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ByKari

OWN IT. MANLY MONDAY.

A guest post by fellow Sacramento native,
great friend of Juniper James, dad, husband, musician
& avid thrifter: Johnny Cowan

As a manly man one can not be ashamed to craft their personal style. Especially at a thrift store.

Finding sweet jeans at back-alley prices is just smart and we all want to look smart and cool for less. Thrifting is an art, but don’t be intimidated if you don’t fancy yourself an artist. I’m here to help.

As you enter the store be determined to find your perfect fit. Don’t settle for “I kinda like it,” or “It’s so cheap that it doesn’t matter if I wear it very often.” I have fallen for this trap numerous times, and even if it was only fifty cents, it’s not worth it.

Few things are more wasteful than having 1/2 a wardrobe that you only wear once. Even though you try it on every couple of days thinking, hoping…dreaming that somehow the puke orangeish-brown sweater-vest you rescued last week suddenly became bodacious over night, odds are, it probably didn’t. And that’s just lame and bad for the environment. (Anyone in the market for a puke orangeish-brown sweater-vest?)

When creating, or recreating your style,
remember that YOU make what you wear awesome,
it’s NOT the clothes that make YOU awesome.

For J. JAMES — Johnny Cowan

 

 

 

 

Shop with confidence knowing that even if you decide to wear this crazy star clad western jockey shirt that you found half way off the hanger in the back of the store (true story), YOU made that shirt look darn good, cause you wore it as an extension of your stellar personality. Soon you will discover that your friends are envious of your new found boldness and will never question your authority as a style mogul or your status as part of the male gender of our beloved species. And if they do, it’s only cause they wish they had the guts to wear what you just did.

Try something new. Put yourself out there, and rock it like you own it. –Johnny Cowan