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Where in your wardrobe do look to you save money?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by etseq, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. etseq

    etseq Senior member

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    Assuming your budget is not infinite, what parts of your wardrobe do you think can be ok without spending top dollar? And what parts do you think are worth splurging for?

    For example, this is debatable, but I think the price difference for expensive belts and watches is not usually justified. IMHO, the difference in quality is just not apparent enough to make a huge difference in most looks. And I also try to stay below $160 or so for jeans and trousers.

    On the other hand, going cheap on shoes, shirts, jackets and blazers is usually a bad idea. And I don't hesitate to pull the trigger if I find one of these items that I really like.

    Any other thoughts?
     
  2. CoconutBanana

    CoconutBanana Senior member

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    Belts
    Underclothing
    Tshirts
     
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    robbie Senior member

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  4. etseq

    etseq Senior member

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    gee thanks.
     
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    srendam Senior member

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    mostly tee shirts as they will be disposble in the short term
     
  6. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    underwear and undershirts.
     
  7. mattt

    mattt Senior member

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    my socks and underwear are shit, belts aren't great either... would like to upgrade though.
     
  8. spreadcollar

    spreadcollar Senior member

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    there is nowhere to hide.

    socks?
     
  9. etseq

    etseq Senior member

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    I don't go cheap on underwear. $20 per pair Unico boxer briefs, and they are so worth it.
     
  10. MetroStyles

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    Everywhere except shirts and suits and shoes.
     
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    robbie Senior member

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    I've learned that cheaping out on basics (socks,tees,underoos) just means you'll have to replace them more often.

    It's better to spend a little more initially than nickel and diming yourself.
     
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  13. MetroStyles

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    I save money by having my EGs double as bottle openers.
     
  14. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I find nice ties are readily available at good prices that I would never pay a $150+ retail on one ever.
     
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    I find nice ties are readily available at good prices that I would never pay a $150+ retail on one ever.

    This. People will call me cheap but I've never spent more than $45 on a tie, and usually less than that.
     
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    It's better to spend a little more initially than nickel and diming yourself.


    I completely agree
     
  17. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    My advice would be to spend six to twelve months saving and finding out what you like

    Buy good pieces on B&amp;S when you see them come up. Have the money there so when someone sells their leather that you've chased for a year you can drop on it.

    Yoox / eBay are a good source of deals but you have to know whats what.

    I wouldn't spend alot of money on denim - RRL / Dior Homme / APC is cheap and everywhere.

    White T's and underwear, socks should be reasonably cheap.

    Above all don't waste money on crap. You really don't need heaps of clothes to dress well.
     
  18. wogbog

    wogbog Senior member

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    It's better to spend a little more initially than nickel and diming yourself.
    Srsly. I bought a belt from the mall because hey most of the time people can't even see my belt and the leather started like flaking off around the hole I use after a month or two. wtf
    Above all don't waste money on crap. You really don't need heaps of clothes to dress well.
    Yeah. Thinking through purchases so you don't buy stuff you don't like that much is the best way to save money imo
     
  19. dmbp

    dmbp Well-Known Member

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    socks and ties, and solid color shirts.
     
  20. Max Biggavel

    Max Biggavel Senior member

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    I have about 20 kirkland white tees
     

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