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yks 6nnetu hing
05-26-2010, 09:51 AM
Article here (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/174983/Women-wear-1-000-worth-of-clothes-and-jewellery-a-dayWomen-wear-1-000-worth-of-clothes-and-jewellery-a-dayWomen-wear-1-000-worth-of-clothes-and-jewellery-a-day)

WOMEN WEAR 1,000 WORTH OF CLOTHES AND JEWELLERY A DAY



When a woman steps out of the house, she is wearing 1,000 worth of clothes and accessories
Friday May 14,2010
By Donna Bowater Have your say(2)
WHEN a woman steps out of the house, she is wearing 1,000 worth of clothes and accessories – almost 100 more than a man.


A study has discovered the typical woman’s day-to-day outfit involves underwear worth 26.61, a skirt at 30.46, top 22.83, knitwear 38.85, coat 64.75, tights 3.90 and shoes 51.21.


She teams this with jewellery to the value of 378.82 and a 76.49 watch.

Finally, she carries a 106.58 handbag with a purse containing cash, tickets and passes worth a total 146.29 and a 106.06 mobile phone.

That means the average woman top-to-toe is worth 1,052.85 on a daily basis – 93.84 more than the typical man.

Nikki Sellers, head of Sheila’s Wheels home insurance which funded the study of 3,000 adults, said: “While celebrities wouldn’t be seen without their designer clothes, this shows 1,000 is enough to give most British men and women the feel-good factor.”

Men aren’t far behind, kitting themselves out in items valued at 959.01. This involves underwear worth 5.97, socks at 3.72, trousers 36.05, shirt or top 29.90 and a jacket or jumper worth 44.13. On a working day he will accessorise this with an 11.79 tie, a watch worth 109.44, and jewellery to the tune of 166.32.

Leaving the house, he puts on a coat worth 67.13 and shoes at 51.61, before picking up a briefcase worth 117.95, a wallet containing 190.45 and a 124.55 mobile phone.

Ms Sellers added: “The price tag associated with outfits, accessories and a fully loaded bag can be considerable.”

The research also revealed the *average person estimates their outfit goes up in value by up to 70 when they go out on a special occasion, as the best clothes and most expensive jewellery are saved for such events.


1 pound right now = 1.44 USD/1.1736 EUR; so 1000 punds is 1440 USD or 1174 EUR.

That sounds... excessive. Although, come to think on it... My own total sum would probably fall only a little short of that. I don't wear much jewelry but my glasses did cost 400 EUR, and my jeans (40 to 60 EUR) are probably more expensive than the average skirt even though my sneakers were an awesome deal at 35 EUR. I have a backpack instead of a handbag - that was I think 50 EUR... All in all I think I'll come up to about 800-900 EUR, although if you include my laptop which I'm required to carry home from work every day that amount gets much bigger.

ick!

Ivhon
05-26-2010, 10:01 AM
I save about $8 on underwear....

Terez
05-26-2010, 10:02 AM
I'm wearing less than $100 altogether, but my laptop is in my backpack. Does that count?

Sei'taer
05-26-2010, 10:03 AM
I save about $8 on underwear....

Yeah, I used to...then I started getting raw-ass at work and had to bring in the boxer briefs for less chafing. It sucks to get old.

yks 6nnetu hing
05-26-2010, 10:04 AM
I'm wearing less than $100 altogether, but my laptop is in my backpack. Does that count?

including shoes, coat and bag? and glasses/lenzes? impressive...

Basel Gill
05-26-2010, 10:17 AM
Clothes wear out, jewelry, etc. does not, seems a little skewed.

A little quick math says I'm worth approximately 30% of the average Brit. (minus wedding ring). Damn I'm po...

GonzoTheGreat
05-26-2010, 10:23 AM
Second hand clothing doesn't bring you much, so I think that the main issue is the cash. Thus, robbing men would be more sensible. On the other hand, if you do want to get the absolute last penny, then getting all the clothing off women might be more fun. Decisions, decisions.

Terez
05-26-2010, 10:29 AM
Second-hand jewelry can bring in a fair amount o cash.

JSUCamel
05-26-2010, 10:31 AM
$4 underwear? WTF? One pack of boxers cost me $5, which means my boxers are like a buck apiece.

