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Price resistance. What are you prepared to pay?

Rye GB

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Socal's thread concerning the "possible" demise of BOO was interesting in that it brought up a couple of comments concerning price resistance to certain brands and items.
As I work in the garment industry and can see what a rocky path lie's ahead my spending habits have become more frugal these past six months. More J-Crew, some H&M and thrift'n versus Barney's and Opening Ceremony purchases of yesteryear.
My question is what price do you consider to be your cut-off per item?. My maximum personal expenditure per item as a rule (Gifts the exception) is as follows:

Tee's: $40
Shirts: $90
Jeans: $150
Outerwear: $200
Shoes: $300
Sneakers: $120
 

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It's a function of my income. I will be prepared to pay more once I get into a higher-paying job. I simply cannot afford to pay more now.

I am also willing to spend more on tailored clothes than on casual clothes.
 

JohnnyLaw

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Barring exceptional/impulsive purchases, I guess I could break it down as follows:

Tees: $20
Shirts: $100
Jeans: $200
Outerwear: $300


Sweaters: $150
Sneakers: $100
Shoes/Boots: $250
Suits: $500
 

jskidder

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tees - $80ish for prints, aa for solid
shirts - $300ish
jeans - $500ish
outerwear - $1500ish (winter at least, more like $1000 for spring or light jackets and blazers)

sweaters/knits - $500ish
sneakers - $300ish
boots/shoes - $600ish
suits - $1500ish

these are pretty vague limits though, as i could see myself going beyond for something i absolutely loved. i guess these are more like averages.
 

robbie

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I am still living on a non-professional salary. I try to spend as little as possible. I got a gift card from Urban Outfitters, and spent the most money I've ever spent on 3 pieces of clothing in my life. With luck though, I hope to be of the means to afford the clothes that come at a premium just out of my reach at this point.

Taking into account sales,discounts, what I am able to find in thrift stores...

tees- no more than 5 a piece for basics, 15 for band/graphic tees
shirts- 35
jeans- 100
outerwear- i thrift all my outerwear, 15 tops
sneakers- 60$
suit- (if I ever had the need or $$$ for one) 350
dress shoes/boots- 80$

These are all kind of give or take 20$ depending on the piece. I've gotten incredibly lucky, and have paid nowhere near retail for any of my nicer pieces and as a result I am a total cheapskate, and balk at 4$ oxfords at goodwill.
 

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Shirt: $50-80
Jacket Winter: $250
jeans: $200
Tees: $20
Sneakers: $120

man some of you guys are rich
 

Big Pun

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Damn we got some high rollers in this forum!

Shoes: $100
Jeans: $300
Tees: $30
Shirts: $60
Outerwear: $200
Sunglasses: No more than $10 because I always lose them
 

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Tees: $25
Shoes: $120, but sometimes I'll go up to 200 for SB Dunks (pretty rare)
Jeans: $250
Outerwear: $150 (always get my jackets on sale)
Shirts: $50
 

SoCal2NYC

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Whatever the asking price for the garment I want is.
 

chronoaug

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With the exception of a gotta have or impulse buy. Then again, i think i've only bought 1 thing over $150 before (black leather laceups, so duh)

tees $45
shirts- $125
trousers- $150
jeans- $150
outerwear- $200 (will probably change if i move up north)
light jacket- $150
knits- $125
sneaks- $125
shoes/boots- $250
 

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There are exceptions, and I'm in a job where I'm not yet feeling the current economic climate, but in general:

Tee's: $30 but I don't really buy them
Shirts: $150
Jeans: $200
Outerwear: $700
Shoes: $400
Sneakers: $150

I should also that I usually get my stuff from J Crew or similar, so it's nowhere near as much as the prices I've listed. Also, I think I buy a lot less frequently than most people here.
 

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