Alison asked about aquiring a man's professional wardrobe for less. Any tips?
My husband wears nice suits, shirts and ties for pennies on the dollar. (He needs a 52 L athletic cut, so finding normal sizes like 40 R would be a breeze!)
As a wife, I've enjoyed helping him look his best on our budget.
He's built a professional wardrobe by picking up 1 to 2 suits per year. We've found Nordstrom in a rural Alabama junk store and glen plaid at the Big & Tall shop's annual clearance sale.
The real challenge is always fit.
Many thrift stores do not allow returns or exchanges. He's found so many wonderful clothes that he no longer minds popping in for a look.
Check the inner breast pockets for a tiny size tag; 50% of the time I can find the size. Even then, the legs & arms may have been shortened. You can carry a tape measure if that helps.
Marks of quality:
- lined pants,
- 100% wool suiting,
- brands like Hart, Shaffner & Marx, Brooks Brothers, Hickey-Freeman.
- shine on the trousers
- wear at seams
- moth holes
Where do you find professional dress for less? Y'all always have better insight than I do!