Same for an undershirt, if I'm wearing one.

Pants: $20
Shirt: $20
Shoes: $20 (gotta love Walmart)
Hat: $35 (hey, it's got a freakin camel on it)

Umm, that's pretty much it.

Socks: $1.50
Boxers: $1.50
Shirt: $20
Shoes: $20
Hat: $35

Total: $78

...yeah.

I suppose if you want to count my hearing aid as an accessory, we can bump that up to $978.

Anaiya Sedai
05-26-2010, 10:41 AM
uh..

Underwear - 25
Vest - 8
Top - 3.50 (love the charity shop!)
Trousers - 35
Socks - 0.20 (I get packs of 10 for 2, all black, at least I can't lose them)

Hairband - 1
Engagement ring - 350
Contact lenses(pair) - 12

Handbag - 5
Phone - 100
Other contents - ~5
Ballet Pumps - 4

= 548.70

I do have some more expensive shoes for different weather, and obviously a coat etc, but I think it's a fair average.
What do we learn from it? Without my engagement ring and my phone, I'm worthless. :rolleyes:

yks 6nnetu hing
05-26-2010, 10:52 AM
yeah... for me, the glasses make up at least half of the total. Depending on which coat I'm wearing, my winter coat was more expensive than my summer coat/jacket

Davian93
05-26-2010, 10:57 AM
Let's see:

Shoes: $75 maybe?
Socks: $3-4
Pants: $50ish...no idea as I've had them for probably 5-6 years now
Belt: $10 (down from $50...got it at a TJ Maxx)
Undershirt: $20 (didn't have any clean white shirts so I grabbed a Banana Republic t-shirt that I'd normally wear by itself)
Golf Shirt: $50ish? Same as with pants.
Glasses: $400-500 (no idea really...they weren't anything special, just a pair from Lenscrafters...it was the lenses that were ridiculous but my insurance covered it all)
Messenger Bag: really expensive...enough so that I won't post it here so I dont have to hear about "he likes $500 shoes and blah blah blah". It was a gift and I use it everyday and it will last forever so lay off. ;) Its a Burberry leather messenger bag so that should give you a framework. I didn't buy it though.
Oh...and Claddagh Ring. I think it was around $45...again, I didnt buy it so I dont recall its exact price.
Oh...and a wallet...probably about $50. Plus about $100 cash as I just went to the bank.

=$905.00 give or take + Messenger Bag.

Not too too bad.

Ivhon
05-26-2010, 11:20 AM
In seriousness:

Boxers: $1.50 (I shop where Camel shops)
Jeans: $20
Socks: $0 (I don't wear socks as they are knitted by Satan)
Loafers: $35
Knit Shirt: $4.50 (shop at the Salvation Army in the rich part of town)
Weddin' Rang: $300
Wallet: 50,000 1990 Lire, I think? ~$50
Cash: $0 (Im a grad student)
Belt: $12
Baseball Cap: $0 (dunno who I stole it from, but I sure never bought it)

So grand total $423 - $123 if I take off the wedding ring.

THAT's pretty good, Dav....you raving metrosexual.

irerancincpkc
05-26-2010, 11:30 AM
Hmm... this is me with my glasses off, cause I have no idea how much they cost...

Boxers - 2 dollars
T-shirt - 3 dollars
Jeans - 12 dollars
Socks - 2 dollars
Shoes - 60 dollars (I'm on my feet all night, need good shoes.) :D
Wallet - 20 dollars
Hat - 10 dollars

Total - $109. Add a lot more if I put on the glasses.

Brita
05-26-2010, 12:07 PM
Does the wedding ring count? 'Cause that would definitely make a difference.

jason wolfbrother
05-26-2010, 12:12 PM
Underwear $2
Socks $1.50
Boots $50
Jeans $18.50
Shirt $20
Glasses $250

total $342

All but the shirt from Wal-Mart (maybe that discount isn't such a good thing? ;))

Davian93
05-26-2010, 01:53 PM
Does the wedding ring count? 'Cause that would definitely make a difference.

Yes...they were counting jewelry (basically to inflate the cost and make their point but still...)

Brita
05-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Yes...they were counting jewelry (basically to inflate the cost and make their point but still...)

