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Refinery29: Radical Reconstruction
by Ami Kealoha
on 13 April 2006
R29.4.13.06

Thrift store fanatics This Old Thing? are well aware that many people consider the reconstructed vintage thing a tired trend. Relying more on meticulous craftsmanship than the gimmicky design that has marred the good name of reworked vintage, the design team of Roy Caires and Tommy Cole have been able to create handsome bespoke pieces that look great regardless of their flea market origins. With witty line names like "White Collar Crime" and "Re-pleat After Me," This Old Thing? create comfortable shirts and pants that are remarkably modern, playful, and streamlined. More remarkable than their resurrection of the new vintage genre is the way they've used expert tailoring to revitalize men's pleated pants. Gentlemen, we tip our caps to you.

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