For most guys, dressing well is an easy goal to have. We want to look our best. We want to feel our best. And when we step outside, we want to feel the confidence of someone who’s done everything he can to look great. However, dressing well on a budget is a key challenge for most men. Can you have great clothes without paying ridiculous, over-the-top prices? Sure. But it helps to know how to do it. Here are our tips on how guys can dress well on a budget.
Evaluate Your Current Wardrobe
Your current wardrobe is already paid for, which means that anything you can do to salvage your best items is generally going to be less expensive than buying a new piece. (Don’t worry, the next tip will tell you how to find great new pieces).
Let’s say you own one suit, for example. The problem? The suit is too big for you. The pants go too far and it needs hemming. The jacket is too billowy around the waist.
If you take the suit to a tailor, you’re going to pay far less to have it altered than if you were to go out and buy a custom-measured suit. The same is true of ill-fitting clothes of all types.
Shop Sales Exclusively
If you keep in mind that there’s no rush to build your wardrobe, you can build a complete, all-season wardrobe within about a year as you shop sales exclusively. As you browse through a site like Vintage 1946, pay attention to the Shop Sale section. You’ll often see clothes that are either a bargain in any season, or clothes that were appropriate for the previous season. In many cases, you can find great items that cost about half of what they otherwise would have.
When you go to the store, you’re at the mercy of what’s available. You can’t do price comparisons easily. You can’t go to another store without getting in the car. Plus, although you’ve come all this way, you often feel like you’re coming home empty-handed if you don’t buy something.
That’s all a recipe for paying too much money. But, if you shop for your clothes online instead of going to the store first, you’ll be able to do everything you couldn’t do in the store. You can browse with multiple tabs to compare fabrics, prices, and more. You can browse the sales section to see what’s currently available at a low price. In addition, you won’t feel bad if you exit the window and leave your shopping for another day.
What’s more, you’ll find that signing up to a store’s email newsletter often nets you a discount on what you’re going to shop for anyway. You don’t often see those same incentives in a brick-and-mortar store.
Shop Vintage 1946
As you can see, guys can really dress well on a budget. So, are you ready to kick-start your wardrobe without breaking the bank? Shop the Sales Collection here at Vintage 1946 for great items at a reduced cost.