Ya- that definitely skews the picture. In fact, among married women who are wearing their engagement diamond, I suspect the avergage might be much higher.

Ivhon
05-26-2010, 01:59 PM
Yes...they were counting jewelry (basically to inflate the cost and make their point but still...)

They had to be not counting wedding rings. Average wedding ring is gonna cost 1k euros easy, dontcha think?

Zaela Sedai
05-26-2010, 03:45 PM
My jewelry (engagement and wedding rings included) is probably almost 5k...so 2500 pounds.... but that being said its my ONLY jewelry i do not ever remove my jewelry let alone change it out. I have 3 gold/diamond earrings, 2 sapphire, 2 just gold. A gold/diamond necklace, a pandora bracelet (not full yet lol) and a right hand sapphire/diamond ring and then my wedding/engagement ring (which is most of the 5k).


My clothes are a 35 dollar bra, 5 dollar underwear, 16 dollar shirt and 20 dollar shorts/shoes. Oh and a 32 dollar purse.


How is that at all a good way to guage such things? In all honesty if the women aren't much higher then the men and you take away the jewelry then the Men are FAR worse....

Davian93
05-26-2010, 03:45 PM
They had to be not counting wedding rings. Average wedding ring is gonna cost 1k euros easy, dontcha think?

Depends on if its just the band (what many wear) or the engagement/wedding double band.

Zaela Sedai
05-26-2010, 03:46 PM
They had to be not counting wedding rings. Average wedding ring is gonna cost 1k euros easy, dontcha think?


No ... my wedding ring was 200 bucks, so was Hubby's. Did you mean engagement rings? Which i hear aren't as big over in Europe....correct me if I'm wrong?

Ivhon
05-26-2010, 04:04 PM
No ... my wedding ring was 200 bucks, so was Hubby's. Did you mean engagement rings? Which i hear aren't as big over in Europe....correct me if I'm wrong?

Yeah, Im thinking engagement.

I mean, 8 months salary (or whatever the wedding industry has conned us into believing is the "traditional" amount to blow on a ring) is a lot of money.

Davian93
05-26-2010, 04:05 PM
Yeah, Im thinking engagement.

I mean, 8 months salary (or whatever the wedding industry has conned us into believing is the "traditional" amount to blow on a ring) is a lot of money.

I believe its supposed to be 2 months salary...8 months would be ridiculous....ahem, more ridiculous that is.

Basel Gill
05-26-2010, 04:10 PM
I was told 3 months. My wife was lucky to get the eqivalent of 1 month and I was driving by making payments for the year before the wedding and a few months after just to do that. DeBeers and the jewelers are full of shit.

JSUCamel
05-26-2010, 04:12 PM
I believe its supposed to be 2 months salary...8 months would be ridiculous....ahem, more ridiculous that is.

2 months salary?! Good LAWD that's a lotta money! How bout I give 'er a Lifesaver and she can suck it down to size an' put a raisin on top?!

Brita
05-26-2010, 04:32 PM
2 months salary?! Good LAWD that's a lotta money! How bout I give 'er a Lifesaver and she can suck it down to size an' put a raisin on top?!

Or an onion ring, like the ultimate romantic Homer Simpson.

Ivhon
05-26-2010, 04:55 PM
I believe its supposed to be 2 months salary...8 months would be ridiculous....ahem, more ridiculous that is.

Ok. I was assuming they had changed that over the years. Glad to see they haven't..................yet.

Firseal
05-26-2010, 06:10 PM
Fah. Today?

$1.50 underwear, $1.50 shirt, and $2 shorts (I work at a godsbedamned thrift store, the shirt and shorts were cheap.) If I actually leave my home, a $10 wallet, $1 socks, and $3 shoes.

Oh, and a $45 watch and $350 glasses, and I know you all aren't counting watches but are wearing them. Fess up.

Aside from the watch, which everyone else isn't counting, and the glasses, which don't count, I am at $19. That's less than Zaela's bra, I might point out. With them, I am at $414, so still ahead of the curve.

Ivhon
05-26-2010, 06:11 PM
I don't wear a watch.

Firseal
05-26-2010, 06:17 PM
I don't wear a watch.

So that's what makes you so untimey?

