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u/okreddit545 · -1 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Haven't reposted in a while, but I'm back with some new items! recent additions are tagged (NEW!).


Shipping not included, but I'm happy to negotiate prices. Can also get more precise measurements, fit pics, or additional pictures of any item. All items are in good condition - I found some old things in my closet that were stretched or heavily worn-out, etc. and those pieces did not make it here. Pet-free, smoke-free home.

(NEW!) indicates a newly added item.


  • (NEW!) Left Field shirts - size S - white, purple, green - $30 each - brand-new, never worn, picked up from the variety box sale but they're not really my style. All ringspun cotton, MiUSA, very high quality shirts.

  • Aeropostale plaid shirt - red - size M - $15 - awesome plaid shirt, super soft and a nice color palette. Aero doesn't get much love here but these are a couple years old and one of their pieces that doesn't suck IMO. I have three of these shirts in different colors, and I really like them all but I finally realized they were too big on me. All in great condition. green and blue sold - red still up for grabs!

  • Uniqlo flannel - purple/navy - size M - $20 - really great flannel from the store everybody knows. 10 or so wears, but I can't keep pretending this fits me, it's just too big. super soft, substantial but not too heavy, excellent condition.

  • AEO white western-style(?) snap-closure button-down - size M - $15 - cool shirt, just a little big on me. pretty lightweight and the snaps add some interesting detail. great condition, no stains or blemishes (hard to find in a used white shirt IMO)

  • AEO blue/white striped button-down, size M - $15 - quality shirt. the eagle logo is less noticeable in person. like most of my medium shirts, I've realized it's just a bit too big on me.

  • jcp solid blue OCBD - size S - $20 - excellent shirt for the price, nearly as popular as Uniqlo's for frugal OCBDs. I believe JCPenney is discontinuing this product (and most/all of their men's clothing, or at least the jcp line?). great condition, only owned/worn for a few months (snagged one in store when the clearance was first starting). only selling because I "upgraded" to BB OCBDs when they had the 3 for $150 or whatever sale.

  • (NEW!) Merona black button-up shirt - size S - $10 - a few years old, but hardly ever worn. excellent condition. 60% cotton, 40% poly.

    (Pants & Shorts)

  • AEO khaki jeans - 32/32 - $20 - had these in my closet for a few years, barely ever wore them. <10 wears altogether, again excellent condition.

  • Threads 4 Thought lightweight washed chino, pale yellow - 32/33 - $15 - wore a few times last summer. very lightweight, great for warm weather.

  • F.U.S.A.I. skinny fit electric blue stretch jeans - 32/30 - $15 - 98% cotton 2% spandex. check this photo for a better idea of the color than my pictures provide. probably 10 or so wears on these. also from Jackthreads along with the yellow chinos above.

  • AEO orange cords - 32/32 - $20 - only a few wears, just too big for me in the waist. the picture with my hand in it is most accurate on the color.

  • (NEW!) Club Room chino shorts - 32W - $20 - wore these a few times last summer, too big for me now. 9.5/10 condition. The color in the first photo is misleading, they're a slightly more muted red more like this.

  • (NEW!) Aeropostale garment-dyed black jeans - 32/30 - $20 - several years old, from when Aeropostale was IMO a better brand than it is now. No goofy rips or pre-distressing, just a nice solid pair of black jeans. Slim straight cut. Selling because they are too big on me now.


  • Asos navy/white print espadrilles - 10D - $15 - ~10 wears. don't appear to be available on the website anymore. apparently I ordered a UK 9, which is a US 10, which probably explains why I always thought they were a little big. my mistake is your gain. really cool pattern on these, great casual summer shoes.

  • Dockers Catalina loafers - 9D - $40 - wore these in rotation with several other pairs of shoes during spring/summer, still in great condition. MSRP $80, on sale for $60 on Amazon currently. normally I'd be skeptical of shoes from Dockers, but these are a really great frugal option if you want to try loafers but don't want to spend a ton. the cushioned footbed on these is super comfortable with or without socks.

    Sweaters & Outerwear

  • Aeropostale dark gray fair isle zip cardigan - size M - $25 - I don't think I've ever actually worn this. once or twice at most. cotton/wool blend, great condition.

  • Gap wool mock-neck pullover sweater with snap closures - charcoal - size M - $30 - less than 10 wears. super warm and comfy. several of those wears just came from wearing this around the house when it was cold because it feels that good. had this for several years and I'm pretty sure Gap doesn't sell it anymore. overall great sweater, I know I'll be holding onto it if I can't sell it here.

  • Polo Ralph Lauren quarter-zip pullover fleece - yellow - size M - $15 - never worn, got it as a gift and it's not really my style. pretty soft though.

  • GH Bass quarter-zip pullover fleece - burnt orange - size M - $15 - a little darker in person, second picture is more representative of the color. only wore this once or twice, like-new condition. fairly light so you could wear it in spring or even summer depending on the day.

  • American Eagle military-style jacket - charcoal - size S - $50 - this is tagged size L, but if it were really an L it'd be huge on me. as it is, it fits fine, like what I'd expect an S or possibly M to fit like. I don't know. I can take measurements or provide fit pics if you're interested. Anyway, this has been in my closet for a long time and it's pretty heavy and super warm. definitely the warmest coat I owned until recently (probably second now to my Schott car coat). the pockets are pretty wrinkled in these pictures, but I can try and steam it or something before I ship if it's bothering you. it's otherwise in perfect condition, no tears/stains/etc.

  • (NEW!) SNS Herning Ideal sweater - navy - size S - $75 - it feels odd even listing this here alongside so much mall brand stuff. Barely worn at all, perfect condition, just selling because it is too small for me. Kept folded, only hung for display. 100% new wool, made in Europe.

  • (NEW!) Express merino wool v-neck sweaters - beige and royal blue - size S - $25 each - worn 1-2 times each. very nice slim-fitting sweaters, only selling because they are a little small on me. I'm generally wary of Express but I found these quite nice for the money when I bought them. Very soft 100% merino wool sweaters with no pilling or other signs of wear. The dark marks on the beige sweater are just shadows, not dirt. These have been kept folded and were only hung for photography purposes. Note that the blue is a more medium/royal blue in real life, the picture makes it look slightly more indigo/navy.

  • (NEW!) [Globe Goodstock trucker jacket in camel - size S - $65]() - worn lightly (but often) for a few months, only selling because I wanted to move up to the new Rogue Territory jacket. Even then, it's hard to let go of this. Retails for $70 but this color was sold out everywhere I looked. Excellent condition, very solid trucker jacket, found myself preferring this over my Levi's Commuter which retails for twice as much.


  • Levi's red belt, size 34 - $15 - like-new condition, pretty cool color, I just have too many belts. color is just slightly darker than what appears in the first picture.

