It's well known I like to poke my fun at the phenomenon that is the "Urban Lumberjack", but I'll admit that even I am occassionally susceptible to the attractions of gourmet American workwear. So long as I can avoid the gourmet price tag, of course.
foot balance system", in my size. $2.99. Best price I could find on the internet was $435 at ShoeMart in Connecticut. Can't wait to try 'em out with Wrangler's and a Barbour jacket...and not cut down any trees. Maybe I'll wear them camping some time...maybe.
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Arguably the best footwear thrifting steal I have ever read about.
huge amounts of jealousy..
There are times that I'm convinced you don't exist, that you are a figment concocted through an internal argument between my style ID and my thrift-wise super ego.
This is one of those times.
Nice find. I suspected from the first picture that these shoes were Aldens.
Wow, how incredibly annoying!
are they really crome-exel?
I'd be surprised to see cromeexel on a pair that old.
Aldens, in your size, for three bucks.
I hate you.
Can I go shopping with you sometime?
Giuseppe: You're an inspiration! I might have found your lumberjack boot find less believable before this most recent Christmas, when my college-age daughter presented me (in a running shoe box) a pair of thrifted Alden model 563 Color 8 shell cordovans in my size that she purchased at a local thrift for 50% off their usual $4.00 per pair price for shoes. Knowing what you're looking for and where to look occasionally combine with luck and good timing to uncover amazing values most anywhere!
Everything I have ever found at a thrift sucks now. Damn.
Wowza! I did that once with a pair of Alden full strap loafers. It's the kind of find that keeps you going back to that thrift store for years!
I've been feeling quietly smug for about four days, on a high from scoring a practically mint pair of green-label Cole Haan captoes for $15.
Will you ban me if I curse you out explicitly?
another hater here... holy cow find. j
good on ya! it's the men's equivalent of me finding two brand new hermes scarves for $2.00 each.
I knew what they were when I saw the first picture. So. Awesome.
Boots that should last a lifetime for 4 bucks. What a find.
I'm snickering, smiling - ear to ear. I absolutely love how you pull this stuff off.
When will this happen to me? Damn great find.
You made me curse loudly (at work).
Congratulations. And how does a pair of Indy boots find their way to a thrift store...really?
you belong in jail for this heist.
Holy CRAP. I could sacrifice a whole truckload of chickens and still wouldn't find that kind of get. Where the hell do you get your luck, Giu?
I live in the Syracuse area and not only do thrift shops around here not have anywhere near this quality of good, but they charge way more. eg. A moderately worn pair of Timberlands for $20.
I could cry from jealousy right now.
Ridiculous find! I commend you on your amazing skills and hopefully, with some luck, be able to find a few more pieces of similar quality!
Still, I am loving my $1.66 custom tailored suit, especially now that my tailor has finished the alterations on it!
Mother lode, indeed.
I need to thrift in Boston because the selection here is just dismal by comparison. The problem becomes that the expense of the trip sort of negates any potential savings if I should be lucky enough to strike gold. I think you've pointed out plenty of times that it takes persistence.
I knew I would strike a nerve with this one.
well done. old logo as well. though you could do well ebaying em for $300
Now go out a thrift a pair of officer "Pinks".
I'll give you $6 for them. You could double your money!
you sonofabitch. i love it! knew what they were the second i saw the picture. how do you live with yourself?
anonymous: i also live in the syracuse area, and can attest to the fact that upstate thrifting is indeed awful!
Admittedly a great bargain but I don't understand the appeal. They're made for the label chasers. I'll stick to my 20 year old Red Wings and my 28 year old Sorels.
I know what you mean, Looney. But I'll be damned if these aren't the most comforatble things I've ever put on. They are, after all, still a pair of Aldens.
Comfort is the key, that and the fact that YOU like them. I admit to envy at your success(like everyone else):) You work hard at it so it ain't just luck. I've started hitting the used clothing stores myself again after reading your blog, so count me as a convert.
So happy for you! CONGRATS!
Where did you find these?
You son of a bitch.
You really think they are the comfortable, Guiseppe? My girlfriend got me a pair for Christmas from NRO and I don't find them very comfortable at all. That said they are great looking and for $2.99 you can't really pass them up.
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