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What is the most you would spend on.....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Matt, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    Thought this may be an idea for a thread....

    What is the most you would spend on....my numbers in parentheses

    Dress shirts (I guess $100 or so, but I happy with Dung at $20 and Jantzen at 40)
    Dress pants (100)
    Chinos/khakis (50)
    Sportcoat/Blazer (300 or so, but again, I happy with my tailor who will do it for 70)
    Suit (see previous...I guess $700 or 800 if I was in HK and had a hankerin for some Chankerin, but no need at this point, Dung will do anything sub 400)
    Dress shoes (200-250)
    Casual shoes (100 ish)
    Sneakers ($100)
    Jeans ($80)
    T shirts ($30)
    Casual jacket (I have a great single breasted pea coat thing that I paid about 300 for, probly wouldnt want to go much higher than that)
    Hoodies (wouldnt buy one)
    Socks (10)
    Ties (80)
    Cufflinks (30 or 40)
    Boxers/underwear (10)
    Razor (I just spent 100 on that Merkur thing, cant imaging spending any more)
    Shaving cream (I like my Body Shop stuff at sub 10)
    Watches (thankfully avoided that fetish, 150-200 or so)
    Fragrances (50)
    Facial cleansery type things (uhh I guess 50 or so, I once bought some Clinique gear for a couple hundred and decided it was no better than the supermarket stuff, so wouldnt spend up there again)
    Haircut (Im spoiled here too, $4 gets me cut, washed, shaved and massaged, but probly $20-30 ish if i lived in the real world)
    Gym/fitness membership (hmmm Id probly pay $50-60 a month to a decent martial arts place if I could find one, gyms, forget it)

    Anything I forgot? I scanned a couple of the boards, think I covered most things

    So what would you guys spend?
     
  2. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Haha, this is kind of interesting. Here's me (all the numbers are based on either stuff that I have bought, or stuff that I would buy in the future if I had enough money):

    Dress shirts: $200
    Dress pants: $150
    Chinos/khakis: $50
    Sportcoat/Blazer: $500
    Suit: $2000
    Dress shoes: $600
    Casual shoes: $15
    Sneakers: 130
    Jeans: $80
    T shirts: $30
    Casual jacket: $300
    Hoodies: $45
    Socks: $15
    Ties: $130
    Cufflinks: $30
    Boxers/underwear: $15
    Razor: $50
    Shaving cream: $25
    Watches: $1000
    Fragrances: $0
    Facial cleansery type things: $0
    Haircut: $30
    Gym/fitness membership: $60 per month
     
  3. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    I'll bite. My list represents actual past purchases. In some instances I'd be willing to pay more though, and I put those numbers in parenthesis.

    Dress shirts: $100 ($150)
    Dress pants: $300
    Chinos/khakis: $80
    Sportcoat/Blazer: $300 ($700)
    Suit: $1500
    Dress shoes: $500
    Casual shoes: $250
    Sneakers: $125 ($80) (New Balance are fine now - no more .........'s for me)
    Jeans: $40
    T shirts: $20
    Casual jacket: $300
    Hoodies: $0
    Socks: $15 ($35)
    Ties: $150
    Cufflinks: $40 ($100)
    Boxers/underwear: $15 ($30)
    Razor: $200 ($15)
    Shaving cream: $10 (Shaving soap only - $10 lasts 6-8 months)
    Watches: $4,000 ($10,000)
    Fragrances: $100
    Facial cleansery type things: $20
    Haircut: $10 ($0) (I have cut my own hair for years)
    Gym/fitness membership: $50 per month
     
  4. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    OK, I'll go with "have spent" numbers, since "would spend" is income dependent.

