One good piece of advice my dad gave me was, “Pay more for quality”. I took that to heart.
A handmade bespoke suit can last a lifetime.
Loake shoes may cost four times as much as a high-street brand, but will last you ten times longer.
A Sony Colour TV was three times more expensive than other leading brands in 1977. But the picture quality was outstanding, and it never went wrong.
A good cashmere overcoat, carefully-stored and regularly dry-cleaned, will be the only overcoat you ever need.
Don’t be tempted by cheap, badly-made cars. They will break down all the time, go rusty, and lose almost their entire value in under five years. Buy a more expensive car, and it will last you for a very long time.
Cheap clothes are a false economy. I have shirts that I paid £50 for in 1990, and I still wear them today. They are as good as new.
You get the idea…