Hand-me-down clothing can have great appeal if the garment is well made. The thought of wearing something your father or grandfather wore is exciting, and the garment's history is often evident. Scars and wear add character, and they often spark conversation.
The photo above is another favorite of mine from the Sartorialist. This suit was identified as a hand-me-down, and I love how the linen has aged. It almost looks like a tobacco leaf, and the pants and vest are perfection. I would love to know what shoes he is wearing in the photo.