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Old 10-30-2016, 11:24 PM
Location: The World
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I buy my solid-colored layering camis and T-shirts (short-sleeve and long-sleeve scoop necks and V-necks) from Walmart for $2-$3 a piece. I love the fit when it's the NoBoundaries/NB/NOBO brand. I don't buy Faded Glory...their stuff tends to be too "short and wide" for my body.

I also buy my workout clothes from Walmart (the Danskin line is great!), as well as my "lounging" clothes, socks and (sometimes) underwear.

I like to buy my jeans, dressier tops, etc. from Maurices. When there is a clearance, I snag lots of stuff for cheap. Sometimes shirts and sweaters are more like $30-$40 each, though.

Bras come from Victoria's Secret. Almost always. $50-$70
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:20 AM
Location: The analog world
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I probably spend more per item than most who frequent the frugal forum, but I live with a very limited wardrobe. I've been wearing the same pair of Danskos for six years, and they still look great!
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:58 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Hahaha.... since I'm the only one I have to answer to, it's a lot, but I'm not telling !
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:56 PM
Location: Vallejo
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I usually go for fairly high priced clothes and don't buy a lot of them. I'll buy a pair of Levi's maybe every two years. That gives me one pair of jeans that looks presentable and another two or three in varying states of grunge for working in the yard, wrenching on cars, etc. I got tempted by some $12 Walmart Wranglers once. They weren't really nice but I needed some work jeans and figured what the heck. Two months later I bought another pair of Levi's and retired my current Levis to work jean status prematurely. Likewise, my normal sneakers did cost over $100 but they've been on dozens of hiking trips and beat to death for years. The sole is completely worn down so they're not really good for hiking any longer as there's no traction left. Likewise with dress slacks. I've tried the $40-50 pants and within a few months I'm back in the store buying some $125 to $200 ones. I can either spend $40-50 for something that will last a few months or $125 for something that doesn't look much better but lasts several years. I find something that's good quality and stick to it. Price, as in your Jordans, isn't always indicative of quality. When I was younger and dumb and impressed with trendy brands, I spent money on low quality sneakers with the appropriate brand and some denim-head approved overpriced Jeans.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:20 AM
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My wife and I have always been cheap skates. Despite being a die hard 49ers fan since the 80s, I was never ever going to pay good money for jerseys. That's a lot of money for me. That's what I pay for my suits. Never bought expense shoes either. Most of my shoes where from $10-20 range most of my youth. Now, I buy between the $50-$100 range dress shoes because they do last longer.

Most of my clothes I bought in my youth came from Mervyn's, Kmart, Walmart, Target, and Ross. Now, I just buy them at thrift stores. Buying new dress shirts and new dress pants that costs $30-$60 and I can get it under $10 is a steal. Of course, it doesn't occur often but when it does, it's a bargain.

The one thing that I do spend a lot of money on is home theater. Don't ever get into this hobby if don't have too. Over $10K and counting. I part of me wish I never got into this hobby.

I simply avoid brand names when it comes to clothing. The only brand name that I don't avoid is electronics.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:54 PM
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I think at most we're spending $200/year each. We live in Florida, so we don't need lots of things you would need in a cold climate, so that helps keep our spending down.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:46 PM
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I spend almost nothing. I always get clothes for xmas and bdays. I will say im not very stylish. I wear jeans and tshirts most of the time.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:16 PM
Location: San Diego CA
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I shop at one thrift store for almost all of my clothes.
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:50 PM
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clothing is the one area where i feel like i spend too much. i have a hard time finding flattering items so i buy stuff and then i wear it once or twice, then decide i don't really like it and then it sits in my closet. which leads to a never ending cycle of buying new things. in addition to that i'm awful at putting outfits together.

i've spent about $1,100 on clothes this year - this includes work clothes (business casual), regular clothes, new sneakers, gym clothes.
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:38 PM
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Probably in the neighborhood of 5-600 a year, mostly to replace worn out clothes & shoes. Decent shoes are bad... They will cost 150 easy, but I wear them till they fall apart.

More if I have some kind of event, ie: new job or wedding where I need a new suit. That'll double it.
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