Most expensive clothing item you have purchased?
I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than £150 for any particular item of clothing. I don’t count eyewear, I’ve spent £260 on lenses, but they’re not clothing.Posted 4 years ago
Thing is, I’ve got a bunch of pretty expensive jackets and coats, but all of them have been bought in sales. I guess the most expensive is a Spyke leather bike jacket, which I saw in a Sunday supplement, and tried to get one about eighteen months later, as a birthday pressy to myself, and every dealer refunded my money, when they found the jacket was no longer being imported from Italy. Four I tried, including the manufacturer, before I found a dealer in Swindon selling off warehouse stock. Finally got one for £175, 50% off. I got a Barbour Stockman for 50% off, too, as well as various waterproof bike and cold-weather, snowboard jackets. Cheap’s good, when it’s an expensive item in the first place, and will last for years, properly looked after.jambalayaSubscriber
£1,100 for made to measure suit with 3 pairs of trousers, I still use the place in Singapore. Wore it to my daughters wedding, had considered buying something new but to be honest its still immaculate. Handmade trousers there are £100 and cheaper than off the peg designer stuff.
Probably biggest fail has been £300 for Crocket and Jones shoes, less comfortable than Russell and Bromley at half price or Dr M shoes for £75 worn every day for commuting. Pity there isn’t a second hand maket for shoes or I’d sell them.
I don’t buy expensive bike stuff in generel but given my riding ability I thought £120 for a POC helmet was well worth it.Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
Only up to £600 for suits but don’t need them for work so I see them as going out wear not something I’m forced to buy lots of for work.
But do spend a bit on shoes like Trickers at £360-£380 a pair but i see them as saving money as they last so long (just realised I own 6 different pairs of brogues)
Did buy a Missoni scarf for £140 a long time ago which seemed excessive at the time as it was more than a days wages back then but I still wear it.
Got a thing for selvage denim which usually means £100-150 but again they last a long time.
Some people will find that excessive but I like to be smart for work/meetings which is important if you are selling an aesthetic.
Got a £100 lanvin tie but it was £9 in TK-MaXx 😆
Lots of castelli, le-col and rapha but I pay trade or less for that.Posted 4 years agojools182Member
Patrick Cox shoes in the early 90’s was a bit of a stupid move at the time. I think they were £180 ish which was a lot of my wages at the time, come to think of it, it still is now 😯 I probably wore them about 3 times
Apart from that, gore tex jacket at £230
I usually try and get most things in sales. I think we are good at sales in this countryPosted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
Have been lucky in that my best buddy was a tailor on Savile Row for a while so got some very expensive suits for trade prices, I guess the most I have paid away from that for a nice bespoke in Hong Kong at 600GBP.Posted 4 years ago
Expensive for a suit in HK but it was very good material, a nice silk cotton mix.tiggs121Member
Wow – astonished at some of the money spent on clothes, particularly shoes.
Don’t think I’ve spent more than £60 on any day to day clothing item but outdoor stuff…..that’s another issue. Good functional gear is worth paying for.
Most expensive will probably be my ski-touring boots at £250ishPosted 4 years agoslackaliceMember
Possibly back in 1984! When I was sailing for a ‘living’ and just before my first Trans Atlantic, a set of Musto Ocean’s that cost then IIRC £350.
At the time, that equated to several months’ pay! Excellent bit of kit that lasted me the remaining 5 years of my full time sailing life.Posted 4 years agotonSubscriber
i reckon if something is gonna be worn a lot, like bike shoes for commuting, which are worn 5 days a week, and hopefully will last a few years, then a couple of hundred quid is ok.Posted 4 years ago
i got some new tricker boots a couple of month back, my old ones were over 10yrs old.
i went and paid for a made to measure tweed jacket yesterday, £350 and it brought tears to my eyes.
i see it as a bit of a getting older and more sensible present to myself…… 8)DezBSubscriber
Wedding suit here too – none of your trendy designer labels – I had it hand made by a Navy tailor (my brother was in, not me!). Also a waistecoat to go with it, hand made by a company in Savile Row.Posted 4 years ago
Too long ago to remember how much, but was the 80s so will never be worn again. Still got the rubbish though. Pah.kcalSubscriber
hm, kilt + jacket + sporran, belt – 30 years ago, can’t have been cheap but gift from my folks – wore it to graduation and countless times since, not even had to be let out – result!
nice tweed jacket, £250 I think; not used that often enough yet.
£120 for pair of brogues (Church’s I think), 25 years ago – however still have them and they fit like a glove, look just right..
recently — not much, even my interview (my only) suit was paid for by the DSS about 8/9 years ago!Posted 4 years ago
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