I went to some thrift shops last week, dreaming of hauls like the ones I read about here. Too bad, I live in Sweden and I am a small size, which makes it really hard for me to find clothing that fits when I thrift. Even If i would find something nice, it is often insanely priced. Ties cost 50 svenska kronor (almost seven dollars) each, even for the worst brands. But hey, what can you do? It is still much cheaper than every other option. Went through the shoes, the sport coats and the pants, nothing special could be find. I then went to the shirts where I from a distance saw a shirt with a fabric I liked. Suddenly, an older gentleman started to talk to me about the high prices, the quality of some of the clothes and so on. Eager as I was to come closer to the shirt which I had seen, I said good bye to the man and walked towards this floral shirt, made by Paul Smith.
Unfortunately, it was very much too big for me. I still decided to buy it, I liked the fabric way too much to just leave it there on the hanger.
A Paul Smith shirt is nothing special, I know, but I will (hopefully) make something special out of the fabric. I will keep you updated.
PS. Come to think of it, I actually found a bespoke sport coat, made by A.W Bauer ten years ago. Softly padded shoulders and beautiful fabric (grey herringbone with subtle stripes of different colours which I can not remember now). I did not buy it, it was too big for me.