Australia is a warm country. Most of the year, in my area, men wear tshirts and shorts. The media tells us that we are wrong, we should wear European winter clothes. In temperatures over 30 degrees (86 degrees Fahrenheit), we should wear a thick long sleeve shirt, a woollen waistcoat, a wool suit coat, and a thick wool overcoat.
Our local media do not care. They no longer employ journalists. They just reprint articles from overseas. There was a time when they made an attempt to select relevant articles but no, they gave up on that a couple of years ago. They used to edit articles to make the foreign articles look like they might be local but now articles are reprinted without any checks, they are reprinted with errors in grammar, spelling, and everything else.
Dressing for the weather is a smart move. Look out the window then choose clothing. You could look at the weather application on your mobile phone but the weather application does not tell you where the weather was measured or when. In our area, the temperature reported by the applications is often wrong by more than 6 degrees (11 degrees Fahrenheit). Clearly the applications are not reporting local weather.
Today's article is telling me to wear $35 jeans, the jeans I already own. The article mentions several brands. I looked at several of those brands. None have anything special outside of the brand.
The article says we should wear the traditional cut, not skinny jeans. My old jeans are the traditional cut which makes me several years ahead of the fashion.
The article tells me to pay over $1200 for the same cloth cut in the same factory in the same style. Why should I donate $1000 of my money to a $13 billion company that does not employ anyone locally or pay a fair share of taxes? For a $1000 less, you can get products from ethical companies.
For just $700, I could get the $35 jeans cut too short in the leg. For around $200, I could get the same $35 jeans with a range of other tailoring mistakes.
Invest in tailoring
If you want to spend more than $35, spend some on a tailor. Get your Levi 501 straight cut jeans for $99 then spend $15 on adjusting the leg length to your legs while wearing the boots/shoes matched to the jeans. Your $114 jeans will outclass the jerks in poor fitting $1000 jeans.
Boots and shoes? Buy two sets of jeans. Have one tailored for your boots and the other for your shoes. $228, or $100 when you start with the $35 jeans, gives you a wardrobe matched to your footwear.
Remove the label
When you seek attention, get people really interested in you by removing all labels and identifying features from your jeans. Do not tell them the brand. Just say you went to a tailor.