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    Default 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'?
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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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    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.

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    ^^Tailored dress shirt FTW. They fit better, and you can get whatever color you want.
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    It all depends on budget? Anyone in this thread take basic economics in college?

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    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...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by donblackie View Post
    It all depends on budget? Anyone in this thread take basic economics in college?
    Hard to do when a lot are in high school still

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forfend View Post
    Didn't you make a thread about this already? Gotta pay to play.
    I suppose. And yes, a similar thread asking about brands. These are dress shirts I plan to care for; they won't get torn up or abused, so I don't see a problem getting 5-10 fine shirts I appreciate and feel great wearing. Just a little surprising one shirt costs nearly twice that of two also-great articles.

    Maybe as a birthday present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donblackie View Post
    It all depends on budget? Anyone in this thread take basic economics in college?
    Thats true. My comments were assuming budget wasnt an issue really. If he's talking about buying $200-$400 shirts, he's already factored that in to a budget.

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    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by adanmtxt1 View Post
    I suppose. And yes, a similar thread asking about brands. These are dress shirts I plan to care for; they won't get torn up or abused, so I don't see a problem getting 5-10 fine shirts I appreciate and feel great wearing. Just a little surprising one shirt costs nearly twice that of two also-great articles.

    Maybe as a birthday present.

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