I am a cheap person..you know someone who never wants to spend too much money..yaa yaa..thats me… I buy my clothes off the street…I think the best shopping place is street shopping where you buy stuff for 200 Rs..
wear for 2 months discard and buy again a new set…unless its innerwear…(I buy only good quality innerwear – proud look)
Most of my kurtas and tees would have been street shopped, if it was not for RD..
RD on the other hand, is a total opposite..he buys stuff WONLY from branded shops, and gets really good quality expensive ones which last for like years and years.. if you see net-net, we spend the same amount, only my wardrobe changes every 3 months and his changes every 3 years!
But, I get some kind of a weird pleasure in buying off the street and then thinking wah! kitna cheap mila!!!
Though here I must point out that most of my clothes are not bought by me…its either Amma/Appa or RD…and Amma/Appa are like RD only..they buy only expensive stuff…and stop wondering where I got the cheap streak of mine from…thats RD’s favorite analysis tool in our relationship management 😉
Though there are few things which I believe in buying from good shops
1. Innerwear (already mentioned above)
2. Western Formals – you dont get good pants of my size L preceded by a couple of XX on the street eh?
Jeans…I miss the old jeans you know..the old fashioned one..where the jeans came up right upto your waist and then flared down a bit at the bottom…the new ones are all low waist and so tight on the legs that sometimes when I sit, I can hear the creases coming behind the knee…
Low waist often results in the jeans threatening to fall (no it wont its so tight na) and often showing body parts which I dont think should be really shown in public…no I am not a prude..but I draw lines to certain things in life… Low waist means that I am not comfortable wearing short t shirts…I either tug the t shirt down or pull the jeans up much to my irritation
Low waist also means that you cant sit, run, sleep, walk at your comfort…I hate the low waist jeans..and trust me I have search around for high waist ones all
around the world shops of Mumbai…
madam, thats no longer made!! I am like what the hell… May be I should try these maternity jeans..are they good, I have always worn salwars during my pregnancy, because I didnt want to ‘waste’ money on jeans then 😉 (well I did mention I was cheap eh?)
The right comfortable pair of jeans is still escaping me 😦
Anyways I digress.
The whole point of the post is to figure out what is better, branded shops or street shops…
When I think overall, it doesnt really matter you know. Moneywise, either you change the clothes often or keep it for a long time depending on quality. Does it look and feel or the actual shine of the cloth really matter to me – not exactly.
I am know to wear baba adam ke zaamein ka looking clothes and just carry them off without any issues…
RD hardly comments on my clothes, unless it gets beyond a certain limit 🙂 He does try to buy me trendy smart clothes, but if his wife doesnt have that kind of a body to carry it, why blame the poor guy 😉
and then of course, I have this thing about ‘its better to change clothes once in 3 months, than once in 3 years’ so thats why the attraction to street shopping.. but on a very very serious note, if you know of any company which gives high waist, comfort fit jeans???