Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

A Guide to Thrift Shopping for Menswear

Smart shoppers know that thrift stores are places to discover fashionable finds for a fraction of retail store prices. Not only can you score great deals on gently used (and sometimes new!) clothing, shoes, and accessories when you go thrift shopping, but you’re also helping the environment by choosing to purchase second-hand items. If you’re on the hunt for affordable men’s apparel for yourself or the mister in your life, a thrift store like Ohio Valley Goodwill is the first place to start. Follow this guide to start thrift shopping for menswear like a pro:


“Suit up” for less

A good suit is a classic and versatile addition to any wardrobe. They’re great for special occasions and professional settings, such as job interviews. However, finding a brand-new suit can be an expensive endeavor. If you’re looking to save money on a quality suit, try shopping at a thrift store like Ohio Valley Goodwill. There, you can find gently used suits for far less than retail store prices. Even if you find a suit that is slightly too large, you can always have it tailored to fit properly!

Tshirt and jeans from Ohio Valley Goodwill

T-shirt and Jeans

Stock up on basics

Whether you’re starting from scratch to rebuild your wardrobe or just looking for some basics to add to your closet, you can’t go wrong with essential menswear pieces such as jeans, t-shirts, dress shirts and jackets. These tried-and-true basics make up the foundation of any great outfit, for any season.

Men's button down shirts at Ohio Valley Goodwill

Men’s button-down shirts

Find one-of-a-kind styles

One of the best parts about shopping at a thrift store like Ohio Valley Goodwill is the opportunity to discover unique and vintage clothing. Vintage menswear is particularly appealing because many of the styles are timeless and can be worn over and over again. Look for stylish vintage pieces like wool blazers, tweed jackets and pants, and cozy sweaters to add to your wardrobe.

Save on shoes

Men’s shoes, especially dress shoes, are another expensive item. Don’t be afraid to search your local thrift store for gently used shoes. With a little shoe polish, you can often bring leather dress shoes back to “like-new” condition!

Don’t forget the accessories!

Accessories are a great way to express your style and bring more interest to an otherwise plain outfit. From neckties and bowties to watches, cufflinks, belts, and even hats, there’s no shortage of men’s accessories to find when you go thrift shopping at Goodwill.

Check out your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store or shop online at shopgoodwill.com to search for specific menswear items at incredible prices. And for even more savings, sign up to have our special offers sent directly to your email!