I was confused to find a pair of NoHarm shoes at a thrift store, but they’re really great looking and only cost me $30. Ended up unexpectedly going to a surprise recital of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps way out in the Main Line with a couple friends, free food, good music, no 6 ft tall people in rabbit suits.
If you can’t clean yourself up nicely when the occasion arrives, you’re probably not really straight edge.
Gonna expand on this one a bit more. This is entirely thrifted stuff:
Jacket- $8 Oxford button down- $5 Charcoal grey pants- $6 Ralph Lauren tie- $2 Pocket square- $1.50 Shoes (not seen) black Bostonian cap toe oxfords- $20.
I am 99% sure this jacket is from the early 50’s, form the Bold Look era. The cut of the lapels is weird, and it’s obvious they used to be wider. Plus the shoulders, thought they fit me, are heavily padded. It came with Strawbridge and Clothier tags and a price tag, both obviously from the late 40’s/early 50’s. But it’s apparently, never been worn. The vents were sewn, as was the breast pocket.
Otherwise, it fits me as far as sleeve length/body length/width.
The first four from the left are Brooks Brothers ties via The Salvation Army, all bought for $3 or less with no wear at all. The one to the far right came from my grandfather, I have no idea of it’s provenance.