In case you're new here: Alfargo's Marketplace in New York City is a menswear thrifting popup that makes Pitti Uomo look like your average afternoon in a law office. Deejayed by Kris Lynch, Alfargo's is an occasion to get fitted in whatever makes you happy (especially if tailoring makes you happy), and talk about clothes with people who really love them. Oh, and good clothes go cheap.
I go to buy and sell, but also to talk to people who appreciate clothes. It's a place where you can have a conversation about the new Dries Van Noten collection, or about your Anthology jacket in that one fabric they do, you know the one. But while I'm there, I really like taking photos. I love capturing a candid, but some moments are just ephemeral—I can't show you Elias and Auden's excited hug on day one, I wish I could. But there are plenty of things I can show you.
It's been a while since I did one of these in article form. I have been posting on Instagram—October, December, February in two parts, April in two parts. But I got too many good photos this time, and I had too much fun to contain this on social media. So here we go. You're about to see some sick summer fits.
Let's start with Kris before he goes inside to do some deejaying. That shirt is fantastic, isn't it?
Henry came casual with a graphic tee and baggies, but completed the outfit once he got there with a RRL linen blazer and a good bucket hat.
Victor leaning heavily into the lanky-schoolboy vibe.
Shane is not a crook, but you'll feel like one when you buy from him, his prices are too damn good.
Sarah at work. She does for Alfargo's what she does for Ralph Lauren, and she does it well.
Drew putting that corridor shirt to work. He almost changed into corduroy shorts from Rowing Blazers, but he was actually more comfortable in the heat wearing these linen trousers.
Ryo of LIC Vintage Clothing, having just posed for somebody else.
Auden wore a dinner jacket and tuxedo shirt to celebrate their birthday. Kshitij can't sit down because he's wearing Issey pleats.
Jeff and Max talking about watches, and about how incredibly different their outfits are.
Elias in some good sunglasses. And jewelry. And clothing. As always. And Auden, proving she can find her way into more of my photos than anybody else.
I recognized Joe's shirt, immediately, from a distance, as Bryceland's diving rayon. We chatted about that and other good things.
Will and others discussed the proper way to pronounce "Stoffa." That's where his clothes are from, btw.
Chomsky making change in a GRP knit.
Zoe and Ramsey of Ram's Head Vintage. A friend of the blog, Zoe wrote the postscript on my article about all that "old money aesthetic" nonsense.
Donovan's day one outfit, back from a time when he had never had Veselka. Seen here with one of the titular mascots for his brand, Grandad's Suitcase.
Stephon rocking his safari jacket and a signature scarf. And Adilton in ivy. Gotta love a guy who rocks a tie in summer because he wants to.
I used my camera to take photos of people. Zane and Chomsky take photos of people. Alex? Alex brought his camera to take phtoos of dogs. So you have that to look forward to. That's probably what they're talking about.
Bryan bought some of Rowing Blazers' Warm and Wonderful prints. Just a few pieces though. Nothing too silly.
Get you a girl who actually likes your fits. Edit: Andrew said this photo is one of the things that finally convinced him to start putting up videos. He seems to be doing pretty well for himself now. I'm happy.
Brian in a full fit from Scott Fraser Collection.
Veer, trying on this jacket he should have purchased from Los Torres Tailors.
Ivan showed up at the end of day one with a halo.
Andy made an active effort to tone it down for Alfargo's. Click his IG link if and only if you want to see what I mean.
Ryo brought it with this black and tan. His shirt, like the shirts around him, is from Polo. Dude likes polo.
Heaven only knows what these two troublemakers were up to.
By this point, Donovan had had Veselka twice, and is therefore much happier and more fulfilled as a person.
Ivan takes a different approach to cullinary delight, celebrating Grimace's birthday with a burger and fries.
Megan repaired my RRL chinos while Sora was busy looking pretty in that Todd Snyder linen herringbone jacket.
Laura usually wears tailoring—I recall one heavy tweed suit in particular—so seeing them here with this more punk vibe. Dandy Wellington is Dandy Wellington They're helping a shopper try on a heavy, heavy tweed jacket in the summer heat.
Brian going through Shane's criminally underpriced silk goods.
This dude's about to get my money.
Sam really seemed to enjoy the various odds and ends on this rack.
Andrew tried this jacket on, and I thought it really completed his outfit. A lot of people make serendipitous finds like this at Alfargo's.
Is Tai just drinking, or is he posing for the camera? It's hard to tell sometimes... Is he a little too cool, here?
Ivan switched into these pants on the spot. See? Serendipity.
Brian of legendary vintage shop Wooden Sleepers.
Thomas, embracing the wrinkles of good linen.
John in a guayabera from Gala Octuvre and trousers he made himself.
Auden, Sora, and Laura return from a beer run. You can just barely see Laura in the back, but you unfortunately can't see their fit.
I love the way Elias is rocking this PRL Casino shirt. Let loose, people.
Stephon caught in public cavorting with an attorney. They should really ban attorneys from this thing, we're the worst.
And we'll close out with Elliot, who was just passing through, but I asked to take his photo, and I apparently made his day. Listen, if you step out in a good fit with Margiela GATs, you deserve to have your photo taken at least once.
I walked away from the first day with only one tie, thinking I might actually make some money over the weekend, but the second day got me. My total haul:
- A PRL paisley tie from Zane. I keep telling myself I have more than enough paisley, and then I find myself getting another piece.
- A Land's End tie from Zoe. I'm running out of room for ties in my home, I'm going to need another tie rack soon. But there's something fantastic about this.
- A guayabera from Nick. Short sleeve linen/rayon blend with some nice details. I now own two guayaberas with plans to buy a third. I did not see that coming.
- A denim shirt from Tai and Bunpei at Rugged Road. Vintage Dickie's Vaquero, It's soft with an excellent collar and good details
- And a suede trucker jacket. I'll probably end up wearing this very casually, we'll see.