The most accessible way to score throwback style is to head to your local thrift shop. But who has time for that? Thrifting can be a full-time job; a time-consuming hobby that more-often-than-not yields little to no results. You’ll sift through endless piles of Little League T-shirts from 1993, Ralph Lauren dress shirts that come down to your knees, and eons of used underwear and socks. It’s cool to have a few thrifted pieces in your wardrobe to say, “yeah, that’s vintage,” but when everything you own was purchased second-hand the work of digging up the goods outweighs the benefits. Unless you want to have your own show on the History Channel, we suggest you score your low-budget threads from great sales rather than your neighbor’s grandfather’s closet.
Thrifting is usually more trouble than it's worth.