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You can buy name-brand clothes on a budget—here's how

Mediafeed Logo By Ryan Luke of Mediafeed | Slide 2 of 24: I don’t really care about fashion or the latest styles, but I do strive to spend money wisely. I have never been one to search out and wear name-branded clothes either – because frankly I just don’t care.When I first started working as a detective in an office, I needed to go shopping and buy brand new business clothes. For the previous ten years, I had worn a uniform and never really needed to buy business clothes. And, since I was cheap I usually just wore my uniform to court instead of going in a shirt and tie.I remember the day like it was yesterday. I went to Costco and bought a bunch of business shirts and pants. Why? Because they were much cheaper than going to a name-brand store and getting fitted for brand-name clothes.Now don’t get me wrong, I love Costco because most of their stuff is high quality. However, if you’re looking to impress a boss and get clothing that will fit well and last a long time, Costco is not the place to go. I learned this the hard way.

Generic clothes can be too expensive

I don’t really care about fashion or the latest styles, but I do strive to spend money wisely. I have never been one to search out and wear name-branded clothes either – because frankly I just don’t care.

When I first started working as a detective in an office, I needed to go shopping and buy brand new business clothes. For the previous ten years, I had worn a uniform and never really needed to buy business clothes. And, since I was cheap I usually just wore my uniform to court instead of going in a shirt and tie.

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I went to Costco and bought a bunch of business shirts and pants. Why? Because they were much cheaper than going to a name-brand store and getting fitted for brand-name clothes.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love Costco because most of their stuff is high quality. However, if you’re looking to impress a boss and get clothing that will fit well and last a long time, Costco is not the place to go. I learned this the hard way.

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