Well, I don't know if I can lay claim to find of the year either, but I think this was quite a haul. I found three Oxxford suits at a thrift store today in various conservative fabrics and looking in very good shape, all unfortunately in size 44-Portly, for a total of $65 or something ridiculous. I had never seen an Oxxford suit in person and well, uh.. wow. The first one I found (which I didn't buy) had moth holes and I wanted to scream while looking at it, thinking maybe I would buy it just to pull it apart and see what makes it tick. Only $30 after all for a first rate lesson in tailoring. Dismayed, I kept moving on the rack and found three more in very very good shape. I will spend tomorrow inspecting them all and probably put them up for sale sometime soon, as I don't know any lucky people that size. I have never more wanted to be a bigger size than today. Also present, undoubtedly from the same (dead? divorced? I always wonder) person's wardrobe, were a few nice Hickey-Freemans and various other high-end conserva-wear that I didn't figure would resell well. But I am going back tomorrow since the place was closing on me and I want to try a couple other things there I didn't have time to inspect closely. Also spotted was a pair of nice Aldens with brogued cap toe but with a little scratch in them.
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