I've paid $10 for a pair of jeans before, at Ross. So $50 for a pair is expensive to me. I don't buy designer anything though, because frankly I couldn't give two sh*ts about designer anything. I understand the concept of you get what you pay for, but I feel like when it comes to clothes, in most cases you're paying for a name and that's it.
It's not really designer stuff that makes me buy it, it's the fit. There's a big difference between the crappy $20-per-pair jeans at Pac Sun and the jeans that I buy, mostly in fit, but also in quality of the denim. I hate when washes look stringy, for lack of a better term. Like when they were being faded, they weren't faded evenly.
IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
I buy what I think looks good. A lot of times I find that to be designer stuff, but I also find a lot of non name brands that fit the bill too.
Yup. All of my t-shirts are from Target. $9 for a great v-neck, and $7 for a great crew neck (they fit perfectly, or as close as I can get). I generally buy the cheapest option I can while still liking how the clothes fit me. Couldn't give two ***** about the label.
Suits and formal wear I try not to skimp on, though, without getting into the bespoke suiting (I refuse to pay more than $1000 for a suit until I'm making $100k+ a year), as getting a quality suit will last a lot longer.