It's been 2 solid years hitting stores several times a week, and I probably do look like a doofus sometimes, but I have near 75% of my stuff thrifted now because what I had before sucked and everything I bring home now for me is upgrading something in my closet. I do have occasional Marshall's/outlet stuff (i.e. barbour tweed coats from the sample sale, I've been hitting Orvis outlet hard, too -- anyone within driving distance of their MAnchester, VT mothership I strongly encourage visiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) in the mix but BB and Boss and Canali for staples...it's all out there. I do have some pleats on the pants hangars in my closet but I'm thinning them out as I find upgrades...and the shoes! It's been great.
Like the others have said, some swaps and other Thrift Thread Deals have netted some real keepers. The clothes flow like water through my closet but the stuff I acquire from you guys I generally keep...so there's that to augment the thrifting.
happy belated birthday, E and Mainy
PS: Tip. It's gotten to the point where, when I do shirt purges, the shirts I'm letting go of because they don't go with my coats, have "too interesting" patterns to match the stuff I usually wear, cuffs beginning to fray, etc...are pretty effing nice. So while I purged some this week, I also held 5 back and my tailor is short-sleeving them. They'll enliven up khaki and loafer outfits this summah...or in the case of the luciano barbera white dress shirt, class em up...
Edited by LooknGr8 - 2/1/13 at 6:03am