Thursday, July 2, 2009

The True Price of Denim

Although brand names are something that most people say they try to stay away from when trying to have their own sense of style, there are some things that money can buy. For example, I just found a completely adorable pair of True Religion jeans for $172. Even though this isn't cheap, I know these jeans will last me an incredibly long amount of time. And considering I wear jeans almost everyday of my life, thats a very good thing. I've heard from many people, "I would never spend over $150 on jeans. Thats ridiculous!" When I ask why they tell me they would rather spend their money on many things rather than one pricey thing. Okay, well, if you're going to spend over $150 on jeans, most likely they will last you awhile unless you don't do your research and end up with a pair of knock-off, crappy quality jeans. Also, if you spend $150 on say, 5 different things for $30 each, sure, you're getting more for your money, but when next season rolls around, are you going to have to spend the same $150 you spent last year to replace what you've worn through? If you buy a quality pair of jeans, they should last you for at least 5 years. This means that your average will be $30 per year. So, you can splurge on a pair of $150 jeans and get your money's worth out of them. Or you can save your money for short term, but not long term. By purchasing quality clothing and spending a little more money than you normally would, you end up spending less money. So the next time you put someone down for spending a little extra money on something, think about how much you have spent over the past few years.

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