Poor Man’s Ensemble

Everyone has their own style, obviously. Some dress like this:

Suit up!

Some like this:

Captions are so mainstream.

And some… yeah:

Akron, represent!

This used to be me:



But now, I follow this route:

Not a major difference from these pics, but a simple combo of hat, t-shirt and jeans, rightly coordinated can go a long way. I rolled up on many a targets with the above and got hooks in. That’s the goal.

I have only one good pair of jeans that fit like a glove. They’re also ratted out, so it gives it some character. I’ve got one pair of white sneakers and a pair of black boots. Unless I’m not giving a shit, this poor man’s ensemble allows me to look decent.

Some shirt selections:


Since its starting to get freezing here, coats are a must. I have a leather jacket I got as part of my Christmas bonus from CBS many years ago. I also have a black BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) that’s a bit faded, but goes with the ample darks I wear. To add some color, I have a red button up short sleeve shirt to go with the few red shirts:

Most of these shirts I bought at Target or Walmart for less than $10 each. They fade quick, but they’re comfortable and they look good. So if you’re on a budget and looking for a ton of different shirts, go there. Sweatshops or no sweatshops, they work.

When I get some cash, I’ll invest in a suit. I used to hate them and thought I looked awful in them. I refused to dress up for most things. But, leave it to a wedding, my wedding, to prove otherwise.

I'd hit that.

I used to detest how other people dressed, thinking mine was the right way and authentic. They were corporate slaves and I was the rebel. I was the rebel… who dressed like he was kicked out of the closet. On a budget, you’ve got to keep an open mind about what works for you if you’re out on the town looking for a good time. It may not be your ideal, but unless you’re swinging the big bucks around, you won’t get the DG or the Tommy. You’ll be wearing the big box brands. And if you mix them right, wear them right and wear them with confidence, you’ll be able to pull in chicks the beta rich can only hiss at.