A common thread amongst #menswear heads is to teach gentleman of the Internet how to be "thrifty" and obtain pre-owned, timeless clothing for rock bottom prices. In common vernacular, this is known as "vintage shopping," and thanks to two giant fuckheads who go by the names of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, this pastime has officially gone mainstream. But even before those lames starting singing about the apparent joys of copping '60s, '70s and '80s era swagu, shopping vintage was built upon a foundation of lies—that it's easy, affordable and makes you magically stylish. In typical Four Pins contrarian fashion we've taken it upon ourselves to dispel these fallacies by rattling off 10 reasons vintage clothing is straight up fucking awful. Read it and join the rest of us in reality, where clothing is crispy and maybe-sometimes-okay-most-of-the-time expensive. But, hey, at least the pants we're in weren't worn by some dude when he was getting a popcorn HJ during a 1975 screening of Jaws.
Jake Woolf is a writer living in New York City. You can read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.