Are we ready for this? Are we ready to go to any store and shop any flamboyant bomber jacket per only $1280 USD. How unbending can be the menswear nowadays, the last event seen was at New York Fashion Week Mens delivered underscored style, new silhouettes, by the introduction of in-season collections and a flurry of social media strategies.
I have always noticed that men’s clothing are priced higher than women’s. I’ve seen women’s clothing 40-50% cheaper than men’s clothing. It’s not fair. Why do retailers do this? There has to be a logical explanation.
According to most of guys, or any retailer expertise, typical respond can be: -“Because they do not buy as many. Example: one suit, two pairs shoes, two belts, four shirts and 2 pairs blue jeans.”
I’m not one of them, I shop, I like to go to shopping and spent my salary or savings on any fast fashion store. I do wrong. I know. I miss something, I need to feel the real job in my hands, touching the fabric, and feel how many hands behind of this bomber jacket are involved. Even if it’s a retailer, fast fashion store or a real brand coming from a designer.
All clothing has a real hard work involved. You can’t name it how many hands are behind any jeans or coat.
6 logical explanation why Men’s Designer Clothes are cheaper than Womens:
Brands could be raising prices in order to offset certain risks and hidden costs associated with selling to women. Buying more sizes or colors for women, for example, might inspire the brand to raise the price on something. Women’s manufactured goods are also subject to higher tariff rates in the US and EU—a controversial issue itself—which may cause retailers to charge more at checkout.
- Mens clothes in general are mostly organic fabrics like cottons and wools.
- Womens wear comes in lots of poly and synthetic blends making them cheaper.
- Also mens garments are almost always fully constructed while womens garments may for instance, not have lining or inner pockets etc – making their production way cheaper.
If you are talking about a men’s formal suit and a woman’s formal dress, yes, at some stores men’s suits are pricier, and men’s tailor-made suits definitely come with a higher price tag.
The other thing that could be happening is that brands could simply be taking advantage of, as BOF puts it, “the fact that women shop more and are willing to pay more for fashion than men”. Men are thought to approach buying clothes with more pragmatism, which prevents retailers from hiking up prices without reason. One major exception to this stigma is the sneaker market, where marketers play all kinds of pricing and availability games with men knowing how emotional the connection is for them.
Regularly I shop in sales, between seasons, example: after New Year Eve’s, one of the biggest sales coming between January and March, and then September through November before Christmas.
But then I tend to shop other months, is like something you don’t need it, but you want it. But then you notice, even on sales, why most of the womenswear is on sales and menswear only has 30% to 70% off, while womens are 50% to 80% off, examples all the big retailers: INDITEX, H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, etcetera.
But one thing I have noticed is that the big brands (between luxury brands) you can find regular things and afford it. So make it happen. And shop.
Carlos Campos a New York designer you can buy a shirt $195 by or droped rise trouser by $360.
I know you probably will get scary about reading Jeremy Scott, but you wrong, you can buy a printed rounded neck t-shirt by only $92.50 or a printer sweatshirt by $241.50, because got 50% Off!
If you want something Japanese you know involving lots of dinero, N. Hoolywood got the best street/urbanwear you can imagine. You can get a nice bomber jacket by $850.
Robert Geller a German-born American Fashion Designer. You can get lately collection through stockists like Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Assembly, and others. But easily to catch, a 10 year anniversary hoddie at $150.
Todd Snyder get a crewneck sweaters by $188 to $198, and get a chino pants like above from $168 and get that preppy adorable guy.
Siki Im conquers New York, (they are from Germany) everytime they drop any collection, the latest menswear collection on NYFWM was a blast. I really enjoy watching, yes they have sales via Instagram or you can get any piece just ask via email@example.com.
You can see all the NYFWM collections here.
Gifs made by @chriscruzism
words by @fashionablymale excerpt words and title by gq.com