Stuff that's "good enough"

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  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    What kind of stuff do you buy and wear that, while not the best quality stuff around, you consider it "good enough"?

    For example, for a long time I was getting custom made shirts at +$100 a pop. Lately, I've been buying slim fit shirts from CT. While they are not the best quality in the world, and while the fit maybe isn't as perfect as custom shirts, to me - they're good enough. I'd rather pay $40 for a CT slim fit and take the cut in fabric quality and fit then pay the premium for something that marginally fits better and has better fabric quality.

    So, what stuff do you buy that's "good enough"?
     


  2. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    CT shirts, AE shoes, Brooks buttondowns, RL Polo shirts, standard Brooks lambswool sweaters.
     


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    Tarmac Senior member

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    noob question - where do you get CT shirts for $40?
     


  4. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    noob question - where do you get CT shirts for $40?

    from their website (www.ctshirts.co.uk). Look through the B&S forum and there is always a link for 50% off. If you wait for their (frequent) sales, the cost of the shirts gets down to about $40.
     


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    Soph Senior member

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    CK athletic styled long boxer Underwear. BR V neck white Fitted under(shirts). Puma athletic socks. Champion workout shorts. Hanes A shirts. Nike tennis shoes. I can't think of anything else.
     


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Ben Sherman s/s buttondowns

    various casualwear from H&M (buttonfronts, sweaters)

    Target Vneck plain white tshirts
     


  7. Omegablogger

    Omegablogger Senior member

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    Factory shop shoes. I only have to look at a pair of shoes to scuff them, pre-scuffed is good enough for me.
     


  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Linen-cotton shirts from Old Navy for casual wear (though the ones I've seen this year haven't impressed)
    A lot of Polo stuff found on discount
    Polo/Bass bucks, when found on deep discount (Don't like paying a premium for light suede)
    J. Crew driving mocs, found on deep discount
    Nordstrom Rack shoe trees
    Chucks

    I'm not too demanding of belts or of casual linen trousers, either.
     


  9. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    +1 on belts

    some of my most worn belts are from Old Navy and Target
     


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    GAP belts on sale (read: 3.99)
    CT, Benetton, and Ben Sherman Shirts
    GAP tees
    Um, basically anything from the GAP
    Nike no-show socks from the Nike Outlet
    Polo stuff on sale, especially items in oh-so-very-hard-to-find XS

    Jon.
     


  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Socks (J Crew, BR)
    Umbrellas (latest restaurant/hotel who loaned me one)
    Underwear (whatever boxer briefs I find at FB - 2xist, DKNY...)
     


  12. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Benetton stuff, especially for fashion-y items.
    Timberland boots.
    Gap jeans/t-shirts.
     


  13. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    T shirts from Target, casual button downs and polos from H&M and Zara, AE shoes.
     


  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    A lot of casual wear from Gap on sale. Ralph Lauren underwear and old school Nike and Reebok sneakers from Marshalls. Made in Hong Kong or China or whatever silk knots from that ebay guy.
     


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    Umbrellas (latest restaurant/hotel who loaned me one)

    Haha.


    I will say clothing from Gap.
    My best belt is actually a Hugo Boss that I bougth on sale somewhere.
     


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