I left a pair of RM Williams boots, worn once, size 12G, $90 in a Cary, NC GW, (Kildaire Farm Rd and TenTen). Not a bad deal if you can use them.
Unproductive trip to the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) today. I hit 5 independent stores and 5 GW's. Results are 1 pair of shoe trees, 1 paisley Polo RL shirt, 1 pair of Izod shorts, 1 pair of Filson chinos, 1 LL Bean wool sweater, and a Polo RL madras tie. Not one sport coat, suit or pair of shoes. This has been a productive trip in the past.
I attempted to match up 25+ orphan suit coats with no success. Brands included multiple Norman Hiltons, Southwicks, HS&M Gold Trumpeters, Britches of Georgetownes, etc. Thanks to Goodwill, the Triangle of North Carolina has to be a world leader in orphan suit coats. I know that some jackets will be donated as orphans and that some pants will be worn out and discarded, but not 95%. These stores have at least 95% of their suit coats orphaned.
When I go to small independent thrifts, about 90% of suit coats have their pants with them.