  • near-full 4oz tub of Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP - $8 - if you want to weatherproof your boots, this is a great choice. I bought this and realized I don't need weatherproofing for my needs, so I'm selling it. a full 4oz tub is $12 on Amazon Prime or $10+whatever shipping costs on the Obenauf's website.

    PM or reply here if you see something you're interested in. again, I'm happy to provide extra pics, more info, or negotiate prices. thanks for reading!
u/robotic_lemur · 20 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If I were you I'd check out JCPenny if you can today.

They have several non-iron Stafford OCBD's for $15. I bought one of their fitted shirts and it fits and feels amazing. They also have gingham broadcloth shirts on clearance for $11. You can spend around $50 and pick up 4 nice shirts for work from them.

While you're there I'd also check out the Stafford wingtips if that's what you're looking for. Right now they're $50 and are widely accepted as one of the best buys for the $$.

If you're fine with chinos you should swing by H&M if there's one near you. I picked up two slim fit chinos (not skinny) for $15 each, and they fit me very well. I had to size down a size, but the fit is on point.

Shoes shirt and pants should be first I think. Once you pick up the shoes you want, you'll want a matching belt. At your budget I think I'd try somewhere like Marshalls for a cheap $5 belt that would last you a few seasons, until you make enough to buy a better quality one.

If you don't have to wear a tie, maybe consider investing in a watch. The Timex Weekender gets circlejerked a lot, but I think it's a wonderful starter watch. You can buy a couple of straps eventually, and that would let you have another piece to help rotate work outfits.

To recap:

  • 4 shirts for $50 at JCPenny

  • Stafford Wingtips for $50 at JCPenny

  • 2 pairs of chinos from H&M for $30

  • A starter belt for ~$5

  • Timex Weekender for ~$30

    Which leaves you with $35 to work with. You could buy a better belt for $40, or buy a couple of watch straps. You could buy more expensive shirts, or simply more shirts. Maybe more pants? All up to you, but I'd suggest the budget that I outlined.

    Once you move to San Francisco, I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND going to Uniqlo in person to try on their OCBD's. The fit on their stuff can vary sometimes, but trying it on before you buy would save you that headache.

    Good luck, hope that helps
u/justruin · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Got a few things I'm getting rid of:


  1. ($40) Nike Air Royal Mid QS - Size 10 - very good condition.
    Wore them a few times, but took care of them. Cleaned them up as best I could. The left tongue has a bit of wear for some reason. Comes with Burgundy/Grey laces. No box though. Not sure about how these run, but I think sizing down a half size might be good.

  2. ($30) Nike Air Royal Mid VT - Size 10.5 - Black (in case it isn't apparent) - good condition.
    Biggest issue here is that the left toe box creased awkwardly. Aside from that, they are in very good condition. The leather used on these scratches sorta easy (if you run your nail on it or something, it will leave a mark, though I think they go away, more or less). Laces are waxy. sizing is the same as the previous ones.

  3. ($20) Nike Sweet Classic Leather - 10.5 - good condition.
    Also wore these a few times, and they got indigo on them, but I managed to remove most of it. The leather is this weird cracked kind of leather (now that i think about it, it might be waxed suede or something). Fit TTS.


  4. ($3) Yves Saint-Laurent Button up - good condition.
    Color is true in the first pic of the album showing the pattern. Bought it secondhand, so I don't know the history of the shirt, but it looks in very good condition. Cool pattern. Missing the second button from one of the cuffs, but the spare buttons are still attached to the bottom of the placket so not a big deal. The listed size for the shirt is 15 1/2. My measurements (in inches) came out to the following: 19.5 shoulders (end of seam to seam), 27 front length, 23 p2p, 22.5 mid-body 24.5 sleeves, 9.5 sleeve width, 7.75 sleeve width at elbow, 4.5 cuff.

  5. ($20) American Apparel Pinpoint Oxford Long-Sleeve BD w/ Pocket - Oxford Blue - Small - Like New.
    Worn once. Measurements on the AA site.

  6. ($20) INC Wool Military Jacket - Size S - Black - NWOT
    Nothing much to say about it, 17" shoulders, 20.5 p2p.


  7. ($5) Levi's 537 (slim boot cut) - size 33 - good condition.
    Altered to be tapered to a 7.5" and a ~30" inseam (iirc, i'll check later to be sure) opening, so they are no longer boot cut. However, they were done weird and curve slightly below the knee. They are in very good condition; no fades, clean dark indigo (pay no mind to that third picture), but they were washed a few times back before mfa.

  8. ($10) Cheap Monday Original Tight Unwashed - Brand New w/ Tags - Size 34Wx32L.
    ~7.25" leg opening. Indigo. I would say fit is about the same as Levi's 521/508 or 511s. The waist on these is very forgiving (thank the 1% elastane), so you could potentially get a very tight fit if you were to size down enough.


  9. ($40) Skagen Slim Brown Leather Strap Watch - very good condition
    Worn about 6 times. pics

    I'll be adding some more stuff later

    Prices are CONUS, and do not include shipping. Shipping will be Priority Mail w/ Delivery Confirmation unless requested otherwise (there are cheaper options, but potentially less reliable). Payment would be through PayPal. Feel free to request more pics.
u/rekkanoken · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Pictures may be taken at buyer's request. PayPal fees and shipping fees are not included.

>Naked & Famous Weird Guy [Indigo Selvedge | 29] - $85

  • Purchased one month ago but only worn twice

  • Chain stitch hemmed to 31.5" inseam by Shockoe Denim using original thread

  • All original accessories, documentation, packaging and receipts included

    >Tumi Alpha Stripe Double Billfold - $25

  • Perfect cosmetic condition

  • Perfect functional condition

  • All original documentation and packaging included; receipts may be included if I can find them

    >Swiss Military Hanowa Freedom Gents 6-5023.12.007 - $15

  • Excellent cosmetic condition with extremely minor scratching on watch back

  • Perfect functional condition with battery replacement imminent

  • All original accessories, documentation and packaging included; receipts may be included if I can find them

  • Made in Switzerland

    >Armani Exchange Saffiano Leather Belt - $15

  • Perfect cosmetic condition

  • Perfect functional condition

  • All original documentation and receipts included
u/Dougiebrowngetsdown · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These watches are similar to the raymond weil:

(1) Daniel Weillington
(2) Bulova

Granted both significantly cheaper and most likely not as well made but it affords you the opportunity to seek other purchases while obtaining the same desired look.

As for shoes, you mention the Daltons, are you looking for a boot? If so, I can't really help you, I'm not a boot guy. Daltons are very nice, but also so expensive, but if you plan on taking care of them, perhaps wait for one of AE's (or amazon's) sales you should get them. Worth the investement. But, I'll give you some of my suggestions of shoes to pair with suits (and even jeans/less formal wear):

J&M from Macy's Either color is awesome.

Also these J&M

Both are awesome. Very comfortable, from a reliable shoe brand.

