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Barry: I’m lookin’ at your face and I just wanna smash it. I just wanna fuckin’ smash it with a sledgehammer and squeeze it. You’re so pretty.
Lena: I want to chew your face, and I want to scoop out your eyes and I want to eat them and chew them and suck on them.
Barry: OK. This is funny. This is nice.
What are some good thrift stores to shop for guy...
What are some good thrift stores to shop for fashionable guy clothes? What kind of things should I be looking for?
the god of thrift for men says (brokeandbespoke.tumblr.com):
There’s a ton of excellent information out there on thrifting, but I’ll share some of the most basic approaches I take that often yield substantially rewarding outcomes…
1) Go thrifting often. Do not be discouraged if you have an outing and find only crap—that’s going to be the case 90% of the time, especially if you’re on a quest for high-end menswear.
2) Be thorough when you go through racks and stacks. For example, there’s been a lot of talk of late about Anna Matuozzo’s Neapolitan custom shirting—one of my greatest thrift finds ever was two Anna Matuozzo shirts mixed in with the usual stuff by Gap, Van Heusen, Geoffrey Beene, etc. This was at a Goodwill. They weren’t my size, and at that time I’d never heard of the brand (around 8 months ago, when this happened, a Google search for Anna Matuozzo yielded few results), but I could discern their quality by all the handwork. I flipped them at a substantial profit. While a cursory glance at the shirt carousel might have suggested that everything was blah, a thorough flip-through netted me ~$200 in profit…This brings me to my next tip…
3) Sure, search for labels you know to be good, but be on the lookout for quality too. This can be determined by the feel, or hand, of the fabric on jackets, or by the stitchwork and buttons (i.e., real mother of pearl) on a shirt. But don’t hesitate to buy something you like, especially if it fits well, because it’s by a maker you’ve never heard of—it might end up being the next label to be drooled over by #menswear.
4) Contrarily, don’t hesitate to buy something that you like and fits well because it is from a brand or of a type of construction that gets pooh-poohed in the blogosphere. Sometimes the things that make a garment of particularly high quality and price point are things that only matter if you want to keep the garment for a lifetime. Sure, fused jackets bubble in the chest if you dry clean them enough times, but if you find a jacket for $10 that’s fused, and it fits you like a glove, and it’s in a fabric you like, buy it and dispose of it if and when it does begin to come apart in the chest. I’m guessing you’ll have moved on in your own personal stylistic evolution long before that happens.
5) Examine items closely. 90% of the stuff is there because something is wrong with it—it’s stained, it has a hole in it, it’s threadbare. I’ve definitely come home with a haul that I thought was flawless, only to find a stain, discoloration, rip, or run on a shirt and/or tie. It’s going to happen, but try as best as you can to examine items in good light—near a window or other reliable source of illumination. 10% of stuff is there because someone died and it was donated by a relative, or because someone outgrew something—either by gaining or losing substantial weight, or by changing their sartorial sensibilities. This is the stuff that is gold.
5) Don’t buy stuff that gives you any reservations—that Zegna tie that looks super early-90s, that Brioni shirt that has sort of disgusting ring around the collar, that pair of longwings that’s a little too narrow. If you’re buying for yourself—that is if you’re not planning on flipping it for a profit—then leave things behind that do not meet your exacting specifications. You will, if you thrift often, come across something that fills that same gap in your wardrobe/soul sooner or later.
6) This isn’t always true, as there are varied logics behind how donated things get distributed, but it is generally true that the things in thrift shops located in affluent areas are nicer than those in less affluent ones. If you live 30 minutes away from a well-heeled suburban area where many professionals who wear expensive clothes reside, drive (or take public transportation) there and scour their thrift shops. And this brings me to my final piece of advice…
7) Go to yard, garage, and estate sales in fancy neighborhoods. The people who are having them are well-to-do, they probably buy and wear nice stuff, and they’re clearly trying to get rid of it. It’s a win win situation.
I could go on, but this ought to help get you started. Good luck!
brokeandbespoke asked: thanks for the thriftshoprunway contest heads-up! btw, i love the new layout.
bobdalefraser answered: I say ‘fit’ but i learned if from the internet. haha. word. (i still don’t even know when/how to use gpoy.)
Vintage plaid blazer (Thrifted)
Last Day for this Judging Period
thriftshoprunway: Get your entries in, if you got ‘em! Judging closes tonight at midnight EST for this period and anything that comes in after that will be judged in the March cycle. We’ll let the five lucky winners of our January/February contest know within the next two weeks. Huge thanks and props to everyone who has entered so far! FYI, y’all! DO IT!
tomboystyle asked: First I just wanted to say, I love your blog! Out of the 193 tumblr blogs I follow, yours is my favorite. I am a big time thrifter too! Second, I think the 30 by 30 challenge is a great idea. I’m going to reblog the challenge on my blog. I will submit my daily photos to you and I will post them on my tumblr. I’m excited to do this. My wardrobe has been lacking in the creativity...
Nothing is more fun than watching girls hit on my straight little sister. “So…. You have a boyfriend? Hmmm…..”
whiskeysoaked: I think we should get a drink and talk about how awesome and attractive we both are.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried...– George Washington (via thatkindofwoman)
oh god it’s wonderful to get out of bed and drink too much coffee and smoke...– Frank O’Hara (via kellifuckingmartin)
is “fit” short for outfit? Like on a WIWT when you say “today’s fit is jeans, shirt, etc.”…..
30 by 30 "Final Days of Winter" Challenge
i have been researching different challenges to do for the month of march, as i am completely lacking motivation to make a presentable outfit and i have a lot of winter clothes that i have yet to wear. yesterday, i came across this woman’s blog- itty bitty impact. her challenge? pick 30 items of clothing to mix and match to make 30 different outfits. The rules go like this: 1. Pick 30...
awemator: I wish I could track the tag ‘thrifted’,... →
awemator: I wish I could track the tag ‘thrifted’, or ‘thrifting’ or ‘thrift store’… why does 90% of whats tagged in any way that signifies it came from or has to do with thrifting suck*? there are plenty of tags that don’t suck which I follow: kodachrome americana coca-cola … which don’t suck…. Amen, sir. Amen.
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today’s thrifted find goes out to dirtyknife. y’all know why. jacket thrifted pants thrifted
awemator: So close to 50 followers! You could be # 50! How exciting would that be?! Answer: VERY EXCITING.
50 FOLLOWERS YIPPEE!
awemator: 50 followers, VERY exciting! So who was that 50th follower? Femmeinnest. Check out her blog, it’s pretty cool. She has a very cool section ‘WIWthrifted’. Cool stuff! -rF ah. you just made my day ridiculously amazing. thanks for the shout out! i looked at your page for about an hour yesterday… you have an awesome collection of images! so excited to see more.