Ok, first real thrift fit. (my previous being all blackwatch with blackwatch umbrella). Let me know what you think in general, and also in particular as what else I could wear with these pants given their odd color and weave (herringbone). These things are baller though, so i need some ideas. Stance is weird but natural lol, im a stocky dude. HF Blazer thrifted by me for 5, brioni shirt from my man CottonDockers, Pants Zanella Platinum unicorns thrifted by me for $4, shoes Church's consul custom grade Mercuryman via EazyE, not seen Baume and Mercier watch. Thrift fit 1st edition (Click to show)
Looks great! I can't really tell what color those pants are...stone? Khaki? If it's a two-color herringbone, just take a few steps back from them and look at them. If they appear as one color from a few meters away, treat them as a solid color and match accordingly. A smaller or subtle pattern would allow you to have a busier jacket without messing up the whole look.
This particular store has it's ups and downs, but more downs. I remember when they opened. It was a gold mine and nobody even knew it was there. Scored a ton of great stuff. Sadly, everyone in the state seems to know about it now. They net the most money out of all the metro area Goodwill stores. It's in a wealthy area and a lot of rich folks shop there and spend ridiculous amounts of money on stuff they could get on eBay for cheaper. I've seen stuff in the silent auction get double or triple eBay prices. Constantly see new Mercedes, BMWs, Lexus', etc in the parking lot. Hell, I saw a new-ish Austin Martin in the parking lot last month.
I've heard they have since hired full time workers to pick out the nice stuff and either set it aside to be repriced or for it to disappear completely to go to their boutique store. Seriously kills the "thrill of the hunt". Why hunt for treasure when there is no treasure? This store puts out far too much garbage for the area it's located in, so we all know something is up.
Also, this was the store that I spotted the manager literally inside a brand new Porsche SUV in the donation drive-through. All you could see were his ankles sticking out out back door. He'd carefully set aside boxes and bags in a far corner, not the regular big rolling bins. Never seen a manager handle donations before, ever. Always had the workers hired for that position to do that. He's since disappeared; haven't seen him in over a month. Wonder if he got canned.....
I'm okay with higher pricing as long as it doesn't top market value and as long as it is real merchandise. I have seen (and hate to see) fake items marked up in price. The thrifts here are dealing in a much smaller volume and some of the managers really know their stuff. If I am selling, I have to be careful as my profit margins can be thin. I still do it though as it's fun and a bit profitable. My main goal in thrifts is to shop for myself, so if I am paying a bit more for something nice, I'm fine with it as long as I wouldn't be able to find it cheaper new or online.
That's a great looking pullover and something you can definitely get some good use!