Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tip-of-the-Day: Goodwill Hunting

Now that cold weather is officially upon us, it's time to break out the heavier fabrics. I love this time of year because I have some kind of fettish for heavy oxford cloths, wool flannels, tweeds, and cashmeres. In fact, I like these thicker fabrics so much, I try to wear them head to toe in cold weather, including in my breast pocket.

I was looking to change up my basic white linen/cotton pocket square that I wear so often for something heavier, and more colorful, but couldn't find anything I liked, and didn't really want to pay $75 for a fricking handkerchief. So, here's my secret...

Go to a thrift or goodwill store:

Pick up a plaid flannel shirt for about $4:

Cut a square 16" x 16" out of the back of the shirt:

Fold the square like this:

 TA-DA! You have a brand new, one-of-a-kind, winter-ized pocket square, for $4!

The great thing about this is, not only do you save $$ and get a truly unique accessory, but you also have a selection of hundreds, maybe thousands of fabrics to choose from.

Yours in style,


L.A.S said...

Genius shit Dan.

Stephen said...

I had to quote this because I know you are a Kanye fan

"But I know that if I stay stunting//
All these girls only gon’ want one thing//
I could spend my whole life good will hunting//
Only good gon’ come is it’s good when I’m coming"

stylewithbenefits said...

Love that you showed off a DIY! Clever..

Fancy Pants said...

Another item of clothing you can do this with is a pair of boxers, which often have pocket square like patterns. Just have to be a little more careful with how you cut the square.