The Art of Thrifting
If you follow blogs such as An Affordable Wardrobe and Street Etiquette, then you are fully aware of the power of thrifting. The items that these guys often find (for pennies on the dollar), truly make scouring second hand stores for that stand out piece look like an art form. So with that in mind, I decided to try my hand at thrifting and come up with some basic rules on how to thrift with the best of them.
Rule No. 1: There is no such thing as an off season.
Summer time is upon us, so you probably are looking for lightweight fabrics but don't be afraid to search through the wools and tweed sections. I grabbed these sportcoats for $6.50 a piece during one of the hottest days of the year. The sleeves are a little small but I think Andy Spade said it best when it comes to those things,
"I like my clothing with character. Things that have been lived in - imperfect and with stories. I don't mind if it's too small. I don't mind if it's too big. One thing I hate, though, is the perfect length." (via Esquire '03)