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Guys don't have to break the bank on a Derby outfit to look great

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Hats, glasses, ties, and fashionable sport coats. Men's resale stores are hot spots this time of the year for people looking to save money on high end brands to wear to Derby. Brett Howard owns the men's resale store Evolve on Frankfort Avenue.

"We'll have suits that retail in the four to six thousand dollar range. We sell those suits for 400 dollars."

What do you tell men who come in wanting a Derby outfit?

"We asked the basic question, where are they going to be? What is their date wearing? What are their favorite colors? We then start to pull colors and base it on what would look good on them."

I asked Howard to come up with three different outfits. The first suit is a safe traditional look for the grandstand.

"The grey suit is a nice traditional looking outfit, but you always need to add a pop of color with the tie."

New, the suit sells for $4,900. The tie normally goes for $70.  At Evolve, you can buy the combo for $389.
The next look is also for the grandstand, but for someone who wants a little bit a sizzle and wants to standout.
"You have a gold shirt with a bold tie and a neutral jacket.  The shirt is by Bugatchi. They are known for more playful and fun shirts.  Obviously, that fits in with the whole Derby theme."

New at the store, the jacket sells for $800, the shirt costs $249 and the tie sells for $185.

Final price for this combo at the resale store is $141.

The final outfit is an option for the infield. Howard recommends wearing something versatile for the party in the middle of the track.

"We put you in a T-shirt. The idea is that you start out the day in a jacket. You would walk in the track with a jacket on and when the cameras stop rolling, you would take it off. It's also important to accessorize so we have some sun glasses for you. What's Derby without a hat?"

Retail, the jeans are $198 dollars, the shirt's $95 dollars and the jacket is $2,800.

The discounted price for the combo is $362.

The best part about shopping at a resale store is that nobody will know and you save money.

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