What exactly is Frugal male fashion?
Modern men want to look good without spending a fortune on clothes and accessories. Frugality!
What is “frugal” male fashion? Buying the cheapest clothing and accessories, often made in low-wage countries and sold by online giants? Shopping only during sales or with promo codes?
Contrary! The Merriam-Webster English Dictionary defines “frugal” as “to enjoy” from the Latin fruit. Fashion frugal means shopping smartly, not cheaply. Spending the right amount—not too much, not too little—according to the product’s value. Buying items you can wear for years spread the value of your investment.
Price – Quality accessories save money over time.
If it doesn’t last, it wasn’t a good investment, no matter how cheap. If something is inexpensive but worn out, discoloured, or unravelled after three months, it’s trash. Environmentally and financially harmful. You’ll find the same if you follow New York’s runway trends. Your expensive new outfit will either be in your closet or make you look like a Happy Days character a few months later. Need to be checked? Exactly.
What about 80%-off brands? That means they’re either selling excess inventory at a loss or charging too much for the rest of the year (more likely). Sticking to brands that rarely offer big discounts ensures fair pricing.
Timelessness – Getting a timeless look on a budget.
Men have worn three-piece suits, dress shirts, classic ties, and pocket squares for centuries. If you invest in high-quality clothing and accessories in timeless styles, you can wear them for decades. Decades.
What makes a timeless accessory? Traditional!
The ultimate frugal male fashion weapon.
Men will always wear blue, brown, grey, and black. These colours are the perfect neutral backdrop for an outfit you can wear with complementary (bold or subtle) colours and patterns. Changing accessories makes the same suit look different.
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Many men who travel light bring one suit but several ties, pocket squares, scarves, etc.
Did you know a good accessory can make a casual outfit stand out? Your daily white t-shirt and jeans don’t have to be boring! How about colouring your favourite leather or jean jacket? That’s frugal and classy.
Quality: Quality matters when it comes to long-wearing timeless accessories.
Quality is essential to the frugal male fashion style because the accessory you just bought with your hard-earned money will last longer if properly cared for, saving you money in the long run.
Grenadine ties are classic and iconic, so every gentleman should own one.
Are luxury accessories good? Usually. Are they worth it? Some luxury brands have 1000% markups. You’re paying for quality but mostly for the brand’s name and marketing. Did Elizabetta products are made in the same factories as luxury brands?
What does it mean to be a fashion-frugal man? It means choosing clothes with price, timelessness, and quality in mind. It means choosing well-made, reasonably priced, and timeless clothing and accessories.
Remember the Latin: enjoy your purchase! Happy shopping, stylish, frugal men!