Shopping for menswear at a thrift store is easy. Men’s fashion is relatively timeless and doesn’t shift hugely from season to season. Sure, it may go through a “slim cut” or embleshed collar phase, but the style usually remains about the same.
Thrift stores are ideal for men’s clothing shopping. Men tend to either 1) wear their clothes until they are ripped, stained and absolutely unwearable or 2) they donate what they won’t/can’t wear when it is in top condition. The items that fall into the first category end up cut us rags for the garage. The ones for the second category end up at thrift stores.
The items that fall into the first category end up cut us rags for the garage. The ones for the second category end up at thrift stores, such as Community Services Thrift Store.
Dontated items go beyond shorts, pants, shirts and sweaters. Men’s accessories such as belts, ties and shoes find their way to our sifting room. Like the clothes, they are often in pristine condition.
Shopping for men’s wear and accessories at a thrift store? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Try everything on. Sizes vary between manufacturers. It may say your size, but it could have a slightly awkward cut, especially suits. Don’t want to visit the dressing room? Here are some tips for trying on clothes without trying them on!
Try something new. We are creatures of habit. We buy the same style of shirt or shade of denim jeans. Thrift stores offer the ability to try something new without a huge investment. Don’t have many long shirts? Give one a try.
Try. Try. Try Again. Thrift store donations and inventory changes daily. They may not have your size, cut or preference today – but they will receive all new donations tomorrow.
The key is to have fun and be open to opportunity.