Twelve Strategies For Thrift Store Shopping

Where Possible, Find a Door or Window with a Natural Light source so as to see the garments true colour. Most Stores Use Florescent Lighting which tends to lean towards Blue or Yellow Hues and Can Dramatically Change The Way You See The Colour.

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Today’s Details

I was pretty excited when this outfit came together. . . more so considering it is largely made up of charity shop finds. The hat, gloves, and pocket watch excluded. Hat: Grey Beaver Brand Wool Felt Homburg – New: John Helmer Haberdasher. Shirt: Brown and White Check with contrasting White Collar and French Cuff –…

Night night and Einini. . .

Growing up there was an album of children’s stories that I just could not get enough of – Tommy Sands Down By Bendy’s Lane.  I forget just where or when my brother had purchased it, but I listened to it at every opportunity and had even borrowed the  CD so as to record it on a cassette…

National Hat Day – Today’s Details

In Honor of National Hat Day, I decided to wear my newest acquisition; this early 1900’s Knox Bowler. Hard to believe it is in such brilliant condition given its age, but it is a welcome addition my collection. Today’s Details: Vintage – Early 1900’s – Knox Bowler Hat. Black Wool Felt. Silk Lining. Leather band…

Christmas Traditions

Here we are, Christmas Eve morning. . .  The shopping is done, presents are wrapped beneath the tree, stockings stuffed above the fireplace. The Williams Family is ready for Christmas. Ready to celebrate the family traditions that make this time of year so special.   Tonight a candlelight carol service at our church. My wife is especially…

Todays Details

A gift from my wife, this Prince of Wales Glen Plaid overcoat is by far one of my favourites. It hits just above the knee – though I would prefer a little more length – It is made of a nice medium/heavy weight fabric and provides a great deal of warmth without being overly bulky. It…