Gentlemen, the fashion pros at our men’s consignment store in San Diego, Encinitas, and Phoenix know: there comes a time in every man’s life when he has to gear up, take a deep breath, and tackle one of the most challenging tasks there is.
We’re talking, of course, about the Great Post-College Closet Purge. What exactly is the Great Post-College Closet Purge, you ask? We’re glad you did.
To put it simply, every man collects an…interesting array of clothing throughout his college years. Maybe you were a dedicated frat boy, decked out in sleeveless tees, backwards hats, and Alpha Beta Kappa Phi insignia everywhere you went. Maybe you were the “Did we have class today?” type, the guy who rolls out of bed two minutes before his midterm, throws on a “clean” sweatshirt, a pair of I-bought-these-at-Gap-my-senior-year-of-high-school jeans, and sprints out the door.
But no matter what your personal college style, chances are, both you and your life have evolved since the days of too-late nights and that deep appreciation of PBR you were sure you’d always have. And chances are, your wardrobe has not.
So men, it’s time. It’s time to throw open those closet doors, scour your shelves, and replace the items you know you should not still be wearing with pieces that match your (hopefully) more mature look. Roll up those sleeves; here is our Well Suited how-to guide:
Flip flops: Sure, they were great for late-night walks from those killer house parties, and yes, nothing gripped your long board as well as your trusty Rainbows, but it’s time to retire your worn out man flops. For your days off, look instead for awesome (non-athletic) sneakers and casual loafers. We promise, they’ll be just as comfortable.
- “Class of…”: While we know you love your alma mater as much as the next Animal House fan, it’s time to ditch your striking collection of “Class of 2001” t-shirts and sweats. Yes - you can still keep a few for working out or lounging around the house, but as far as the whole “going out in public” thing goes, it’s time to say goodbye.
The ill-fitting suit: Maybe it got you through formal after formal. Maybe it was the suit you wore to your very first job interview. We know it can be sentimental, but no matter what fond memories you made in your trusty suit, when you’re constantly tugging at the sleeves and your morning sock decision becomes integral because they’ll be on display up to your shins, it’s time to get a new suit. (Looking to buy a designer suit without the designer price tag? Check out our collection of men’s designer clothes in San Diego, Encinitas, and Phoenix.)
We know it might be hard. We know it might be tiring. But men – it’ll be worth it. (Tell your girlfriend she's welcome.)