Lately, I have been buy ties from the Donald Trump collection. They are very nice looking ties and since I buy them from the Burlington Coat Factory, I only pay about $12 for them.
I was wearing one the other day for work when my car pooler commented that he really liked the looks of my tie. When I told him that I bought it at the Burlington Coat Factory for $12, his lip kind of curled. Then he asked if they were sold any place else like Joseph A. Banks. I told him that I am sure that they were but that I didn’t know where.
Now, when I shop for clothes, I first look for something that meets my taste. Then, I check the price to see if it is in my price range, then I check the fit. If all three of these conditions are met, I buy it.
I don’t particularly care whose name is on the garment. With the exception of shirts with logos, most people aren’t going to recognize the designer anyway.
As with my ties, I didn’t buy them because they said Donald Trump. I bought them because: 1. I liked the looks. 2. They were in my price range. 3. They fit.
For my poor carpooler, not only does it need to be the right label but also the right store. I suppose I could alway buy him the ties and put them into a Joseph A. Banks bag so that the neighbors wouldn’t suspect. But, I guess it wouldn’t be the same unless he could boast about how much he paid for them.
BTW, I just bought a 100% wool tweed sport coat for $40. It is an off brand but I liked the looks of it, it fit and $40 is definitely in my price range.