Price resistance. What are you prepared to pay?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rye GB, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Shirts $150
    Sweaters/Knits $200
    Outerwear $500
    Shoes - $250
    Sneakers - $200
    Tee Shirts $10
    Jeans $250
    Dress Pants $120
    SPortscoat/Blazer - $300
    SUits - $800
     
  2. Lysol

    Lysol Senior member

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    It's the same thing for me. I have no problem flinging around money on things that bring me pleasure like clothes, records and booze but I'm reluctant to spend a tiny fraction of that amount on boring necessities like kitchen appliances. I still don't own a microwave oven.

    I bought a house two years ago. It's a four bedroom house with a full kitchen, dining room, living room and sun room. We have a couch, chair, bed, desk, kitchen table and I just bought us a 40" TV and it sits on a TV stand I've had since my first apartment, eight years ago. The front of my house is all overgrown and could use a landscaper. My neighbors wear stir up pants, Old Navy and Eagles sweatshirts.

    I'm fine with this.
     
  3. FashionIQ

    FashionIQ Senior member

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    Tee's: $30
    Shirts: $90
    Jeans: $200
    Outerwear: $130 (never actually lived anywhere that I need outerwear, not that I don't buy)
    Shoes: $200
    Sneakers: $80

    That we are on athletic shoes, I payed about $90 for Huarache 2k5's and it' been one of my best and most used purchases.
     
  4. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I don't have set limits. I have a general idea of what I'm willing to pay for a particular item when I see it. I either shop around until I find the price I want, don't need it enough that I'll sacrifice waiting around until sale season, or simply don't buy it.

    It all depends on the item and the circumstances. For example, I picked up a pair of CP's last month for $100 on sale*; if you were to ask me before if I would pay $100 for sneakers I would have laughed in your face but then under those circumstances the deal of getting a pair of $355 shoes at that price was too good to pass up.

    *=No, I'm not saying where I bought them. No, there are no more available. Yes, there were plenty of sizes available but I didn't feel like B&S'ing during my vacation.
     
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    blank Senior member

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    Tees: $30, Save Khaki
    Jeans: $300, Blue in Green
    Button-ups: $150 ONLY if it is Seize sur Vingt; otherwise, $40-70
    Sweaters: $70/80, Uniqlo, Polo, J. Crew
    Shoes: $350 (but I only need like 3 pair total), NDC, Alden
    Sneaks: $50, Converse
    Watch: $500, Stowa
     
  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I don't have set limits. I have a general idea of what I'm willing to pay for a particular item when I see it. I either shop around until I find the price I want, don't need it enough that I'll sacrifice waiting around until sale season, or simply don't buy it.


    this is me as well.
     
  7. Chrispy

    Chrispy Senior member

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    Definitely the "stylish kicks" option. For actual athletics, I don't go above $60 either.

    For actual athletic shoes, it is whatever the current price of the current model of the Asics 2xxx running shoe is. Usually $90

    Tee's: $20
    Shirts: $50
    Jeans: $250
    Outerwear: ?? havent had to buy any recently
    Boots: $200
    shoes(sneakers): $90 (I'll count desert boots in this category)

    Once I have money most of these will go up. (tee's will not, I dont think)
     
  8. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    I am also willing to spend more on tailored clothes than on casual clothes.
    ^ This. but here what I'm willing to blow my cash on : Suits : $1,200 Dress shirt : $125 Ties : $50 Belts : $100 Trouser : $150 Dress shoes : $550 As for my casual stuff : tees : 20 button ups: 75 Jeans: 300 Outerwear: 300 Sweaters/Knits : 200 Sneakers: 60
     
  9. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    Tees: around $20; I dislike graphic tees and can't ever see myself paying more for blank tees when I can find all sorts that fit for cheap.

    Shirts: $100ish; I recently broke my old barrier with an EG shirt on sale because it was unique and interesting enough for me to justify the cost. Normally though my resistance is around $75 as usually don't have much difficultly finding nice shirts on sale or when thrifting.

    Jeans: $250ish; This is probably my weak area, I love denim and I never have luck finding cool vintage pairs in my size so I'm more willing to pay for a new pair I really like that fits.

    Outerwear: $300; I live in a cold state so it gets many months of use.

    Shoes/Boots: $400; My second weakness, but since I spend a lot of time walking around in them during the day I see it as the better investment of the two.

    Sneakers: $75ish; I don't really wear them much except in the summer.
     
  10. Brigden

    Brigden Senior member

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    If I want something, and can afford it, I usually buy it. I'm more inclined to buy something, regardless of cost, if I'm into the label and the fit is good, but most of the time, I buy things because I'm into the label.

    I think many here are the same, but are unwilling to admit it.

    I've happily paid more than $500 for shoes, and have even spent $175 on a tie, but I'd balk at the idea of dropping more than $30 for a tee, regardless of label.
     
  11. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tee's: $15
    Shirts: $100 (avg. $35 - $50)
    Sweaters - $100 (avg. $35-$50)
    Jeans: $250
    Casual trousers - $100
    Outerwear: $900 (avg. $150-$250)
    Shoes/Boots: $650 (avg. $150-$200)
    Sneakers: $50
    Belts - $125
    Beanies,gloves,scarves etc. - $50

    Suit - $650 (avg $400)
    Sportcoat - $400 (avg $250)
    Dress shirt - $100 (avg $50)
    Dress trousers - $150 (avg $70)
    Dress shoes - $500 (avg. $250)
    Dress belt - $100
    Overcoat - $350
    Tie - $75 (avg. $25)
    Pocket squares - $20
    Cufflinks, other small jewelry items - $50

    I don't think my maximums are going to change, but I will likely be buying a LOT less stuff overall.
     
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    Strange, nobody is willing to put a $265 limit on shirts.

    Looks like American Apparel, J. Crew and Nike will stay in business.
     
  13. 2sweet

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    I'm happy to say I'm the complete opposite. I look for how a garment fits first and foremost. The cut has to be flattering, and reasonably comfortable as well. Then, I look at price, and the label is the least important consideration.

    Of course, you learn over time that certain brands are going to be cut a certain way, but nonetheless the brand itself is simply an indicator of how well a garment will fit and therefore look.

    If I want something, and can afford it, I usually buy it. I'm more inclined to buy something, regardless of cost, if I'm into the label and the fit is good, but most of the time, I buy things because I'm into the label.

    I think many here are the same, but are unwilling to admit it.

    I've happily paid more than $500 for shoes, and have even spent $175 on a tie, but I'd balk at the idea of dropping more than $30 for a tee, regardless of label.
     
  14. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    I don't having a guiding philosophy for purchases, other than as cheap as possible. This applies to everything - I have certain items I simply won't buy in certain places, because I know I can get them for less elsewhere.

    Tees: $25
    Shirts: $50
    Sweaters: $100 (cashmere)
    Jeans: $180
    Outerwear: $350
    Shoes/Boots: $450
    Sneakers: $80
    Belts: $40
    Suits: $550
    Sportcoats: $400
    Dress shirts: $100
    Overcoats: $350
    Ties: $60
    Pocket squares: $20
    Watches: $300
     
  15. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    Interesting to see how little a lot of you guys would be willing to spend on suits. I don't spend much at all on my streetwear, but would be happy to drop $1000+ on a really good suit.
     

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