EMS, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean and North Face are common labels in my closet. I have designer wool sweaters from Europe and an Orvis vest or two. These things last forever if you treat them well.
I get my clothes cheap often as factory seconds whose only flaw is an incorrect size label. As I run errands and shop I visit local thrift stores nearby. A 5 minute walk through gets me cheap camping gear, inexpensive top brand clothing and even tools.
I buy microwaves, humidifiers, air cleaners and Victorinox knives for pennies of their real worth. I know which stores have 50% off sales & when. Lose a button, buy a new shirt.