I frequently talk about all of the great clothing that I find in thrift stores. However, I also purchase just about any and everything from thrift stores ranging from briefcases to kitchenware, to books. The last book I stumbled upon is an amazing autobiography on Dr. William Cosby Jr., most commonly known as Bill Cosby.
Since Dr. Cosby is one of my style icons, finding this book was an amazing find. It was fascinating to learn more about his life. From him leaving Temple University to pursue his comedy career and making as little as $200 a week, to starring in Hollywood movies and winning 5 Grammy’s and 3 Emmy Awards before his 35th birthday. The most inspirational fact about him is that he earned first Doctoral Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts during the height of his career. Not only was he involved with movies, television, and his stand-up career, but he was also heavily involved in several philanthropic efforts. All while raising his three daughters and young son. It that just proved that he had and still has an unwavering commitment to education, success, and family.
Anyway, back to the menswear. I purchased this suit from a thrift store last year and my tailor performed some extensive and rather expensive alterations. However, I do not regret it because I commonly wear the trousers as a separate, and whenever I wear the complete suit I always feel confident and ready to work. Therefore, I say that to say this. Purchasing a suit or blazer from the thrift store is always a great investment because even after alterations, you are still saving yourself a fortune. Shopping in thrift stores also provides you with the opportunity to experiment with different styles, fabrics, and brands, all without having to break the bank.
Suit by Hart Schaffner & Marx (thrift), Shirt by Stafford, Tie by Ralph Lauren, Shoes by Stuart McGuire (thrift)