  8. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    New, only counting RTW and excluding, I think I've paid full retail for perhaps four to six pieces of clothing in my adult life. For shoes the percentage is considerably higher, maybe 60-70%. If I'm going to pay full retail, chances are it's being made for me.
     
  9. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Sales are twice a year and are worth waiting for.
     
  10. Rolo

    Rolo Senior member

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    100% sale unless MTM or bespoke.
     
  11. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I'm probably at about 80% sale 20% retail, primarily because I don't have a pressing need for much so I can afford to pick and choose good deals.
     
  12. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    80% secondhand, 20% sale. I have all I need right now and can afford to be patient for a bit of luck.
     
  13. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    It depends on the price and brand. Now that I think about it I think I'm around 30/70% for sales. Which I am quite proud to realize.
     
  14. gamelan

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    95% for sales. part of it for me, and i imagine others, really is the thrill of the hunt.

    -Jeff
     
  15. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    100% new and on the sales period only
     
  16. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    100% sale unless MTM or bespoke.

    Ditto. I can't remember the last item I bought at full retail price.
     
  17. waljo88

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    you guys are obviously amongst the smartest. When are the best sales. I head they are in February & in August. Is this true?

    If you want a great deal on a designer suit, when do you go & where do you shop? How much would a new suit cost on sale?
     
  18. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Shoot I think some sales start a few weeks before xmas.
     
  19. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    you guys are obviously amongst the smartest. When are the best sales. I head they are in February & in August. Is this true?

    If you want a great deal on a designer suit, when do you go & where do you shop? How much would a new suit cost on sale?


    Feb/Aug sounds about right. just about the time for stores to clear out inventory for the upcoming season.

    if i was looking for a new suit today, i'd probably try STP and VCH first.

    -Jeff
     

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