A New Indiegogo Campaign
Our friend Giuseppe has been writing one of our favorite blogs, An Affordable Wardrobe, for the last five years. About three years ago, he started organizing the Top Shelf Flea Market in Boston (which is still going strong) and opened a nice little webshop for his thrifting finds. 
Yesterday, he launched an Indiegogo campaign for his next step: opening a new menswear haberdashery to be located in the Boston area. Like everything Giuseppe does, the store will be aimed at helping men of modest means buy affordable, classic clothing. He says the idea is to not have another down and dirty thrift store, or another vintage shop full of extremely hip clothing, but rather a genuinely classic men’s shop with the best of both those worlds. Think Alan Flusser’s shop in Manhattan, only crazy cheap and second hand. 
I think Giuseppe’s idea is great and have already contributed myself. Go check out the campaign when you have a chance. And if you’re in Boston, get excited about the possibility of this opening. 

A New Indiegogo Campaign

Our friend Giuseppe has been writing one of our favorite blogs, An Affordable Wardrobe, for the last five years. About three years ago, he started organizing the Top Shelf Flea Market in Boston (which is still going strong) and opened a nice little webshop for his thrifting finds. 

Yesterday, he launched an Indiegogo campaign for his next step: opening a new menswear haberdashery to be located in the Boston area. Like everything Giuseppe does, the store will be aimed at helping men of modest means buy affordable, classic clothing. He says the idea is to not have another down and dirty thrift store, or another vintage shop full of extremely hip clothing, but rather a genuinely classic men’s shop with the best of both those worlds. Think Alan Flusser’s shop in Manhattan, only crazy cheap and second hand. 

I think Giuseppe’s idea is great and have already contributed myself. Go check out the campaign when you have a chance. And if you’re in Boston, get excited about the possibility of this opening. 

Skip Brooks visits Bobby From Boston, the world’s best men’s vintage store.

Our friend Giuseppe from An Affordable Wardrobe is holding his fourth Top Shelf Flea in the Boston area. If you’re in said area, and you don’t go, you’re probably a chump.

Our friend Giuseppe from An Affordable Wardrobe is holding his fourth Top Shelf Flea in the Boston area. If you’re in said area, and you don’t go, you’re probably a chump.

I’ve written several times before about my favorite store in the United States, Bobby From Boston. It’s a gorgeous vintage store that is one of the only vintage shops in the world that really understands and respects men’s clothing. Lea Winkler (a high schooler, by the way!) shot this interview with Bobby, the owner, and it’s got lots of gorgeous shots of the store, which I’ve always wanted to feature on PTO. Boston didn’t make our #PTOCities bracket, so maybe it’s a topic for season three.

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Thanks to the Trad, I’m now looking at flights to London. I’ve got a baby on the way, man. Lay off the amazing vintage store posts.
At the very least, I gotta get back to Bobby’s.

Thanks to the Trad, I’m now looking at flights to London. I’ve got a baby on the way, man. Lay off the amazing vintage store posts.

At the very least, I gotta get back to Bobby’s.

The Trad visits The Andover Shop
Look, if you live in Boston, and you don’t at least stop by the Top Shelf Flea tomorrow, you’re a fool and possibly also a turkey.  Strike a blow for affordable elegance.  The kind that doesn’t involve buying crap for $24 at H&M or Target.

Look, if you live in Boston, and you don’t at least stop by the Top Shelf Flea tomorrow, you’re a fool and possibly also a turkey.  Strike a blow for affordable elegance.  The kind that doesn’t involve buying crap for $24 at H&M or Target.

Store Review: Bobby From Boston

Look, if you live within driving distance of Boston, and you have any interest in men’s clothes at all, visit Bobby From Boston.  I’ve heard Bobby will even let you visit his warehouse in Lynn if you ask nicely.  By far the best men’s vintage I’ve ever seen.  Not even close.  And reasonably priced, too.

What you’ll find:

  • A women’s section the size of most vintage stores’ men’s section and a men’s section bigger than most vintage stores’ women’s section.
  • Piles of rep ties.
  • Boxes of pocket squares.
  • Dozens of pairs of great shoes - even in big sizes.
  • Racks of beautiful tweeds.
  • Ivy league sack blazers up to your ears.
  • No polyester, no Halloween costumes.

and if they don’t have it, ask, because maybe he’s got it in the warehouse.

Get your ass over there.