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Aug 05, 2014

Men's Style: How to Make the Most of a Budget Wardrobe

created at: 08/05/2014

When it comes to getting the most from an everyone-has-a limited clothing budget, the two most helpful questions to think about are "what's the best men's style value in terms of long-lasting quality vs. price" and "on what should I save, and on what should I invest?"    This new guide from Esquire seeks to answer that second question: save or splurge. Contributor Calum Marsh says, " As many budget-minded men have found...quality is a problem. High-end designer products are not priced that way just because they bear the insignia of a recognizable name (though, to be fair, that’s part of it). You can feel the difference between a $40 dress shirt and a $400 one, and you don’t have to be a connoisseur of cuts or fabrics to do it: one feels better, looks better, and, most importantly, lasts longer. So the question becomes this: how do you build a wardrobe that’s on-trend, looks and fits great, and has quality where it counts, and do it all without breaking the bank? The answer is simple: you pick and choose what to buy high-end and what to cheap out on. It’s part science, part art, and all delicate... It’ll cost you, of course—you need to spend to get results. But it won’t break the bank."

Sounds like a great start to me. Check it out: Splurge of Save: Making the Most of a Budget Wardrobe - A Comprehensive Guide for the Not-So-Rich Gentleman [Esquire.com]

 

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John F on Aug 07, 2014:

I'm not sure how socks at $10/pair is a "save" ...