How Men on a Budget Can Improve Their Style Game

September 18, 2017

If a guy wants to stop wasting money on trendy t-shirts and track pants that’ll be out of style next year the it’s time to invest in high-just quality garments. To some men that means spending an entire paycheck on one suit.

It starts with knowing your true measurements. Take a trip to K&G Fashion Superstore to get accurate measurements. Try on a few different brands at a department store or Jos. A Bank to understand what works for you. When armed with that knowledge you can hit any store or shop online with confidence. Don’t be afraid to buy quality items a bit too large. If you get an excellent deal at the thrift or consignment store, then it’s worth a few bucks to go to a tailor to give you the perfect fit.

When it’s time to start buying pick out a suit and up to 6 pieces that’ll have an impact on your look. Keep in mind where you’ll be wearing your new gear; unless you wear a uniform to work, you don’t just want to concentrate on garments that you’ll only rock on the weekend or to special events. Every man needs the classics when it comes to shoes: wingtips, loafers, derby shoes, bucks and a high end sneaker. Go to a store like Nordstrom and try on some different brands. Once again, you’ll see what looks and feels good on you. Then you can look online and shop the clearance racks.

Put some thought into color selection. Stick with the classics… navy and black for suits. Black and brown for shoes. Remember when shopping for the staples you need to keep your selections basic. You can pop them up with colored shirts, ties and socks later.

Here are a few places to find some great 2nd hand gear: 

Revolve is an upscale men’s consignment store that specializes in high-end designer clothes for men.

Jilson’s in Myers Park promises that you’ll find designer duds to satisfy “Champagne tastes on a Coca-Cola wallet.”

GW Boutique
The best of the best donated to Goodwill often winds up in this Wilkinson Blvd store in Charlotte.

His Closet Consignment Shop
His Closet is the only men’s consignment shop in the Rock Hill and Fort Mill area.