I just want to thank all the regulars here in the forum for showing me the ropes. I've only been thrifting for 2 months or so and it is a really fun and profitable hobbie. It all began last year when I decided to change my life, i was over weight, I went low carb and changed my eating habits and within 5 months had dropped 50 pounds. That is when I began looking for new clothes. I started buying new stuff(that was stupid) and eventually ended up here. This place has basically got my dressers and closet bursting through the seams with high quality clothes i never could have affored to buy new, Brooks Brothers, Canali, Hickey, Loro Piana, and on and on for free. I really must thank all of you for the knowledge that is given either directly or indirectly in this thread on a daily basis.
I'm easily clearing $500-1,000 a month flipping on ebay in my spare time and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. I spent 8 hours thrifting yesterday and found my first Hermes tie, then at the next stop a nearly new Burberry Trench double breasted with wool liner that fit me perfect, and a Hugo Boss leather coat that also fit me well.
The amount of high end clothing I have found in 2 months is astonishing to me, it really shows the amount of waste in this country. I feel like a fool for years of buying RL Polo shirts at Macy's for $40, when I can find 25 of them with ease at one thrift shop for $5.00.
I have no idea why anyone would buy Jos A Bank clothing new, the thrift shops feel like Jos A Bank factory stores lol.
I have no doubt I could quit my day job and make a comfortable middle class living going through rich people's piss stained clothing all day
As for now it just makes a really fun hobby and nothing beats the adrenaline rush of finding an awesome piece of clothing for $5 that fits perfectly.