    Dress shirts $110
    Dress pants 100
    Chinos/khakis 40
    Sportcoat/Blazer 350
    Suit 350 (yeah, same that I've spent for a sportcoat)
    Dress shoes 375 (Grenson MP boots)
    Casual shoes 40
    Sneakers 75 (for athletics only)
    Jeans 180 (God that's ugly)
    T shirts 30
    Casual jacket 100
    Hoodies 80 (only have 1, from Jay. Couldn't resist)
    Socks 15
    Ties 120
    Cufflinks 80
    Boxers/underwear 15
    Razor 15
    Shaving cream 10
    Watches 280
    Fragrances 55
    Facial cleansery type things umm 5 i guess
    Haircut 35 for a real one, 7 for an army cut
    Gym/fitness membership 50 a month while I was in Boston
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    Dress shirts - maybe $200 if it was a fancy, fancy shirt with fancy fabric, but otherwise I'll stick with Asian tailors from the Internet.
    Dress pants - don't really need any, but I got a pair of NWT RLPLs on eBay for, I think, $80?
    Chinos/khakis - yeah, fifty bucks. Cheap mall brands to the rescue.
    Sportcoat/Blazer - maybe $300? Don't have any at the moment.
    Suit - I don't think I've ever paid more than about $400 for a suit, but I never really need one. I'm hard to fit with regards suits/sportcoats, so I'd probably pay a lot for a few good ones.
    Dress shoes - maybe $400?
    Casual shoes - about the same, if they're sweet boots or something.
    Sneakers - $200, but only if they're in a limited colorway that makes the hypebeats pee themselves.
    Jeans - Okay, I think I've paid $300 here. Had to jump on that raw selvage bandwagon!
    T shirts - fifty bucks. Would have to be outstanding.
    Casual jacket - $200.
    Hoodies - I think I've dropped $150 on one or two...
    Socks - most of mine I get at those funny little stalls in shopping malls.
    Ties - whatever the first couple of generations of Carlo Franco ties cost.
    Cufflinks - not much. All mine are from Tie Rack or thrift stores.
    Boxers/underwear - the ones they sell at Target, I dunno.
    Razor - the going rate for a Mach 3.
    Shaving cream - nothing.
    Watches - $200, they're all the same to me.
    Fragrances - nothing, I get 'em as gifts and never use 'em.
    Facial cleansery type things - Like... soap? I use soap.
    Haircut - I don't think I've paid for a haircut in ten years...
    Gym/fitness membership - never felt the need, not yet at least.
     
  6. khaller

    khaller Well-Known Member

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    Here are my two cents...these are 'have spents' as well.

    Dress shirts - 50
    Dress pants - 80
    Chinos/khakis - 50
    Sportcoat/Blazer - 250
    Suit - 400
    Dress shoes - 150
    Casual shoes - 50
    Sneakers - 50
    Jeans - 50
    T shirts - 35
    Casual jacket - 100
    Hoodies - 65
    Socks - 5
    Ties - 40
    Cufflinks - 20
    Boxers/underwear - 15
    Razor - 10
    Shaving cream - 5
    Watches - 300
    Fragrances - 60
    Facial cleansery type things - 6
    Haircut - 25
    Gym/fitness membership - 30/month at present
     
  7. Earthmover

    Earthmover Senior member

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    I'm also going with "have spent" numbers. I'm a pretty value-minded person, and I think have a pretty decent wardrobe considering that I haven't spent that much.

    Dress shirts $55 (amazingly enough, that was a crappy CK shirt I bought when I didn't know any better)
    Dress pants 80
    Chinos/khakis 45 (Bill's!)
    Sportcoat/Blazer 360 (for a new pure cashmere Oxxford)
    Suit 700, inclusive of tailoring
    Dress shoes 433 (RLPL Mackay)
    Casual shoes 120 - although I blur the line by wearing these to work
    Sneakers 60
    Jeans 40
    T shirts 25
    Casual jacket 85
    Hoodies 20 - My residential college hoodie.
    Socks 4 for each pair
    Ties 70
    Cufflinks 30
    Boxers/underwear 14
    Razor - whatever the Mach 3 turbo costs these days.
    Shaving cream 3.29
    Watches 180
    Fragrances 48
    Facial cleansery type things 7
    Haircut $40, only once at a Manhattan salon. $20 at a place where I am a regular.
    Gym/fitness membership I will start paying ~340/month at a Tennis Club starting in July.
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    Gym/fitness membership I will start paying ~340/month at a Tennis Club starting in July.
    OUCH!

    you really like tennis or is this like a full country club type arrangement thing?
     
  9. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I guess this is like a fantasy league for those who can't find ESPN on the cable even when using both hands. These are retail prices and I seldom do over 20% to 25% of retail (if need be I'll wait until it comes to the vintage store)--

    Dress shirts $750
    Dress pants $850
    Chinos/khakis $350
    Overcoats $7k
    Sportcoat/Blazer $4.5k
    Suit $6k
    Dress shoes $1.5k
    Casual shoes $500
    Sneakers $50
    Boots $2k
    Jeans $375
    T shirts $60
    Casual jacket $4k
    Socks $90
    Ties $199
    Cufflinks $6k
    Boxers/underwear $75
    Razor $12
    Shaving cream $2
    Watches $25k
    Fragrances $200
    Facial cleansery type things $0
    Haircut $16
    Gym/fitness membership $0

    Please note that the above are retail prices which I'm constitutionally unable and unwilling to pay. (Most of the luxe items have been gifts from my wife.)
     
