Want to improve your closet? Raid someone elseâ€™s
Some clothes get better with age. So why not let someone else break them in for you?
While other people pay full price for new stuff that looks vintage, youâ€™ll score massive discounts on the real thing, says Manhattan fashion stylist Seth Howard.
To pull off a truly timeless look, snag these four secondhand clothing items.
A light to medium wash will scuff and fade as itâ€™s worn, giving the jacket a personality all its own. Small tears and holes add to the coolness factor; armpit stains donâ€™t.
When you try it on, the jacket should land no more than 2 inches below your waist, says Howard. A good find at a vintage store should run you just $50â€”and way less if you hit Goodwill.
Just make sure you can fasten every button, and keep an eye out for any loose hardware that might need repairs. For a true treasure, seek out a vintage Leviâ€™s trucker jacket. (Itâ€™ll have that signature red tab on the left chest pocket.)
Source by menshealth