Men have never spent so much money on fashion clothing and accessories like they do today. The sales for men’s fashion pieces has grown ridiculously.
Of course we can’t compare to women yet, because I don’t think we ever will, but let’s take a look on the statistics.
Last year I did a post on Men’s luxury bags and back then I found out that men were spending 6 billion dollars a year with bags and that 1 out of every 5 Luxury Bags Sold was a Man Bag. I just want to highlight that this number is for bags only!
It is quite a high number if you think of how much women buy. I first thought that this number was maybe 1 out of 20 or something, this is just a cool fact for you guys.
The higher the demand the higher brands will price their items. High end brands know that the masculine public is willing to spend more for what they want; It is all about exclusivity.
According to a research on Google ThinkInsights, luxury buyers have three reasons to buy in common; first to own superior quality products, to enjoy a customized made-to-fit service and to distinguish themselves from others.
From those luxury buyers, most of them spend close to $900 on apparel/accessories and three times more with jewelry and watches, which equals to roughly $3,835.
But not all of us have this type of cash to spend on a single buy. Sometimes a buyer is not looking for a specific item but something that fits their style and looks cool.
Of course there are many designer pieces that are very unique but you surely can find similar designs that can please you, and save you a lot of money.
What I want to show you in this post is where to find similar high end men’s designer items that will get you the same type of style, but for less.
Don’t expect to buy designers items for “cheap” but you can definitely find similar ones for a much better price.
Givenchy Animal Print
We know that the Givenchy’s Animal print t-shirt is one of the most iconic t-shirts of all times but prices go up to $900+ so it makes it hard to own of these.
Recently I found a very cool designer brand, also Italian, called Marcelo Burlon. He has some cool t-shirts that looks similar to Givenchy and you can find some with good prices.
My favorite of them is the Ape Print sweatshirt.
If you like Givenchy’s Rotweiller t-shirt style, there is a company that makes Animal face printed T-shirts called The Mountain. See their collection and try to find an animal t-shirt that you like.
Burberry Trench Coat
The Burberry Trench coat is the signature piece from the brand. You will notice this coat from fair away.
But it is another high end expensive piece. A trench coat from Burberry can range from $1700 to $2220.
Luckily, we have some options of similar designs for a less price like this one from Banana Republic.
Banana republic has some great quality outerwear pieces for a reasonable price. This trench for example is made of 100% soft cotton and is a double breasted style.
Gucci Horse Bit Loafer
If you like loafers, it is hard to top the Gucci 1953 Horsebit. It is a classic shoe and very luxurious as well.
The Gucci loafers come in different styles of leather and if you choose an “exotic style” like the Lizard Horsebit, it can get up to $2,000 dollars.
The special detail about this loafer, is the horsebit metal on the top. The type of leather counts a lot as well but you can surely find similar great quality shoes.
Cartier Love Bracelet
According to an article at DailyMail.com, the creator of the love bracelet Aldo Cipullo, was always fascinated with history. The idea of the Love bracelet was based on the medieval chastity belt, which men would lock their wives while they were on war.
I think that’s one of the reasons why this bracelet can only be unlocked with a screw driver; or maybe Aldo wanted the person to “never” take it out of their wrist.
I bet you have seeing many copies of this bracelet as well as the nail bracelet, so if you are not willing to pay $4.500 for a solid gold Love bracelet, you can buy this one from lust limited.
These trainer shoes became the passion of the fashionistas this year. Since bloggers and celebrities started using them, they just blew the market and there is new designers in every season now.
Valentino without a doubt has the best trainer style. I think because he mixed different patterns and styles to make it look very original.
Of course he wouldn’t just make this a piece of the cake for other brands to copy. Luckily, Nike has our back and the Roshe designs will be your best choice.
I am a fan of this Roshe collection from Nike and I went ahead and bought the Roshe one premium plus camo which is very cool.
These recommendations by no means will be better than the original inspiration but it is a very good choice for a more affordable piece.
Would you buy one of these recommendations or would you rather save more to buy the designer piece?