  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Dress shirts 70 Dress pants 120 Chinos/khakis 70 Sportcoat/Blazer 200 Suit 600 Dress shoes 300 Casual shoes 120 (mostly for boots) Sneakers 80 (doubt it, never wear them casually) Jeans 110 T shirts 30 Casual jacket 100 Hoodies 20 Socks 10 Ties 100 Cufflinks 60 Boxers/underwear 10 (St. Michaels/Marks & Spencer has the best pants - briefs for you colonial types [​IMG] ) Razor 70 Shaving cream 30 (the Big three T's are not cheap but you get a lot for your money) Watches 400 Fragrances 50 Facial cleansery type things (no idea) Haircut 0 (married to a hairstylist [​IMG] ) Gym/fitness membership 45 (no fitness but instead martial arts)
     
  11. Maximus Mark

    Maximus Mark Senior member

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    I'll throw in my $0.02. All things are have previously spent on (would spend would be stupidly higher).

    Dress shirts - $100 (Deep Discount Borrelli, Jantzen, Hemrajani)
    Dress pants - $120 (Corneliani)
    Chinos/khakis - $50? (Never bought a khaki in years)
    Sportcoat/Blazer - $300
    Suit - $500
    Dress shoes - $300 (AE retail some time ago; I avoid paying retail now)
    Casual shoes - If bluchers and split-toes count, same as above.
    Sneakers - $120 (Some decent running shoes)
    Jeans - $50
    T shirts - $30
    Casual jacket - $150
    Hoodies - $0 (Never worn)
    Socks - $15
    Ties - $80
    Cufflinks - $20 (Have not built a collection yet)
    Boxers/underwear - Cheapos at Wal-Mart. Come on they get dirty and you trash them after a year anyway!
    Razor - $70 for an electric one.
    Shaving cream - $0
    Watches - $300
    Fragrances - $80 (Armani Code, too damn much however...)
    Facial cleansery type things - $40?
    Haircut - $25 MAX
    Gym/fitness membership - $500ish for bench + weight set at home. Lasted for 2 years so far, and I can just buy more weights for pennies on the pound.
     
  12. Earthmover

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    OUCH! you really like tennis or is this like a full country club type arrangement thing?
    Sadly, it seems that playing tennis in Manhattan is a very expensive endeavour. It's unlimited play on outdoor courts until the end of fall. Don't have to worry about finding partners to play with, waiting at Central park, or traveling long distances for a decent court. I used to play in high school. I was pretty good. I hate gyms and running for no reason. I'm also gaining weight and getting really out of shape. This was the only way out, really.
     
  13. Ambulance Chaser

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    Best estimates of what I have spent from memory:

    Dress shirts: $130
    Dress pants: $80
    Chinos/khakis: $40
    Sportcoat/Blazer: $500
    Suit: $600
    Dress shoes: $950
    Casual shoes: $200
    Sneakers: $80
    Jeans: $150
    T shirts: $30
    Casual jacket: $600
    Hoodies: $0
    Socks: $10
    Ties: $80
    Cufflinks: $40
    Boxers/underwear: $10
    Razor: Price of Mach 3 Turbo
    Shaving cream: $30
    Watches: $5,000
    Fragrances: $50
    Facial cleansery type things: $50
    Haircut: $50
    Gym/fitness membership: $30
     
  14. MrRogers

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    I'll play....all amounts are have spents

    Dress shirts: 500
    Dress pants: 500
    Chinos/khakis: Dont wear cotton pants
    Sportcoat/Blazer: 1495
    Suit: 1200
    Dress shoes: 600
    Casual shoes: 300
    Sneakers: 130
    Jeans: 350
    T shirts: 395
    Casual jacket: 400
    Hoodies: $0
    Socks: 25$
    Ties: $180
    Cufflinks: $300
    Boxers/underwear: $50
    Razor: 1k for top notch shaving kit, blade, bowl brush
    Shaving cream: 30
    Fragrances: $50
    Facial cleansery type things: $50
    Haircut: $20
    Gym/fitness membership: $300 year


    MrR
     
  15. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    What is this $400 tee-shirt?
     
  16. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    You're all making me feel ostentatious! That said, I'm not much of an internet shopper, I like the certainty of trying stuff on. And I'd rather one perfect shirt than two I only half-like.

