J. Crew is a brand many of us are familiar with. If you are like me, you may appreciate their designs but the asking price is outside of your budget. Every few months, a sale comes along and makes J. Crew fall under the attainable style umbrella. Right now, final sale items receive an additional 40% off using promo code BIG40; this ends Feb. 25th so have a look! They ship to most countries; cost in North America is $5 for US, and $9.95 for Canada.
Slim Fit Oxford Shirt: Excellent casual shirt to go with your jeans, khakis, and cords. Oxford Shirts work in so many settings, from casual days in the office to drinks at the bar. Whether you choose to roll up the sleeves is up to you. At $29.99 USD, this is a great find.
Slim V-Neck Sweater: In the winter time, layering is the best way for men to keeping warm. Whether you wear it over a dress shirt & tie or an undershirt, V-Neck Sweaters are versatile. Keep the colors bright to add some pop to your dark winter wear. $29.99 USD after additioanl 40% off.
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A week has past since I launched the Simple Style Manual! It's been a learning experience so far and I am constantly finding new ways to improve this website. Any suggestions are welcome. Now back to the topic:
Attainable style does not simply mean achievable fashion. It also means "affordable"; apparel that will fit any man's budget. I live and breath this idea. If you looked into the Simple Style Manual, you will notice that I provided a "target price range". Most of my collection is made up pieces in the lower part of the price range. Lower price clothing can be stylish and of good quality. The main thing you give up is brand recognition that comes with high price labels. Unless your goal is to let people know how much you dropped on a t-shirt, my preference are apparel with muted or no logos. A pair of jeans that fits well is stylish without a logo, so why pay the premium for it?
To provide some examples, I have included photos of two different outfits:
Above is a simple grey crewneck sweatshirt with brown slim fit jeans. Price breakdown as follows:
I'd like to focus on the standard grey suit in this photo. It's an off the rack wool suit and it only cost $100. Keep in mind it cost me an additional $15 to tailor the pants to achieve a slimmer fit.
The message here is apparel can be stylish and inexpensive. We need to focus on style and fit while ignoring brand names. As I grow this website, I will provide reports on stores that offers style at a reasonable price, bargain sales , and tips on how to pick out apparel that screams attainable style.
Original posting date: February 12th.
Today is the beginning of something special.
Not only is it my birthday, but it's also the launch day for the Simple Style Manual.
3 years ago, I had the idea to create a style guide for men that put together all the knowledge I have accumulated over the years into a simple, easy to follow format. What I realized was the current resources online are too wordy, making it inaccessible for the average guy who is looking to improve their style game. What's more is I am here to promote attainable style; cloths within a budget that's suitable for men with a modest income or men who do not want to splurge.
After dragging my feet for years, I have finally put in the work to create the Simple Style Manual.
I look forward to growing the content on this website and assisting the men who are looking to change for the better.
If you want to know more about me, have a look at the mission and the about me section of the website.
Thank you for sharing this special moment with me.
First time blogger, long time style enthusiast.