I had a pretty good weekend. It started out bad with my normal haunts turning up empty except for a BB and a Burberry's tie at one place: $2 each. So I went to the local Goodwill and the same thing happened that always does: I found Canali, Corneliani, and HF suit coats but no pants. I did pick up nice pairs of Polo and Canali slacks for $4.99 each but they are actually suit pants. All I keep thinking is that at another Goodwill some poor guy has my three pants and my two coats. I thought that was it until I noticed a beauty of a sportcoat. Even from a few feet away the shoulders screamed quality tailoring. Sure enough, it was a Martin Greenfield for Saks, 100% cashmere, 2B, single-breasted, center-vented sportcoat. It's in a very unique silver/cream houndstooth with a very faint coral overplaid. $7.99.
The rest of the day was a bust except for a NWT Polo sweatshirt for $8.99. It's crazy to spend more for that than my sportcoat but wearable sportswear is pretty rare around here, especially stuff still with the tags.
I hadn't planned on hitting it again on Sunday but I got out of church early so I ran by an out of the way place that I rarely visit. This place has 150+ suits/sportcoats and at the very end of the suits I found a HF suit; full canvassed, pick-stitched, side-vented, 3 button, in 130's Loro Piana wool. Next to it was an Oxxford 3/2, side-vented sportcoat and next to that one was a Gianluca Isaia Napoli 3/2, side-vented sportcoat. All three were my size!
This place gives you a discount on Sundays so some guy probably went through the suits the previous day, pulled these aside, and he was going to drop by and pick them up. I just happened to beat him to it. I didn't qualify for the discount so the total was $65. That's steep for around here but well worth it. I tried to do the same thing with a pair of shell Alden's when I first started thrifting and I lost them the same way. New guys, when you see something outstanding you better jump on it! That guy lost out because he was trying to save $20.