Birgitte
05-26-2010, 06:21 PM
So that's what makes you so untimey?

I have a pocket watch. I call it a cell phone most of the time, though.

JSUCamel
05-26-2010, 06:51 PM
I have a pocket watch. I call it a cell phone most of the time, though.

This. I stopped wearing a watch when I started teaching. The kids asking me what time it was got real old, real fast.

Sinistrum
05-26-2010, 07:08 PM
I have a pocket watch. I call it a cell phone most of the time, though.

This totally reminded me of a Mitch Hedberg quote. "I don't have a microwave oven, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit."

Davian93
05-26-2010, 08:13 PM
Nope...don't own a watch. Haven't worn one since I was in the army and even then it was a cheap digital one.

Neilbert
05-26-2010, 10:37 PM
Ooooh I wanna do this:

T-shirt: The one I'm currently wearing was free, like a bunch of mine, but I'll spend $20 on a good T.

Underwear: Idk like $12 for a pack of 3 boxers? So $4.

Pants: $10 Thrift store buy, but I have pants which cost as much as $30.

Shoes: $100 Vibrams. Aint wearin no socks.

Glasses: $120 (If you want to count them)

Cell Phone: $50

Backpack: $25

So I'm wearing in the ballpark of $300 worth of stuff.

Oh, and a $45 watch and $350 glasses, and I know you all aren't counting watches but are wearing them. Fess up.

Haha I was feeling pretty bad till you got to the glasses. I don't wear a watch though, I have a cell phone for that.

Ozymandias
05-26-2010, 10:49 PM
How is that at all a good way to guage such things? In all honesty if the women aren't much higher then the men and you take away the jewelry then the Men are FAR worse....

I would think that the average man is forced to wear more expensive clothing professionally. A white collar worker HAS to wear a collared shirt, maybe a jacket and tie, slacks, etc... no one is forcing a woman to carry a 250$ handbag.

That seemed the big difference to me; women have more expensive accessories, men carry more cash and wear more expensive clothes.

yks 6nnetu hing
05-27-2010, 03:22 AM
No ... my wedding ring was 200 bucks, so was Hubby's. Did you mean engagement rings? Which i hear aren't as big over in Europe....correct me if I'm wrong?

no, not wrong at all. the humongous rocks are scary to wear, I would think. And they're considered very bad taste (although that might be a case of sour grapes, I don't know. To me though, wearing a huge diamond ring every day would be a bit like wearing a green neon sequined dress with a slit up to the navel to a very fancy gala event).

question: are you counting the cost of the cell phone as what you paid for it or as what it's worth if bought separately from your phone plan? Because in that case, everyone owning an iPhone needs to fess up!

Mine's as simple as you can get with a new phone nowadays (I get annoyed with useless gizmos) and it was a separate buy - I don't have a phone plan, I do most of my calling via Skype anyways. It was actually a gift but I believe the cost then was about 50 euros.

Matoyak
05-27-2010, 05:58 AM
$15-20 jeans (walmart brand doesn't make the leg-length I need with the waist small enough, so I have to go more expensive than normal here :( )
$5 belt
~$1 boxers (~$5/pack)
~$.5 socks
$10-15 shirt
~$80 shoes (and that's the cheapest I can find. Fucking superexpensive.)
$10 Fedora

That puts me around $130ish. Not counting the necklace I wear, as that is a bronze that was made by my grandfather and was given to me as a gift. I wouldn't own it otherwise. (Appx monetary worth? A lot. That's all I was told, and that grudgingly. True price? Priceless, of course.)

EDIT: Counting my book bag/laptop bag, add 40 bucks. Counting laptop? Add 750 bucks (and worth maybe 10. Dell fucking sucks. As one might guess, the laptop was a gift.) Counting cell phone? Add a ridiculously high 200 bucks. (My phone died, and I was not eligible for any kind of upgrade, so my dad decided to get me a Christmas present. Was nice of him, first one he'd gotten me in 5 years). All that said, though, those shouldn't be counted as "clothing worn", IMO.

EDIT EDIT: About wearing large rocks on metal bands around one's finger: My mom's ring was specially designed to have the small stone and the ring itself to be as flush with her finger as possible. She does a lot of work in the garden, with the horses, and is an artist and art teacher, so it was necessary. Makes it look rather sleek for a ring.

