Good Look Guy Finds: Nifty, Thrifty, and Always Under $50


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A Good Look Guy,

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Good Look Guy Finds: Nifty, Thrifty, and Always Under $50

Old school was never so cool

After the long and relaxing Labor Day weekend, we are ready to get back to work while others are ready for school! Today, we go back to our Upper West Side boutique to meet Charles, assistant manager of our 72nd Street boutique.

This month, our Good Look Guy exemplifies the very best our Goodwill stores and boutiques offer in fashion sense while still saving your hard-earned cents.

From the pool to school, the care free days segue seamlessly into more serious fall fashion under the tutelage of debonair, Assistant Manager Charles. Here he’s the epitome of head to toe professionalism with duds that do double duty from desk to dusk.

Metro males will want to emulate Charles’ standout, easy elegance, which was evident as soon as he joined the Goodwill NYNJ team two summers ago. Who could resist his passion for fashion? Or his great eye and innate color sense, so apparent when he enters any place, even a dimly lit room?

Now we turn the focus on this gifted shutterbug who can transform even the most style-averse man. With the simple pairing of exquisite Burberry and Brooks Brothers pieces, any masculine chassis is reborn as classy. Investment dressing is at your frugal fingertips. Just follow his lead and appropriate his impeccable taste for dapper additions that are well within your wallet and wardrobe space.

With Charles as your mentor, have a September to remember and one that makes every guy look that much smarter.

“I enjoy photographing people wearing formal attire. I’m keenly aware of what colors pop on camera, “says Charles. “For family portraits, I make sure there is cohesiveness in the color of the clothes they wear.”

Charles is the Assistant Manager of Goodwill’s 72nd Street boutique. He joined Goodwill NYNJ in August 2013. Charles loves fashion and is passionate about photography. He hopes to open his own photography studio some day.

Charles outfit:

  • Burberry men’s suit jacket and pants: $34.99 
  • Brooks Brothers shirt: $9.99   
  • Brooks Brothers Tie: $3.99

Goodwill 72nd Street boutique:

157 West 72nd Street

Manhattan, NY 10023

P: (212) 799-2723

If you would like to be featured as the Good Look Gal or Guy wearing the outfit you purchased at your favorite Goodwill store for $50 or less, please email jmedellin@goodwillnynj.org

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

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Everyday Pieces w/ @StylingStingy

By Al Green, stylingstingy.com

For my online brand Styling Stingy, I decided to go on a mini shopping spree for my spring inventory, just to see what I could find. The Goodwill within the city of Lumberton was a major hit. I found everything from straw hats, to silk robes, denim shorts, denim vests, and even body suits.

Continue reading “Everyday Pieces w/ @StylingStingy”

Instagram Fashion Inspiration of the Week

This past week you all have been giving us super thrift envy. From classic fall vibes to recycled 90s minimalist, let’s explore some of our favorite looks from Instagram this week.

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Window Sales This Weekend + Pre-Father’s Day Sale! 6/16-6/18

Goodwill Pre-Father’s Day Sale – Friday, June 17

Shop for Father’s Day at Goodwill on 6/17, and get 25% OFF men’s apparel and accessories. Available at all Goodwill stores except the Van Dam outlet in Queens and the new store in Herkimer. Window sale items are not included.

For store locations, visit our website at http://www.goodwillnynj.org/shop/goodwill-store-locations/all.

 

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Don’t Miss Out on This Weekend’s Fabulous Window Sale!

Please stop by one of our participating locations below to take part in our window sales this weekend! This listing includes information for Goodwill NYNJ store window sales for Thursday 6/16-Saturday 6/18.

Window Sale General Rules:

o    Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve

o    Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public

o    Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details

o    After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public

o    Check for specific store rules

 

SALE HOURS AND DATES

New York City
West 79th Street Store: Friday 6/17, tickets 8 am; sale 9 am
Stuyvesant, 2nd Ave. Store: Saturday 6/18, tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
West 72nd Street Store: Saturday 6/18, tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am

 

Northern New Jersey
Elmwood Park Store: Saturday 6/18, tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am
Paramus Store: Saturday 6/18, tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am

 

SPECIAL EVENING JEWELRY SALE AT THE PARAMUS, NJ STORE 6/16

JEWELRY SALE — Thursday, June 16, 4-7 pm (available while supplies last)

 

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.

 

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

Playing Dress-Up: This Week From Inside the Prop Closet with David

Farmer David

For a few years now, I’ve been on a journey to drastically reduce the amount of clothes I own. I actually dream of wearing a simple “uniform” most days: a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black boots. It’s my interpretation of the Steve Jobs/Mark Zuckerberg style of dressing, which is an extremely smart way to make life just a little less complicated.

Still, in spite of my uniform goals, there are a few things that I don’t want to part with just yet. One of those things are my brown farmer overalls.

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I purchased them in a Maryland thrift store a while ago. They were originally pants, but now, after years of use, they’re paint-splattered shorts. They’ve got a very simple design — no buckles or snaps or buttons, just simple ties to keep them up — but they stand out amid the hard concrete, brick and steel of the New York City streets.

