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    If You Had £200 to Spend on Clothes, What Would You Buy?

    Assuming you got an allowance right now of £200 to go out and buy anything you liked, clothes, shoes or accessory-wise... what would you get?

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    I'm thinking about a tweed blazer at the moment

    Think it's the next step from the now-ubiquitous quilted jacket

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    With that figure I'd get a nice pair of Chelsea boots at the minute.
    If I had £2000, however! I'd pop down to Spencer Hart and see what they'd make me, bespoke suit wise. That would be cool.

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    I'd buy one third of this:


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    I'd pick myself up these badboys, the trousers are actually much slimmer and look a lot better in real life.

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    So the general feel is you'd get a good pair of shoes or a reasonably priced jacket.

    I was asking as thats what my parents are giving me for xmas... I had it in mind to try pick up perhaps 3 things for that, but you think it would be better to spend it on one high quality item rather than 3 slightly more reasonable items?

    I do want a medium grey blazer with suede elbow patches but have no idea where to get one. Has anyone seen one? The kind of thing I'm looking for is exactly like the one in the 21st outfit along from the left on the following page (scroll along)

    Tom Ford

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    To be honest, my choice is purely based on what I intend to buy next from my list of clothes, it just happens to fit within the £200 budget. I certainly wouldn't say you should just spend it all on one item, buy yourself what you feel is going to work best within your wardrobe, think what will improve your wardrobe the most.

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    Like Will says NZJAMES it would be best to take a look at your wardrobe and see where it is lacking. That is a very generous gift from your parents so you could definitely pick up a great blazer and a piece of knitwear for the autumn/winter season - roll neck or cable knit perhaps?

    As for your blazer, I am a big fan of the Burton Heritage range and Topman Harris Tweed and Made in England ranges right now:
    Burton: Heritage Collection - Clothing - Burton

    Topman: Harris Tweed - Clothing - TOPMAN
    http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/sto...=1&pageSize=20

    How about this:
    Grey Tweed Slim Fit Gunpatch Blazer * - Web Exclusives - Clothing - Burton

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    That is from the Heritage range, comes in at £125 - is on trend in tweed and does have elbow patches - I doubt they are suede though. Similar colour to the Tom Ford piece as well.
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    In fact I have only found 2 grey blazers with suede elbow patches. One is on Mr Porter and a ridiculous £1,185

    The other is Ted Baker but slightly over your budget at £250:





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    Unfortunately I’m not offering any suggestions, but personally if somebody is buying me a present I like it to be something I will have for years, and has enough of a presence that I’ll remember they bought it for me every time I wear it.

    Things like t-shirts and shirts will come and go. Trousers, jeans and shoes can blend into a wardrobe of similar items unless statement pieces.

    As an example, my mum bought me my teal chunky cable knit cardigan last Christmas, and my wife bought me some chocolate brown cropped military boots. Both stick in my mind, and both work as statement pieces of an outfit.

    Like I said though, that’s just my definition of a present when it comes to clothing. For me a present is about the sentiment.

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