Woodbury Grain Briefcase from Cole Haan Very nice, it's youthful and professional. Not bulky or gaudy either, just a simple nice design.

u/PilateDeGuerre- · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You need to be realistic. Outside catching a deal on eBay, you are not going to find boots in your size for less than $100. Your best bets in that range are Thorogoods (Plain toe, Moc toe, Chuka boot, and Lace-to-toe) and Chippewa (Apache GQ - brown or tan, lugged or smooth sole) on

Chippewas go up to size 14EE. Thorogoods go up to size 14EEEE in some styles but mostly just to 14EE. You may not need to go all the way up to size 14 or all the way up to EEEE though. Boots typically run one full size larger than you sneaker size so you may be looking for size 13E or 13EE.

My advice is to buy from Their prices are already low as hell, and on top of that you get free returns (which is hugely important when selecting shoes) and they are running a permanent 20% off shoes coupon.

If you Google for "Amazon shoe email" and sign up for the email you will receive a 20% off coupon good for shoes. After you sign up for this email list and receive your coupon the next step is waiting for your size to restock on Amazon. Perhaps setting a camelcamelcamel alert for your size and a high price will help alert you when they are restocked. Size E-EEEE seem to go quick when they restock, so having this alert will help.

Here is my advice: I know you only want to spend $100, but that is unrealistic. You should do what it takes to make your budget flexible up to $120 total. This opens you up to the Thorogoods and Chippewas I mentioned above. Next, go checkout these: and these: They are both available today in size 14EE. Order them using the 20% off coupon. You don't have to keep one or both, but this will allow you to see if size 14EE is the right size in each company's boots. If you like a pair keep them, and send the other one back. Notice the large lugged sole on the Chippewas. This will not be as versatile and will be much more casual/work-y than the smooth soled Chippewa, but those are not in stock right now in size 14EE for you to have shipped and try on. Once you have your size down you can make a better decision exactly what shoe you want and you can wait for it to come in stock and at a price you like.

u/honicthesedgehog · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Surprised to see that Timex isn't getting more love. They make really solid pieces for a pretty affordable price - you can find their Weekender and Expedition lines for under $30 (and great cream dial options), either of which could be worked into business casual. I have a Fairfield Chrono that is one of my favorites for business casual outfits.

Another fan favorite is the Seiko SNK8 line (with black and cream options) - these are automatics instead of battery-powered which is fun (especially with the clear case back to see the movement), but you have to reset the time if you don't wear them every day. Seiko has all sorts of decent options under $100 too.

Orient (a Seiko subsidiary) is well known for being a quality entry-level brand. If you prefer diver style watches, the Mako/Ray automatic divers are stellar, and the ridiculous amount of Bambino models are fantastic dress watches that can easily be dressed down.

If you're looking to take the one quality watch versus several cheaper ones, I can't say enough good things about the Hamilton Khaki Field. It's pricier (~$450) but it fits with almost anything (casual, business casual, even masquerades as a dress watch at times) and I pretty much wear it almost exclusively these days. Of course, if you're willing to spend $500+, there are a dizzying amount of options out there.

Two other notes: don't worry too much about the strap color. Most default straps are low-quality and you can easily replace it with anything you want (spring bar tools are like $5). Second, I think the real issue most folks have with fashion watches is that they're just straight up overpriced (aka it's a $10 watch sold for $100+) and you can usually find off-brand versions of most everything on Ali Express. That said, if you really like a certain watch, forget the haters and just buy it - it's going on your wrist, not theirs.

u/geoman2k · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

It's a pretty casual belt, in that it's very thick and hearty. Works great with streetwear/workwear, probably not as well if you're dressing up.

I have it in Sunset Brown and it matches my Amber Iron Rangers perfectly. They go together like they were made for each other. I'm now buying the Natural leather to match better with my Hawthorne Iron Rangers. Yes I own two pairs of IRs because I'm a crazy person.

I think the belt will look great with sperry's.

u/greedhead · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

It kinda depends on the rest of your style - what does a typical outfit look like for you?

Clark Desert Boots or another pair of chukkas might be a good start - they can fit well into most any casual outfit.

Vans Authentics, Jack Purcells, or Chuck Taylors are also good starter shoes and are usually good quality for the price - you can probably find better sales on other sites. This may be better if you dress more like a typical college student. I'd avoid the bright/loud colors for fall shoes.

Those are just wide suggestions based on knowing nothing about you. Examples of your usual style would help.

u/PM_ME_YOUR_FITS · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

My current setup:

  • Seiko 5
  • Timex Easy Reader
  • 8 nylon nato straps
  • 1 brown leather nato strap

    I'm in for about $150. I've got 22 different combinations, and 2 watches of known quality. His quick-release system is interesting I suppose, but that's the only thing here that is innovative.

    EDIT: After giving it some more thought, I really do like his simple designs as well. It's difficult to find a nice clean design without including horribly intrusive branding as well.
u/KROMExRainbow · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Looking for somebody to score the TIMEXCM50 promo discount (I know it's "expired", but it's possible to still get it applied, I see) on this watch and then ship it to me after receiving it.

I'm in Australia and this item doesn't ship here, and every outlet offering Timex watches has them at $50-$100. With the 50% off, the watch is $10.69, and I will pay that plus whatever the shipping happens to be.

Really need it to gift to somebody, so the help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys, PM me if you're willing to help with it!

u/TronArclight · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Allen Edmonds Shoes, Uniqlo, Zara, J.Crew Factory, Montblanc Wallet, Ray-Bans

I can take more pictures of anything if requested.




- Maker/Model: Allen Edmonds Walnut McAllisters
- Size: 8E
- Leather: Full Grain Leather
- Sole: Leather
- Price: Free Shipping in United States or best offer. Cannot Trade :(
- Wears/Condition: Worn quite a few times with scuffs
- Images: Album Here
- Notes: I'm a college student in the struggle and need the money for expenses and food, I don't have time to take care of these shoes so I have included Saphir Light Brown Wax Polish + Allen Edmonds Walnut Premium Shoe Polish + Allen Edmonds Chili Heel & Sole Dressing + Jos. A. Bank Full-Toe Cedar Shoe Tree Size Small so you can take care of them and appreciate the art of shoe polishing -- They need a new home from a more caring owner :(


- Maker/Model: Allen Edmonds Walnut Strands
- Size: 8E
- Leather: Full Grain Leather
- Sole: Dainite Rubber Sole
- Price: Free Shipping in United States or best offer. Cannot Trade :(
- Wears/Condition: Only worn once lightly
- Images: Album Here
- Notes: I'm a college student in the struggle and need the money for expenses and food. These shoes have been polished to the best of my ability with Saphir Light Brown Polish before I first worn them and after I worn them.


