As I mentioned before, the first impression you make on a woman before you even utter a word is made by your appearance. As many women know it’s always safer to dress well on daily basis even to run errands then to look like a slob. Be prepared and be at your best all the time, you never know whom you’ll run into.
A challenge for many guys is finding good looking, comfortable clothes that we can afford. The best places I’ve found to get great clothing at a reasonable price are:
- Buffalo Exchange
- Nordstrom Rack
Buffalo Exchange is a place where you can buy and sell clothes. Most times people don’t want to wear clothing other people have worn but often times the stuff here has either never been worn, or were worn a few times and were really well taken care of. They have a strict policy and standard of what they take which is that it must be in style, and in almost new condition. I brought in a pair of what I thought was a nice pair of Lucky jeans I had worn a couple times.. The girl checked the tag and was told me they were from a few years ago and were out of style. I’ve bought my infamous Maroon leather jacket there, a $300 G Star jacket for $40, and my friend Derrick just bought a Mint condition Zara Suit for $29 top and bottom.
The next place I really like is Nordstrom Rack. They have high end clothing starting at 50% off retail. I consider retail price sometimes ridiculous, so at 50% the pricing I feel is reasonable. They have great jean selection like True Religion, Citizen of Humanity, Rock and Republic. I bought my most expensive pair of jeans there a couple months ago- I spent $100 on a pair of Citizen of Humanity (retail $200) and$50 on a pair of Monarchy. Prior to that I had never spent more than $25 on a pair of jeans. The cut, style, and quality and comfort of the more expensive jeans does make a difference.
Spending alot of time in Asia the past few years I’ve bought some knock-offs in China of Gstar and Diesel. Yes, they look good, I’ve gotten compliments on them and they were cheap $15usd however they fall apart after a few washes. So spend more and get a better quality product.
Another place to check out is Loehmanns, which I say is a “Baller” version of Ross or Marshall (more high end). Similar discounts to Nordstrom Rack- about 50% off retail. There’s something about Nordstrom Rack that I like a bit more, they seem a bit more organized and well staffed. I would check out both just to compare.
Another option if you don’t have a budget to spend much is to tailor your old clothes that you wear so they fit and look sharper on you.
Lastly you can check out thrift stores such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, however it’s unlikely you’ll find alot of designer or expensive stuff. Not to say that you have to wear designer to look good. When you do make finds at the thrift stores, they’ll be amazing like Suit jackets for $10.
Those are my best suggestions, things I haven’t really tried but you might be able to find stuff on Craigslist.org, or ebay. Also generally online you can find stuff cheaper, and whatever store you like (Banana Republic, Guess) you can often times Google and find coupons and discount codes. There are also sites like Gilt.com,
thewarehousesale.com, and RueLaLa.com that offer crazy sale prices on luxury items.
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
Send me a before and after pics of your outfits! (Remember to buy clothes that fit!)
What are your High Fashion, Low Budget suggestions?