This one comes straight from you — our gentleman readers.
It has come to our attention that while some of you out there would love to dress fresh to death at all times, you believe that achieving that goal is beyond your means.
Affordable men’s fashion is everywhere, and with a few key pieces, you can make your wardrobe look crisp and tidy. Business Insider reached out to some of our favourite men’s fashion bloggers and retailers to get their opinion on where to get a stylish wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Think about it: They love clothes, but a brother still needs money to eat.
We’ve organised this list by item, and with each item we’ve included a list of awesome retailers — including some you’ve probably never heard of — that carry what you need, in a reasonable price range.
Why you need them: For obvious reasons, you need a suit, and the truth is, it should be made to measure. Our good friend, The Fine Young Gentleman, wrote an excellent post for us about this about how you can get a made-to-measure suit without spending a trillion dollars. Read it. Then read it again.
Also, remember, you can't go wrong with grey, navy, and black.
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Why you need them: This goes without saying: You need something to wear to the office, and you may not want to spend $US200 on something from say, Thomas Pink.
Why you need them: Dude, you can't wear a T-shirt everywhere.
Where to get them: This item's not too hard to find, but we especially love Frank and Oak for this. Everything's under $US50 and they have a great selection, but you have to sign up and be member (which is free). There's also NewLook.com (out of the UK), which has a huge variety of styles, fabrics, and brands at low prices.
Why you need them: Wear them out or to the office. You're going to want to spend a little more on these because they're true staples. You're going to want to spend money on maintenance too. Get a shoe horn, find a shoe guy.
Where to get them: Two words -- Massimo Dutti, lace ups, slip-ons -- they've got you covered.
Why you need them: You need some good silk ties for work. If you're really creative, throw in a bow tie for play, or maybe some knits. Whatever's your thing.
Why you need them: Hold your shirts together like a gentleman. You need gold and you need silver. If you're not into accessories, make them plain.
Where to get them:Perry Ellis has some classic cuff links for $US40 and under.
Why you need them: Hold up your pants -- BUT DO NOT mix colours. Brown shoes, brown belt, black shoes, black belt. Not hard, boys.
And don't get too flashy with your buckle. No one likes a show boat.
Where to get them: Again we have to go with Zara Men's on this one, but actually this isn't an item that's super hard to find at a decent price. Just make sure it's leather.