  • Brand: J. Crew Factory
  • Size: 28W x 32L
  • What I am selling: 3 pairs of J.Crew Factory Driggs chinos
  • Colors:

    >>> British Khaki (Driggs Lightweight Chinos)

    >>> Old Red (Driggs Broken-In Chinos)

    >>> Faded Spruce (Green Driggs Oxford Chinos)

  • Price: All 3 Pairs for just $50! or best offer for all three -- Not up for individual sale. Cannot trade :(

  • Wears/Condition: Worn only once each. Too big for me since I lost weight due to depression. Trying to gain it back though :)
  • Images: Album Here
  • Notes: I'm a college student in the struggle and need the money for expenses and food



  • Brand: Uniqlo
  • Size: Small
  • What I am selling: Cotton-Cashmere Blend Cardigan with 100% Acrylic Scarves
  • Colors: Gray, Charcoal, Navy Cardigans + Gray, Charcoal, Navy Scarves
  • Wears/Condition: Only worn these cardigans about 2 times each but they’re too baggy for me, I prefer a slimmer fit.
  • Images: Album Here


  • Brand: Zara
  • Size: Small
  • What I am selling: 2 Slim Micro-Floral Printed Shirts with hidden button down collars
  • Colors: White/Navy and Navy/White, both with blue/black contrast cuffs
  • Price: Both shirts for just $40!
  • Wears/Condition: Only worn these shirts about 2 times each but they’re they’re too long for me and I don’t want to tailor them (I am 5’5”)
  • Images: Album Here


    - Brand: Ray-Bans
    - Size: 55m Lens Width x 18mm Bridge
    - What I am selling: Ray-Bans New Wayfarer G-15 XLT
    - Colors: Tortoise with green lens
    - Price: ~~$70 $60~~
    - Wears/Condition: Only worn these sunglasses about 3 times but they’re too big for me. Minuscule scratches but is not noticeable at all unless you examine it very closely up close.
    - Images: Album Here


    - Brand: Uniqlo
    - Size: Small
    - What I am selling: 2 Slim-Fit OCBDs SKU#133508 (“old-fit")
    - Colors: Pink and Blue
    - Price: Both Shirts For Just $30!
    - Wears/Condition: Only worn these shirts about 2 times each but they’re they’re too long for me since I lost weight
    - Images: Album Here


    - Maker: Montblanc
    - Model: Meisterstuck Selection 6cc
    - Color: Cognac
    - Leather: Full Grain Leather Saffiano-Texture
    - Price: To my knowledge this isn’t produced anymore and retails for $360 but I am selling this for ~~$300 $265 $235 $175 With Free Shipping in United States or best offer. Cannot Trade :(~~
    - Wears/Condition: Only carried this once or twice but I prefer my card holder
    - Images: Album Here
    - Notes: This comes with original box and papers – I purchased this from Amazon for $360. I can take more pictures if requested. I'm a college student in the struggle and need the money for expenses and food.
u/KinkyKankles · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

It's a great watch, I have it in [beige] ( Highly praised, comes in multiple colors, and ofter goes down to around $45. Definitely needs a better strap, but throw it on a nice Nato or leather strap and it's a great budget watch.

u/uselessjd · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Oh man, MFA is almost information overload, but thanks for pointing me there.

Jackets, I like Filson's Mackinaw Cruiser, Tin Cruiser, and Packer. I think I might just have to bite the bullet and pay for the quality. I know my Grandfather has had one of the Mackinaws for close to 60 years now and it is still in heavy use. I really like the Packer, but it would need a wool insert to be warm enough I think.

For Shoes, I like this from Red Wing, but it is pricey.

u/dooog · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

No problem. I saw you replied to the other guy that you were from Northwestern, me too! I'm gonna be a junior in Weinberg. go cats.

Although I don't know exactly what socks you're talking about, I have heard of Darn Tough, and yep, that's the kind of sock I mean. I'm talking about wool hiking socks that you get from REI or another outdoor store. I got a nice thick pair of REI brand wool socks for 7 bucks last year, and they've been no worse for wear since then.

About the boots, I can't give you any personal recommendations, as I've been using a cheap off-brand boot for the past two winters (before I got into fashion) and am in the market for some Red Wing Beckmans or maybe one of Chippewa's new service boots. Another cheaper option that people suggest here is Chippewa's Apache boot, because the price sometimes drops below $100 on Amazon, if you use their coupon. Again, I do not own any of these boots myself, I'm shopping for them as well, so I suggest you look into it some more. Make sure you also learn to take care of your leather boots, that can really help stretch your money.

Worst months are definitely January/February. Usually when I go home for winter break it's only in the 30s or 40s in Chicago, and then I come back in the new year and the temps are in the teens. Yep, the fall months are pretty nice, they start getting down to 60s and 50s but that's pretty much sweater weather. So, you definitely have a lot of time before having to make any of these purchases.

Let me know if you have more questions!

u/Jekies · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Under $60 you're going to be pretty hard pressed to find a quality watch. If you don't want a Timex, I'd definitely look into the Seiko SNK809. The watch comes in a variety of colors so you can shop around a bit and see what you like best. The one I linked is around $50 right now, which is the lowest I've seen it on Amazon.

It's an automatic, meaning you won't ever have to buy a new battery, and overall it's just a great watch for the price. I'm curious to see what other people suggest, but I expect this will probably be the best you can do for your price range.

u/mtjess60 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I would go with these guys, they tend to hold up in weather a bit better than Red Wings (Vibram grippy sole):

There are a few Amazon codes floating around on the search for them as well:

I like mine a lot (Columbus winters, lots of ice), but the break in process is pretty painful, but they're very nice boots. Eventually I'll sno-seal them as well. I wear a 13 in Converse/other true to size shoes, but wear a 12 in these.

u/nathos · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I got a pair of Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax leather for $62.20 (with the Amazon shoe promotion) last week.

They're my first pair of CDBs, and I'm pretty impressed. Comfortable, simple design, and they look great.

u/jonbaa · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

A watch like this, similar price (can go a little higher), but slightly larger?

I believe this is a 37mm watch face, so a 40mm with very similar design would be amazing! I like the minimal, but traditional and clean look. Also, I'm used to Skagen watches, so I like that it's thin.

u/1see2eat · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Hey all,

Any advice about best time/place to buy the following:

  1. High quality Orvis/Barbour/Filson field jacket. I really like the Orvis Heritage Field Coat or a Barbour Ashby Midas. (XL/XXL/LT). Open to other options. Just like the classing field jacket/barn/chore coat type look. Ideally will be water proof as I plan to wear it for 3 seasons with layering.
  2. $70- $100 Field watch with nylon band. Probably a Seiko or Citizen. I like this watch for reference and am wondering if it will ever get cheaper:

    EDIT: Wouldn't mind finding a watch that's a little bigger, maybe 40/42+mm.
u/Zircle · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I believe that you have a misconception with the "sold by". The item that /u/CaduceusRex has posted is fulfilled by Amazon which means that it qualifies for gift card usage. *

Personally, I think silver is more everywhere dress, so while it looks nice, I would recommend it's little brother

Edit: wording and

  • I think pretty much all purchases on can use a giftcard.
u/MetGEKerry · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Clark's Desert Boots. They may not look like much by themselves on those pictures, but if you try them on they look awesome. They work well with casual clothing and can be worked into more formal clothing. They're not too formal, nor too casual.

