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 or five years, at least. I came close to buying a couple at retail, but paying retail prices always deterred me. Finally, I recently snagged this Samuelsohn and it’s just back from the tailor.



Suit: Samuelsohn, thrifted, $20
Shirt: Robert Talbott, thrifted, $5
Tie: Brooks Brothers, discount store, $10
Pocket square: Brooks Brothers, $10
Shoes: Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, Ebay, $40

Tailoring: $80
Total: $165

If I’d paid retail prices:  $1500 or more

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4 Responses to Patience

  1. Cory says:

    What did you spend that amount in tailoring to do, out of curiosity?

    • Jeff says:

      Cory, that was to let out the waist and seat of the trousers, and let out the sides and chest of the jacket. All had been taken in considerably for the previous owner. That’s not cheap, but it’s not terrible considering how much work is involved.

  2. Lauren says:

    The tie pattern with the nail head is a great combo.

  3. Dovid says:

    A navy nailhead suit can also look great.

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