What can I say, it was a cold, rainy, windy day.
I look like it.
Hmmm… What else, what else… Probably, something about liking wide-ass lapels. Purple not pink OCBD (Or even my sprezzy “non-buttoned buttons” bullshit that I’m trying to pull). My too short sleeves? I could probably talk about that tie for a while. Or my new-to-me vintage raincoat. That’s plenty of topics, feel free to imagine your own commentary along one of those lines.
Vintage “Woodmere” Raincoat (with zip-in liner, which is, miraculously, still zipped in) - $7.50
“Joseph’s” of Portland ME Sportcoat - $3
PRL Purple OCBD - $(3 or 4)?
Brooks Bros Makers Tie - $2
BRepublic Wool Trousers - $20 (At Reny’s, a Maine Adventure)
Vintage Longwings - $12
No Pets of Golf: Puffy Vests, okay.
One of the biggest advantages to thrifting is that even on my 4-figure income, I can still afford to experiment some.
I’m pretty anti puffy vests/coats, but I’m also very pro 70’s/preppy-skewing. Recently I came into my brown 70’s parka, and also this vest. Normally, I would have passed it by, but hey, puffy vests are having a moment and even the mighty Fistful of Style isn’t immune to the siren call of the blogo-webs. So I grabbed them to see how they look.
My total investment was $5. So even if I decide later that I don’t like them, I can either donate them (at a cost per wear of $2.50… or $0.00), or consign them and even make a couple bucks. Either way, the opportunity to try out new things (essentially) risk free is an unheralded bonus of thrift shopping.
Just remember, It’s easy to look for expensive things in thrift stores, it’s hard to push your boundaries. And what’s the saying? If it isn’t hard, it isn’t worth doing?
Food for thought.
“Outerwear by Sears Men’s Store” Vintage Vest - $5
Vintage LLBean Norwegian Sweater - $5
LLBean Sig. Desert Boots - $20 (!!)
Levi’s 505’s - Inherited
LEC Gingham Shirt - X-mas Gift
Hat - X-mas Gift (Thanks mom!)