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+2. Sometimes this thread feels like it is meant to be on some sort of ebay or proprietor support forum, definitely not a forum about style. I have liked seeing the thrift-fit posts people have been doing though.
Totally with you on this...it's extremely weird. I've found two navy staples in my size (and neither was *technically* a true basic staple...one was flannel, the other birdseye), and not many more in other sizes. Then again, I have trouble finding anything in my size (grey staples as well). Maybe navy staples are just the kinds of suits that people just wear *literally* till they're unwearable anymore and toss them since they're just so timeless. With patterns, your mood/style sense may change over the course of years and you may get rid of an otherwise perfectly fine suit just because you don't like it anymore (I find this happening myself with some of my patterned suits). With solid staples, this may just be less likely. Otherwise, no idea.
^^^ I've only found ONE true staple navy blue suit for myself (it was Ermenegildo Zegna mainline, 2 piece, double-vented, and brand new - it had chalk marks all over it, but was unaltered for $14.99. I suspect that because of their versatility, the majority of high-end / quality navy blue suits end up getting worn until they fall apart or the owner dies.
Long-time lurker, first time poster...
I'd never bought anything from a thrift store in my life (no elitist). After browsing through this thread for months, I stepped into a thrift store and found some awesome stuff fo' cheap. And I can see myself going back in the future.
Picked these up for $20. Will be great for upcoming shorts season.
Cole Haan Wingtip Loaders (?) - Brown Suede
Hope to be a regular contributor to this thread in the future.