On the subject of unalterable realities, a man always has to keep his available resources in mind. A custom-tailored suit is a great piece of clothing to have — and an expensive one. Men on a limited budget need to pick and choose their clothes carefully. Suits and jackets can be worn with different styles of shirt beneath them, making them a flexible option for a wardrobe. And while unusually large or small men may need their clothing tailored from scratch, most men can find off-the-rack or even thrift store clothing that will fit with some small, affordable adjustments.
Keeping the wardrobe in good shape helps each piece last longer and lets a man save for new clothing. Shoes should be kept well-shined, which looks professional as well as protecting them from water and dirt. Suits and jackets can get by with only infrequent dry-cleaning (a process that shortens the fabric’s lifespan) if they are brushed and hung up on a shoulder-shaped hanger as soon as they are removed. Shirts keep their collar shape when well-pressed, and with good ironing require little or no spray starch, another process that weakens the clothing’s fibers.