Try searching Google Images for "desert boots wearing" for pictures of men wearing them, so that you know how they look.

If you google "chukka boot" or "desert boot" you may find cheaper. Urban Outfitters have them. If you ebay it, you may find even cheaper -- and, depending on what you choose, better quality, after a repair.

u/KoltiWanKenobi · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Here's the blue one

I personally like the blue one better.

Some people keep recommending Timex Weekenders. I love mine and wear it everyday, but everyone knows exactly what it is. A $20 Timex. At least with the Seiko it looks a little more elegant and from what I've heard, are damn good watches, especially for the money. That gets my vote. Just buy a nicer band.

u/MV3 · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I was in need of a brown leather-strapped watch (and by need, I mean I just wanted one pretty bad) so did some reading up on this one.
It's a Timex Easy Reader that I purchased here. I considered the Timex Weekender after reading a GQ article on it, but I wanted a leather strapped watch so I went with this.

I'm very happy with it, especially for the price. It is really clean and didn't expect this sort of quality from Timex.

u/Darkly_Optimistic · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This is pretty standard pricing for skagen watches on amazon. They're still great though, I have this one and I love how thin it fits on my wrist:

u/quack_moo72 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

To add to that as well, these are equivalent to Chippewa's more "luxury" level line-up of service boots which make use of better materials than their entry level Apaches, which themselves are great boots and can often not be found for much cheaper than $120.

To summarize, this is a good deal.

Also, great username.

u/yamborma · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Yeah, your least expensive quality automatic should be a Seiko 5 (they also have them in different colors - off white/tan, green, blue). It is more of a casual everyday watch. The Orient Bambino is a really nice looking budget dress watch, also. I have a Bambino and the Seiko Presage that this post is about, and both are automatics with hand winding which is nice and convenient.

u/withfries · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Nice! I have a Seiko 5 as well. In fact, I bought from Amazon too.

Just a heads up, if you do purchase, purchase from Amazon, and not one of their sellers (for example, Imperial Watches, the one linked). The reason is because Amazon is an authorized seller of Seiko 5s, and you will receive the Seiko warranty. If you purchase from one of the sellers, this is not so. In fact, it may not even be packaged in the blue Seiko box. I say this from experience - I bought one for my dad and it came in a black generic watch box.

Plus, it is an automatic watch - if anything is out of calibration, I sure don't want to open it. If there are any problems, you can simply exchange it through Amazon. I am sure the process with resellers would be more of a hassle.

You can just search for Seiko 5 blue, look at the sellers, and choose the Amazon. I've attached the links for you:

Seiko 5 Blue sold by Amazon:

Seiko 5 Black sold by Amazon:

u/boo_baup · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I realize this is $23 over your budget, but if you can swing it the Black Seiko 5 is an awesome watch. For not much more money than a weekender you get an automatic movement rather than quartz, and in my opinion better styling. Look at the customer submitted images on the amazon link I included.

u/OneLegAtATime · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

"leather" and "shower"? huh…

The way I see it, the competition you face at this price point is the SNK809, along with many other Seiko watches in the <$70. What you seem to be going after is the Mondaine/Stowa bauhaus look, which doesn't quite exist at that price point.

The closest watch to that styling, at a value I would purchase, is most likely the Rodina. If you've done your research, I"m sure you've seen it. As a watch nerd, the automatic is a big plus for me… but otherwise, it stands out as being "unique at the price point" as well as subtle and slightly retro. Personally I find both of the watches you posted to be displeasing to the eye. The MVMT has a horribly gaudy branding, while the second watch takes minimalism a bit too far. You want something with a fit/finish that captures attention, while at the same time being uncluttered and basic. And you want to do all that without it looking like a Nomos.

Another thing to consider, when thinking about watch value, is the longevity of the product. Seiko 5's can easily last 5-10 years. My dad has been rocking the same seiko quartz $100 diver for the past 20. Can you manufacture that level of durability and value in your product? This may entail some features like a screw-down crown, for instance.

What makes the purchase of your watch better than getting a $100 watch that won't need a battery change in your lifetime? Frugality isn't always "buying cheaper", to some degree you DO pay for durability with your $100 watches that you don't get with your $50 fashion watches.

u/-CharlesHardinHolley · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Part with an additional fiver and you can get this. CITIZEN's Eco-Drive movements are terrific and available in a dizzying array of styles/models.

I actually have the chronograph version of this watch, and I adore the thing.

CITIZEN estimates that after twenty years, the capacitor in their Eco-Drive movements will still hold an 80% charge. Impressive.

But, 91 bucks for a regular old quartz watch? No. There is certainly better value to be had.

Hell, in that price neighborhood, I'd recommend a VOSTOK Amfibia. They are inexpensive, accurate enough (mine gains about eight seconds a day), unusual (people ask me what the hell is that on my wrist regularly), and has genuine horological importance.

Just my two-cents.

u/atluu · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

ALL CLOTHING COMES FROM SMOKE FREE/PET FREE HOME. I am selling these because I've lost a substantial amount of weight and can no longer fit these clothings. Prices does not reflect shipping. Discounts for buying Multiple Items! Please comment or PM for additional information.
Ebay: with 100% positive feedback.I accept paypal or amazon payments.


Express Grey slacks 32x32

Condition 9/10 I gave it a 9/10 due to several wearings. There are no markings or stains on the pants.

Price: $25 $20

Levi 511 Slim Fit Jeans Rinsed Playa 32x29

Condition: NWT

Price $30

Levi 508 Taper Jeans Rigid Envy 32x30

Condition: NWT

Price: $33


J. Ferrar Suit jacket Size 38R

Condition 10/10 Worn once to a function, pristine condition in suit cover.

Price: $50

J.Ferrar Suit Pants 34x30

Condition: 10/10 Worn once, matching suit pants with the jacket.

Price: $30


Condition: Never worn, New with tag. Same jacket in link, but in NAVY.

Price $160


Condition: Never worn, New with tag. Same jacket in link, but in NAVY.

Price $160


Bonobos Chino Blazer Size S

Condition: 10/10 Never worn, got it as a gift I have a 37" chest, and it fits a bit loose on me.

Bonobos The Nottingham Blazer - Grey Herringbone

Condition : 10/10 Never worn

[Express Military jacket w/ built in hood Size L] (

Condition 10/10 Worn once to a function, I was never educated about proper fitting, so I bought the wrong size and realized it was too big after it was too late to return it. It's a bit heavy, maybe because it's a size large and I'm a size Small. The color is Black.

