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Actually most of these clothes aren't that expensive. If you ask me, fit is by far the most important factor. 90% of the male population wears clothes that don't fit (especially "classy" clothes like dress shirts, sports jackets and suits). A lot of clothes manufacturers make clothes that don't fit. I've found some brands who tend to make well fitting clothes (pro tip: they're mostly Asian companies, I guess because Asians aren't obese) and stick with them, and lately I'm getting into the habit of tailoring everything that needs it (especially taking in the waist, I hate clothes that don't give me a V taper). That's what "cheap looking" is to me. Look at the suit I showed. That's a cheap suit from Men's Wearhouse I bought 3 years ago before I learned Men's Wearhouse is the laughing stock of the male fashion community, because they make ill-fitting boxy baggy suits. But like I said I've also found pretty inexpensive clothes that fit well (pretty much all on Amazon). "Style" stuff like colors or patterns or whatever are wayyyy secondary to fit. A good fit body with good fitting clothes is, I believe, 90% of good fashion.
I can't tell what your point is. You can tell I didn't buy these clothes from Gucci (after I said so several times)? So what? Why do I want people to tell I buy expensive designer brands? My point is and remains that what matters is that clothes fit well. What is yours exactly? I want to look good, not expensive.
If I ask you, "okay, what should I look for when I buy clothes" and your answer is, "price tag", well... LOL (I'd laugh slightly less if your answer is "brand name"). What is it about these brands you listed that makes them "quality"? What does "quality" actually mean, and what specifically is lacking in quality that I've shown?
teachingmensfashion on youtube has some really good episodes where he compares outfits from ridiculous luxury brands like gucci and quality mid-low tier brands. surprise, surprise, luxury brand outfits cost a shit ton of money and have the same quality and look........
Until you actually tell me what "quality" means there's nothing actionable in your suggestions. If your suggestion is literally to put a minimum price requirement on everything I buy, obviously I'm not going to do that.
However, dropping big money on clothing when you’re just beginning in this game is not worth it, mostly because, before establishing your own style, a trial-and-error process is needed. It’s inevitable.
You’re going to fuck it up at first.
You’re gonna buy a lot of ill-fitting, stupid-looking shit. And there’s nothing worse than dropping fat cash on something that you realize looks completely retarded a year later, or even a couple of weeks later, when the tags are long gone and there’s a small coffee stain on the bottom right corner.
Buying the best clothing is reserved for guys who are “advanced,” for lack of a better word, guys who are looking to get that little bit extra sex appeal. Not to say that Sweatervest's style is bad because it's getting good. Just a few tweaks are needed.
Nobody on this forum should be dropping $200 on a dress shirt, except for GLL’s who’ve already figured out how to dress, and more importantly, those who actually have the money to burn.
Most of the guys here are in their early twenties and broke, because of university, just leaving high school, still at home, etc. Advising them to spend all of their money on designer clothing is not good advice at all.
Moreover, women don’t actually give a fuck. No girl is going to decide not to fuck you because you bought your bomber jacket from Zara rather than Diesel.
Dude75 wrote: In short:
stop buying online.
Feel the fabrics, check the difference between good ones and cheap ones. Go to well known houses, feel it, compare to cheaper stuff.
Find brands that aren’t completely cheap.
Jeans minimum 100 dollars
Shoes minimum 150 dollars for classy, 100 dollars for sneakers
Jackets minimum 200 dollars
Sweaters and hoodies 100 dollars mini
Accessories you can find good stuff for cheap if you know what you doing, start getting a few that are from famous houses (Chrome Hearts, Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, etc.)
Caps or hats, please get better than New Era.
If you think I’m just some stupid scum with no idea what I’m talking about, good day to all of you, otherwise I hope I helped at least one person.
Dude you are ridiculous. Price has a correlation with quality but it's not a rule.
I am not cheap but I don't like paying ridiculous prices for anything.
I find good clothing by shopping around and buying sale items.
I usually shop at H&M, Forever 21, Zara, GUESS, and PAC Sun.
H&M and Forever 21 are the cheaper stores but they do have some good affordable things. I usually have to really look for it though.
Zara and GUESS are more expensive but that does not mean that their quality is that much better.
For example, I bought some $150 jeans from GUESS and out of all of my pairs of jeans, those were the only ones that ripped from the crotch area.
My $40 H&M jeans are still intact though. I gotta admit though, the GUESS jeans do look better and were my favorite.
You just gotta find a balance. Shop around. Look for specials. Don't buy just to buy.
Note: I have worked in Fashion so I know how this biz works.
Dude75 wrote: Yeah I never said expensive meant quality.
Guess is not famous for its quality, and they are in right now because they hired Rocky for their new campaign.
Good for you if you find what you look for in the basic “pret a porter”, and good for you if you think that the difference is minimal.
Working for fashion doesn’t mean jack sh*t especially if the fashion brand you worked for was whack.
I’m not trying to get against everyone but it seems here that buying designer brands is stupid.
I’d rather have a few good pieces over 5 years than plenty of bad ones. Whatever.
To clarify, I like designer brands. When I start making real money, I'll get myself some Gucci.
But you seem to be against non-designer brands. If you can afford a designer wardrobe from head to toe, then by all means go ahead. Good for you.
But for us non-rich folks, non-designer brands will work.
I have gotten laid abundantly these past 2 years and I did so by wearing non-designer clothing. I think it's safe to say that I don't need designer clothing to get laid, which I think you're forgetting is the whole point of dressing well or this site in general.
If you're going for rich girls, then that's a different story.
Lastly, it's unwise to "have a few good pieces over 5 years" considering how fast fashion changes, even for men.
all of my clothes are dirt cheap but still look fucking sick.
Buy cheap clothes and save your money, no need to buy expensive designer clothes and fuck up your money.
The only item id be willing to spend 100+ dollars on are shoes because they need to be comfortable to walk in
Start playing basketball on a real team to make friends
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