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Clothes for an almost 40 yr old

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ZeroCool69 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 12:16 pm
So I've been single for just over 2 years and haven't bought myself any new clothes and need to desperately update my wardrobe. I've checked out the local mall here but didn't see anything that caught my eye at bluenotes, American eagle, h&m etc.

Is there any good websites to order from or any stores that I haven't been to? I'm not looking to spend a fortune but it would be nice to have a few new pairs of jeans and something other than wearing my under armour sweaters all the time.

Thanks,
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Head to toe in Supreme.
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ZeroCool69 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 12:16 pm
So I've been single for just over 2 years and haven't bought myself any new clothes and need to desperately update my wardrobe. I've checked out the local mall here but didn't see anything that caught my eye at bluenotes, American eagle, h&m etc.

Is there any good websites to order from or any stores that I haven't been to? I'm not looking to spend a fortune but it would be nice to have a few new pairs of jeans and something other than wearing my under armour sweaters all the time.

Thanks,
you're 40
you should not mention American eagle, ever again.
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you're 40
you should not mention American eagle, ever again.
hey flannel shirts can be for any age.
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Old navy. Good sale going on right now.
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Another great place to visit is the thrift store.
You can see what lady or men in the past used to wear in their 40s that you might not find in the stores that carry only the latest items.

The quality of the fabric may be better as well. Less science and man made materials back in the days.

It's call shopping. You want to buy something you love to wear.

At the thrift store you will find variety at limited quantities.
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You're 40. Time to dress a bit more mature. You should be shopping at places like The Bay, Banana Republic, H&M, etc. You're probably limited by your location, but if you time online sales right you can get some pretty nice stuff pretty cheap.
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Piro21 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 9:01 am
You're 40. Time to dress a bit more mature. You should be shopping at places like The Bay, Banana Republic, H&M, etc. You're probably limited by your location, but if you time online sales right you can get some pretty nice stuff pretty cheap.
I'll second Banana Republic. I'm 35 and I recently found a bunch of great Banana Republic stuff that I love at Value Village. All their stuff fits me so well.
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I'll second Banana Republic. I'm 35 and I recently found a bunch of great Banana Republic stuff that I love at Value Village. All their stuff fits me so well.
Value Village price can be quite hefty and they charge taxes.
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Poppwl wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 5:13 pm
Value Village price can be quite hefty and they charge taxes.
Prices can be good if you find good quality items that fit you well.

They typically price things by the type of clothing. For example, almost all their t-shirts are like $3.50. A used shirt from Old Navy at that price isn't a good deal at all. But I recently bought a nice Frank and Oak t-shirt from a value village for $3.50. Those shirts normally retail for 10x that price.

You've got to have a good eye, a bit of luck, and enough time to go through everything and try lots of stuff on. But the deals are there.
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BillyBill wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 7:09 pm
Prices can be good if you find good quality items that fit you well.

They typically price things by the type of clothing. For example, almost all their t-shirts are like $3.50. A used shirt from Old Navy at that price isn't a good deal at all. But I recently bought a nice Frank and Oak t-shirt from a value village for $3.50. Those shirts normally retail for 10x that price.

You've got to have a good eye, a bit of luck, and enough time to go through everything and try lots of stuff on. But the deals are there.
You are speaking to someone who likes to look for deal of the week, combined with coupons and 1.99 t shirts at other thrift stores.
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I will add Tommy Hilfiger to the list. They have a great line of "casual" dress shirts; my favourite cut is called "Custom Fit", but they have a variety. Find a style that fits you well, get a mix of colours (black, blue, pink, red, purple, everything), and it's even better if you have an outlet nearby with sales.

I am 36 so tend to dress more mature. My go-to lineup for days off (weekends) is typically a nice pair of jeans (Silver or Buffalo David Bitton) and a button down long sleeve dress shirt with dress shoes or boots. Henley's are super nice too, as mentioned by another poster above.

Buy a series of belts to match your shoes - one black, one dark brown, one light brown, and any others depending on any unusual footwear colours you might have. Ie. I have a nice pair of navy blue, brogued dress boots so I have a blue belt to match, as well as some burgundy dress shoes and a dark red belt to match.

Buy some nice casual dress shoes; either Brogues or Derbys, but Double Monk strap can look good with jeans too. These take longer to collect because each pair can run you in the hundreds, but you can find decent condition used on Kijiji once in a while too.

As far as where;
I usually find my jeans at Winners.

I keep a constant eye on the Shoe Warehouse/Town Shoes/Shoe Company website clearance and sales pages for deals. Sometimes you can pick up a nice set of shoes or boots for $50-60. My last pair were some very nice Perry Ellis (not great brand for quality, but they look good) derbys for like $40.

The Bay clearance site.

Dressing well isn't cheap, but it doesn't have to be crazy expensive. $300 should get you a decent start on your clothing, and you can keep hunting for shoes and boots as you go.
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ZeroCool69 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 12:16 pm
So I've been single for just over 2 years and haven't bought myself any new clothes and need to desperately update my wardrobe. I've checked out the local mall here but didn't see anything that caught my eye at bluenotes, American eagle, h&m etc.
Does it mean that you are looking to be ... not single anymore? :)

That's a good goal, good motivation.

Dressing well is a reward. Try to spend a good amount of money - not a fortune, but quite a bit.
Avoid disposable fashion, buy quality fabrics, even if they are more expensive.
Buy only items that you really love, even if they are more expensive. You'll feel good when you wear them.
Get advice from friends and family about the styles that suit your age and personality.

I drive a Mazda5, which can be considered a piece of junk by many people, but I wear the best clothes I can afford. :)
Especially my underwear... the best money can buy!!
My rational is that I wear my underpants 24 hours a day... but I only spend like 10 minutes a day in my car... which one is more important??? Obviously, the quality of my clothing.

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