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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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    I didn't think Levi's sold overdyed black jeans? I wouldn't buy any of h&m's regular colors (ie, blue).
     
  2. AJPA

    AJPA Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of Levi's as well for a pair of black jeans, Fuuma had said he had a pair of (511?) that he really liked.

    I don't mind the inclusion of midrange stuff, but I agree maybe thats not for this thread. So maybe well just see where it goes? arguing about prices etc could be a good thing

    Also RFX, any ideas on non chino pants?
     
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    I really like Uniqlo's black overdye. Proxy from suddenlee seems reasonable enough if you're ordering a few things. They charged me $22 for shipping AND fees for products worth $160.
     
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    AJPA Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how this worked, from what i've been reading seems like a pretty good service as long as you aren't buying say a single item. Does the service fee scale if you buy more items or from different stores?
     
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    Add $4 or something to the total if you're not on the east coast.
     
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  6. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    $150 for outerwear? So basically H&M only?
     
  7. AJPA

    AJPA Well-Known Member

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    I was basing this off uniqlo/+j/gap pricing too, Im just not sure what to set as a price :embar: I think I got my last two coats for all under 100 dollars, one from gap and one from martin+osa when it was still in business, these were on sale though. Any suggestions?
     
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    beaters, tho
     
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    Suddenlee works great if you are buying over $150-200 of stuff, as the proxy fees become lower than most of the individual proxiers on here around that point, and they seem quick to respond and eager to please. And they do returns.

    I consider affordable stuff to be $50 or lower for pants/shirts/etc., $100 or lower for suit separates/shoes/etc. Basically anything that I wouldn't care if it got lost or trashed. Basically half of my wardrobe is this stuff because it works well enough when combined with more expensive, nicer articles of clothing.

    My recommendations for affordable stuff (I'm short and sort-of skinny):

    Jeans:
    I like 511s as they have the perfect fit for me and can be had for as low as $20-25 if you are willing to wait for the right deal. Perfect beater jeans.

    Button-up shirts:
    I'm a fan of Club Monaco slim-fit button-up shirts on deep discount. The XS especially in a slim fit I will essentially insta-kop if the pattern is good and the price is $29 or lower.

    J. Crew slim-fit XS is a really good fit for me. When on sale these can be had for $30-40.

    Suits:
    Uniqlo +J suit separates are a great deal when on sale; they are the only suit I have tried that needs virtually no alternations. Most of them are not 100% wool though if you care. Too bad the collaboration is over after this season.

    Shoes:
    Fratelli Rossettis when on sale on Yoox are probably the only sub-100$ dress shoe I would buy. Otherwise you are talking about ALDOs and house-branch crap from Macy's - definitely do not go there.

    A couple of Vans can pass in a pinch for a low-key, low-profile casual sneaker for around $50 or so on sale. Otherwise I haven't seen anything that even comes close my MMM GATs or CPs for sneakers.

    Sweaters:
    Express Men's wool v-necks on sale are a good choice if you want a sweater in this price range. They don't pill much and are thin but not super-thin. There is no good cheap cashmere sweater - skip the J. Crew and others in this price range, even when on sale.
     
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  10. istasi

    istasi Senior member

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    Anyone got recs for where to kop cheap, longish tees?
     
  11. RFX45

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    For sweaters, I say go Vince all the way. Good fit, decent quality and goes on deep discounts. They often go for $30-$35 at gilt most of the time.
     
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    lol at listing the gap as clothes that don't suck. Their clothes aren't fitted and the material sucks.
     
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    Only for larger sizes. It seems all the smalls and mediums are gone when the prices hit $80 to $90.
     
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    Check out Tommy John Sleek FX for Target. It's like an extra long undershirt meant to stay tucked in. I haven't checked it out in person but it might work for those looking for a long basic tee and after a wash, it might just shrink to the perfect length?
     
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    Not always, got several smalls from gilt. They go on sale to 50%-70% off in most department stores too, Bloomingdales, NM, Saks, etc...
     
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  16. AJPA

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    Gap fits me pretty well actually... Im 6'0 and 208 (10-11% body fat depending on the day) So id say the work for guys who are pretty athletic... maybe not for skinny people though (unless then again you are looking for a slouchy fit...) And gap is the brand you choose for sucky material to comment on? in a thread about cheap clothes for beaters? that includes H&M I've had a gap button down that I wear once a week, I have for the past 4 years...

    Not a very useful post altogether though...
     
  17. KingJulien

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    I don't know about this, the regular target tees are fucking atrocious. Cut really wide, and the fabric is crap. This is the closest 'cheap' fashion tshirt I've found, but no idea of quality:
    http://us.asos.com/ASOS-T-Shirt-Wit...XJ0LVdpdGgtUmF3LUVkZ2UtU2Nvb3AtTmVjay9Qcm9kLw..
     
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    You've tried it? I tried the regular Tommy John at Nordstrom and they seemed decent, just too thin to my liking but it is long and fitted so I figure if the Target version is cut similar, people could size up and after it shrinks in the first wash it might wear similar to Silent tees. Again, I haven't seen or tried the Target version so I wouldn't know.
     
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    Ah thanks. I'm a medium and I never really see that size on Gilt for that cheap. $50 to $60 is the price I'd instant cop at. They're generally gone by the time they reach that price at the local stores around me too.
     
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    Bought and returned one of those (yay for free shipping both ways). Cut super-short. I'd recommend Alternative Apparel u-necks (often on sale at Urban Outfitters) over any of the u-necks I've tried from asos.

    I'll throw out a recommendation for Gant Rugger for cheap-ish shirts. Easy to find on sale for ~ $50 (Tobi, Gilt, UO), add another $15 at the tailor for a really good fit.
     
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