Gilshalos Sedai
05-27-2010, 08:35 AM
I maybe push $150 if you don't count the wedding ring & engagement ring.

But thousands of dollars?!?!?!

Davian93
05-27-2010, 08:46 AM
2 months salary?! Good LAWD that's a lotta money! How bout I give 'er a Lifesaver and she can suck it down to size an' put a raisin on top?!

Yeah...However, that's the rule of thumb supposedly.

I think its a tad excessive myself.

GonzoTheGreat
05-27-2010, 08:50 AM
If you're a big banker, is that with or without bonus? Could make a difference of a couple of (hundred) million, you know.

Davian93
05-27-2010, 08:51 AM
I maybe push $150 if you don't count the wedding ring & engagement ring.

But thousands of dollars?!?!?!

What? You don't wear a Chanel dress to the office everyday? What's wrong with you, Gil?



Hell, most of my work attire (businessy level at least, not days like today where I come in in a golf shirt and chinos) is from Brooks Brothers and it doesn't cost "thousands". I think I've probably spent maybe $1,000 on clothes in the past 2 years total. I just take really good care of the stuff I've bought over the past 5-6 years and I haven't outgrown any of it weightwise yet.

Sarevok
05-27-2010, 10:25 AM
let's see...

Shoes - €125,- (will last for at least 5 years though, besides, they're the only kind that's comfortable)
socks - €2
pants - €35
underwear - €2(?)
shirt - € 10
sweater - €40(?)
watch - €30
glasses - € 70 (or something... it's been 5 years)
jacket - €70
mp3-player - € 20
wallet - €30

Total: €334 :)

Sinistrum
05-27-2010, 03:06 PM
How much my clothes cost depends on whether I'm at work or not.

Work stuff:

Suit (2 or 3 piece): $300-$500
Dress Shoes: $100
Dress shirt: $50-80
Tie: $20-50
Belt: $30
Boxers: $2.75
Dress socks: $2.00
Pocket Watch: $40
Wallet: $40
Cell Phone: $90


Non-work stuff:
Jeans/Cargo shorts: $30-40
Adidas indoor soccer shoes: $40
tshirt: $5-20
boxers: $2.75
socks: $1.00
+Wallet+Cellphone

Birgitte
05-27-2010, 03:32 PM
What I'm wearing today

Shirt: $8 (I heart Target, okay?)
Shorts: $20
Shoes: $2.50 (Flip flops from Old Navy, yo... Comfortable as hell and last forever, if your stupid cat doesn't eat them)
Bra: $15
Underwear: $1.50
Jewelry: $30 total

Total: $77

Assuming I go somewhere and we're counting cell phones and purses, I can get up to $167

If I'm going to work, that doubles though. We have to buy our uniforms from them and my workplace firmly believes in price gauging.

StrangePackage
05-27-2010, 04:40 PM
I have to dress up, so this isn't fair.

Brown dress shoes- 79$
Black gold-toe socks- 3$
Boxer-Briefs- 2$
Khaki slacks- 55$
Leather belt- 15$
White Undershirt- 1$
White collared shirt- 40$
Tie- 30$
Wool blue jacket- 140$
2 Pens- 6$ (these pens rule)
Pocket knife- 35$
Wallet- 35$
Android Phone- 199$

SP wears 640$ a day.
Not bad for an attorney

Sarevok
05-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Hmm, I just realized that local climates may be skewing the comparison.
If I wore as little as B, I'd risk hypothermia anytime of the year but summer...
Well, maybe not hypothermia, but I'd be a lot more likely to catch something.

tworiverswoman
05-27-2010, 06:30 PM
Heh. As surveys go, this one is MAJORLY flawed. It doesn't tell us if it's from a big city or a country environment, professional people or burger flippers, teen-agers or yuppies or elderly chess players.

The survey didn't list "glasses" as an item in their list. I suspect anything you HAVE to wear for medical reasons doesn't count, really. That would exclude glasses, hearing aids, colostomy bags, etc. :p Also, while it mentions jewelry, I think they may have excluded wedding/engagement rings, simply because they are an either/or kind of thing. They aren't, strictly speaking, a question of choice.

