Originally Posted by Phobia
I agree on shoes. Drop some coin on shoes. But you can get quality slacks and shirts for a lot less than that. When I used to wear a coat and tie 50 hours a week, I dropped a lot of coin at Brooks Brothers end of season sales. I don't think I've ever spend 2 bills on slacks unless it was built into the price of a suit. But you run in different circles than I ever did. I can understand the expectation to sport that high end look.
If you look at the ad you can pick up a $250 pair for about a buck twenty. YOu can wear it 3 - 5 days without it wrinkling up on you. Shirt for $150 you can pick up for $50, same scenario and they both last 3x as long. Shoes feel like 10x better as well. Shoes last forever for me as I only wear them when clients are here or I am out. Sock guy