5. New Suit, Old Accessories
Every vintage store has some kind of specialty. I have one spot for outerwear and denim jackets, one for sweaters and knits, one for scarves and ties, etc.
Don’t forget the accessories! They’re a great way to add a touch of old school character to a sharp, clean look. Here, for example, the suit and shirt are brand new but the tie, pocket square, socks and shoes might be older than I am.
There are so many tassel loafers in secondhand shops (for $30-50) that I’m not sure why people buy them new. It’s one of those styles that really hasn’t change over the years and actually looks better with a little beat-up character.
I picked up these at Buffalo Exchange, a quick-turnaround consignment shop in the East Village.
Finding a pair that’s barely worn is a steal – you’ll probably find yourself wearing them more often than your expensive dress shoes.
- Navy blue suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Blue gingham shirt by Gant
- Grey wool tie Vintage
- Blue/beige plaid pocket square Vintage
- Blue striped socks Vintage by Tommy Hilfiger
- Black leather tassel loafers Vintage by Johnston & Murphy
Good luck hunting and remember, thrifting’s a marathon not a sprint.
And, while we’re on the topic, this will make you laugh.
Photography by Alex Crawford.