Price: $70

Jos. A. Bank Signature Sweater Vest Size M

Condition: 10/10 Never worn, Fits true to size.

Price: $30 $15

Express black cardigan Size L

Condition 10/10 Worn twice, athletic fit Great fit if you are wear a size large

Price: $25 20

Express Black V-neck sweater Size L

Condition: 10/10 worn once, athletic fit Grat fit if you wear a size large

Price: $30 $25

Express black 1/4 zip Mock sweater Size L

Condition: 10/10 worn once, athletic fit Great fit if you wear a size large

Price: $40 $35


Bonobos Vintage Wash Tee - Crewneck Pomegranate or Lavender S/M/L

Condition: NWT

Price: $7

Express Pique Polos
Red: XL

The red polo was worn about 4 times, the rest were worn once.

Price: $10 for Red, $15 for White or yellow


Clarks Desert boots Beeswax 8.5M and 9M

Condition: 9M worn once for about 20 minutes, while 8.5M is New in box.

Price: $60 for the 8.5, $55 for the 9M

[Keds Triump Chambray Size 10.5] (

Condition: Brand new with box, got it as a gift but it was the wrong size.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I'm sure this is a great watch.

That said, this is a little bigger than the BM8180-03E (41 vs. 37 mm diameter). The 37 is better for my wrist. Plus, the 37 is non-chronograph, which I personally think looks nicer, and is only $101.50 on Amazon.

For a chronograph though, this looks pretty classy.

u/Micrafone_AssAssin · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yes you do, it is a 6 dollar [strap tool] ( It is honestly really easy to do, you just kind of wiggle your way between the strap and lug, and push down on the end to release it out of the hole. Imagine a really small toilet paper holder, that you need a tool for. That's it.

I would say I have pretty average sized wrists, I can't remember exactly the circumference. I also don't remember for the Seiko 5 bc I never used the original band. The reason why the watch looks big is because the dial takes up the majority of the face of the whole watch. The bezel is really small, so this in comparison to the Seiko 5 makes it look much bigger that what it really is. In reality, it is only 2 mm bigger measuring at a 39 mm face.

The same thing happened to me when I put it on at first, you will get used to it very quickly and it will look normal.

u/tmp_acct9 · 13 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

i agree thats a nice watch, but for half the money:

you can get this

and this

also the watch in the pic is a pvd nato, something like this - i really really like this company btw

u/chrispscott · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yeah you can swap out straps until your heart is content. Pick up a spring bar tool and 20mm leather strap from Amazon and you should be good to go.

u/woobwoobwoob · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Dang. To be fair, the company closed down, so I'm not too surprised - they're essentially just selling the leftovers now.

To be honest, I just got into this fashion thing recently (2 months ago?) myself. I can't say I know too many others specifically like the Simple in that price range, but a google image search for "chukka" or "desert boot" yields a ton of examples.

I'd check /r/frugalmalefashion for sales - for example, the Lands End Jackson Chukka is a good cheap alternative to the now-famous (and MFA classic) Clark's Desert Boot. I just got a pair myself, and they're very solid for the price. Admittedly they're more on the formal side than the Simple shoes, but there are plenty of less fancy chukka options (Vans even makes a pair, but their sole is kinda ugly IMO).

Unfortunately, it looks like they're sold out of the Tan ones, but if you don't mind a dark brown (better for winter) look, they might have your size hanging around. Other good options are the current half-annual Nordstrom's sale, and the Anniversary Nordstrom sale which hits July 20.

I'd be patient and stay observant. Something always come along :).

u/lessthanjake · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Thank you very much! I like the watches quite a bit. I was looking at this one in particular. Yay or nay?

u/BOOOMstick · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Can't really answer this question specifically, but the band or bracelet is really a non-issue since they are easily swapped in and out with NATO straps or a strap of your choice. Just make sure you measure the band width correctly with the one you're replacing it with. Costs like $5 for the tool needed

u/rationalvet · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
  • Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax

  • In orginal box

  • Size 11

  • Worn 3 times

  • Selling because they are too big for me

  • Will trade for a 10.5

  • $75 shipped

  • PF Flyers Sandlot Edition

  • worn in good condition

  • size 11

  • Trying to make some room for some new shoes

  • $20 shipped (that pretty much just covers cost of shipping and like 5 more dollars)

  • PF Flyers Center Hi Reissue

  • A little newer and less worn than the others, in good shape

  • size 11

  • $25 shipped

  • 2 pairs of Levis 511

  • both size 34x30

  • both dark navy

  • one is rinsed playa, the other is rinsed indigo

  • both in excellent shape, with no visible signs of wear and tear

  • $35 for both shipped or $20 seperated

u/thisisntadream · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I'm a big fan of the Timex Weekender or Easy Reader, personally. Although they are well under your budget, they are classy enough to work.

u/robofunk_ · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion


These are great for thin wrists and great to change up with cheap NATO straps.

u/JayVeeDi · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I agree with the rest, I bought a pair of Clarks DB recently for $77 and the comfort and quality of the make are great. Check for the prices (usually $83 and under). I had to get a half-size smaller, because they make them a bit wide, so check with your local store and try them on before ordering.

u/surprisinglyminty · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

gone are the days of payless.

If you're walking that much, on a budget, I'd enjoy seeing how much wear and tear you'd put on a some Chippewa Boots or Chippewa Apache The vibram sole lugged or sans lugged should do wonders in regards to comfort and durability.

with the 20% off $100+ Amazon Coupon and it's a solid frugal purchase. Code SPSHOEI4 at checkout may work as well for 20% off.

Throw some sno-seal or Obenauf's and you're set for most all terrains.

u/sagangwee · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

If you can wait until November, there's this Kickstarter campaign with nice watches. There's also this Stuhrling that comes with two leather bands (brown and black) which makes its pretty versatile. Sometimes this Bulova drops down to 70 or less and you can stack it with one of those 20% off codes if you're willing to wait. I also like the Seiko 5 idea. I actually have one of the blue-faced stainless steel ones and you can buy a leather strap or some NATO straps to supplement it.

u/elchismoso · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I recommend using camelcamelcamel.

Go here you can see a chart of the price fluctuations of the boots over time (the link is for the CDB Beeswax in size 9 - you can definitely look for any other item on Amazon). You can set a price alert so that you'll get an e-mail if the price ever drops below a threshold (say, $80).

Another option is Amazon Warehouse Deals - with patience, you'll find a pair that someone has returned and Amazon will resell them at a cheaper price.

u/Hyz4r · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Well, Clarks Desrt Boots are casual and look very nice, but you would have to break them in to feel nice. At $70 you can snag a pair from amazon in Beeswax.

u/jppbkm · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

What do you think of the three I posted below? I really feel like you'll have a hard time finding a good >5" boot for less than $120ish (on sale even). A good option though, depending on what you are looking for, could be a beeswax desert boot like this (you might have to click over to the beeswax selection).

