Even though I dress with a distinct feminine vibe, I do like to shop in the Men’s and Boys’ departments. Especially at thrift stores, where experimentation costs very little. ☺
I’ve noticed that a lot of menswear at the thrift stores looks nearly new. Like, this dude got a shirt/jacket/sweater that looks fab, and he never wore it. Probably enjoying his football jerseys instead.
Here are some of the items I’ve discovered in the Men’s section that translate well to my wardrobe:
- Dress shirts. I love a man’s dress shirt. To make it into my closet it has to look very fresh, be of the no-iron variety, and be a size Small or Medium. I wear these with skirts, to balance the masculinity. Always with the sleeves rolled and collar popped!
|My favorite shirt – by YSL, and no ironing ever.|
- Belts. Nothing like a great high-end leather belt to upgrade a look. I’ve purchased several belts from the Men’s section that are well-made and last forever.
- Shoes. Yes! I have found oxfords from men who have small feet! I wear about a size 7 in men’s shoes. As with belts, men’s shoes are usually solid and well-crafted. I have to be selective here though because some are nearly worn through.
|I’d snap these up if I found them at the thrift anywhere near my size. Source.|
- Sweaters. One of my favorite sweaters, now defunct, was a man’s red cashmere v-neck, labeled Bloomingdale’s, cost = $3. It was the softest, warmest sweater, and I loved the over-sized fit. I wore it so much it finally gave out, and I miss it.
|Yeah, this is just how I looked, minus the crazy Zoolander stare! Source.|
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