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Great Cheap Clothing Alternatives

Written by admin, Monday, July 12th, 2010 in Fashion, The Style Guide
Fashion is expensive, no question. However, it doesn’t always have to be terribly expensive — for a lot of big budget items, you can always find alternatives that in some cases are even better quality than more expensive labels. Here are some examples.

The US Army instead of J.Crew

The US Army instead of J.Crew
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For the last few years, utility and military style jackets have been in style. Rather than dropping a large amount of money on a knockoff by J.Crew or the Gap, both of which that carry variations of the military M65 jacket, simply go to a military surplus and buy a real new or used M65. Newer M65s tend to run around the $100 mark, but used ones can run under $50 in certain scenarios. Tailor the Army M65 for a look leagues better than what you could ever achieve from the J.Crew.

One Response to Great Cheap Clothing Alternatives

  1. Sarafan says:

    Gap products go on sale so often for a reason. They have a half-life of approximately 8 months. If you buy 8 gap shirts, you can expect to have 7 decay after 2 years of gentle use. They still make a profit at $5 a shirt; that ought to tell you something about the quality of the material and workmanship.

    That said; AmAp, despite being made in the good ol’ USA, is also remarkably low quality.

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