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My retirement dream is to own a sheep farm — far, far away from bustling city life. I’ll be able to make my own yarn! These overalls remind me of that dream, and affirm the beauty of thrift stores.

Thrift store shopping allows you to find pieces that speak to past, present and future lives. Who says that adults can’t play dress-up? Until I hear otherwise, I’ll stay in my own magical, imaginative little worlds, and continue dreaming of future ones.

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Photos by Alan Escoto; photo edits by David Leon Morgan.

 

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

 

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David Leon Morgan is a Bronx-based creative storyteller and crafter. He loves to crochet, sing extremely loudly in the shower and help others share their story in creative ways. Learn more about him and his work at http://davidleonmorgan.com 

Inside the Prop Closet with David

Welcome to our new series, Inside the Prop Closet, with our new blogger David Leon Morgan! He’s a creative entrepreneur, photographer and all-around incredible artist who sees inspiration everywhere. Check back every Friday for his latest adventures in thrifting and sourcing fabulous props for his photography studio from his fave local thrift — Goodwill NYNJ!

Photography, Poetry & Passion

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I only had a few dollars to spend; being a full-time creative entrepreneur allows for rare splurges. Luckily, a beautiful thing about thrift store shopping is that creativity is often more valuable than money. And for an artist, creativity is the greatest tool there is.

So with my few dollars, I went to find little, essential somethings at my nearest thrift store. Years of owning too much stuff makes shopping trips a careful adventure, though. I only want to buy things I really love.

Luckily, this recent trip uncovered three lovely things: A denim vest, a printed baseball cap and a book of poetry by Stephen Dobyns.

 

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Not only are these finds perfect additions to my wardrobe and book collection, they also make great photography props. For this reason, they’ll especially come in handy: I’m slowly carving out a tiny space for a photo studio in my tiny apartment. Right now, the nook is just a simple backdrop, select lighting equipment and basic camera tools. But my dream is to fill it with more creative props – fodder for endless imaginative happenings.

 

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Goodwill is the perfect destination for imaginative props. Enter with an open heart – you never know what you’ll find. Buy selectively but adventurously. Think beyond what something is, and instead on what it could be.

And stay tuned to this blog, as each week I’ll share the things I find to add to my studio, and to things collection of things that articulates my poetic spirit, my creative passion and my unique place in the world.

 

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Follow me on social, too: Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.

 

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services, and 92 cents of every dollar earned supports our mission. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

 

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David Leon Morgan is a Bronx-based creative storyteller and crafter. He loves to crochet, sing extremely loudly in the shower and help others share their story in creative ways. Learn more about him and his work at http://davidleonmorgan.com 

Holiday Party Hopping: What to Wear

Thanks in part to the department stores, the holiday season is rapidly approaching! Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza are on their way, but don’t fret, because I have your holiday style guide prepared for you. Whether you’re heading to a new girlfriend’s house for the holidays, your parent’s home for Hanukkah, or just staying in on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be ready.

The first thing you want to think about is comfort. No matter the occasion, you want to be comfortable in your fashion choices.

469746903Are you heading to a new love interest’s house for the holidays? If this is the case, keep the outfit simple. You’ll want to wear a darker, tailored denim jean, matched with a solid button down shirt, and a solid or lightly patterned cardigan. If you choose to wear a patterned cardigan, keep the socks to a solid color; otherwise, have fun with them. Dress to impress, but within reason.

515066443-01If you are invited to an office party, beware of the kitschy light-up ties and antlers. Feel out the way of the office; if the ambiance at your place of employment is tight-lipped and stern, chances are the Rudolph nose should stay at home. For these events, you still have to look professional. I’m not telling you to wear a suit and tie, but still dress nicely. I suggest a darker khaki pant, a solid color button down shirt, and a patterned tie. If you’d like to wear a vest or a jacket, that’s okay, too. Be sure that the color of the shirt and tie match. The key here is to look like you’re ready to have a good time, but just remember that your boss will probably be within close proximity.

If you are heading to a large city that has a nightclub for New Year’s Eve, the rules are completely different. This kind of outfit must exude your personality from top to bottom. Definitely start with a lighter, tighter pair of straight leg denim jeans, and match them up with a patterned button down shirt. The tie you choose, if this is the route you want to go, should be a solid color, and top it off with a darker blazer. Throw in some jewelry here, such as a bulky ring or a large metallic watch.

462470205The shoes you wear don’t matter, as long as they match a belt … and yes, fellas, always wear a belt. The look comes together nicer, okay?

Be confident no matter what you wear, and have a great holiday season! Spread some holiday cheer, and let us know how your outfit came together in the New Year.

Joseph Federico is a published author (IMAGES OF AMERICA: GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP) and the proud owner of Anchors To Dusk Publishing, LLC. He has over 10 years experience in the editorial and writing field, as well as an extensive background in marketing. Currently, Joseph is working on several book projects of his own, including a project spotlighting the American shopping village of Historic Smithville; that is set to be released early in 2015. Please follow Anchors on Instagram, and Twitter. If you have any style questions, or simply want to say hello, email Joseph Federico at joseph@anchorstoduskpublishing.com.

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