Update on Aardvarks in Pasadena:
Not that impressed. Is seems like the type of place that if you went really often and knew your brands better than the employees, you might be able to come across a deal or two. However, I dug through pretty much everything and while I can across a few orange tab levis, they were the early 80s models and not worth the 10 bucks.
Nothing in the suit department jumped out at me except a couple interesting fabrics that would have gotten me some looks even in the 70s.
They had a really cool old levis suede jacket, cut like the denim jackets. I got all hot and bothered until I noticed it was marked at $300!!!
Every pair of selvage jeans in the place was on one rack near the front. It consisted of a bunch of worn out, not worn in, jeans, so faded the red line was not even visible, and one pair of what I suspect were some cheap repros. The prices ranged from about $50 for a pair of destroyed, basically unwearable paper tag jeans, to the chinchback repros which looked like they had seen the washing machine at least 50 times, were paper thin, and had a blown out knee, marked proudly at $200!!!
All that being said, I think the store is great. All kinds of crazy stuff to dig through, and the prices of the non-boutique area stuff were not bad. Just don't expect to walk away with great stuff without paying at least ebay prices.