6 Ways to Save Money on Clothes

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In most aspects of life, dressing for success is key. Whether you're walking into a major client meeting, a big interview or a second date, nothing beats the confident stride of a guy who knows he looks good in a fresh, new fit and isn't stressing about the fact that he blew his paycheck on it. Yep—you don't need an empty bank account to have a closet full of options. From shirts to socks—and everything in between—you can snag serious deals and look fly with some of our insider recs. Take a look.

1. Dress Shirts: Buy Basic and in Bulk

Collared button-ups are a profesh staple, but it doesn’t make sense to splurge on an easily interchangeable daily uniform. Our tip? Stock up on tried-and-true basics. British retailer Charles Tyrwhitt, for example, is a certified one-stop-shop for business-minded gents, offering quality pieces from suits to ties. We're all about their everyday dress shirts. Their special multibuy offer gets you three for just $99 (considering they're originally $110 each, that's major). Mix it up with different patterns, textures and silhouettes, and you're sure to seal all sorts of deals in and out of the office.

2. Jeans: Go Direct-to-Consumer

Finding great jeans can be so needlessly tricky—and expensive. For stylish denim minus the middleman markup, check out small, direct-to-consumer brands such as DSTLD. The Los Angeles-based label values quality, sustainability and fair-trade practices all while providing a pared-down selection of timeless, no-frills jeans. The best part? They're available at about a third of the traditional retail price.

3. Jackets: Rent Versus Purchase

Join the growing rental movement and borrow your next upscale jacket for a week instead of dishing your entire week’s paycheck. The Black Tux is the industry leader for nabbing the most stylish duds for your next holiday party. We particularly love this marigold shawl jacket, a surefire standout in your company’s office party photos but perhaps too bold to own for the next decade. Renting is the future of fashion, for sure.

4. Ties: Subscribe and Save

Ah, ties. They're fun to mix up, and yet nobody actually likes to shop for them. Which is probably why dudes end up with a whole drawer of these essentials picked out by their mothers. We don’t doubt her taste, but if you want a steady supply of stylist-approved ties without stepping into a department store, check out The Tie Bar's super affordable subscription service. Get a whole year's worth of ties for $199 (three delivered every three months), or choose the six-month option which provides a seasonal spruce-up for just $99.

5. Socks: Skip the Legwork (Well, Footwork)

Ditto most likely goes for socks, but at some point, you're going to have to stop waiting around until Christmas and your birthday for someone else to treat your feet. Put your fanciest foot forward all year without having to stress (or pay big bucks) thanks to the London Sock Company, which ships three to nine dapper pairs every three months at a price that rounds out to about $10 each.

6. Shoes: Shop Out of Season

You don’t have to tell us how tempting each new crop of sneaker drops can be. And while we really can’t blame anyone for spending some major dough on a coveted wish list item, there’s a smarter way to shop for kicks you actually need. Think like a style editor, i.e., a season ahead. You’ll find great sales on winter boots in the summer, and on warm-weather kicks when it’s snowing outside. Plus, when the day finally comes to switch up your seasonal footwear, you’ll already have ‘em in your closet. Boom.

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