Just quest normally if taking up your first jobs, you'll get basic gear along the way, and then AF at 45. If in town, maybe try pricing the next few levels ahead to see if taking the gil rewards might be a wiser move instead. To be perfectly frank, though, if you can get to know a crafter, making pre-50 NQ gear isn't terribly expensive in most cases.
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