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The Official 2013 Thrift Thread Find of the Year aka Cheapies Award Thread

Poll Results: Who thrifted the best in 2013?

Poll expired: Jan 8, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 10% (6)
    cpmac7 - Lobb shoes
  • 1% (1)
    capnwes - rocky mountain featherbed vest
  • 0% (0)
    capnwes - star artioli croc shoes
  • 12% (7)
    highvoltorb - 22k gold cufflinks
  • 6% (4)
    acme - cane sword
  • 3% (2)
    suited - isaia S170s suit and huntsman bespoke
  • 10% (6)
    s_allen_p - james bond's brioni jacket and kiton cashmere overcoat
  • 5% (3)
    gmmcl - bespoke morning coat, huntsman, and anderson & sheppard
  • 1% (1)
    hooker4186 - sulka x loro piana jacket, mmm shoes, bespoke vienna shoes
  • 0% (0)
    nataku - brioni storm system coat
  • 5% (3)
    ilikethelights - vicuna hickey freeman overcoat
  • 3% (2)
    capnwes - 1950s caraceni SC
  • 10% (6)
    capnwes - hermes scarf lined corduroy suit
  • 20% (12)
    nataku in general
  • 6% (4)
    eazye in general
  • 1% (1)
    scottw - christyan dyor polyester tie
  • 10% (6)
    spoopoker for thrifting a ferrari
  • 0% (0)
    fueco - edward green shoes
  • 13% (8)
    sthenosall - leica camera
  • 6% (4)
    spoopoker - nwt belstaff leather jacket
  • 3% (2)
    mattylonglegs - nwt robert geller overcoat and alden shell indys
  • 3% (2)
    snoogz - zegna deerskin leather jacket
  • 10% (6)
    troika - arnys forstiere
  • 12% (7)
    oshuns919 - loro piana leather jacket NWT
  • 17% (10)
    mainy - big e levis
  • 0% (0)
    centaur1 - 2 anderson & sheppard suits
  • 32% (19)
    nataku - massive yohji yamamoto haul
58 Total Votes  
post #1 of 93
Thread Starter 
This thread is now open for submissions for best find of the year. Please consider the following :

1. Keeping conversation to a minimum to allow users to scroll through your finds
2. Spoiler pictures when quoting

A vote will be added in January once the year is up to determine the winner.

RULES :

1. You can nominate anyone, including yourself
2. The post must have been posted in the thrift thread from 1/1/13 - 12/31/13 (midnight, EST)
3. The item must have been thrifted at an actual thrift, no consignment stores etc.
post #2 of 93
First!

Know I wont win but Lobbs for $6 is a good start


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post #3 of 93

Original Post....http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/60150_50#post_6050292

 

Grabbed this Leather, Sheepskin & Nylon - Goose Down vest at lunch today....

 

 

 

Feeling pretty good about it after seeing this.

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=rocky+mountain+featherbed+vest&_sop=3

 

Too bad its not one of those fully leather jobs...but hey you won't hear me complain.

 

 

Better Pics

 

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post #4 of 93

Original Post http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/81450_50#post_6640606

 

The following were "stolen", with permission, from Brianpore's territory on the way home today. My single best shoe find to date. These should find themselves rested comfortably on Ferrari pedals some time mid week.

 

 

 

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post #5 of 93

Nominating myself.

 

Long story short: Found a J. Press blazer in the middle of nowhere Ohio. Pick it up and find a bag full of gold jewelry in the pocket. Turn it in to a worker there. Lets me have a piece of jewelry for being honest and turning them in. Take these 22k gold 1882 $5 coin cufflinks. Sold them for $826 on the bay which was seriously good timing for a study abroad trip I took this summer. 

 

post #6 of 93

I nominate this, hoping for some more pics of it!

 

Quote:Originally Posted by Acme View Post
 

With the recent posts about canes, it's rather coincidental that I actually bought my first one today. Nothing terribly special...

 

 

 

Though it did have this inside.

 

post #7 of 93
If I may, I'd like to submit two nominations for myself.

The first would be the pair of recent Isaia suits I pulled out of a grimy thrift. Would it be appropriate for me to submit them as a single nomination since they were found together on the same rack, same brand, same donor? One is navy, the other is a light gray windowpane. Both were dual vent, working cuffs with flat front trousers. The windowpane suit is super 170's. I paid a total of $23 for these bad boys. I just had to have the cuff slightly altered on one suit, other than that they were in absolute mint condition. I haven't listed them for sale yet, but I expect the reward to be handsome:


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The second nomination would be the bespoke Huntsman sport coat I found that flipped for $446. I paid $10 (plus a reweaving investment). Dual vent, ticket pocket, working cuffs.

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post #8 of 93
There are a few finds I remember from other members that will most likely get my vote, but, I found a couple of worthy contenders I'll submit, if for no other reason than to contribute to a reflection back on some of the years best pulls:

James Bond's Brioni linen jacket from Die Another Day
It was made for Pierce Brosnan's Stuntman. Paid $35, a pretty standard amount for anything recognized as better quality at the particular thrift store I found it. At the time of original posting, I didn't mention the Bond origins as I hadn't yet made the connection to what the tag meant.


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Kiton cashmere overcoat
Submitting if for no other reason than it's Kiton, and it's a lot of cashmere. Paid $20.

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post #9 of 93
Subscribed.
post #10 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by s_allen_p View Post

There are a few finds I remember from other members that will most likely get my vote, but, I found a couple of worthy contenders I'll submit, if for no other reason than to contribute to a reflection back on some of the years best pulls:

James Bond's Brioni linen jacket from Die Another Day
It was made for Pierce Brosnan's Stuntman. Paid $35, a pretty standard amount for anything recognized as better quality at the particular thrift store I found it. At the time of original posting, I didn't mention the Bond origins as I hadn't yet made the connection to what the tag meant.


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/End thread.
post #11 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

Nominating myself.

Long story short: Found a J. Press blazer in the middle of nowhere Ohio. Pick it up and find a bag full of gold jewelry in the pocket. Turn it in to a worker there. Lets me have a piece of jewelry for being honest and turning them in. Take these 22k gold 1882 $5 coin cufflinks. Sold them for $826 on the bay which was seriously good timing for a study abroad trip I took this summer. 


I like this one.
post #12 of 93
there were some vicuna finds this year... =)
post #13 of 93
Bespoke Savile Row morning suit
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Bespoke Huntsman riding jacket
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Anderson & Sheppard corduroy sport coat
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A&S corduroy suit

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Oh, and this. Not going to win the award for most expensive, but I think it's among the coolest (even if it's only 2/3 of a set)
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post #14 of 93
NWOT Sulka x Loro Piana:
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Bespoke Viennese Shoes (EUR1,000+ retail!)
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MMM Side Zips
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post #15 of 93
I take it my Yohji haul in May wouldn't count as it was more than one piece. Here's my single best find this year. Well, no - I can't say that because I didn't pull it off the rack. My wife did! I was flipping through the suit/sportcoat racks and she walks over to me holding this and said "Hey, this is a really nice coat!" I was not aware of her eye for quality and figured it was London Fog or something so I said "Oh.... wow....cool....that's nice." and kept flipping through the suits. She then said "Did you see who made it?" while flipping the jacket open. I saw it and just about died.

NWOT Brioni Wool/Cashmere Storm System overcoat. Right pocket still basted shut. Horn buttons and stunning horn belt buckle. Likely one of the best things I've ever bought from a thrift.

Hung onto this since about June. Finally coat season is here so it'll make it's debut on the 'bay tonight.







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