Brands that have basic clothing design with quality material that don't burn a whole in your wallet?
Live in upstate NY, where you can find some grown men that wear Aeropostale, A&F, Hollister, etc., some of us are a little behind the trends, so I plan to do most shopping online.
Is grailed good for buying clothes?
About 15 minutes away from the city of Poughkeepsie, called Pleasant Valley, not sure if many people know of it. Around here it's either you're a jock and dress like shit or you're a nerd and dress like shit. I've seen around 10 people around that actually know how to dress. Majority of people can't even match, never mind make a good looking outfit.
It's a sad place to be effay.
Name something better for the same price then.
This is absolutely untrue. I have a lot of clothes from H&M, and I've owned many of the pieces for years. Nothing has even come close to "falling apart". I've even gone hiking and mountain climbing in many of their clothing articles. I own high end pieces from other brands, and still, I am quite often impressed for the quality to price ratio from HM. I believe you may be repeating claims you've heard on this board. I simply cannot fathom how something could "fall apart" after "three washes".
even carhartts quality has gone down the tubes in the past 5 years or so. lets face it, every company wants to skimp on materials and labor, while maximizing profit. thats the way of the world. the last carhartt flannel i bought, it was noticeably slimmer fit and shorter (skimping on materials) , and the fabric was noticeably thinner. there were loose threads hanging everywhere and sloppy stitching. its like no one takes pride in their work anymore, i swear.
They manufacture the bulk of their stuff (primarily shorts/trousers - they did sweatshirts but they were outsourced) right in manhattan, and a pair will run you $40 to $80 for quite some nice quality. I'm especially fond of their wools, which I happen to be wearing right now.
The problem is that they're about as hard to get as Supreme drops because they sell out literally within minutes of restocking.
If you're poor as shit your best bet is urban outfitters, uniqlo, asos, etc.
Also Mr. Porter has really good sales from time to time.
Grailed is good but most of their clothes are worn, if you're okay with that
More like branding begins to account for sales more than quality at a certain point; which, only makes sense. Only thing to do is keep looking for new brands, especially when something begins to come into vogue with the normals.