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Old 10-23-2017, 12:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Some things are cheaper when you invest up front; i.e. buy it for life for vs. replacing something so many times it costs more in the long run. Outer wear comes to mind; jackets of all types, sweaters, jeans, etc. That said, I find it necessary to go cheap on most items so that I can afford more important things in life, like tuition, emergency funds, retirement savings, insurance, etc. Life is bloody expensive in the US...
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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TRUE THAT.

Also, "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."

That said, the trick is to remember that expensive brands aren't necessarily indicative of quality.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That said, the trick is to remember that expensive brands aren't necessarily indicative of quality.
Unless it's spelled carhartt. That stuff is great
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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At the rate I rip, stain and just damage clothes cheaper is better for me. I love the quality and fit of the nice stuff but I am a hazard to myself. The combination of food, oil, paint and blood on my clothing pluss the holes that somehow get put into them limit my “nice” clothes slowly throughout the year.

Now on the other hand, my wife got a gift card to a nice clothing outlet and found the (in her words) the most amazingly comfortable pants she has ever worn for $150. Se said she will never buy another “cheap” pair of pants again.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thankfully I have a work uniform, so all the burn holes and oil stains I would otherwise have on my own clothes are kept to a minimum... That being said, I still buy clothes at the thrift store. $55 for a shirt is crazy, no matter what quality it is.

I'll spend big money on footwear, though... that's worth the investment in my books.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm betting the Woolrich is significantly better than the Walmart version in every way except for price. If you are going to wear it all the time, then in my opinion it is worth the extra dough for the better shirt.

If you just want to wear flannel for 2 days in the Fall, then the Walmart version is probably better and I think it could be argued that you really shouldn't be buying either.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I used to spend 30-50 bucks for lee dungarees at sears. When I went to Cabela's on black Friday, Cabela's brand jeans were somewhere in the realm of 14.99. so far they last about the same as the Lee's. Only think I hate is they aren't carpenter jeans so no side pockets, I don't use them much anymore but it was still a nice addition to have.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm betting the Woolrich is significantly better than the Walmart version in every way except for price. If you are going to wear it all the time, then in my opinion it is worth the extra dough for the better shirt.

If you just want to wear flannel for 2 days in the Fall, then the Walmart version is probably better and I think it could be argued that you really shouldn't be buying either.
The way I'm figuring it, since I live in south Texas, a good flannel shirt or two will be enough to keep me warm mostly all fall/winter season. We don't really get "cold" here... That's why I'm willing to drop the $55 on the shirt. Once again allowing that $30 would be preferable...
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The way I'm figuring it, since I live in south Texas, a good flannel shirt or two will be enough to keep me warm mostly all fall/winter season. We don't really get "cold" here... That's why I'm willing to drop the $55 on the shirt. Once again allowing that $30 would be preferable...
Then it sounds like the Woolrich was probably the right move for you. Less money for the same quality is always preferable but sometimes things just aren't available for the prices we want. I'll bet that shirt will last you a long time and will feel great every time you're out in it.

I was just down visiting Austin last weekend and I could definitely see a decent flannel being perfect down there. Hot during the day but cooled off a lot at night. Beautiful area, too!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wait until black friday. Flannels are always on sale for around $8 to $15, and I've liked the quality that I've had. Also remember that that $55 cost much less than that to make. Having purchased clothes for resale before, it is kind of mind numbing how cheap some clothing is.
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