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My first Aldens. One shell, one standard cap toe. Both my size. Can't believe my luck. Shells need some work but that will be fun. Best part was they were...let's just say absurdly cheap... next to a pair of busted fake snake Stacy Adams that were $24.99.

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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

The people who can afford to have them originally custom made tend to eat quite well.

Truth lol
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busy as hell lately, have to clean, prep, pack and stage a condo by myself while the wife takes care of the kids.

 

did find something today.  Available

 

 

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I don't know how I unearthed this polished turd, but this comment about sums it up:

 

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 If this is a parody of the type of self-important hipster tool we all rightfully laugh at, it's pretty well done. If it's serious..... boy, I feel really sorry for the writer. Living in your parents' basement and working at a Starbucks while trying to pay off your philosophy degree student loans must suck. And writing a scathing article trying to mock people who can actually afford clothes that didn't come off a dead person probably only dulls some of the pain of being a failure in life.

 

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/43353/thrift-or-die-dont-end-up-in-historys-dustbinjust-shop/

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Just a question for the thrifting veterans. Is a made to measure jacket from an unknown tailor worth any less if the materials used are high quality? I found a custom made Suit jacket with Zegna Cashmere fabric but no pants. Is there value in this?
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post

Where do you guys find these incredible thrift stores??? The only things I find in thrift stores, even in affluent neighborhoods, are broken down Cole-Hahns (the holes in the soles are free) and logo t-shirts. D***.

Find out which days they stock their new or used inventory..i kno work hours restricts that for everyone

Most of items I've got in the past were out of pure luck
post #102997 of 121237
I had a pretty good stop on Saturday


Apolis Activism OCBD N/A

LVC Sunset popover N/A

T Rex Kiton -L


Brioni Orphan I couldn't resist -48

A bunch of Incotex - Chinolino, super 120, super 120 all 38, and a heavy canvas pair for myself
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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

Just a question for the thrifting veterans. Is a made to measure jacket from an unknown tailor worth any less if the materials used are high quality? I found a custom made Suit jacket with Zegna Cashmere fabric but no pants. Is there value in this?

not a veteran but my $0.02

for resale? no. especially not an orphan.
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

T Rex Kiton -L


T Rex Shirts are my favorite nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I don't know how I unearthed this polished turd, but this comment about sums it up:


http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/43353/thrift-or-die-dont-end-up-in-historys-dustbinjust-shop/

This totally made my morning... Between this and taking both cats to the vet, I'm now ready to face the world.
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Originally Posted by NicNac View Post

Just a question for the thrifting veterans. Is a made to measure jacket from an unknown tailor worth any less if the materials used are high quality? I found a custom made Suit jacket with Zegna Cashmere fabric but no pants. Is there value in this?

Can be, cashmere, recognizable name fabric, as long as it's in perfect condition and has modern styling.  If you're intending to resell, MTM stuff is really difficult because some people get MTM not just for the cache, but because they genuinely are hard to fit, so odd sizing is the rule for MTM, with the exception of say a Hong Kong or Indian tailor which people do because it's actually cheaper than a brand name suit.

 

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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

I had a pretty good stop on Saturday


 

Love those Incos, never found more than one pair at a time, have gotten thrift like pricing for a few on the bay though.

 

Shout out to @ATLnoob who posted the eBay PSA, the PRL was NWT, and the Charvet is really nice, haven't checked for fit.


Edited by txwoodworker - 4/22/14 at 10:02am
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

Can be, cashmere, recognizable name fabric, as long as it's in perfect condition and has modern styling.  If you're intending to resell, MTM stuff is really difficult because some people get MTM not just for the cache, but because they genuinely are hard to fit, so odd sizing is the rule for MTM, with the exception of say a Hong Kong or Indian tailor which people do because it's actually cheaper than a brand name suit.

 

Love those Incos, never found more than one pair at a time, have gotten thrift like pricing for a few on the bay though.

 

Shout out to @ATLnoob who posted the eBay PSA, the PRL was NWT, and the Charvet is really nice, haven't checked for fit.

I've yet to encounter an Indian tailored suit...but my HK's do fetch fair.  

 

Just picked up some odd brown plaid check Inco's in a cotton, cash mix.  I think they may stay in my closet.

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Shout out to @tben for a really great trade. Thanks brother (say it like the Hulkster)!
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Yup, +1. He's a good dude.

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