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The Official Affordable Swag Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by AJPA, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Noctone

    Noctone Senior member

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    Yeah seriously. Every single piece of clothing in the second picture is incredibly obviously better in quality and fit.
     


  2. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Great thread.

    I think the two things difficult to do well with real budget brands is outwear and more importantly footwear.
     


  3. ctbomber

    ctbomber Well-Known Member

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    I like the photo comparisons. Yes, the second kicks the first ones ass but the first fit is still better than almost everyone my age (early to mid 20's) is dressing which says a lot to how cheap it can be to drastically improve most people's looks on a budget.
     


  4. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I think NWI did a good job illustrating just that. I mean, most people on this forum, noob or not, don't have an issue shelling out ~150 for a pair of jeans - not that they need to, but it seems to not be quite so difficult a pill to swallow as the 700$+ for that leather jacket, and the untold thousands of sexual favors he used to pay for those boots. I would say, it's easy to look good on a budget, but harder to look great. :foo:
     


  5. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    Quite the opposite.

    You said so yourself, you paid less than retail for everything in the 2nd picture except for the jeans (which can be found on sale also). I'm throwing out the wild assumption that you're not incredibly rich, probably some level of working middle class, and yet you can afford to dress like the 2nd picture.

    So swag is pretty affordable, just not cheap.
     


  6. chill1217

    chill1217 Well-Known Member

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    i think your re-color holds up a lot better than the original. it's at least in the same ballpark as the $$$ pic.


    relevant to thread? homeless swag

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/brother-sharp-犀利哥
     


  7. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    That much is obvious, but I don't feel the difference at first glance would be that much different if his body language were as confident in the first pic as in the second. It would still be clearly better, but not as night and day as it's been presented.
     


  8. Miyako

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    the one thing i notice in the pictures is his jawline, i'm jealous xD

    but i agree with the general statements, pic1 works but it's got a younger vibe to it, pic2 is like model / adult looking.
     


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    I usually have to pay around £80 for a pair of Levi's 511's in the UK - I notice prices a lot less than this mentioned within this thread. Does anyone in the UK know of a cheap supplier?

    IDH
     


  10. mellowfellow

    mellowfellow Senior member

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    For me is just spending money at the right time. Right now is the time to shop at Barney's, mr porter, P&B, the corner, ect. Nice shoes and outerwear can be had at 50-70% off. Jcrew, club monoco, uniqlo, those basic stuff will always be there.
     


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    Suggestions for belts?
     


  12. McCurry

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    You can always try Uniqlo jeans, they're pretty quality jeans
     


  13. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    I thought that was supposed to be "our little secret." :embar:
    Eh...definitely middle class, but with low overhead (no debt, no car, &c.), which probably gives me a shade more discretionary income to throw around than some of the younger posters (who I assume would be the main beneficiaries of this thread).
    +1. I'd go with the Uniqlo MIJ straight cut jeans before going anywhere near a pair of 514s, at least if you like raw denim.
     


  14. fuji

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    All Saints goes stupidly cheap on sale in the UK. Everyone on SF hates it, but at $20 for a wool cardigan or $80 for a peacoat with J Crew like quality I don't really care. Boots will probably be around $80 tomorrow.
     


  15. mike868y

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    for raw leather ones corter offers a really good value.
     


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