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post #1291 of 109461
Not much to brag about but I found a womens Brooks Brothers SB wool coat for $7, looks mint. A dry clean and it should make a beautiful present. I'd guess it retails for $5-600.
post #1292 of 109461
Well after reading this thread I felt inspired to go check out my local store's offerings. It was discouraging to say the least. I passed on a Borrelli suit, an Oxxford tweed jacket, an Aquascutum trench, a sea green and purple Charvet button up, two Thomas Pink (sea island quality) button up shirts in some really exceptional colors. I passed on the old Ferragamo loafers and the great many Brooks Brothers and Hugo Boss black label shirts. I passed on the Giorgio Armani dress slacks and the Zanella trousers. I passed on two Zegna suits on single breasted the other double. They were all too big, too worn, too stained or too old. I left with a Robert Ludlum book.
I know by what I found that these things are out there, especially here in Fort Lauderdale. I guess I'll try again next week when they've had some time to cycle through a few "putting out of the new stuff" periods. Anyone else have similar experiences and what did you do, if anything, when you found something worth purchasing?
post #1293 of 109461
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Originally Posted by J'aimelescravates View Post
Well after reading this thread I felt inspired to go check out my local store's offerings. It was discouraging to say the least. I passed on a Borrelli suit, an Oxford tweed jacket, an Aquascutum trench, a sea green and purple Charvet button up, two Thomas Pink (sea island quality) button up shirts in some really exceptional colors. I passed on the old Ferragamo loafers and the great many Brooks Brothers and Hugo Boss black label shirts. I passed on the Giorgio Armani dress slacks and the Zanella trousers. I passed on two Zegna suits on single breasted the other double. They were all too big, too worn, too stained or too old. I left with a Robert Ludlum book.
I know by what I found that these things are out there, especially here in Fort Lauderdale. I guess I'll try again next week when they've had some time to cycle through a few "putting out of the new stuff" periods. Anyone else have similar experiences and what did you do, if anything, when you found something worth purchasing?

Were any of those 46L or 48L ?
post #1294 of 109461
the fact that all those things were there, although not in your size, is a good sign.

Just go every week or so, see what you can see.
post #1295 of 109461
In the style wasteland of San Antonio I managed to score a few items in the past month. NWT Brioni and Zegna ties for 50 cents each, a pair of black calf Alden long wings for 2 dollars (beaten but starting to recondition nicely - I will likely replace inferior resole w/ rubber and wear during rain), and a borelli white w/blue stripe (contrasting collar) shirt. Tonight I purchased 2 vintage sport jackets by Fox Knapp and Pendleton - full canvass and needing only slight sleeve shortening. I am not familiar with these manufacturers but the quality seems adequate.
post #1296 of 109461
Today at Goodwill I bought a wonderful tweed suit by Abercrombie & Fitch, dated 1959. The coat's my size, but I was so excited I didn't even pull out the pants. We'll see when I get home. Just the most spectacularly beautiful suit.
post #1297 of 109461
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post
Today at Goodwill I bought a wonderful tweed suit by Abercrombie & Fitch, dated 1959. The coat's my size, but I was so excited I didn't even pull out the pants. We'll see when I get home. Just the most spectacularly beautiful suit.

That's a great find. I found an old A&F Oxxford suit one time. The jacket was in gorgeous shape, but, alas, the trousers were not. It hurt me to walk away from it.
post #1298 of 109461
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post



I ended up putting this tie on Ebay last week and it sold for $83.
post #1299 of 109461
did some more thrifting today

i bought some old penguin, polo, and lacoste polos . a pair of polo dress shorts. some old brooks brothers shirts including a really nice irish linen shirt that fit perfectly.

by accident i bought a "burberrys of london" shirt. i think the label should have been just "burberry".

so what's the deal with "burberrys of london"? i guess its some kind of knock-off?

the buttons were real mother of pearl and everything seemed proper.
post #1300 of 109461
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Originally Posted by mr.loverman View Post
did some more thrifting today

i bought some old penguin, polo, and lacoste polos . a pair of polo dress shorts. some old brooks brothers shirts including a really nice irish linen shirt that fit perfectly.

by accident i bought a "burberrys of london" shirt. i think the label should have been just "burberry".

so what's the deal with "burberrys of london"? i guess its some kind of knock-off?

the buttons were real mother of pearl and everything seemed proper.

The older burberry had burberrys. You are ok, nice finds.
Did you lick/kiss the mother of pearl buttons?

Regards.
post #1301 of 109461
Alright guys, i decided to go by the goodwill near my home. (I never have luck there) but I found this blue and white necktie it has GF Giorgio Ferri on it made in italy.
very thick and heavy tie. what is this guys???





post #1302 of 109461
Looks like a seven fold tie. Instead of using wool or something inside, the silk is folded over seven times. Great find I think. Someone else can probably tell you all about that label.
post #1303 of 109461
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Originally Posted by J'aimelescravates View Post
Well after reading this thread I felt inspired to go check out my local store's offerings. It was discouraging to say the least. I passed on a Borrelli suit, an Oxxford tweed jacket, an Aquascutum trench, a sea green and purple Charvet button up, two Thomas Pink (sea island quality) button up shirts in some really exceptional colors. I passed on the old Ferragamo loafers and the great many Brooks Brothers and Hugo Boss black label shirts. I passed on the Giorgio Armani dress slacks and the Zanella trousers. I passed on two Zegna suits on single breasted the other double. They were all too big, too worn, too stained or too old. I left with a Robert Ludlum book.
I know by what I found that these things are out there, especially here in Fort Lauderdale. I guess I'll try again next week when they've had some time to cycle through a few "putting out of the new stuff" periods. Anyone else have similar experiences and what did you do, if anything, when you found something worth purchasing?
Dude, you are killing me! Buy that stuff, sell it on eBay then go get what you really want with the proceeds. You would be surprised at how easy it is to make $500 (not as easy as spending it though).
post #1304 of 109461
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
Looks like a seven fold tie. Instead of using wool or something inside, the silk is folded over seven times. Great find I think. Someone else can probably tell you all about that label.

Wow, I decided to stop on the way to the car wash!!, When I got it off the rack it just felt different , and it looked odd, I have only seen one 7 fold before in a mens consignment here in Nashville so I want sure, i will send it off to get dry cleaned asap!!!!!
post #1305 of 109461
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Originally Posted by sanrensho View Post
Dude, you are killing me! Buy that stuff, sell it on eBay then go get what you really want with the proceeds. You would be surprised at how easy it is to make $500 (not as easy as spending it though).

I have been very lucky at the thrift stores around nashville, Im still blown away by the Robert Talbott I found and now this, the 7 fold is a nice looking tie, I think I will keep it, if I did sell it, I would do it here on the forum to keep it in the family

I found a real nice Burberry blazer once (excellent condition) and left it because it was too small. now I will just buy it and see if someone wants it here.
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