First step is always to scan any just-wheeled-out racks. Then:
- Shoes: 1-2 minutes (Scan the shelves quickly for good designs/non-plasticky leather with leather soles—inspect those more closely.)
- Ties: 1-2 minutes (Look for good designs, then inspect labels of those ties. Knit ties/Hermes-style ties always get a closer look.)
- Suits and jackets: 2-4 minutes (Scan quickly for quality fabrics/desirable patterns and look closer at those. Often I rule suits out by the neck-area tag style, lapels, buttons (blazers), or the style of lining, without seeing the maker.)
- Shirts get a quicker scan. I look mostly at blue and white shirts and at desirable or unique patterns. Yellow, gray, brown, etc., usually get skipped. Polo shirts get skipped. Until recently tees got skipped.
- Outerwear gets a minute or two. I also spend a minute in women's to check scarves.
- I'm lazy with pants and do a quick walk through every couple visits.
- Always a quick glance at furniture and electronics, though I have little faith I'll find something there.
Edited by ChetB - 8/13/13 at 12:20pm