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post #41686 of 50978
@SpooPoker
When was that b used by Brioni?
post #41687 of 50978
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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Population in my town: 21K.
Closest town with larger population: 1.5 hour drive.
Likelyhood of finding a haul 1/10th that of Spoo's: 0

Population in my town: 1.8K

Hours willing to drive for better thrifting.....varies...11 round trip this week.

 

 

Here's my half. Crappy pics for now

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Coats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Suits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the entire haul, but the pics above are just from the 4 black bags in front.

post #41688 of 50978
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Population in my town: 1.8K

Hours willing to drive for better thrifting.....varies...11 round trip this week.

 

 

Here's my half. Crappy pics for now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I get a size check on this motherfucker?

post #41689 of 50978
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Here's the entire haul, but the pics above are just from the 4 black bags in front.

No Kiton?  Dog is not impressed.  Seriously though, great haul!


Edited by leisurewear - 7/29/16 at 8:28pm
post #41690 of 50978

I'm new to thrifting, so I've only bought stuff I would wear myself.  I'm not particularly into 3 button suits, but I picked up an Ermenegildo Zegna Centoventimila suit for $15, because it fit and I liked the material.   Wondering if I did OK?  

post #41691 of 50978
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

I'm new to thrifting, so I've only bought stuff I would wear myself.  I'm not particularly into 3 button suits, but I picked up an Ermenegildo Zegna Centoventimila suit for $15, because it fit and I liked the material.   Wondering if I did OK?  

 

The answer is always yes if you're happy with your purchase. If it fits and you like it, then absolutely.

post #41692 of 50978
^^^^^ Are those suits & jackets all the same size? If so what size?
post #41693 of 50978
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Originally Posted by vexco View Post
 

 

The answer is always yes if you're happy with your purchase. If it fits and you like it, then absolutely.


Thanks.  I'm very happy that I'm not naked so to speak.  I guess what I meant was: is $15 absurdly low or about right for a used suit from that maker/line.  I'm thinking its about right.

post #41694 of 50978

price is not a function of quality. that's the essence of thrifting.

 

in my neck of the woods i expect to pay $25 for a suit regardless if it's alfani or brioni. if you like the suit you did just fine.

post #41695 of 50978
@drlivingston
Oh, I keep looking! And I find a quality piece from time to time, but I don't think there are more than 5 Kiton suits in my town (I know the wealthy people and they don't dress the part). That said, it just makes the occasional find that much more exciting.

As for the comparison to you thrifting demigods, I was referring to the the quantity in which you find scores. Next time SWMBO is out of town for a weekend, I plan on putting in some drive time on the off chance that I get lucky in greener pastures.

And thanks all for the posts! I continue to learn and be inspired by your good fortune!
post #41696 of 50978
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

we should totally form a polo coat posse. but what should we call ourselves? nice find of course!

Can I join the PCP?

 

post #41697 of 50978
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

That is not the proper attitude. I have walked into thrift stores and walked out with nothing. On the other hand, I have walked into thrift stores in the poorest section of town and come out with over $60,000 retail in ties and other items. There are wealthy people in your town. I don't even know what town you live in, but I can assure you that they are there. Eventually they die and their relatives get rid of shit. It is more about being in the right place at the right time. @SpooPoker
 makes this shit look easy because he has mastered the art of hustling. You can opt to rely just on thrift store finds or you can hit yard sales, church rummage sales, and estate sales. Be encouraged by the hauls of others. If you put in the time, you will eventually be posting brags on the daily.

I think that's half true. I live in the Rust Belt and have found Brioni, Hermes, Lobb, etc. But that was over many years of hitting thrifts, estate sales, CL and I estimate I probably walk out with nothing about 19 of 20 times. I don't mean I walk out with just fodder or personal use stuff, I mean nothing. I'm not saying the guys who pull in the big hauls don't have hustle, 'cause I know they do. I'm saying there are some areas of the country that are far, far, far more fertile than others.
post #41698 of 50978

Ok, here's the quick and dirty on the rest....

 

Rain in the AM, plus wool clothing in plastic bags, plus 95 degrees all afternoon = I have a lot of steaming to do this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanover Shell, Fugly Argentinian Loafers (alligator), AE monks, bally Loafers

Minty Alden for BB, AE Hillcrest, AE Loafers

 

 

Catherine Zadeh Alligator Belt with Sterling buckle

 

 

 

 

Anonymous Custom Cream, Linen Suit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not marked, but I'm 99% sure its cashmere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I forget...Corneilani, Paul Stuart

 

 

 

 

Is this 1960's? Anyone know?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #41699 of 50978

Oh, wait....I forgot something.

 

 

Pop! My first real Hermes scarf, (that hasn't been turned into a sport coat lining). Went through at least 7 fakes (some good, some really bad) over the last 6 years to get to this one.

 

"Les Pies" by Xavier de Poret - 1950. They say his scarves are the most rare.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by capnwes - 7/30/16 at 12:28am
post #41700 of 50978
The brand ive been looking for just not the model dang.

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