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04-23-2012, 03:33 PM #1
Bring me back to reality: price points
I've been buying a few articles of clothing recently. One Theory shirt, three Boss shirts, and I'm eyeing another by Zegna. A family friend buys shirts on sale, two for $50, at major department stores so the idea of dropping $150, $200, or $400 on a single shirt sounds preposterous to them.
Is there anything wrong with getting a few nice shirts, particularly when I wear them every day and won't likely get any more until they begin wearing through in five to seven years? I'm not a seasonal buyer (getting new stuff in the spring, summer, fall...). So school me - what's 'reasonable', 'expensive', and 'over the top'?
04-23-2012, 03:57 PM #2Member
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It all comes down to what you are willing to pay for the clothes and what you are doing while wearing them. A Mechanical Engineer who works in a lab will ruin a few shirts a year while an accountant doesn't have that risk at his desk.
Myself personally I look at clothes as more of a consumable. No clothes last too long with me.
I do have a few nicer dress shirts that rarely get worn other than to outside meetings.
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04-23-2012, 04:10 PM #3Banned
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Jeans and nice button ups I understand spending some cash on, not Tshirts though. There's no Tshirt worth $200, IMO, no matter what. Even for button ups, I have a hard time spending more than $60 or $70 because usually I have them tailored anyways. If a Tshirts more than $20, I pass.
***EDIT*** I just noticed you didnt specify Tshirts or dress shirts.
04-23-2012, 04:20 PM #4
^^Tailored dress shirt FTW. They fit better, and you can get whatever color you want."We can change the future, but the past is only written once, so leave your mark." -Slomaro
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04-23-2012, 04:25 PM #5
It all depends on budget? Anyone in this thread take basic economics in college?
04-23-2012, 04:28 PM #6
well, it depends on what is your views regarding 'luxuries' itself
no matter its just a Boss or lesser names shirt that you buy, you not just buy a shirt, including a brand (which mean a social status) and sometimes the quality of the products
I used to think what makes a thing priced $xxx when the others $xxx? I think it ridiculous to spend so much on a piece of fabrics, till I try Bijan and I know that there's a clear difference between the special one and the other one, once I try it, I fell in love and buy his cashmere coat even if I expect a cashmere to not last too long. but remember, some brands sells you nothing at high price
its just like you say, "hey I buy a Benz SLK. and people think that I'm over. they buy a Yaris". its not even on comparison
reasonable is very relative term, so with expensive and over the top. what you do in daily basis is what is count to measure. if you only work as a guy who mostly work in the field, and rarely meets socialite, do not bother buy something that exceeds $1000. your friends will not recognize it anyway. find something that fits. its like if you're living in the middle of Borneo jungle, having a GTR looks weird and unnecessary, you better have a SUV (but, I've seen a GTR in the middle of Borneo...)
04-23-2012, 04:30 PM #7
04-23-2012, 04:41 PM #8
Maybe as a birthday present.
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04-23-2012, 05:07 PM #10
If you don't see a problem with it and plan to car for it then what does it matter what others think?
Are you trying to get a perspective on how other's spend money or are you trying to get us to understand why you buy $400 shirts?
When I spend over $250 on a shirt, it is custom and hand tailored for me.