So...
Shoes - 4 years old, cost about $25
Socks - about $3 (Costco multi-pack)
Pants - Sears - 7-8 years old, $20
Blouse - I dunno - gift from my sister - probably about $30
Underthings - $15
Watch - Pendant "ladybug" watch - $22

So - $115 not including glasses and wedding ring. Come to think... my engagement ring was $100 for the ring and Ernie got the stone from one of his old rings. The wedding ring used to be my mothers. My sister had it resized for me. :) She found matching "adjustable" toe-rings for our wedding ceremony :D

If I was working at a bank in downtown Honolulu, I'm sure those costs would go WAY up, but I work for a contractor near the airport, so I can be COMFORTABLE, instead ;)

Ishara
05-28-2010, 05:28 PM
THAT's pretty good, Dav....you raving metrosexual.

Oh, I laughed and laughed.

Moi (on causal Friday):

Shoes (Birks): $175
Jeans (Kohls): $35
Underwear (Target): $4
Bra (Fantasie): $150
Camisole (Old Navy): $12
Shirt (Kohl's): $25
Formal Jewellery (all bought for me, so I'm guessing): $150
Informal Jewellery (H&M): $9
Hair Clip (H&M): $8
Glasses: $750

= $568 without glasses, and $1,318 with

On a business day, that would be more, by about $400 for a suit and pumps...

~shrug~

Oh - that didn't include my commuting "gear" (mittens, pashmina, socks and hoodie), purse or contents.

JSUCamel
05-28-2010, 05:45 PM
$568 without glasses, and $1,318 with

On a business day, that would be more, by about $400 for a suit and pumps...

~shrug~

You paid 700 bucks for glasses?!

Yellowbeard
05-28-2010, 05:54 PM
Work:
Shoes/black - $50
Pants - khaki/grey/black/etc. slacks - $40 (always buy on sale so actually spend less than that)
drawers - $1
t-shirt - $1
collared polo shirt or button up shirt - $40
belt - $30
socks - $2
cell phone - $100
wallet/key chain (i keep a flash drive on it)/etc. - $50

non-work:
so variable there's no way to price it. could be anywhere from jeans and a nice shirt to athletic shorts and a tank top. also may or may not include my camelbak (pick from 3 different ones - bought one, got 2 more as presents), and all sorts of stuff. shoes vary from sandals to tennis shoes, to hiking boots.

bowlwoman
05-28-2010, 07:05 PM
I got special clothes for today for my girls' school's "International Day" (I went as a Parisian woman), so I'll do my outfit today vs. what I'm wearing right now vs. my normal mommy wear:

Parisian "costume"
Shirt: $15
Pants: $38
Bra: $20
Undies: $5
Shoes: $150 (marked down from $450)
Purse: $33 (marked down from $268)
Sunglasses: $80
Silk Scarf: $75
Earrings: $10
Bracelet: $20
Phone: $1 ($100 phone, $99 rebate)
Cash: $35
Wallet: $45
Total: $527 (not counting engagement/wedding ring and glasses/contacts)

Wearing right now
Shirt: $35
Pants: $38
Tank: $20
Bra: $20
Undies: $5
Shoes: $50
Earrings: $15
Bracelet: $30
Bag: $60
Wallet: $45
Phone: $1
Cash: $35
Total: $345 (again, not counting eyewear or wedding ring)

Typical mommy wear
Shirt: $20
Pants: $35
Shoes: $7 (Walgreens flip-flops FTW!)
Bandana: $5
Bag: $30
Wallet: $45
Phone: $1
Cash: $20
Total: $163 (no ring/eyewear)

So, if it weren't for my purses/wallet, I'd come in way under $100 in my normal sloppy self.

Ishara
05-28-2010, 09:53 PM
You paid 700 bucks for glasses?!
Yowza, that took a half hour to reply - stupid twitter. >.<

Well...yeah, lenses and frames together...about $750 all in. But they have a wood grain. They are awesome!!

Neilbert
05-28-2010, 09:56 PM
Are the lenses extra bitchen?
I had a pair of Ray Bans that were slightly tinted and polarized to they took just enough of the edge off sunshine... I'd pay some good money for a pair with those features that also was was light sensitive, but when I explained to the optometrist what I wanted I was told they didn't exist.

