The Official Affordable Swag Thread

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

  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Because 2 people didn't like the pic you posted then SF is anti-jewelry? Plus those metal bracers are terrible. Stick to regular bracelets and do not overdo them and you're good to go. I always wear a watch and maybe a Miansai bracelet at times but that is the extent of me wearing "jewelry".
     
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    Fair point. I actually like the bracers though I couldn't pull them off, but I was just trying to throw up an example pic of a pretty plain fit that's elevated by accessories. I normally wear a metal ring my sister bought me way back, a black braided leather bracelet from puerto rico, a $1 braided cotton bracelet thing I got in madrid, and sometimes a random necklace.

    My main point though was that you can look 'ok' with jeans / cheap-ish shoes / tshirts, but if you do the accessories right you're not spending much more and can look really good.
     
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    I like jewelry. That Soloist fit is cool although my legs are always cold so I can't imagine wanting to wear shorts with a sweater. I dunno if I agree about jewelry taking something from boring to interesting though.
     
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    I don't think those bracers enhance the fit though and the clothes itself isn't plain at all. If anything, you wear those bracers with plain clothes and it'll just look out of place.

    JKissi is probably the best example of someone wearing plain, affordable clothes that blends jewelry best.
     
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    last page and posts are basically repeating what has been said minus the jewelry talk and I agree with RFX last sentence
     
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    I got some AA t-shirts for christmas and I must say, they're an upgrade from hanes. Almost as good as my W+H.
     
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    this thread is sad... some people throwing around that you need to wear nice "brand name" stuff to look nice... just cuz ur wearing labels doesn't mean you look good, i no people that shop at value village that look better than half of the poster here
     
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    Wearing nothing but uniqlo and h&m right now. Well besides the juun j cape.
     
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    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    there needs to be a picture of this posted somewhere for viewing pleasure please :D
     
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    uniqlo uniqlo h&m uniqlo uniqlo h&m uniqlo uniqlo

    Everyone's already heard of those places. It's as unsurprising of an answer as venturing into the local trailer park and asking the residents where to buy affordable [whatever] and hearing "Walmart!"

    This thread would be far more interesting if the ground rules were that no chain store brands are allowed. Are we to believe that only huge store chains are capaible of providing good stuff?
     
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    I think a price range needs to be established because if $30 jeans and $80 coats are the cap then there really isn't much you can suggest outside of the ones you mentioned.
     
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    What are some good brands on yoox? They always have sales but I'm never sure which brands are quality and which are trash.
     
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    yes a good place would be yoox if you want to avoid the uniqlo h&m etc.

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    what are good brands to look out for on yoox, gilt, etc. ? and then move on from there.

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    I'll start off by asking, where and what type of labels should I go look at for some nice trousers. I am not entirely experienced enough to go bespoke as I just got into MTM shirts the last 3 months, though I do not mind venturing into bespoke as it should not be too difficult to get measurements from my current pairs.
    I am looking for some nice pair of trousers to be worn in an office setting and a night out. So they must be nice quality (wool) or some other 100% material and have a nice shade of color (darker colors like grays, blacks, charcoal etc.)

    What do I consider nice? I really love my +J/Uniqlo Tasmanian wool trousers (100% or 98% wool). They have a nice straight cut with a good taper to 7.8 leg opening. I like how they drape and worn with shoes or boots.

    I have turned into a trouser/pants type of guy. Do not really fancy a pair of jeans unless necessary.

    edit: and b/c it is winter, what about scarf recommendations? i really want a SS =\
     
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    Meh here's a pretty affordable look. Granted the shoes in the picture aren't exactly cheap but cheaply priced decent leather boots are hard to come by.

    Jacket - 50 on sale
    Sweater - 200 retail, as low as 45 on sale
    Shirt - Could be anything, let's say its Uniqlo and 30 on sale or whatever
    Jeans - 40?

    Cutting out the shoes then the entire outfit is more or less under 200 if you got everything on sale or B&S, and honestly if you're saving so much money on your main wardrobe then shoes should be what you splurge on.

    If you want to factor in decent affordable shoes, say RMWs at retail, then add another 300 on the list and that';s an outfit for $500. Not "cheap" but many pieces are easily re-useable and re-wearable, it's not like I'm just bumming around in AA/APCS/Clarks.
     
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