A few weeks ago Ryan and I walked into a thrift store not really expecting to find much. After looking around for about 10 minutes I came across this dark navy blue pin-stripe, wool suit. At first glance, I was pretty impressed with the flat front pants. It did have a bit of a musty smell, but a good dry clean usually takes care of that.
I tried it on without looking at the price. Surprisingly, it fit quite well. It still needed to be tailored, but I knew it had great potential.
We gathered the suit and a few other ties we liked and headed to the cashier. When I dropped the suit on the counter, the lady asked if $3 would be ok…and with a huge grin, I said “Absolutely!”
I ended up taking the suit to my friend Steve, who is an excellent tailor here in town.
So for $3 I now have an incredible suit for the Fall and Winter! (plus tailoring cost – this can vary by the tailor and mostly depends on how much work is needed).
Have you ever found a piece of clothing that might not have cost much, but it was of great value?
(Pocket Square was made by Brothers and Craft)