A nice reminder that you don’t have to spend a lot to look good. It just takes some savvy shopping and ingenuity.
This post details an outfit that costs $654.
This is a lot of money. So if I spent that on an outfit, I would be “spending a lot” (presumably to “look good”).
If the majority of the $654 spent on this outfit went toward sport coat or shoes, I’d be inclined to say that he did not, in fact “spend a lot”. I understand that objectively, to most people $654 is a lot of money to spend on a single fit, but quality jackets and shoes do not come cheap. When cared for properly, both shoes and jackets can last for years, making them good so-called investment pieces.
The problem with calling this a budget fit is that he spent $150 on the shirt and $232 on the jeans. The shirt, while dope as fuck, is a trend piece. If you don’t think a cutaway collared oxford cloth popover is a wardrobe staple, then more power to you. In all likelihood it’ll look pretty played three seasons from now. The jeans are a good value proposition, if you’re into denim…I mean really INTO denim. I do believe that you’d have to search long and hard to find someone who thinks $200+ isn’t a lot to pay for jeans. Even people who wear $200+ denim know that they’re paying a lot, they just thing it’s worth the expense.
Clothing is an expensive hobby, and make no mistake, if you’re reading this, your wardrobe is one of your hobbies. There are those among us who have the disposable income to buy whatever they want. There are even more who are skipping meals to save enough money to “kop some jawnz”. The majority of us are somewhere in the middle. I’d like to hope that all of us understand our financial realities.
Those who make their living selling clothes or delivering eyes to those do have a vested interest in making the expensive seem affordable. They get a pass. It’s their job. There are those, on the other hand who do it for fun. You’ve seen the blogs. These people are at best insensitive, and at worse assholes. If you have a tumblog, take a second and think about what you’re saying. Think about the message you’re putting out into the world.