When to Save and When to Spend: Men’s Fashion

We’ve all heard the phrase “quality over quantity.” But how often do we apply this to our everyday purchases, and when should we? There is a time for everything, including when to save money and when to spend it. We’ll help break down what items to spend money on and which ones to purchase for cheap.

Fashion is temporary and expensive, style is timeless and affordable. When it comes to fashion, it’s better for your wallet to be stylish rather than fashionable. There are a few exceptions and surprises as to which items to spend money on and which to save. So pay attention gentlemen; we’ve listed which items in your wardrobe you should break out your wallet and which ones you can save some cash on.

Save: Suits

There is an exception to this rule though. When you first start buying suits or if you don’t wear them often, you can absolutely save on cheaper suits. But if you’re looking for higher quality that will stand the test of time, spend the extra money to get a suit specifically tailored to you. Men’s Wearhouse is a go-to for suits of all types and you can use these coupons, offers and deals to save money.

Spend: Sunglasses

…unless you lose them easily. The cost-per-wear (how many times you’ll wear the item divided by the tag price of the item is how much you pay every time you wear it) will be worth it. Stick with a classic like Ray-Bans and find a frame that works for you. Be sure to use these Ray-Ban coupons and offers to find a great pair of shades for you.

Save: T-shirts

Since t-shirts are a wardrobe staple, there’s no need to spend a ton of money. Look for a basic yet versatile style, such as a crew or v-neck, and pick up a few colors. UNIQLO has a good selection of t-shirts and you can save money using these UNIQLO coupons and deals.

Spend: Jackets/Outerwear

A wool topcoat, parka or quality leather jacket is definitely worth the splurge as you’ll be wearing it everyday in the cold weather. You want something that is well made, looks polished and of course, keeps you warm. Trendier, casual coats will be cheaper but won’t have the same effect. London Fog is a great brand for men’s jackets and you can use these Macy’s coupons and offers for a discount.

Save: Ties

To get the most of your money, stick with classic patterns and colors for ties. Classics are more versatile and last longer style wise. With stores like The Tie Bar, you won’t have to spend more than $15 on a tie. Be sure to use these Tie Bar coupons, offers and deals to save even more money on all your ties.

Save AND Spend: Shoes

This is an item you can save and spend money on, depending on what type of shoe you’re getting. A stylish and sturdy dress shoe is a smart investment and can be a staple in a man’s wardrobe. They’ll last years and the right pair can transition from a suit to a pair of jeans. Allen Edmonds have top-notch shoes and you can save some extra money using these coupons and deals.

On the opposite side, you’ll want to save money on your casual, everyday shoes. Be sure to use these Keds coupons, offers and deals on your next purchase.

We covered a few items we think every man should have in his closet. But let us know if there are items we missed, or what you spend or save money on in your wardrobe!