Spending $95 on a quality linen shirt instead of $25 on a cheaply made one is technically not a realistic choice for a lot of people. But spending a more money for quality items will save you money in the long run.
Let’s see… Buying four shirts that won’t last more than a couple of months at $25 is not necessarily a sound investment. On the other hand, investing in quality made, stylish and timeless garment at $95 will last you more than just a couple of seasons with the proper care.
It’s all about considering the “cost per year”. To do it, just divide the total cost of the item with the number of days you will wear it.
For example, a $150 pair of summer shoes that you will wear four times a week for 2 years will come to about $1.28 a wear. However, a pair of cheaply made, ill fitted shoes bought at $25 that you wear about 10 times during the summer months will come to $2.50 a wear.
But if you only need a garment for a single evening, then it’s really worth watching the price tag.
It is something to consider…