The Best Menswear In The Thrift Store

dapper-advisor-thrift store-black-man-wearing-plaid-suit-chukka-boots-blue-denim-shirt-brown-knit-tieSuit by Vintage, Shirt & Tie by Oliver Wicks, Boots by Thursday Boots

Some people go thrifting for furniture while others visit thrift stores for records and classic movies. However, if you’re reading this blog, I’m sure that you’re interested in thrifting for menswear.

Therefore, as a follow-up to my “Secret’s to Thrift Store Shopping” video, I wanted to share what I think are some of the best menswear items to buy in the thrift store.

Menswear In The Thrift Store

My thrifting journey started when I was in college and looking for vintage clothes. At the time, I was really interested in 90’s fashion so I collected things like vintage starter jackets, snapbacks, and retro Nike’s. Then, once I started graduate school, my focus shifted as I started to build my professional wardrobe.

Even though I was still a student, it was imperative for me to dress for the role I wanted and not the role that I had. So wearing a snapback and Jordan’s to class was not an option, especially since I was the only black man in all of my courses. Therefore, local thrift stores was the perfect place for me to buy suits, blazers, dress shirts, and accessories at unbelievably low prices. After all, I was still on a college budget!

So if you’re looking for vintage streetwear or trying to build your professional wardrobe, the thrift store got you covered!


As always, thanks for reading (and watching)!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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