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post #13186 of 114522
[quote=Tyrone MacStiophain;4274861]
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post
Good call. I should have some time to blaze through the pants section before I go to work tomorrow.


I did a search for the pants today, and found several that belonged with *some* jacket, but not with the lovely Zegna. DRAT.

I also passed on some Bruno Magli short boots, b-c they were size 13, and I'm 9.5. But I may swing back and pick them up for flipping tonight. It looks like they do OK on the Ebays.

i may be interested in the maglis
post #13187 of 114522
Well, since I couldn't get on last night, "little bit" turned into much later!

Anyway, so yeah, I think someone from a "rich city" must have driven here to drop off their donations yesterday.

Morning, store 1:
AE Cambridge 8.5D burgundy shell cordovan, new never worn

Afternoon, store 2:
Brioni shirt
Thomas Pink shirt
Borrelli shirt
Oxxford shirt - all the shirts were from the same guy, all 15-inch necks
BB 3/2 camelhair
BB 3/2 tweed halflined
The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it.

Afternoon, hit one last store on the way home:
3 Hermes ties... boom. One has some condition issues, and they aren't the most recent, but I'll take 'em!

Pics:






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post #13189 of 114522
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post
The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it.


Finding suit trousers in the womens section has happened quite a few times to me. Nobody has said anything in a long time, but I used to get really irritated when someone would tell me that. It's not like I'm blind. I can tell where I am. Plus, maybe I'm looking for my wife. I once told the guy about finding the suit trousers and he helped me look and actually found them! It was pretty cool.
post #13190 of 114522
Been traveling between two cities for past few months and next few months for work...boy do I miss my SF Bay Area thrift route

Great finds WGP
post #13191 of 114522
going to make a quick trip out. wish me luck boys!
post #13192 of 114522
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post
Well, since I couldn't get on last night, "little bit" turned into much later!

Anyway, so yeah, I think someone from a "rich city" must have driven here to drop off their donations yesterday.

Morning, store 1:
AE Cambridge 8.5D burgundy shell cordovan, new never worn

Afternoon, store 2:
Brioni shirt
Thomas Pink shirt
Borrelli shirt
Oxxford shirt - all the shirts were from the same guy, all 15-inch necks
BB 3/2 camelhair
BB 3/2 tweed halflined
The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it.

Afternoon, hit one last store on the way home:
3 Hermes ties... boom. One has some condition issues, and they aren't the most recent, but I'll take 'em!


you are the man, superly great finds over there

i hope you didnt pay too much for all that stuff.... the thrift stores in my area are a bit too pricey for my liking
post #13193 of 114522
*sigh* They were gone by the time I got back. Now I know. But I did find some size 9 Alden black tassel loafers. Pics to follow, once I shine them up. I'm not into tassels, but it seems like anything with the name "Alden" on it gets crazy bids on the Ebayz, so I figured it was worth $10 to give it a try.
post #13194 of 114522
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post
Well, since I couldn't get on last night, "little bit" turned into much later!

Anyway, so yeah, I think someone from a "rich city" must have driven here to drop off their donations yesterday.

Morning, store 1:
AE Cambridge 8.5D burgundy shell cordovan, new never worn

Afternoon, store 2:
Brioni shirt
Thomas Pink shirt
Borrelli shirt
Oxxford shirt - all the shirts were from the same guy, all 15-inch necks
BB 3/2 camelhair
BB 3/2 tweed halflined
The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it.

Afternoon, hit one last store on the way home:
3 Hermes ties... boom. One has some condition issues, and they aren't the most recent, but I'll take 'em!

Damn that skinny necked, little footed son-uv-a! Awesome finds!!

Good luck and happy hunting, Csoukoulis!
post #13195 of 114522
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Finding suit trousers in the womens section has happened quite a few times to me. Nobody has said anything in a long time, but I used to get really irritated when someone would tell me that. It's not like I'm blind. I can tell where I am. Plus, maybe I'm looking for my wife. I once told the guy about finding the suit trousers and he helped me look and actually found them! It was pretty cool.

Yeah, I've done it one or two times before. It seems to only work very rarely for me - then again, it's very very rare that I see anything worth hunting for pants on. I did once have luck asking an employee "do you have any men's pants on a rack in the back you could bring out?" and found a pair of Canali pants to complete a suit that way.

I'd never had anyone SAY anything to me before, but had long thought about it / anticipated it, so I actually cracked up at him. I'm pretty sure he thought I was one of those people who aren't all there for a second, but once I explained what I was doing he thought it was pretty cool. Didn't help me find them, though!
post #13196 of 114522
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post




Purple-check shirt that effing *pops* (in person) -- it's a ladyshirt, but still...

Are you going to wear said ladyshirt? My wife is a BB 8 and I have a hard time imagining her shirts fitting on a man's waist.
post #13197 of 114522
TheWGP, nice scores! Those shells should fetch a fair price if you're selling.
post #13198 of 114522
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post
The first thing I found was actually an Oxxford jacket in super 110's, recent paper-style-label. Of course, no pants. Spent 45 minutes looking... and finally found them in women's, probably because they had side tabs. The employees asking "sir, men's pants are over there, you know that?" was totally worth it.


What size is the Oxxford?
post #13199 of 114522
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post
going to make a quick trip out. wish me luck boys!

Good luck! Not that you'll need it or anything, though! You've been scoring big lately.

TheWGP

Nice scores! Just goes to show that just one donation can make the difference of the day being a bust or a score!


As for me, the day was a flop clothing-wise (as anticipated), but I scored some great vinyl on the way home at a garage sale. The sale started yesterday and I guess some lady hauled out 2 boxes full yesterday so I'd hate to know what I missed. Some cool stuff like a few Pentagle albums, bunch of Steeleye Span and a few oddities. Also a promo copy of Big Brother & The Holding Companies "Be a Brother".
post #13200 of 114522
Sitting here with 10 recent oxxford suits 6 oxxford sport coats and 3 belvest sport coats in my cart. All from the same guy as they're all about a 56r. Debating whether or not this size is worth picking up to flip probably as a lot. Would cost me about 4 bills to snag everything. Any input?
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