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    13 Shopping Tips For Guys Who Want To Stand Out

    Because who wants to look like everyone else?

    1. Make a Grailed account.

    https://www.grailed.com/drycleanonly/nyfw-street-style-ss18

    Grailed has become the go-to place for fashionable dudes to buy and sell used clothes. Whether you're looking for super hype brands like Supreme and Raf Simons or hard-to-find sneakers from Adidas, Vans and Jordan, a system of filters for size, brand and price make it easy to find deals. New stuff is added constantly, and there's even an iOS app so you can shop from your phone.

    2. Check out some independent vintage web shops.

    In the past few years independent sellers like Vintage Sponsor, Roodboi and others have found that Instagram is a super effective way to advertise and sell vintage merch.

    3. Of course, supporting your local brick-and-mortar vintage shop is the best way to find unique shit.

    4. Learn to love Uniqlo.

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    Uniqlo has long been the secret of fashion bros everywhere. Do you think they're really spending racks on designer everything? No. They're getting perfectly slim khakis, button-ups and down jackets from the Old Navy of Japan.

    5. Seek out great independent shops in unexpected places.

    Christopher Fenimore / Via grailed.com

    Shops like Spruce in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Indigo & Cotton in Charleston, South Carolina prove that you don't have to go to New York or L.A. to find great menswear. Poke around. There's probably something similar in your city.

    6. Try also: the internet — you've heard of it — which lets you shop at the literal best menswear shops in the world.

    tres-bien.com

    World class stores Like Très Bien, Haven and Goodhood usually have massive end-of-season sales.

    7. If you're looking for clothes from Japan and other non-English-speaking countries, try Rakuten and Farfetch.

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    A decade ago hardcore clothes nerds would actually pay people in Japan to go shop for them and ship them goods. Seriously! Thankfully, it's now much easier to find rare goods from Asia and around the world.

    8. Support some DIY T-shirt makers.

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    Limited doesn't have to mean waiting in line at Supreme to pay $200 for a T-shirt. Tiny operations like Boot Boyz Biz and Temp Tees sell extremely small run editions for less than $40.

    9. Visit an independent sneaker store.

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    Following in the footsteps (lol) of Undefeated in L.A., legendary stores like New York's Flight Club, Boston's Bodega and newer shops like Index in Portland, Oregon specialize in finding ultra-rare sneakers.

    10. Become an eBay pro.

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    If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, create a saved search for a particular brand and size of shoes or pants (or whatever) and check back later. I've scored some major deals (like $300 shoes for $40) this way.

    11. Utilize Etsy.

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    Most guys think of Etsy as a place for crafts but there are a ton of great vintage sellers there as well.

    12. Hunt down some sample sales.

    13. And your local flea market.