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TheRedHare
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ERE Clothes

Post by TheRedHare » Thu May 23, 2019 9:59 pm

Been hearing a lot about this brand. Plan to get a pair of their pants soon. They make really high quality clothing meant to be very functional and versatile. Stuff is expensive, but if you want to buy a few very high quality pieces that will last a very long time, look no further.

https://outlier.nyc/

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 pm

If you're making clothes in San Francisco, I doubt they are a good value. I'm surprised they would even brag about that. Their t-shirts are $110.

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by daylen » Thu May 23, 2019 10:50 pm

The quality range for clothing is too small to be picky unless you are dressing to impress.

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by unemployable » Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 pm

I can make a $5 Walmart T-shirt last five years or so, mostly through hand washing and air drying. If I want a fresh new shirt to impress my date Friday night that's the cheap part of the date; it's all of another $5. If someone steals that shirt off my back it's yet another... you guessed it. I fail to see the economy in a $110 T-shirt.

2Birds1Stone
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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Fri May 24, 2019 9:33 am

This sounds terrible.

I have plenty of hand me down or thrift shop clothing that has lasted 10+ years which cost 10% of these comparable items.

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by Cheepnis » Sat May 25, 2019 7:19 am

Even if my thrift store clothes only lasted a year each it would still take me a decade to clothe myself for that much money.

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by Seppia » Sat May 25, 2019 8:10 am

In fairness, the $110 t-shirt is made of merino wool.
Not sure it is necessary for a T-shirt (my answer would be no), but in terms of cost it's incomparable to cotton.

Still looks like clothing for the "overpaid hipster software engineer who wants to spend a lot of money to look poor" cohort, that seems to represent 85% of today's SF population :)

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by jennypenny » Sun May 26, 2019 9:21 am

Some clothes are worth spending the money on and some aren't. I still wear shoes I bought in the 90s. I also have some cashmere blend sweaters I've been wearing for decades. OTOH I buy t-shirts and undergarments every year.

One thing I've noticed is that it's harder to find items that are a high enough quality to be considered BIFL. DH has been wearing his Bluffworks pants every week for the last 4 years, however, so they are out there if you look.

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by prognastat » Mon May 27, 2019 11:10 am

Sweaters, jackets and shoes can last a long time as long as you avoid them getting very dirty or damaged accidentally.

T-shirts, underwear and pants seem to be more questionable as far as their durability for price.Although I've found jeans that last a bit longer than cheaper ones I'm still not sure if they last so much longer that they actually are cheaper in the long run rather than simply breaking even with cheaper ones.

A strategy I've been considering to stretch out wear on clothing that tends to wear out faster like pants/t-shirts etc is idea of having 3 grades of clothing:
1. New - only wear for things where you need to look good.
2. Slightly worn - wear when you just need to look acceptable.
3. Moderately worn - wear when you don't even need to look acceptable such as staying home or doing dirty work.

Clothing automatically moves from 1 through 3 as it wears out, but things move slower from 1 to 3 as you for example wear 1 while interviewing, having meetings or going out on a date. You would wear 2 when just working or hanging out with friends/family etc. Then you would switch to 3 when you get home or are expecting to do things that are expected to get your clothing very dirty or worn. Then once it's too worn even for 3 it gets thrown away/recycled/repurposed etc.

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by bigato » Mon May 27, 2019 12:43 pm

Good strategy, thanks!

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Re: ERE Clothes

Post by mferson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:47 am

Their t-shirts look comfy though really pricey.

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