Ways To Up The Ante On Your Style Without Filing For Bankruptcy Part 1

June 8, 2015


It’s easy to look slick and amazing for every occasion when you have the means to buy quality clothes and shoes that look like they were made just for you (and perhaps they were). However, when you’re balancing with a tight budget, it can get pretty frustrating to even think about your style and how you should improve it.

Alas, all is not lost, since there a few ways and tricks for having a million dollar wardrobe without actually spending a million bucks.


Get rid of that “ew” face and go to the thrift store. It’s almost incredible just how much quality sharp-looking menswear items you can find in any used clothing store.

A great percentage of those items are even totally new, and they’re all washed meticulously.

Create a habit of checking those stores out on a regular basis because the odds of finding a bunch of amazing things that fits you perfectly just by going once are zero to none.

In time, you will get the hang of it: when new stuff comes out, where the hidden gems are tucked away, which stores offer better certain types of clothes, etc. Get a thrifting buddy for starters, someone who knows their way around used clothes and remember to buy something that looks good on you even if you don’t need it for a future occasion.

Take Care Of Your Clothing Items

Everything comes down to maintenance. Shoes should be polished, rips should be stitched up or patched before they get bigger, cuffs should be hemmed, suit jackets should be brushed, etc. Of course you’re going to end up with a lousy looking item if you don’t take care of it. Maintenance is key.

You’re going to have more items if you don’t throw away every second thing in your closet every few months just because you weren’t’ taking care of it. Make a habit of using wooden hangers, garment bags and shoe trees.

Learn How To Make Small Repairs

You don’t need to run to the tailor for every minor clothing problem. Learn how to sew buttons onto clothes, apply patches, and close up small rips. That way you’ll save money and will get the job done faster. There’s no need for tailor-dependence for these small issues. In time, you will become pretty good at it just because it’s really not that hard to do.

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