Secondhand Sartorialism: Tips

It recently occurred to me that I need to devote some time to talking about how to shop for vintage clothing and not just encouraging our readers to do so or spotlighting stylish individuals who have devoted large portions of their wardrobe to vintage goods. While shopping for used goods is nearly innate for some people, others often find it to be intimidating, overwhelming and even a bit frustrating. Some fear looking like a total fashion throwback, wearing pieces that should never experience a swan song, while others fear just making the wrong choices and purchasing pieces that are neither flattering nor fashionable. So, today I’d like to give you guys a brief and basic rundown of some of the things that I have learned during my near lifetime of thrift store shopping. Tips follow after the jump.