They are $80 on amazon but I'm sure you could find a cheaper pair on ebay.

u/sircarbonmojo · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Bulova is as minimalist as it gets for <$100, but other than that I would recommend Seiko 5 + a leather band or a Timex Easy Reader

u/timeforstrapons · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

As far as sleekness goes, I think Tretorn would be up your alley if you like the look. It's basically a rubber rain boot with a lug sole and fleece lining. No personal experience but it looks like it would be nice, especially if you wore wool socks.

Or, if you wear lug-soled Chippewas with wool socks you'll be fine. They make the same boot with a normal flat vibram sole, but it wouldn't be as good in snow and ice.

u/TheDoktorIsIn · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

If you want to send it to me, I'll forward it to you! (seriously though). Also, there are some places that will forward watches packages to you.

This is what I have, it's a little bit more but I f'ing love it. People hate on Skagen watches because they're apparently not well made and won't last, but I really, REALLY like the look of mine, so I'm okay with it. As long as you know what you're getting into.

u/ChromatinNazi · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Sieko (in black) seems be a popular choice around here. Just checking their whole selection seems that Amazon has a very different choice of Popular Watches; mainly brands as Fossil, Nautica, Casio and Citizen.

Sorry if it isnt very useful! Maybe youll find something you will like.

u/JingleMyDingles · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
It was easy to put on since it was a one piece strap. Literally just slide it on.


I realized the vendor I posted has the watch on a two piece strap. This means you'll probably have to get some watch tool like this. But then again, the process of swapping out the band is super simple too. The bars holding the straps have springs and are collapsable.
u/pogonotroph · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

How about these Thorogood moc toes + these Chippewas? That way you get to have both your moc toe and your dark brown, super versatile boot. If you sign up for Amazon's shoe subscription emails you can get your entire shoe order discounted by 20%, which would bring your order to something like $225 before tax.

u/YFC · 10 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Not a lot on Amazon at the $25 price range, but I guess I'd recommend the Timex Weekender as a good casual watch. Alternatively, you can wait until they have a sale on them, which should be as low as $20.

u/iopsych · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Selling my Timex Weekender watch along with a leather strap I bought for it and the original olive band. I never wore it and it is in 100% mint/like new condition.

Official Amazon listing here.

Picture of the watch and bands:

$25 with free shipping to continental USA.

u/bonecandy · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Iron Ranger Amber Size 8.5D -- $175 (Bought for 290 retail)

Lightly worn. Maybe a week or two. I have some dressier black laces in currently, but I still have the original laces. There's some slight creasing but otherwise looks pretty new.

Thorogood Moc-toe 6" (Galidator color) Size 9D-- $90 (

Worn maybe 2-3 weeks total. Hit once with Obenaufs LP (ready for winter!).

For reference I wear 9 in Chucks, 9D in AE Strand, 10 in Adidas Sambas

Pictures coming later tonight when I get home!

Here are a few pictures of each:

Currently the Thorogood some leather laces on, while the Iron Ranger has some black dress laces. I have the original laces for both. If you want, I can include these alternative laces.

Edit 2: price drop on Iron Rangers and thorogoods

u/MR-CAPSLOCK · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

This is what I found

Really nice boots but I guess I'm looking for something very similar with a cheaper price tag. Thanks though!

u/svickn · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Well, depending on the version it could use either. I've got one that is 20mm and a friend has an 18mm. If you can find your weekender on Amazon you ought to be able to find the band width listed. For instance:

u/stevieie · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I'm gonna second the Timex Weekender with a leather strap. I think it's pretty plain/simple looking and it's definitely not that large or expensive. Here's a picture that I just took of it, maybe this is what you're looking for.

u/phyloh · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Most people look to Chippewa boots as cheaper, yet still good-quality alternatives to Red Wing and Wolverine. The Chippewa Apache is particularly nice.

Obviously not as high quality as RW or Wolverine, but still good.

u/CHUN_BUNS · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

So it'll look exactly like this Bulova watch? The Bulova can be had for $50-60 on a good sale, and carries the brand name.

u/ZackMorris78 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Here is mine Blue face with leather strap, so sexy. Here is the link to the strap I got but it is currently sold out. I paid $14.95 for it, should be able to find something comprable on ebay or amazon. I also bought this toolkit to swap out the bands, made it infinitely easier to do.

u/homemade_mayo · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Two weeks ago Katahdins went for $168. There might be another sale in a couple weeks if you are willing to wait. No guarantee it will be 20% off, though.

You like the Earthkeepers which are chukka boots and a lot different from the Boyd boots you love. The option for these would be Clark Desert Boots. I wouldn't pay regular price, and they can get down to the $80 range pretty regularly.

Options for NOW would be Thorogoods 1 or 2 from Amazon with the 20% off shoe email coupon or Chippewa's.

You can also get Iron Rangers on sale if you wait patiently. They'll never reach your budget though but they are quality. Toe box is a little big.

You can find more options if you search for boots on FMF. This topic comes up regularly so you might find more opinions. I suggested the more frequent ones, though.

u/zanglang · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Total cost (in USD):

  • Timex Weekender with Olive strap - $19.99 sale
  • ComGateway shipping for a single 500g package to Singapore - $14.71

    = US$34.70 ~ approximately RM114.56

    Shipping to Malaysia is generally about twice as expensive as Singapore, so you can consider asking for a quote from cheaper forwarders like vPost, Borderlinx and some other guys operating out of, or set up a mass-order to save shipping too.
u/banilmd · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Just wanted to add this really good deal on a citizen eco drive that i found. Hopefully it’ll help some of you guys out! Link

u/Anaron · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

A lot of girls have given me compliments about my Timex Easy Reader with a brown strap. I've caught people staring at my wrist too.

u/Xiphoid_Process · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Paid $29 for mine on Amazon. Bought three different ones at that price and love 'em all!

u/scnickel · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I have this one and I think it looks good with a black T and jeans.

If you have Prime it will fit in your budget.

u/thorma95 · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I just recently got the Seiko Men's SNK807, and would like to buy a brown leather strap for it. Any straps you guys recommend?

Link to the watch:

u/BewareTheJabberwock · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I bought this Skagen a few months ago, and I love it. Can't beat the price.

u/xyz_affair · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Seiko 5. Check it out. Best automatic watch under 100 bucks.

u/Mavmar · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I interpreted you're comment as you're looking for a watch in the same price range that is automatic as opposed to quartz. If that's the case, the Seiko 5 is thought of being a great watch for the price and can come in around the same price depending on which you go for.

u/brotteofeo · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Aeromatic makes Chinese pilot watches in this style. They have a quartz version for $130 and an automatic model for $200.
Seiko makes quality and affordable automatic watches. The styling is similar on this model, but this Seiko is smaller than the model you linked to.
Orient is my favorite option for quality, style, and affordability. At the moment it is out of stock with most retailers though.

u/mtn_mojo · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These are the ones I just picked up. I need a bit more sole to my boots, sacrificing a little style for practicality. Otherwise exactly the same boot, just a lugged sole instead of the flat.

