The Salmon Denim Shacket


When I first started blogging back in 2013, it was primarily used to showcase my thrift store finds. At the time, I was an aspiring young professional (broke graduate student) and I figured that the best way for me to create a professional wardrobe was to shop at local thrift stores and consignment shops.

There I was able to purchase suits, blazers, shoes, and accessories for unbelievably low prices. In fact, I still wear some of those same pieces today!

However, since then “thrifting” has become even more popular and my style changed a lot. Therefore, it became increasingly harder to find quality items at thrift stores and my finds were limited to smaller things like briefcases and backpacks.

Fortunately, since I’ve moved to California I am starting to get lucky again because this salmon denim shirt/jacket/shacket is one of my latest finds!


I came across this salmon shacket in a Goodwill store in San Jose, CA. It was sandwiched between the typical baggy dress shirts and volunteer t-shirts that I always see in thrift stores but because of its unique color, this piece instantly stood out.

At first, I didn’t know what to think of it because it was definitely heavy enough to be considered a jacket, but it looked more like a shirt. So I checked to see the brand and of course it was unlabeled. It didn’t even have a price tag on it. So I decided to just try it on and after looking in the mirror for a little while I knew I had to have it.

So I quickly found a sales associate and asked him to out a price tag on it and BOOM!

He only charged me $6.50.


As you could imagine, I left that Goodwill feeling great because I couldn’t wait to pair it with my new favorite boots!


Now I think it’s safe to say that I’ve become inspired to start thrifting regularly again because believe it or not, I was starting to lose faith. However, that’s the beauty of shopping in thrift stores, you never know what you’ll find and how much you’ll find it for.

So stay tuned!

_mg_1312Jacket by Unlabeled (Similar), Shirt by Uniqlo, Jeans by Uniqlo, Shoes by Zara

As always, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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