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Mens Thrift Shopping – Dressed for the Spring Rain

Bandanna, Newsboy Cap, Shooters Jacket

Bandanna, Newsboy Cap, Shooters Jacket

Last week I took Thursday and Friday off of work because I had my first engagement photo shoot planned for Thursday afternoon…. plans changed because of some chilly weather and consistent rain showers throughout the day. My thursday ended up being spent thrift shopping a bit for some photo props and then at Starbucks finally throwing down some prints for sale on my ETSY page. But back to thrift shopping which is something I’ve loved to do for years. The best thing about it is that you can find unique stuff that you won’t see on every other guy walking around town. Before I got married I ran an online vintage tee shop for about a year and just loved it, that made it hard for me to buy anything brand new, except for jeans, so hard to find good jeans in a good fit used. Anyways, figured I’d do a post on two recent finds which I happened to sport this past fine rainy Thursday.

Mens Thrift Shop Finds

Mens Thrift Shop Finds

First up I snagged some nicely worn in leather wing tipped shoes. These things are killer! Old man stlye through and through… I’ve always shied away from the wing tips cause mostly I’ve only seen the contrasty white/blacks which are too swing dancing for my taste. Was happy with this find and right away got some cleaner for the inside although I could tell these haven’t been worn for years, I still wanted to make sure my feet were stepping into some sanitary leather goodness.

Second on the list was a leather shooters jacket. Nice length and fairly light weight, perfect for spring and even more perfect for a dreary day. Not sure where this came from. Its old enough that the label was completely worn away and whatever info was on there was long gone. Very english and was an inspiration for a sudden style shift with my facial hair.

To top it off I grabbed my black bandanna which adds that extra bit of warmth and protection of the neck and I think adds some homegrown style. Everybody needs a few bandannas! Throw a newsboy inspired hat on top for some completeness.

Any other thrift shoppers out there?! Shout out

Im not sporting leather pants. Don’t think I ever would, haha. These are Levis 514X.

Full Out Ready

Full Out Ready

Rachel - LOVE thrift store shopping. Furnished an entire house between that and garage sales!

Impossible’s PX100 – First Round

PX100 through a Polaroid SX-70

PX100 through a Polaroid SX-70

Finally got a pack of PX100 through my camera. Got some from a good shooting friend of mine, Mark. I was SUPER impatient and knew I wasn’t going to be able to get out of the house to shoot it any time soon so I blew through it really quick just to see it. I’d say its pretty awesome. Gonna pick up some PX600 next, supposedly its not as finicky as the 100. You see, you gotta keep it from light as soon as it pops out of the camera or else itll just get all blown out and its pretty heat sensitive. I definitely don’t have the hang of it. Its easier to shoot indoors and thats what I did so my results were pretty good, at least to me! What do you think about this stuff?

Impossible Projects PX100 Polaroid Film

Impossible Projects PX100 Polaroid Film

Impossible Projects PX100 Polaroid Film

Impossible Projects PX100 Polaroid Film

I confess. Was showing off a little of the new tattoo:)

Steve Peterson - Lame photos what a waste of time.

jarrod - Thanks Steve:) Yeah, I should quit.

sarah - Tattoo looks pretty awesome, though – so I can see why you’d want to show it off. Oh, and some nice shots, of course. 😉

jarrod - :) Thanks Sarah!