    Dress shirts - About $200, for the perfect white shirt.
    Dress pants - I typically buy suits.
    Chinos/khakis - Not my style. But, perhaps $150 for linen summer pants.
    Sportcoat/Blazer - Again, not my style. I spent perhaps $250 on a leather jacket on sale, I'd have gone higher though!
    Suit - The cornerstone of my professional and evening wardrobes. $900 for Zegna, again, would probably go higher. My size is hard to get.
    Dress shoes - Have spent $300ish, might go a little higher.
    Casual shoes - I want some really nice chelsea boots, so whatever it takes.
    Sneakers - $50ish for Converse, generally. I have some La Coq Sportif fencing shoes that ran $90 and are pretty sweet.
    Jeans - Ideally, no more than $150.
    T shirts - Used to spend too much in my streetwear phase. Now, $30?
    Casual jacket - See above.
    Hoodies - Never.
    Socks - Can always be had on sale. $10.
    Ties - $60 on a Gucci and $80 on a really sweet Leonard (with DUCKS on it!)
    Cufflinks - About $100 on a silver/Mother of Pearl pair that go with everything and are virtually all I wear.
    Boxers/underwear - $5 for grey-market CKs from a Chinese variety store.
    Razor - Gillette Sensor.
    Shaving cream - $20ish for a half-year supply.
    Watches - Don't wear one at present. Ideally less than a grand.
    Fragrances - $100ish. I like nice scents.
    Facial cleansery type things - $20ish.
    Haircut - $50ish.
    Gym/fitness membership - I settle for walking, and I have a home weights machine and exercise bike.

    Well there we go. Any marketeers out there can use this very small sample to better target us for the latest tie-lock type widget...
     
  17. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    What an interesting post! All prices in parenthesis are those I have spent, and the second figure is how much I would spend. All prices are in USD.

    Dress shirts - (375) 800
    Dress pants - Currently I don't own any dress trousers, outside of the trousers that I have with my suits.
    Chinos/khakis - (65) 150
    Sportcoat/Blazer - Currently I don't own any sportcoats or blazers.
    Suit - (850) 10,000
    Dress shoes - (215) 2,000
    Casual shoes - (300) 350
    Sneakers - Currently, I don't own any sneakers.
    Jeans - (200) 350
    T shirts - (30) 50
    Casual jacket - (150) 400
    Hoodies - Currently, I don't own any hoodies.
    Socks - (20) 50
    Ties - (100) 250
    Cufflinks - (100) 1,200
    Boxers/underwear - (20) 50
    Razor - The going rate for Mach 3.
    Shaving cream - The going rate for Neutrogena.
    Watches - (200) 50,000
    Fragrances - n/a
    Facial cleansery type things - The going rate for Neutrogena.
    Haircut - (30) 50
    Gym/fitness membership - n/a
     
  18. NewYorkBuck

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    I suppose Ill go w the max I would spend.

    Dress shirts: $75 (OTR) $140 (Bespoke)
    Dress pants: $100
    Chinos/khakis: $50
    Sportcoat/Blazer: $400
    Suit: $700 (OTR) $5000 (Bespoke)
    Dress shoes: $400
    Casual shoes: $75
    Sneakers: $90
    Jeans: $80
    T shirts: Whats on sale
    Casual jacket: $250
    Hoodies: $40
    Socks: Whats on sale
    Ties: $120
    Cufflinks: $30
    Boxers/underwear: Whats on sale
    Razor: $100
    Shaving cream: $10
    Watches: $3000
    Fragrances: $0
    Facial cleansery type things: $20
    Haircut: $30
    Gym/fitness membership: $65 per month
     
  19. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Oh well, I'll toss off a few of these:

    Shirt: $85
    Dress Pants: $130
    Chinos/Khakis: $50
    Sport Coat/Blazer: $750
    Suit: $1,000
    Dress Shoes: $200
    Casual Shoes: $100
    Socks: $15
    Razor: $50
    Watches: $300
    Shaving Soap: $10
    Haircut: $50

    These are either maximum amounts spent or that I would spend before my sales resistance kicked in big time. I positively loathe jeans, sneakers, hoodies, T-shirts and some of the other items mentioned.
     
  20. TomW

    TomW Senior member

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    Okay, I'll bite. Figures quoted are the average and (maximum I've ever spent).

    Dress shirts $45 - Jantzen ($375)
    Dress pants $90 ($350)
    Chinos/khakis $40 - ($170)
    Overcoats $500 - 2 pure cashmere Zegna at NM Last Call
    Sportcoat/Blazer $200 ($800)
    Suit $350 ($2k)
    Dress shoes $200 ($850)
    Casual shoes $200 ($500)
    Sneakers $25 ($60)
    Boots $200 ($450)
    Jeans $20 (strictly yard/house work wear)
    T shirts $0 - what ever is free at the conferences I attend every year to wear with jeans while mowing/painting/whatever
    Casual jacket $150
    Socks $15 ($65)
    Ties $50 ($400)
    Cufflinks $25 ($800 - 18kt white gold and onyx studs/links)
    Boxers/underwear $5
    Razor $30 for 16 Mach III's at Costco
    Shaving cream $7
    Watches $2.5k - have 2, unlikely to increase in number
    Fragrances $450 - Creed is addictive
    Facial cleansery type things $5 - Nordstrom Rack always has something appropriate at this price point
    Haircut $0 - not much to cut
    Gym/fitness membership $0 - I've got 2 Great Danes to wear out at least twice a day :)
     

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