Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thrifting for lost treasures
Jack Donnelly Khakis. Trad? Check! Made in the USA? Check! Made in Georgia about 15 minutes from my house? BONUS! Now I know what you're thinking, how can someone so frugal justify spending so much for pants and shorts? It's simple really. First, they're made right and they'll last forever. I take care of my clothes, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that I'll wear these items for 10+ years. Second, they're made right here in Georgia, USA. I couldn't ask for a better scenario. I will be placing my first order in about a week and I'll write a more exhaustive review of the products then.
Other names on Muffy's list speak for themselves: Alden Shoes, Orvis, Ralph Lauren, Leather Man, etc. In most cases the companies represented there offer a quality product that will last a very long time. If I happen to find any of their products in a thrift store, fantastic, but if not I have no issue buying them new. Have standards of quality and design, but shop smart!