# How much do you spend on clothes per year?

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How much do you spend on clothes per year? looking through my wardrobe this morning i realised all mine are ancient, the only whistle and flute i had died of moth bite years ago, it seems i only ever buy socks.

Math Is Hard
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whistle and flute?

Evo
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wolram said:
How much do you spend on clothes per year? looking
On me - $400, on the Evo Child$5,896,758,943.25

Hootenanny
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Math Is Hard said:
whistle and flute?
Whistle and flute - suit.

wolram said:
How much do you spend on clothes per year?
About $30. Not that it buys you much, but that's the average. The truth is it's only every 2-3 years or so that I actually wind up buying anything (e.g., sneakers). It is next to impossible to buy me anything by way of a gift, you see. So most everyone who feels obliged to buy me a gift winds up buying clothes. Nothing matches, of course, but I've such a huge stockpile from prior years (and such a complete lack of concern over fashion) that I can usually work something out. The results may very well cause those of an overly sensitive nature to cringe, but I am not among that number, and so cannot tell. I tend to buy expensive clothes if I am going to buy them. But like the saying goes, you get what you pay for. I have some shirts that have lasted me since high school and still look new. The nice thing is, as you have more and more expensive clothes they last longer and you have to buy fewer as time goes by. I think I probably spend around$500 a year at most, and thats only on a few things.

$500 a year or less. Gold Member Hootenanny said: Whistle and flute - suit. Thanks Hoot, when i spelled suit it just did not seem right Gold Member Evo said: On me -$400, on the Evo Child $5,896,758,943.25 Wow, ever thought of adopting a rather old son? I probably spend about$1000 plus on clothes and I design and make some of my own. (I love designer clothes... bought a lovely silk top just the other day for about $225, ridiculuos price but I love it. It was one of those must haves) turbo Gold Member My wardrobe consists almost entirely of jeans and t-shirts, with some fleece pull-overs and sweatshirts for cooler weather. My wife works for New Balance athletic shoe company and gets a really huge employee discount on top of the already-low factory store prices. New Balance also owns PF Flyer and Dunham boots, so I can get hiking boots, work boots, and running shoes very cheaply. From past sales, I have enough shoes to last me for years. When I was running open-mike blues jams in a local tavern, the beer distributors used to give me free T shirts because I let them use my sound sytem to run little contests during breaks, so I never had to buy any. Still (years later) I have some of them. About the only clothing purchases I have made in the past couple of years were socks - maybe$10-15 bucks tops. I don't own a suit or a sport coat or a necktie or anything that you could consider a "dress" shirt, just a few flannel and denim shirts.

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rhuthwaite said:
I probably spend about $1000 plus on clothes and I design and make some of my own. (I love designer clothes... bought a lovely silk top just the other day for about$225, ridiculuos price but I love it. It was one of those must haves)
:surprised , that must put you on par with some one like Madona, i am just thinking that three years of your clothes budget would buy me another bike
:!!)

Chi Meson
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Slacks and shirts for work: $150 per year blue jeans:$50
t-shirts etc: free with every race
running shoes and stuff: $500 1 new suit every ten years:$40 per year average

hey, priorities

I really have no idea what my yearly average would be. I am in 2nd year university and am still wearing most of my clothes from high school, I suppose if I had to average a guess I would say average 150 a year but I have no idea. My roommate on the other hand.....can spend 100 bucks a single store quite often for 'retail therapy' haha.

wolram said:
:surprised , that must put you on par with some one like Madona
Umm not quite...

blue jeans: $50 Where do you shop? I would love a pair of$50 jeans! Over here they are like $150+ for a good pair of jeans can spend 100 bucks a single store quite often for 'retail therapy' haha. Ahh retail therapy is fantastic! You should try it sometime, it makes you feel so much better Moonbear Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member Evo said: On me -$400, on the Evo Child $5,896,758,943.25 :rofl: I usually spend maybe$300 per year on clothes, sometimes less, but just went shopping today and already passed that limit in one day (but that's only because I found pants that fit, which is so rare that I bought several patterns/colors of the same style). I also just tossed out a ton of old clothes. The weather has turned cold and it was time to pull out the winter clothes and put away the summer clothes, and since I had a bit of time today, I decided to actually get rid of the stuff I haven't worn in a long while because it's too much out of style, as well as the things that no longer fit and the things that have just plain worn out. So, most years I just add a few things here and there to replace worn out stuff, but then every so many years, like this year, I really go through everything and get rid of the really old stuff and replace it with new, so that always costs more.

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rhuthwaite said:
Where do you shop? I would love a pair of $50 jeans! Over here they are like$150+ for a good pair of jeans
:surprised I think $50 is expensive for jeans, and prefer if I can find them for closer to$30, but mostly I just don't buy any jeans because none of them fit, no matter what brand or how expensive.

I use to have that problem. I've got a big butt and tiny waist so jeans (and any pants for that matter) were difficult to find but I do find that the more expensive places sell me jeans that fit

I usually find colthes that i like, and wear those untill they just shouldnt be warn anymore. Whatever is most comfortable is what i get, which is what usually tends to be on sale. I dont spend much at all, but with my sister in 8th grade her cobined total has to be over $1,000, it's just crazy... Chi Meson Science Advisor Homework Helper rhuthwaite said: Where do you shop? I would love a pair of$50 jeans! Over here they are like $150+ for a good pair of jeans That's$50 for two pair of jeans. Levi's 560 .

I can't believe you lot can spend so little on clothes. I've gone way past my limit this year! :uhh: But it wasn't really my fault because had to go to a ball and the dress was expensive but I love it. Here it is:
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turbo
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rhuthwaite said:
I can't believe you lot can spend so little on clothes. I've gone way past my limit this year! :uhh: But it wasn't really my fault because had to go to a ball and the dress was expensive but I love it. Here it is:
You are very pretty, and you don't need clothing to make you look better. Catch a clue! Any money you spend beyond a simple black dress and heels is wasted.

Best Regards
turbo-1

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