Last week, I made some great finds while thrifting. I came across two natural shoulder (Ivy style) 3-button sack sport coats at The Nearly New Shop, which is run by the Junior League of Greenville, SC. The top button of this sport coat, which is rolled on the lapel (a 3/2 roll) was made by Southwick for Rush Wilson, Ltd., a traditional mens’ clothier in town, with whom I opened a charge account when I was 15 years old. The other sport coat (images coming soon) was made by Norman Hilton also for Rush Wilson, Ltd. Both items were in perfect condition with no obvious signs of wear.
As you can tell from the image below, the sleeves on this sport coat are a bit short. Too much shirt cuff is showing. I need to take it to a tailor and have the sleeves lengthened by 3/4 of an inch. I like to show only about 1/4 of shirt cuffs.
Most of the items I’m wearing in the shot were thifted. In addition to the sport coat ($10.00/Nearly New Shop), the other thrifted items are a 100% cotton J. Press button down shirt from The Salvation Army in Greenville ($1.00 on sale), and a foulard pattern silk tie (Oakton, Ltd.) also from The Salvation Army (.50 cents).
I also have on a pair of cuffed, plain front, wool charcoal gray pants from Jos. A. Bank, which I bought on sale a few years ago and a pair of tassel Bass Weejun loafers. I picked those up at The Salvation Army for $5.99.
Total Cost of the thrifted items: $16.99. Purchased new all items would cost over $600.00.
When I do shop retail, a store like Rush Wilson, Ltd. is where I go. Rush III and his sales associates offer classic mens’ clothing and personalized service with Southern hospitality. Families have shopped at this store for several generations.