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Actually Sustainable: How Brands Are Going Vintage

October 26, 2020

Actually Sustainable: How Brands Are Going Vintage

Environmental sustainability has become a big issue in these days of climate change, and the makers of manufacturers of just…

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Digging in the Crates: Talking with Brian Davis of Wooden Sleepers

December 18, 2017

Digging In The Crates: Talking With Brian Davis Of Wooden Sleepers

Wooden Sleepers is the kind of store I wish was near me. Brian Davis, the shop’s founder, has been around…

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Random Things Found in Thrifted Clothes

February 13, 2017

Random Things Found In Thrifted Clothes

If you’ve ever brought home a thrift find, you’ve probably had a fleeting hope that you’d find something special in…

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What’s Worth Buying Used, Part III

March 16, 2016

What’s Worth Buying Used, Part III

Let’s be honest, one man’s trash is usually just trash. But you can still find awesome stuff at thrift, consignment,…

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What’s Worth Buying Used, Part II

March 15, 2016

What’s Worth Buying Used, Part II

Thrift stores and eBay are the perfect place to find rad men’s clothing. Certain rad men’s clothing, anyway. Continued from…

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What’s Worth Buying Used: Part I

March 14, 2016

What’s Worth Buying Used: Part I

A reader recently asked us what was okay to buy used vs new. The answer is different for everyone depending…

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Store Report: Sui Generis San Francisco

January 4, 2016

Store Report: Sui Generis San Francisco

It’s rare to find a good men’s consignment shop. There’s often a sad little rack in the back of a…

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How to Get the Smell Out of Vintage Clothing

November 4, 2015

How To Get The Smell Out Of Vintage Clothing

Sometimes authenticity can be a little too authentic. A few months ago, I bought a used double-rider off eBay, which…

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From Trash to Treasure: Seventeen Years of Thrifting

July 23, 2015

From Trash To Treasure: Seventeen Years Of Thrifting

For most people, thrifting is a hobby – something to do on lazy afternoon, and hopefully, a way to score…

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Scenes From the Rose Bowl

April 13, 2015

Scenes From The Rose Bowl

My mother’s in town, and since she’s an antiques dealer, that means a trip to the flea market. One of…

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Are These “Strolling Shoes” or “Grandpa Shoes”?

December 7, 2014

Are These “Strolling Shoes” Or “Grandpa Shoes”?

As some PTO readers might know, I serve as the bailiff in the podcast court of Judge John Hodgman. If…

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Antiques Roadshow Insider

November 26, 2014

Antiques Roadshow Insider

Pretty cool article on vintage menswear in this latest issue of Antiques Roadshow Insider (a monthly newsletter put out by The…

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Scoring a Winter Overcoat

November 20, 2014

Scoring A Winter Overcoat

After my post Monday, a few readers emailed to ask where they might be able to score a nice overcoat…

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You should go to the thrift store more often. You never know what you’ll find.

September 20, 2014

You Should Go To The Thrift Store More Often. You Never Know What You’ll Find.

(Spotted in a Goodwill in West Los Angeles) (And yes, the arms were insanely long.)

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Easy Ways to Look Better in Tailored Clothing

July 31, 2014

Easy Ways To Look Better In Tailored Clothing

Whether you’re into the “coat-and-tie look” or not, most of us have to wear a suit at some point, and…

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