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    Personally I've learned with certain items you're better off spending a bit more than you want to on something that you'll get loads of wear out of. I used to buy 25 topman jeans every few years and they'd start to fray and discolour so quickly! Ended up spending 40 on a pair of indigo Gap 1969 jeans that I practically live in. The same way my 35 ASOS desert boots lasted about 10 months before falling apart, whereas my Clarks ones are still in great condition.

    I agree on the whole going cheap on accessories/basics like white tees you'll most likely wear jumpers/cardis on top of. As a student myself I know how tight money can be, so the process of building a new wardrobe will be a slow one I'm sure. Not sure what the temperatures are like in New Zealand, but I'd start out with a nice slim fitting pair of jeans, one or two jumpers/cardigans you'll get lots of wear out of and build from there. As I mentioned before, I recently bought some Clarks desert boots and again, slightly more expensive than I'd have wanted to pay but I wear them all the time. I rotate between those and a pair of New Balances I love, so no need to spend a huge amount on loads of cheaper pairs of shoes that'll fall apart in no time.

    I think ASOS is a pretty good place to start, you can get some jumpers for 20-25, same pricing for shirts and by the time you've spent about 200 on jeans, jumpers, shirts and a pair of shoes/trainers you think will work with a lot of your clothes, you'll be well on your way.

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    yep, badgerman needs to go. assume you've dealt with yesimunique

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    Do you have Zara in New Zealand? They do allot of chinos and jeans for between 20-35 euros (good price for what they are), and they also a reasonable range of blazers for between 50 and 100 euros, plus reasonable oxford shirts for between 20 and 40 euros. Im not sure sure if those prices are comparitable to average clothes costs in NZ etc, but here heir not expensive at all. Ive never come across a problem with their quality (although some apparently have), and their clothes are very slim fitting as well.

    If not, ASOS may be your best bet. Try keeping to their ASOS own brand stuff, instead of the designer gear to keep costs low. Only thing with ASOS is size down id recommend, they always seem a size larger than advertised in my experience.

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