steezandcrackers asked: Do you just thrift stuff that fits pretty well or do you go to a tailor?
fancy you should ask this. i was just thinking about this this weekend. i think i sort of have “adapted” my style to blend more seamlessly with the nature of pieces i find in a thrift store (am able to thrift). i’ve never been a very “tailored” sort of dresser, always leaning towards a more comfortable, worn in look. however, since i started thrifting, and since i have become well, older, and more comfortable with my own look and my own style, i find myself attracted to clothes that are a bit oversized, especially button ups, as well as sweaters/cardigans. i’ve stopped trying to dress “girlie” or “feminine” and have no interest in low cut anything or curve forming dresses, etc. i prefer men’s clothes and oxfords to frilly tanks or stilettos. that said, if i do have a certain look i’d like to achieve, i’ll search long and hard for a good fit (blazers, cropped pants) and i’ll bypass a lot of the cheap crap that is in the thrift world. if i found a piece i couldn’t live without, but it didn’t fit right, i would definitely try a tailor. when it comes to thrift, i have learned that patience is your best asset, but maybe a tailor is your second best. :)