Depending on how into fashion you are, buying new clothes can range from being a sweet reward to a complete waste of money. Every guy, much like your own personal style, is different. If you’re style-minded, but also budget conscious, Beardbrand founder Eric Bandholz has some suggestions for how to maintain a great wardrobe without breaking the bank.
First and foremost, it might seem counterintuitive, but don’t go for the cheap stuff. The immediate payoff might seem to make sense, but cheap clothes are usually made poorly and won’t last nearly as long as timeless, well-made pieces. Additionally, higher quality products aren’t just made to last physically, but they’re also designed to survive different trends over time.
Secondly, go for simple, timeless looks. Quality t-shirts, good denim, and any kind of heritage footwear are all good items to keep handy as they’ll hold up well and you’ll always look good. That combination simply cannot be beat.
If you’re on a budget and simply don’t want to dedicate your time and energy towards shopping then companies like Trunk Club or Frank & Oak are a great option. Once they have a good idea of your personal style, you’ll receive a monthly shipment of items catered to your likes that you can either take or leave. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
For any other questions regarding thrifty shopping, tweet us at @bandholz.
Beard on everyone.