|Rachel and her best friend, Whitney|
Every blogger has a reason why they started their site, and my biggest personal motivator behind creating Slow Southern Style back in September ’09 was my day job. I’ve been a Buffalo Exchange employee for the past seven years, which means I’m essentially a professional thrifter. Working in a secondhand store goes beyond what a normal retail job entails. All day long we inspect clothing for construction, fit, fabric content- the list goes on. Keeping up with current trends, studying vintage, and staying abreast of what customers want to wear lends itself to an unending stream of information. With all of that knowledge taking up space in my brain, I felt the need to share it with the masses. Nothing like a little Southern hospitality, right?
Here are a few pictures I snapped for the Buffalo Exchange Tumblr, which showcases all sorts of fun employee outfit photos, new merchandise that’s being shipped to the stores, and plenty more. There’s also a Buffalo Exchange blog and be sure to head to a location nearest you to snap up the spring edition of the Buffalo ‘zine. It’s free! And make sure to say hi if you are hitting up the New Orleans store.
|Morris, Elkin, and Sam Rubenstein. Image c/o Rubensteins
Ladies sit this one out- Thursdays in April are dedicated to the gentleman.
When cleaning out your closet, which items are worth holding on to and which ones are okay to toss?
What about trends? When should men indulge in them, and when should they stay clear?
Read magazines and again, keep informed. The salesman at Rubensteins know what is lasting fashion. We may buy a quick trend, but we will let you know it is now only.
Best piece of advice for a man that is trying to get out of a style rut?
|A Jazz Fest worthy shirt. Image c/o Rubensteins|
|worst.pose.ever. and no, we don’t use the abacus in the background. i suck at math.|
|Lots of subtle texture here|