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This is a really good fit off the thrift rack @ChetB ^

The other day I picked up a bespoke SC that seemed like the original owner had me in mind when getting it made icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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WTF

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I'm sensing a pattern here, and this is a road (if I can just mix metaphors for a sec) I've been down myself (and almost everyone here, too, I'd imagine):

Pause. Breathe. You probably want to hold off a bit on all these *might be's* and *almost*s and *with a little tailoring*.

Pause. Breathe again. Check out Uniqlo's web site. For the forty bucks you would have spent on an old ripped Z Zegna, you could grab, during one of their many sales, a new, slim, modern, perfectly good blazer that fits and is returnable if it doesn't. Same with their oxfords and chambrays: $20 on sale, and they will look better than any almost-fitting *baller* shirt from the thrift. (They will certainly fit better).

Take another breath. Pause. Reflect. Realize the internet is vast, the finds posted here are unlikely, you won't grab a cartfull every time out.

When you grab something, think: "Could I sell this to someone else? Would they go apeshit over it and do a little dance? Why or why not..." Apply these same rules to yourself. ("Am I to go apeshit over this piece?". Probably not....).


Psychology is not in your favor. Just by driving to the store, being in the store, having read the illustrious thrift thread, the very act of looking for something: these all skew your judgment. It has helped me to imagine I already have a basket of Kiton floating above my cart's squeaky wheels. I've already found so much amazement! Will this next thing push it over the edge? (If yes, grab it. If not, put the ten bucks back in your pocket. That's one half of a Uniqlo shirt right there; this all ads up; don't piss it away!)

When buying for yourself, don't just buy for the label inside. No one can see it, and if they could, they wouldn't know or care. Learn to recognize the quality pieces, or just what wows you or looks objectively good on you in the mirror.

Pause. Breathe. Consult Spoo or Brianpore or the Nataku-- they're all very friendly. Rage at futuremyth, at his plentiful cups that runneth all the way fucking over -- but don't empty your pockets in a rage. The stuff you see is not as good.

Except that one time a month when it is.

Then you buy. Then you photograph. Point. Cheer. Yell. Profit.


*Hurray!*

Haha, good shit!

 

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thread first?

Aren't they like 50 thou a piece? 

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@noob Thanks for the post. It was a necessary reminder that I should be thrifting quality hauls instead of small things every now and then. I gotta exercise more patience and approach my thrifting with frugality in mind just so I'm not throwing money out there.

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@noob
 Thanks for the post. It was a necessary reminder that I should be thrifting quality hauls instead of small things every now and then. I gotta exercise more patience and approach my thrifting with frugality in mind just so I'm not throwing money out there.


I try the if it's a hone run method now
Saves a lot of space
Go for whales
Ignore smalls
Unless it's a living
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I'm sooooooooo addicted to House of Cards. I opted out on watching season 4 of The Killing to watch House of Cards. 

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Season 2 episode 1, House of Cards. WTF did I just watch???!!! :wow::eek:

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Oh yes - dolfan gave me some hints last time I was down. Didn't find a whole lot but this time Sarasota and Naples are def in the mix. Have an ex- down there on San Marco who doesn't hate me so would be nice to get back and see some folks...and thrift (I lived all around FL for 18 yrs on and off - hadn't been there for 10+ yrs and a LOT has changed).

I've got a spreadsheet and map on Naples. Hit me up.
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BB Suit 42R Flannel Pinstripe


 

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Chuck Taylors Made in USA. 13.

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J Crew Linen Suit. 44L.


 

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Paul Stuart Suit. 42R.

 

Hickey Freeman Corduroy Jacket. Quality seems pretty nice on this. XL


 

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BB 346. 46L I think.

 

 

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TJ Holland & Sherry

 

 

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BB 346 Charcoal Pinstripe Suit

 


 

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BB 346 41R

 

 

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BB 40R

 

 

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Zanella 42 R

 

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Couple of keepers. In the field still.

vtg Gucci 100% cashmere

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Dude. :slayer:

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E-Brag (these should fit I think) BB Peal by Alden :D Worst case they get resold $$

 

Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. Medallion Perforated Captoes

 
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Those are not Alden. Looks like C&J from here
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Great week for designer stuff, the speedy 25 with the monogram strap and the burberry london macintosh are my favorites
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Just e-thrifted 6 W.W. Chan suits in my size. I think I got a decent deal. But now I have to purge a few of my own. I have at least two available: (1) Canali (around a 40 or 42) that is medium gray with light brown pinstripes and (2) Hickey Freeman (around a 40 or 42) that is medium gray with a lighter gray windowpane. I won't be able to measure or photograph them until next Sunday because I am away this week, but let me know if interested. There might be more coming available soon that are around the same quality.


Edited by irish56 - 8/3/14 at 10:45am
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