Treat it with Sno-Seal and you have a waterproof, breathable, functional boot that happens to look freaking awesome.

u/MC_10 · 16 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Darn, I was hoping the black one I've been watching would be on sale. This is the blue one.

These are on sale as well.

u/ddster23 · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If it's $35 you can be pretty sure that it won't be very good quality. This watch is on sale and is touted to be very high quality for its price.

u/Pittshadowrunner · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If ya can push that price limit a touch, you can find some Made in the USA Thorogood that you might like.

Sign up for Amazon shoe newsletter for 20% off and maybe these?

u/grapefruitspoon · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Seiko 5 is a pretty good deal at $50 right now. That's its lowest price ever, I think.

u/TheLochnessPlonster · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

They're on sale for $200 through amazon right now. Is this too good to be true or legit?

u/thejeka · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

FYI, you'll have to buy a tool to exchange the straps. Amazon has them for $6 here:

u/tPRoC · 16 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Go for Thorogood. Redwing if you want something nicer.

u/doogly · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Without looking at the brand, I would've thought this was a Skagen. They make several watches that look very similar. Here's one I just found on Amazon for $65. Decent quality too. I'm sure if you look through more of their stuff you can find other similar models.

u/cowboyhaze · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You can get the original CDBs here in brown suede and distressed grey in size 8 for under $75 with free shipping.

u/GLaDimnotyou · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Does anyone have experience with both the Weekender and the Seiko SNK809 (or a similar variant?):

I have seen the seiko also come highly recommended on /r/malefashionadvice and I'm not sure which one to pick up. I've been sitting on this for a while because I'm wondering if the extra $30 for the Seiko is worth it in terms of quality.

u/n_el · -1 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Thorogood makes this boot at a better price... And they're made in the USA.

u/2capp · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

If you are uncomfortable buying from rakuten, or the color you want is out of stock, all colors are available on amazon for $56:

The camel seems to indicate this is the avg price for quite a while with the lowest being $49.

Either way it's a pretty dang good deal for an automatic watch you can wear every day.

u/nicholas34silva · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

/r/watches has some great recommendations.

At the upper end of your budget, I'd get a Seiko 5 (SNK805)

At the lower end, I'd get a Timex Weekender

There's 10430942q423 different colors/variations of this watch all for $20-50

u/blues1110 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

> or slip-through (like a Weekender) you will need to get a spring bar tool to take the old strap off. The watch band does

Would I need one for a Seiko 5 like this: Sorry for bombarding you when I should be asking the seller...

u/nephros · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Said it before, doing it again:

Skagen makes nice things

u/SeonKi · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

The color on shoemetro still looks duller than the color here:

I've been waiting forever for CDB's to go on sale and I don't know if I'm just being paranoid, but the shade and the fact that it says "true" color is beeswax is keeping me from pulling the trigger. I'm still picking the color "brown" on the site.

edit: Doesn't matter because they're out of stock already. Thanks anyway!

u/allforthekarma · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Billy boot looks promising was trying to order one in black. Obligatory first boot recommendation: CDB in Beeswax Leather Wait for sale though

u/infinis · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

They were 90$ last week, wait for them to go on special or use 20% off coupon from subscription to get it for 110$

u/Sugarbearzombie · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Yes, especially if you have a watch spring bar tool like this one

u/Acrimony01 · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Don't waste your money on this crap and buy some Thorogooods. They also make one in a Moc-Toe.

Thorogoods are made in the US with great quality leather, legit fit (similar to Red Wing - you may think you need to size down...I personally disagree because of the instep). I waited and got mine for $100 bucks. If you are looking for a real quality work boot you can beat up, or want that rugged vibram sole look, you can't really go wrong with these.

The Tobacco color is fly too.

Also, these Dickies are made of genuine leather and glued soles. Basically, this makes them completely and utterly fake. They will fall apart quickly and smell terrible after a few uses. A good rule of thumb is that if you can't afford real leather, you can't afford that style of shoe.

u/MormonUnd3rwear · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion


are a little less expensive if that helps

Iron Rangers

u/Pyorrhea · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've had the same experience. They're bad enough that I'm looking for another pair of boots for going out when it's icy. I was considering these which are the same upper but a better sole, but I might look around at some other boots.

u/S2S2S2- · 22 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This one is also on sale and a lot smaller for people who don’t like big watches. Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch with Day/Date display, BM8180-03E

u/iama_brick · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

most watch straps can be replaced, you just need something like this

u/lawhaze · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Does anyone know why Amazon's product doesn't have the model number at the bottom of the face (see reviews) when other vendors (like Macy's) apparently sell model-bearing watches?

Also, is it just me or does the A in the Bulova logo on the Amazon photo look a little off when compared to the Macy's photo?

u/TrandaBear · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

At $50 for the watch and $30 for the strap, I might as well get this Bulova and be done with it.

u/Bizkit64 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

$77.75? Think another $7.75 isn't to bad? What they go for roughly at my local Clarks outlet.

u/Gomestradamus · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I bought this one several months ago and I'm very pleased with it for the price. Typically swap out the black watch strap with a brown one but I use both.

u/Ordinaryyy · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Plain Toe, Moc Toe.

Sign up for this and your first amazon shoe purchase is 20% off.

u/MrVoila · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't know how similar this really is or the quality of it, but I found this Bulova 96B104 on Amazon.

u/nejax · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Any recommendations on making these good for snow? I've heard sno-seal isn't always the greatest with this leather.

Are these different (minus the outsole) from the 20080 here

u/Qoth · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've heard good things about Seiko. I've had my eye on this one for a while, but for $28 i might cave and get the weekender.

u/goldenboots · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

The link is just a preview of whats available.

Previously, I found a pair of Iron Rangers for $50.

Worth a look if you're in the twin cities area.

u/ThisTakesGumption · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

The groupon doesn't have this style, which is generally the most recommended. It has the black dial version which is less versatile. Not sure which option from the groupon you think is more recommended...

u/breakingbroken · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

> Seiko Men's SNK807

The watch is going for $55 brand new on amazon right now. I'd do $40 shipped since it's used.

u/stanky_tofu · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Amazon has 508s around $44 dollars. If you use the 20% off coupon for subscribing to amazon's clothing newsletter, you could bring the price down somewhat close to $30.

u/Tann_Man · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I got the thorogoods.

Only $118.xx after the discount code HOLIDAY25 (assuming you have amazon prime)

u/tylerhovi · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

It is actually a Deal of the Day on Amazon right now Link