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Old 12-04-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Numbers represent -uppermost limit on cost and (number owned)
Pants-300 (2)
Jeans/Khakis-100 (5)
Shirts (not white) -100 (4)
Shirts (white) -50 (5)
Sneakers -100 (2)
Shoes -300 (4)
Socks-10
Underwear-10
Bra -100
Coat -300 (1)
Blazer -200 (2)
Sweater -200 (4)

Put I literally can count all of the items I own. I didn't include layering items like the handful of Ts and camis.
That's a fortune of money .

Are you serious, $ 200 for a sweater, $ 300 for shoes, $ 100 for sneakers & Jeans. Where the heck do you buy clothes. Most items are cheaper than that under regular price ranges where I live. I have never seen Khaki's and Jeans for $ 100 (even in the women's section). Even premium quality clothes could be bought at prices lower than the upper bound prices you mention.

Buy more quantity and pay less money. Sorry to say, but it looks like you need to be schooled on how to shop for clothes.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Its impossible for my clothes to last more than 3 years. My body shape keeps changing, so I am obliged to keep changing the clothes I buy as well. Every 3 years, I must overhaul my wardrobe. The perils of an adolescent male . Hopefully my growth spurt has ended.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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That's a fortune of money .

Are you serious, $ 200 for a sweater, $ 300 for shoes, $ 100 for sneakers & Jeans. Where the heck do you buy clothes. Most items are cheaper than that under regular price ranges where I live. I have never seen Khaki's and Jeans for $ 100 (even in the women's section). Even premium quality clothes could be bought at prices lower than the upper bound prices you mention.

Buy more quantity and pay less money. Sorry to say, but it looks like you need to be schooled on how to shop for clothes.
Sorry kiddo but many people prefer the capsule wardrobe. And you are really out of touch with "premium" I do not wear premium clothes, I could not afford premium clothes. I wear middling to upper middle level of designers.
Capsule wardrobe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, just as an example, not that I wear these particular brands
designer denim | Nordstrom

But $100 for jeans is by no means "high".

Same with khakis.
khakis | Nordstrom

And yes, a cashmere sweater, is going to cost in the hundreds. Luckily they last forever. Much longer than cotton sweaters.

Oh and I live in Central NJ. Just like you do. Many of the women I know wear real designers, Chanel, DVF, and Stella McCartney. Not most, but many.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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Its impossible for my clothes to last more than 3 years. My body shape keeps changing, so I am obliged to keep changing the clothes I buy as well. Every 3 years, I must overhaul my wardrobe. The perils of an adolescent male . Hopefully my growth spurt has ended.
True but I have been the same size since I was in my 20s. My daughter is 19, she has just started buying "real" wardrobe pieces. She got a great camel coat that will last 15+ years, and she got it for less $200. Good for her.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Very curious now. Why??
Middle aged adults here love them. Especially the Italians.
Canali is more entry-level to good clothes. Both aren't really ever bought for anything close to full price. Kiton is usually $2-3k. Pricey, but not that much more than BB Golden Fleece.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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$100 for jeans?
$40 for shorts?

Are you for real?
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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$100 for jeans?
$40 for shorts?

Are you for real?
Yeah, for many people that would be cheap lol...things are more expensive here though, though I didn't find the US radically different actually.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Sorry kiddo but many people prefer the capsule wardrobe. And you are really out of touch with "premium" I do not wear premium clothes, I could not afford premium clothes. I wear middling to upper middle level of designers.
Capsule wardrobe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, just as an example, not that I wear these particular brands
designer denim | Nordstrom

But $100 for jeans is by no means "high".

Same with khakis.
khakis | Nordstrom

And yes, a cashmere sweater, is going to cost in the hundreds. Luckily they last forever. Much longer than cotton sweaters.

Oh and I live in Central NJ. Just like you do. Many of the women I know wear real designers, Chanel, DVF, and Stella McCartney. Not most, but many.


I am really sorry for my reply. I never attested to buying such expensive stuff. I might not have set such a high benchmark for quality and longevity till now since my body shape keeps changing frequently and things that fit just a few years back never fit me today. Maybe I could attest to your views once my growth spurt stabilizes. However, its my opinion that mens clothing is usually a whole lot cheaper.

I usually just wear T shirts & Jeans with sneakers and slip on a hoodie and gloves during the winter if I need to go outside. Usually end up wearing business attire like trench coats & suits only a handful of times every year for the Rutgers career fairs.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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Most of my stuff is given to me or bought at the thrift store, but when I buy new, I spend:

maybe $10 on sweatshirts and hoodies
no more than $20 on shorts or jeans
about $5 for a T-shirt
$5 to $10 for packs of underwear or socks
anywhere from $5 to $40 for shoes, depending on what kind of shoe it is (flip-flop, snow boot, sneaker)

I haven't bought a coat in years, but the last one I bought I spent about $120 on. I'm hoping it lasts forever.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I don't understand why you would pay $150 for women's dress shoes when my mom bought an expensive, yet sleek pair of shoes for $ 66.00. They look really nice, and Ma says they are super comfy as well. They have lasted for well over a year now and show no sign of wear.
A year? I am hoping for 5 years. I have some dress shoes from like 2002 still in my wardrobe that still get wear.

I shop high and low depending on the item.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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