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Old 12-03-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Mom actually says I am paying too much for my jeans if its more than $20. She is an excellent shopper when it comes to selecting deals though. At one point, she bought $101 worth of items for just $17 using deals and coupons. I am yet to see someone that thrifty.
I bought the same pair of target jeans and eventually holes would form. Price doesn't always equal quality but I've found it quite often does. Above say $60-70 though I find durability doesn't improve much. You're paying more for brand name. Since I buy clothes so rarely (I expect a pair of jeans to last at least 2-3 years with frequent wear) it's a practical investment.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Pair of jeans: $30-40. Levi's 501s, I just wait for them to go on sale. Last time I got cheap on jeans they lasted a few weeks before the fabric just started disintegration. You know it's cheap when it's the fabric that's been washed once that goes and not the seams. $17 WalMart jeans good for five wears or $30 Levis that last a few hundred. Not a hard choice.

pants: ~$200.

For shorts: I got some converse cargo shorts at the outlet in college 6-7 years ago. No idea what I paid for them. Still wear 'em a few times a year.

For a simple T-shirt: $10

For a polo shirt: Don't wear them.

Dress shirts: $200. Usually in the $100-150 range.

jacket: $400-500, but honestly I live in California. I have a 20-year-old down jacket as it is if I go up to the snow so...

For underwear: $5 or so.

For shoes: $400 for shoes, $50 for sneakers.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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Postman - for work: Brooks Brothers (or equivalent) suit or coat / slacks (+$500 usually on sale), white dress shirt (~$95), tie (+$50), Alden dress shoes (~$300). For hard work: Carhartt canvas pants (~$40) and t-shirt (ranging from $1 at thrift store to beer swag). Other stuff: boxers (3 for $40, just got some on sale), dress socks (+$10 pair), dress belt (~$100), casual belt (~$40), polo shirts (~$80), cotton button downs (~$80), khaki shorts (~$60). Just got a new pair of Nike Pegasus running shoes (~$100) - I've been wearing that same type for a long time.

If I could I would wear shorts and maybe a t-shirt all year round... Yep, I'm a bogan.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Pair of jeans: $30-40. Levi's 501s, I just wait for them to go on sale. Last time I got cheap on jeans they lasted a few weeks before the fabric just started disintegration. You know it's cheap when it's the fabric that's been washed once that goes and not the seams. $17 WalMart jeans good for five wears or $30 Levis that last a few hundred. Not a hard choice.

pants: ~$200.

For shorts: I got some converse cargo shorts at the outlet in college 6-7 years ago. No idea what I paid for them. Still wear 'em a few times a year.

For a simple T-shirt: $10

For a polo shirt: Don't wear them.

Dress shirts: $200. Usually in the $100-150 range.

jacket: $400-500, but honestly I live in California. I have a 20-year-old down jacket as it is if I go up to the snow so...

For underwear: $5 or so.

For shoes: $400 for shoes, $50 for sneakers.
Levi's for $30? That's absurd lol. Yet you pay $200 for shirts? Even more absurd lol.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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In general, I am less willing to spend over £100 on a piece of clothing. I can easily get good clothes from places that don't charge high prices - and that doesn't mean shopping at a supermarket. This is where I get a lot of clothes from: http://www.asos.com/?hrd=1&mkwid=sgj...FYUewwodcCQA1g

I'd pay in excess of £100 on a parka though, and have done. It's hard to find a really good parka for under £100.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:27 AM
 
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I have never spent near what any of you have on clothing.
I have a few shirts that I paid $7.00 for about 20 years ago and I wear them often and wash them just as often.
All of my jeans are at least 5 years old but I had to purchase new jeans since I lost so much weight and I paid about $12.00 for each pair.
Unders are a different story though, they don't last as long as outer clothing.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I have never spent near what any of you have on clothing.
I have a few shirts that I paid $7.00 for about 20 years ago and I wear them often and wash them just as often.
All of my jeans are at least 5 years old but I had to purchase new jeans since I lost so much weight and I paid about $12.00 for each pair.
Unders are a different story though, they don't last as long as outer clothing.

Like I said my limit is 25.00....and that lasts me about 2 yrs ....yes I will wear things over and over again .
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Most things are in the $30-$50 range.
I shop sales racks, outlets and online. I hardly ever pay full retail for anything.
Yes, this is my philosophy!! I like name brand clothing but try to buy at outlets ( Brooks Brothers as example), sale catalogues and sale racks as you can get classic looking clothes that will last for years. Watching sales and never pay retail. I will say that once I bought a shirt at Walmart as our suitcase had got lost on an airline and we were going to my daughter's graduation and we needed clothes for early the next morning. It was an inexpensive shirt but it has held up well and still looks good. I will admit that I did pay full price for a Ralph Lauren black velvet sport coat as it fit so well and I knew it would be gone by the time the sales would start. But never regretted it, looks terrific after 10 years. :-)
I do enjoy shopping on Ebay and have gotten some good bargains, Orvis shirts ( which I get compliments on ) Pendelton sport coat for very little, Armani suit. It is somewhat of a hobby to look for stuff there. BTW, have gotten very good deals on authentic Louis Vuitton as well on Ebay, got to do your homework, though. :-)
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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It seems like some of you here are overpaying for stuff. I would NEVER pay a triple digit price for clothing unless absolutely Necessary at the moment. Buying on clearance and off season saves you a TON of money.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I have found brand new, tags still on, at the local church-run thrift stores. Some companies donate leftover clothing & shoes. It's not consistent but worth browsing. I also buy vintage pieces on eBay and from Land's End online. I can get a new Jantzen swimsuit for less than $40 on eBay and it lasts several years of 3xweek swimmimg. I think K-Mart clothing is superior to Wal-Mart and buy plain cotton pants/shorts there. Again, good for 3-4 years.

Shoes: zappos or DSW. I have paid $150 or so but now try to stay under $60 on clearance.
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