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    Why reinvent the wheel?



    Having watched this unfold many times, I have to ask why do you think this happens?


    New to menswear guy: Hey, I'm looking for blankety blank with these qualities.

    Guru: Here is exactly what you're looking for...

    New guy: Hmmm, that's a dollar more than I was thinking of spending.

    Someone partway through their sartorial journey: I heard of ___ company that has mixed reviews but a lower price!

    New guy: Thanks! *orders*

    (time passes)

    New guy: That sucked. Any other places even cheaper with higher quality?


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    nicholascrawford, every one of those users is in reality me. Every so often I register under a new pseudonym and think to myself, "What can I post that will finally drive Nicholas over the brink of insanity?"

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      #3


      Hehe, I do most of those. It's part of the journey, making mistakes is the only way to move up the sartorial ladder.

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        @NC haha that is an excellent summary. It just takes time for people to realize fast, cheap, good - pick 2. And for certain things you can't even pick 2, you just need to go with good.

        "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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          #5


          I have the opposite issue. I'll buy something that costs more because I figure I'd rather buy something decent initially than be 'upgrading' a month later. But then when I get bored with something, it means I'm out a lot more money. I went snowboarding once, bought $1000 worth of snowboarding gear, and have used it maybe 2-3 times. I started cycling last year, spent $1500 at least on a bike and gear, and have used it only a few times this year.


          This weekend when BR was having the friends and family discount, I bought a Monogram suit because it's supposed to be their highest line only to have to return it later because it doesn't fit my body shape as well as their Tailored suits.

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            #6


            Vicious - sounds like you're already game to pay for quality. Trying on many different fits from a company is all part of the process - a more expensive item won't automatically fit better because we're all shaped differently.


            I'm speaking more towards someone looking for a dress shirt, gets recommendations for Ratio, Brooks Brothers, and CT. Too expensive. Boring colors and fabrics. iModernTailorBespokeCustomMTMoffshoreDiscountedFir stOrder.com? Perfect! I can get a button down collar with French cuffs and a Going Out Shirt fabric with sparkles!!

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              #7


              Don't forget the added epaulets!

              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                #8


                My thing with a lot of suggestions is that I just can't afford the more expensive higher quality pieces at this point in my life but I also know that when I get the less expensive/quality pieces that they won't be as good as most of the suggestions. I just keep those suggestions in the back of my head until I can afford them.


                Babies are expensive and engagement rings are equally as expensive. (I did things a little backwards but hey it works for me)

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