I wanted to express my appreciation to everyone here sharing their awesome finds. I started reading this thread a few weeks ago, and was eager to start thrifting myself. If I find even a tenth of what you guys find, I'd be happy.
So after my first couple weeks of thrifting, considering the law of averages, I have to say that most of you here must be visiting the thrift stores a LOT. And if you're making a living at this, more power to you! I truly admire your dedication.
I might go a couple days a week during a lunch break or a weekend, so I'm buying just for myself. The Cleveland area is not the most fashionable place in the world, but I've learned to spot the good stuff. I make sure the fit is good, and since I don't have a mannequin, I model the shirts myself. My goal is to build a good quality CM wardrobe from scratch. Without further ado:
Vintage Florsheim Imperial Gunboat Longwings - $4.00
It's nice to find something exactly in your size - 9D
Brooks Brothers Blue Stripe Shirt - $4.35
Nice staple pattern - I'll be using this as my necktie shirt for modeling. Alteration: waist taken in.
Hart Schaffner Marx Shirt - $5.50
A bit wrinkled, hadn't ironed it yet. I like the pink windowpane check pattern. Alteration: waist taken in.
Corneliani Shirt - $6.00
Fractional neck size 15 3/4 but fits my 16 inch neck. Alteration: waist taken in.
Orvis Shirt - $4.35
The nicest, softest cotton of the bunch, but shoulders are too big (see how they droop over my shoulders, but not horribly). Hadn't noticed it before buying. Alteration: waist taken in.
Brooks Brothers Makers Red Floral Necktie - $1.00
A bit wide, but very nice eye-popping red tie that will go with a lot of shirts.
Vineyard Vines Custom Collection Vanguard Necktie - $1.99
Nice sailing theme.