You've been trying on that Levi's denim at the store for two straight months now, yet still haven't decided to buy them. All the friendliness that once shone in the eyes of the saleslady is gone, and it's all because you're extremely averse towards cutting into your savings.
We say, go for it. It's worth the spend, bro. Don't scrimp on clothes because, obviously, your long-time excuse "rocker kasi ako" is not making the cut anymore. The trick here is finding reasonable buys, or rather, timeless pieces that don't go out of style, and can be matched with a wide array of other pieces. We start with:
A WHITE SHIRT
No question the most versatile. It goes with jeans, chinos, and even shorts. Take it to the office with some nice khakis and some elegant brogues, or hit the nearest dive when paired with cut-offs and your favorite sneaks. Just be careful with that Mang Tomas sauce.
You use them almost daily that they've practically become your uniform. It seems silly to spend on a cheap pair of jeans. You should always put quality at a premium for something that is as much a staple as it is a fallback. Darker shades never go out of trend, and when they fade, they gain instant retro cred.
(The Ramp Man, Crossings Dept. Store, P3,880)
Come on, you know you need a killer pair of leather shoes you can mix with the rest of your aging wardrobe. Sure, Nike Dunks are cool and hip, but there are days when people do need to take you seriously too, you know.