Ishara
05-28-2010, 10:04 PM
Sadly, not really. Different strengths though, maybe that's why? Also, my other pair may have been included in that total. It's likely, actually, on sober (mostly) second thought.

What are you bitchin lense treatments called? That sounds perfect!!

Bryan Blaire
05-28-2010, 10:59 PM
Hmmmm...

Work clothes:
Polo: 14 bucks
Cargo Pants: 56 bucks
Belt: 12 bucks
Socks and Under-roos: maybe 5 bucks-ish
Boots: Army version: 230 bucks Civi-combat-lite: 190-210 (depending on which pair I'm wearing, waiting on a new 190 buck pair since I just dumped chemicals down into one set)
Watch: When it has batteries and I wear it: 135 bucks (nice leather band with the LCD set flush with the leather and the electronics in/beneath the leather)
Jacket: if I need it: 50/130/190 bucks
Tactical Vest: REALLY need more reasons to wear this one: 45 bucks
Boonie Hat: if I wear it: 30 bucks
Ruck Sack: 210 bucks (but it is awesome with a CamelBak - left over from military time)

So, basics: 432 bucks, can be up to: 882 bucks or so, for clothes. With wallet, probably 500 or 950ish.

Home-wear:
Summer:
Shirt: 15 bucks
Shorts: 10 bucks (sale!)
Under-roos: 3 bucks (?)
Flip-flops: 15 bucks
Wallet: 70 bucks
Total: 113 bucks

Winter:
Shirt: 20 bucks
Jeans: 55 bucks
Socks and Under-roos: again, 5-ish
Boots: 175 bucks
Watch: 135 bucks
Leather Jacket: 130 bucks (still waiting for my full length leather duster/trench, but certain individuals don't always take hints, not to mention, I would either look awesome or like a total idiot :D)
Wallet: 70 bucks
Total: 590 bucks

Add the value of the ruck into either of the above, depending on what is going on that day.

Glasses are worn with all of the above: My cost: about 30 bucks. Value: About 5-6 hundred bucks. Used to have ones with a bunch of lens treatments that valued out about 850 bucks or so, but those ones ended up snapping at the join from the nose piece to the right lens and the damn Transitions never worked in the car, so I didn't get a lot of that stuff the second time, since those ones cost me about $230.

If we are counting phones: cost me about $175, but got 75 of that back in rebates.

Ishara
05-30-2010, 12:11 AM
I got my bf a leather duster at the 3/4 length. It looks bad-ass without making him look like he's gonna try and knock-off a variety store.

Neilbert
05-30-2010, 02:28 AM
What are you bitchin lense treatments called? That sounds perfect!!

Apparently they are just called "not invented yet" :(.

Gilshalos Sedai
06-02-2010, 09:05 AM
You paid 700 bucks for glasses?!


That's not that expensive. It's slightly less than what I paid, the Vera Wang frames being the cheapest part. Thank God for insurance.

(I'm also legally blind without them and my prescription just got worse as of yesterday.)

Davian93
06-02-2010, 03:49 PM
That's not that expensive. It's slightly less than what I paid, the Vera Wang frames being the cheapest part. Thank God for insurance.

(I'm also legally blind without them and my prescription just got worse as of yesterday.)

Yeah, I got a fairly cheap pair for over $500...so, yeah, glasses are just really expensive even without any "designer" stuff. Its the damn lenses that are the pricey part.

Matoyak
06-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Damn, so glad I have great vision. That's some expensive shit right there...most people I know have switched to contacts or decided to get lazer eye surgery.

Hrm, if we add in sunglasses, I own three pair of Oakleys that I got for 60% off (they're customs, too. My workplace offered 60% off to all lifeguards). about 60 to 80 bucks each, after the discount. And they're so awesome I would recommend them even full-price. I loves me my Oakleys...

Davian93
06-04-2010, 08:17 PM
Damn, so glad I have great vision. That's some expensive shit right there...most people I know have switched to contacts or decided to get lazer eye surgery.

Hrm, if we add in sunglasses, I own three pair of Oakleys that I got for 60% off (they're customs, too. My workplace offered 60% off to all lifeguards). about 60 to 80 bucks each, after the discount. And they're so awesome I would recommend them even full-price. I loves me my Oakleys...

