Moose Creek Legendary Clothing / $14.99
On my last hot springs trip, my latest Goodwill find worked just right! It was in the low 20s the whole morning, and pretty chilly. After hiking up to these hot springs through a couple inches of snow, I was feeling pretty warmed up! The coat is really cozy, and has the faux sherpa lining going through the sleeves, which I like. A lot of similar coats only line the chest, and have quilted sleeve interiors which isn't quite as warm, if you ask me.
The outer material is a kind of faux suede, which was great for keeping out the snow and cold breezes. (Until I slipped a couple times and got snow inside the coat sleeves... and my camera lens. Yikes. I got it out and it's still functional, thank goodness!)
My friend Jordan vlogged our hot springs trip, and includes a quick interview with me while I eat fries. I added it below!
The big pockets were a great spot to put lens caps, gloves, and whatnot, and also have a sherpa lining on the inside. This is a pretty solid find that I'm proud of, though it is a little more challenging to fit in an outfit. I like the dark brown color, and don't mind breaking the rules and mixing brown and black (cause hey - I think it can be done!) but it's still a tough piece!
I really hope mixing close shades of brown and black, or close shades of navy and black becomes a trend. That'd be nice.
Photos & Vlog by Jordan Finfrock
Pantofola d'Oro / $5.99 / €80-200 New
What started as me just dropping off some old clothes to donate ended with me not leaving as empty-handed as I'd hoped. Oh well, these are pretty sweet.
Since getting back from my senior trip to France & Italy, I've been pretty partial to buying post-trip souvenirs. (Like this Dolomite Expedition-inspired coat!) Well... here's another late souvenir from the most beautiful country I've been to. Saw these on the rack and thought they were a pair of Adidas at first, because of the three stripes. Took a closer look and noticed the pretty blatant Italian written all over it. I knew "d'Oro" meant gold, cause high school Spanish. Picked them up and they felt pretty nice. The tread was barely worn, the leather felt real, and I loved the stars and classic/vintage feel of them. Tried them on, they fit perfectly. It seemed kinda weird to have Italian shoes in an Idaho Goodwill, so I figured these were probably pretty cool.
Got home and discovered two things. First, the middle star on the left shoe is missing. Oops. (Still would have gotten them if I'd noticed that to begin with.) Secondly, that these are really Italian made, and by a company that is one of my new favorites! (Pantofola d'Oro--look at their other shoes! SO gorgeous!! If I had hundreds of euros to splourge on a single pair, I'd do it!) They only recently started to distribute in the states, and only in a handful of boutiques in bigger cities. These have the US size printed on the bottom of the tongue, so that tells me these probably weren't originally purchased in Italy, but from one of these boutiques. Amazon has a similar pair of these shoes for something like 80 euros, but the company's online store only has a couple shoes priced under 200 euros. So this is definitely a pretty high-quality footwear find!
Red Wing Shoes / $5.99 / $270 New
It was looking like another day of "nada" in my thrift shopping adventures. I decided to double back and see if I missed anything in the shoe racks. Whether I missed these, or they put these out while I was looking around elsewhere, I don't know. But as far as thrift-shopping gold goes, I hit the jackpot with these.
These go for $260-$270 new. This pair is in great condition, already broken in a little bit. They're sturdy, hefty, lifetime boots.
The problem for me is that they're a size 8. I can barely get my foot in there with thin socks. Though I can repeatedly succeed, it's not quite worth my discomfort to wear these guys around. My half-size-small Doc Martens are one thing. These hurt to put on. So I figured somebody else would like them more than I do.
These have plenty of adventures and years left to live in them. I'm currently selling them on Grailed right here - https://www.grailed.com/listings/1114812 if you're interested!
Doc Martens / $3.99 / $150+ new
I'm a big fan of Doc Martens. A frequent daydream of mine was finding a pair of docs when I'm thrift shopping. Well... that daydream was realized. I want to say they're "vintage" Docs from the 90s, just cause they don't have the same modern cut, but I'm really not sure.
They're a very large size 9, and I'm usually a size 10-10.5 so they're pretty snug. But with a pair of thin socks, you won't hear me complaining thanks to the $3.99 price tag! What?!? WHAT? Thanks, Goodwill!
Nike / $5.99 / $60+ New
Got very excited when I saw these at Goodwill. They fit in the store, but when I tried them on at home, they were pretty snug. :/ I gave them to my younger brother and now they're his favorite pair of shoes.
BØRNS / $3.99 / $125 New
I like chelsea boots. When I first saw these, I kinda just thought they were another ugly boot on the shoe racks. Then I recognized the little symbol above the heel. I remember seeing other stuff with that symbol being priced pretty high, so I picked them up. They were in my size. I put them on. The inside was super soft, like as close to having a pillow in your shoe as it can possibly get.
The suede is pretty balded in some places, and there's even a tiny hole in one shoe, but these are now my go-to beater boots, great for exploring and looking like a rockstar while doing so.
GBX / $7.99 / ~$100 New
These boots make me want to go on an adventure and join an indie rock band. Love the side zip! Still in great condition.
Converse / $5.99 / $50 New
Can't go wrong with a pair of converse! Both are in practically new condition. The left ones are kind of a raspberry color, and were found on the women's' shoe racks. Ain't no shame in looking over there!
Souvenir jackets with all kinds of weird prints are trending big time right now. When I saw this super cheesy, poorly designed black bomber jacket on the jacket rack of goodwill with the $2.99 price tag I couldn't help but pick it up. It's super light, has a thin lining, and a plastic-like shell that seems about as close to waterproof as clothes can get. It's awesome for cool fall mornings, and rainy days.
PF Flyers / $5.99 / $60+ New
I've always liked the look of PF Flyers, and I like that they're different enough from Converse to stand out. Found this pair for $5.99 at Goodwill. They had a few stains but those came out pretty easily, seeing as the outer isn't canvas, but some kind of plastic/rubber. I wear these guys a lot and LOVE them!