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post #31 of 35
Just picked up a blue pinstripe Oxxford suit for $10 (marked down from $40) and a casual navy Oxxord blazer for $13. The garments are in practically new condition. I am in a state of disbelief...
post #32 of 35
I've had amazing luck at thrift stores in my area (Burlington, VT). The best finds have come from the Salvation Army and a few church thrift shops. Some examples: a Louis Boston Luigi Borelli dress shirt and a Lorenzini dress shirt, both handmade in Italy and in like-new condition (the nicest shirts I own, actually - the hand stitching is really amazing), both $2 each; a Nazareno Gabrielli DB suit, $11; a Vestimenta tan 2-button super 120s suit, $8; two Hardy Amies made in England 2-button suits, $9 each; a number of Hickey-Freeman, Southwick, Brooks Brothers, and Burberry suits for less than ten bucks each; and lots of sports jackets (Gieves & Hawkes, Oxxford, Filo A'Mano, Fioravanti, Faconnable,  etc.) for around six bucks each. All are in excellent condition; I'm guess I'm just the right size (46R) for the area.
post #33 of 35
I'm going to tweak the question a bit - considering that 5-6 years ago about 95% of my clothing was from thrift stores, I was really amazed to find almost nothing left these days: In current "rotation" Perkins custom French blue cutaway collar shirt with a unique white check (love this shirt.) - $3 Vintage Robert Talbott tie - brown/blue/yellow stripes (one of my favorites) - $2 "St Georges Milano" solid navy cashmere tie - $3 Audrey Buckner tie - unique yellow/blue/red, sort of a plaid - $5 Zanella chocolate brown/rust flannel slacks - $5 Abboud worsted slacks in an amazing shade of tan - $7 4 linen SB w/lapel Brenda Kett odd vests - $8 for all 4 and a very cool chocolate brown silk polo shirt - $3 White linen slacks from "Bachrach" (not as bad as they sound) In the back of the closet for days where the weather is really foul: ET Wright brn cap toes w/rubber sole - $20 (they were new) Polo/Corneliani SB 2btn flannel blazer - $8 Bullock & Jones grey flannels - $7 Mondo light olive cavalry twill trousers - $6 Slates flat front dark grey worsted slacks - $4 Nordstrom house brand white dress shirt - $1.50 Ascot Chang shirt - blue with red stripe - $5 Mickey Spatz green flannels - $7 Cool tie from "Pavone" (don't recommend this brand generally) - $7 Tom James "Ventura" tie - their top-of-the-line - $5 Lanvin Paris bottle green shantung tie - $3 Besides a few more ties/shirts in storage I think, that's it.. That means two things - I wasted a LOT of money buying clothes in thrift stores just cause they were cheap, also that I've found a lot of high-end stuff in thirft stores but none that fit well enough to keep (sold all that stuff for a tidy profit.)
post #34 of 35
Now that's a list... Mine? H&K striped shirt, black/red/blue thin stripe on white. Collar is small (it's pretty vintage) and not stiff enough to stand up to most ties, but it's excellent w/jeans, and in great shape. Runners up: Cambridge U hoody Ties - 3 BB Repps, several Polos, a Robert Talbott Lots of tshirts... I found the thrifting was pretty good in suburban Philly, though the choices tend to be sensible... Down the Easten Shore of MD, there were great, flashier castoffs from overdressed country lawyers and weekenders on the Gold Coast... I got nothing so far from Baltimore and DC.
post #35 of 35
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My holy grail is an Oxxford suit--yet to be found, but I know it's out there.
And, bingo. Consignment, not thrift, but picked up my first Oxxford suit yesterday for $20. It's a three button "Onwentsia" model (do we know anything about those?), charcoal with mini-stripes, tropical weight, "Super Worsted" as per tag. It needs a little alteration (sleeves shortened, pants lengthened, etc.) but I must say I'm pretty pleased.
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