When you go shopping for clothes, do you find yourself looking for higher-quality clothes, which sometimes means ignoring the high price tag? Or do you find yourself shopping for clothes that are more affordable – you can buy more clothes for less, right?
Or, perhaps you buy a combination – more affordable clothes for doing work around the yard or RV, and more high-quality clothes for things like weddings and special events.
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I checked other because it depends upon what I am buying. If I am buying dress clothes I buy quality but for everyday things more upon price. The exception would be hiking boots and such.
Style is important to me. For example, I like a certain style of shorts and if I can’t find that style I do not buy.
It all depends on the purpose. Even when it comes to work clothes, it depends. If it is just a paint shirt, any shirt will do but for working outside, I want something that will stand up the the stress but not make me hot. Same goes for casual clothes and work clothes.
depends on what I’m buying. If it’s just a tshirt to sleep in, Walmart’s cheapest is fine. A pair of shorts I’m going to wear for hiking and such that need to dry quickly and fit well, I’ll spend much more.
Size!!! What about size???
For me it’s more about finding clothes that actually fit. I cannot just go into a store to buy clothes as they rarely fit. I’m tall and thin with very long legs and arms and big skinny feet. Tall men’s clothes are hard to find and then they tend to be quite expensive and big with minimal choices. My wife is a great at sewing so a lot of my clothes are hand made, or special order which is real pricey. Thank goodness she loves to sew as we are all tall.
My first consideration is fit. If it doesn’t fit, I don’t buy it. Quality is next, followed by price.
I agree with Tom, but add another – IF THE WIFE LIKES IT!
i buy the same brands and will keep doing that until the quality of those brands goes south.
Hi, rich. This thought just popped into my head: I wonder how long before people start complaining about the saying “goes south” as being not politically correct. Or maybe they already do and I just haven’t heard it. Oy! Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane
Diane, I am in Florida. My cousin who I talked with last week is in South Dakota. She made some comment about “gong south” and I just had to tell her “watch your language”. I, of course, use the phrase “going south” but could not resist giving her a “dig”. I think others feel I am polite, but not necessarily politically correct, per se. On the other hand, I am in Central Fla. and she is in SOUTH Dakota, so I have to go North to go to South? I sometimes think that “politically correct screws up our language.Have fun, do your thing, leave other people alone. Maybe they like being alone?
Kinda like when people say something is “on the fritz.” Well, my mom didn’t like that because it was her maiden name. But it seems like every day there’s something new that’s added to the “not politically correct” list. Sheesh! Get a grip, people! 🙄 (Just sayin’.) Take care, Kelly. 🙂 –Diane
I’m from Alaska and me and my friends are proud UN-PC folks! There are just too many dainty triggered people these days. But on another note when we say we are going ‘outside’ we mean to the lower 48! LOL
Also, if clothes are needed, I’m trying very hard to buy America even if it costs more, the quality is definitely better.
Hi, Nancy. The best trip I ever took was when my sons, then 9 and 12, and I drove to Skagway in our ’75 Suburban. That was about 32 years ago. But I grew up reading/loving Jack London stories. Everyone I knew wanted to go to Hawaii, but I only wanted to go to Alaska. We had a great time on our trip! Yes, I’ve heard about going “outside.” Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane
Who needs high dollar name brands? Not us. We look as nice in our clothes as those with pricey duds! And ours last just as long.
In my experience buying clothing; quality and price are weakly correlated.
I go thru JC Penney because that the only place left if there is a Sears still open to get anything that is of quality and price. Most times I have to buy shirts thru them, try them on and if the feel and look is off I return them. I want to look nice not a homeless while camping. But yet not overly dressed.
Too many times I have seen RVers who dress and look like wilderness campers. Just because you are RVing doesnt mean you cant look presentable outside your campsite. Some years ago, we booked a really nice cruise with Princess through one of our camping organizations, maybe it was Coast to Coast. After the ship set sail, there was a meet and greet for all the participants. We attended, but only for a couple of minutes. I could not believe how ppl were dressed on a cruise ship. Lots of men wearing tee shirts, many of the shirts were too small to stretch over extended bellies. My wife and I looked at each other and immediately left and never attended any of the club’s events. How one dresses at the campsite is one thing, but when going out in public, at least look decent! We had a wonderful time on the cruise and met another couple that we had dinner with each night.
It’s content of the package not the package that matters.
Amen Barry! Have you been on a plane lately? From lst class to tail section – looks like refugees – but on the other hand – the airlines treat people like cattle – so what to expect? Amtrak, on the other hand seems to have not attracted that look – YET – at least in sleeper class. I guess it is attitude and the “about me” factor and couldn’t careless what you think!
Agree. We flew to Maine (Boston/Logan) recently, planes were packed to limit and some unusual people. Dressing for the campsite is “most” anything goes, but when going out in public at least wear a clean shirt and pants. 🙂
Agreed. If out in public look decent not like you are wearing that shirt for the last time. My poor husband knows how I pack and he started handing me t shirts and I looked at him like seriously? Look nice not dumpy. I am ok with t shirts at a campsite but when meeting others? He just follows suit.
ain’t nuttin wrong with a clean t-shirt and shorts. i’m sorry if that offends someone’s sensibilities. dirty, torn is a different story.
Value. Low price with high quality = great value. High quality at high price does not always equate to good value. Then there’s functionality and longevity or durability. For example I have several dry wicking socks bought at Kmart and Walmart decades ago that are like new today. Same goes for decades old shirts and pants.
I only buy clothes from LL Bean, via online. Highest quality and no sales tax! Sales tax at 8.25% is great savings for the best of clothing.
Comfort and functionality are additional factors when I’m making the rare clothing purchase. When you’re retired, you need fewer clothes and I definitely have fewer clothes since we live in our RV full-time.
My Walmart brand of fast drying shorts outlasted the expensive ones I bought on line by about 2 years. I’m 6’7” tall with size 15-16 shoe I don’t give a hoot about labels and style, if it fits I wear it!
I rarely buy clothes. It last happened 4 or 5 years ago. My strategy is to assure myself that any clothes that I buy will last through at least a few years, through wearing and washing several times. Once that minimal level of quality is met, then I buy clothes based on need and price. With a closet full of clothes, need rarely arises these days, so price tends to be immaterial.
I buy quality, brand name clothes …when on sale.
I buy on looks quality and price.
Wearability and comfort are the most important to me, too old to care about impressing someone with a label.
Other than socks and underwear, I haven’t bought any clothes in years!