Category Archives: Thrifting Finds & Tips

Tips for thrifting and nice finds I’ve come across

Amazing Vintage

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Most of the stuff I buy, for myself or to sell on Ebay, is modern clothing, made in the last couple of decades.  But occasionally I come across an amazing … Continue reading

Reweaving Info

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I mentioned in my last post that I’d spent some money on having a couple of holes in my new suit repaired by a reweaver.  I got some questions about … Continue reading

Diamonds in the Rough

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  When you’ve made enough visits to thrift stores (I’ve made hundreds) and handled enough suits and shoes (thousands), eventually you get to the point that quality items fairly jump … Continue reading

You look good for your age…

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Suits seem to have a maximum lifespan of around 30-40 years, if they’re worn infrequently, before they just fall completely apart.  ’80s and ’90s suits are plentiful in the thrift … Continue reading

(Imitation) Vintage

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I was especially excited to run across this jacket (for $5!) at Goodwill yesterday.  It’s a heavy tweed number from Ralph Lauren’s earliest Polo collections, probably from the ’70s. But … Continue reading

Patience

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They say good things come to those who wait. It’s never more true than in thrifting. I’ve been wanting a suit in this pattern, called a nailhead, for probably four … Continue reading

Repp Stripes

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The iconic necktie pattern in classic American clothing – what some refer to as “Trad,” as in traditional – is the repp stripe.  Repp refers to the ribs that are … Continue reading

Thrifty Timepieces

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  For thrifty gents interested in watches, a good resource is the Poor Man’s Watch Forum, pmwf.com.  You can find all kinds of discussion there of great quality watches, many … Continue reading

Sometimes It Just Doesn’t Work

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Sometimes, no matter how great the find, no matter how badly we want it to be right, and no matter how close it comes, an article of clothing just doesn’t … Continue reading

Thrifty Clothing Care

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Even if the initial outlay is relatively small, good clothing is still an investment worth protecting.  You don’t want to have to re-donate that great thrifted suit because you let … Continue reading

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