I wore contacts exclusively from Age 12 to Age 28...then my eyes decided they didn't like them anymore last fall and I now wear glasses instead.

I'm gonna get LASIK at some point in the near future though...not that glasses aren't fun.

Ishara
06-04-2010, 08:30 PM
Contacts are not cheaper over the same time that I can wear a pair of glasses. My eyes are different prescriptions and I'm stuck buying multiple boxes in different strengths every time I need new ones.

Lasik? Also, not cheap. Sure I'll get it done, when I have $6,000 kicking around. Frankly, I don't want a "sale" on the laser that's slicing bits of my eyeball off, you know?

Matoyak
06-05-2010, 12:00 AM
Contacts are not cheaper over the same time that I can wear a pair of glasses. My eyes are different prescriptions and I'm stuck buying multiple boxes in different strengths every time I need new ones.

Lasik? Also, not cheap. Sure I'll get it done, when I have $6,000 kicking around. Frankly, I don't want a "sale" on the laser that's slicing bits of my eyeball off, you know?Well, I never did say they were cheaper alternatives... (though I will say that most of the people I know that have gotten laser surgery claim it was worth the money. I will also say that most of the people I know that wear contacts claim it as cheaper (when the subject is brought up. Not often, so ~shrug~ take it for what you will). Granted, most people I know don't have two different prescriptions for their eyes I guess. ~shrug~) Once again, I reiterate my thanks that my eyes are good and work properly. :)

And to be fair to laser surgery, I know a good 4 or 5 people that have had it done, and none of them have had any complications, and I haven't heard any horror stories from any of them (or anyone else that knows anything about it beyond "laser cuts eyes"). Granted, anecdotal evidence but still.

Davian93
06-05-2010, 11:42 AM
General rule of thumb: Footwear, eye surgery, and birth control are three places where you shouldn't try to save money.


On contacts being cheaper...nah, not a chance. Not over the lifetime of a pair of glasses. The cost of contacts adds up significantly but its not as noticable as you probably only buy them once every 6 months.

Uno
06-05-2010, 11:57 AM
General rule of thumb: Footwear, eye surgery, and birth control are three places where you shouldn't try to save money.

I had corrective laser eye surgery about twelve years ago. It certainly did not cost as much as $6000 back then. I believe it was slightly below 20,000 NKR, which would be something like $4000 current money, give or take. The technique has become a lot more advanced and refined since then, but I imagine if I haven't yet saved the costs by not having to buy contact lenses, I soon will. I think I spent something like 1,200 NKR a year on those, but the price for contacts will likely have increased since then.

Neilbert
06-05-2010, 12:16 PM
Yeah, I got a fairly cheap pair for over $500...so, yeah, glasses are just really expensive even without any "designer" stuff. Its the damn lenses that are the pricey part.

I paid 130 for my pair, lenses and frames. They aren't anything fancy, but they also aren't $500.

Neilbert
06-05-2010, 12:18 PM
General rule of thumb: Footwear, eye surgery, and birth control are three places where you shouldn't try to save money.

Mattress. Not being willing to drop a chunk of change on the location you spend a good quarter of your life or more is kinda silly to me.

*looks longingly at memory foam mattress*

Davian93
06-05-2010, 01:27 PM
I paid 130 for my pair, lenses and frames. They aren't anything fancy, but they also aren't $500.

My cut of that $500 was all of $0.00 due to my insurance. I just picked a basic pair from Lenscrafters and got really good lenses (the best my insurance would cover) as I knew I'd be wearing them all the time and I sit at a desk and work on a PC all day at work. I was surprised, to say the least, at just how much they "cost" my insurer.

Mattress. Not being willing to drop a chunk of change on the location you spend a good quarter of your life or more is kinda silly to me.

Good call. We got a really nice pillow top Serta (I think) mattress 5 years ago and it was the best money we ever spent. Sorry, but when you have injuries that make sleeping suck to begin with, a great mattress is more of a medical necessity than anything else. A good mattress is worth every penny. Flip side of that: You should always get an uncomfortable mattress for the guest room as anything nicer will simply encourage guests to never leave.