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Originally Posted by tsacain View Post
I understand helping another out. But I can not afford to spend money on clothes I may sell and will end up donating back in a year. I will admit I find tons of nice clothing between the two stores I go to. But I only buy in my size because:
One: the two guys from Kenya I always see buy lots of shit to sell but mostly not nice clothing. They are both scraping by and I do not want to make a mistake and waste money I can not afford to.
Two: my closet can barely fit all the nice clothing/shoes I buy myself from thrift stores.
Three: I am new here and do not know many members. If I actually knew someone and what they liked I would probably not be fucked with a purchase. I just do nto want to try and buy something to be nice and end up getting shafted.

Well you could always just post pictures of the item and price in here, see if there's interest. I understand that people flake out alot but if it's a Borelli shirt with a nice design, someone will pick it up for sure. I for one am always looking for super small items: 36R jackets/suits, 14.5/33 shirts, 32 waist trousers, and 10.5 D shoes. Nice ties are always welcome as well! There are a bunch of others in here that have posted their sizes and are always looking to buy/trade.

But because of my tiny budget, I can't afford to pay $300 for a Zegna suit, you know? I suppose thrifting has spoiled me in that way. I'll always offer a pretty fair price compared to how much the person bought it for though.
post #14657 of 110792
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post
What size are the PTBs, MikeH?

They're 12C, I'll edit that into my original post.
You interested?
post #14658 of 110792
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Originally Posted by mikeH View Post
They're 12C, I'll edit that into my original post.
You interested?

Hmmmm I'm a 12C. I wonder how they would look cleaned up...
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Santoni's in my size (9.5 Italy/8.5 US), for my use, (unless someone makes me an offer I can't refuse!) I also found a pair of AE Sanford in burgundy, 14 D, but already gifted them to a friend who I have been trying to find a nice pair of shoes for 4 years. I did not see them at first, but found 2 pairs of XXL AE shoe trees and started looking for their sole mates. I guess I missed the other pair of shoes.
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post #14660 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
I don't think I'd pay that much. Thanks anyway.

Fair enough. The tyranny of distance, we call it.
post #14661 of 110792
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Originally Posted by polarcreamsoda View Post
it looked like one of the newer zegna cuts but i dint pay too much attention to it. i dont mind not making a profit off of it. i like the idea of offering usually expensive clothing for an affordable pricepoint to those who dont have access to it usually.

Kudo to you for doing such thing. I don't know you, but I'm already impressed with your kindness. It is overwhelming!

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Originally Posted by polarcreamsoda View Post
saw a pair of cordovan brook brothers captoes in black. they costed about 100, worth it? they were my size too.

If you think that they could last for years and not in the condition where you need to spend hundreds on repairing them. Then, I might buy them if I were you!

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Originally Posted by Navi View Post
Well you could always just post pictures of the item and price in here, see if there's interest. I understand that people flake out alot but if it's a Borelli shirt with a nice design, someone will pick it up for sure. I for one am always looking for super small items: 36R jackets/suits, 14.5/33 shirts, 32 waist trousers, and 10.5 D shoes. Nice ties are always welcome as well! There are a bunch of others in here that have posted their sizes and are always looking to buy/trade.

But because of my tiny budget, I can't afford to pay $300 for a Zegna suit, you know? I suppose thrifting has spoiled me in that way. I'll always offer a pretty fair price compared to how much the person bought it for though.

Thrifting has really spoiled. With great deals to be had, I don't even care for new stuff at the store anymore!
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it looks like alot of you shop at local stores in smaller towns, has anyone ever ran into the previous owner of their thrifted items before? Say you buy a savile row bespoke suit, and you run into the guy whose name is on it? does it feel awkward that you're wearing the other person's "discards" i ask becuase i thrifted a pair of shoes the other day, and a guy came up to me when i was wearing them. complimented my shoes. mentioned that he had the exact same pair at one point but had donated them to the local thrift store.
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felt the addictive rush of thrifting this morning,
I scored a Fray shirt for $12.99 in perfect condition
and in my size!
post #14664 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Man View Post
Kudo to you for doing such thing. I don't know you, but I'm already impressed with your kindness. It is overwhelming! If you think that they could last for years and not in the condition where you need to spend hundreds on repairing them. Then, I might buy them if I were you!
thats how my momma trained me to be. the cordovans looked almost brand new. maybe worn less than 5 times. Looks like its from the line that they sell now. Im gonna go back and snatch them up tomorrow! encountered a YSL navy suit today in 36r! finally a suit at an op-shop in my size. only thing now is to get the pants tapered in. paid about 80 bucks for it. not bad?
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Originally Posted by polarcreamsoda View Post
encountered a YSL navy suit today in 36r! finally a suit at an op-shop in my size. only thing now is to get the pants tapered in. paid about 80 bucks for it. not bad?

what will the total cost including tapering be?? maybe $120??
consider the other suits you can get in the $120 range in your area and i think you will find you got an awesome deal
post #14666 of 110792
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

has anyone ever ran into the previous owner of their thrifted items before?

i ask becuase i thrifted a pair of shoes the other day, and a guy came up to me when i was wearing them. complimented my shoes. mentioned that he had the exact same pair at one point but had donated them to the local thrift store.

Dude, that's hilarious. What did you say?

My local Junior League shop has like four or five western-style Pendleton blazers...from my old pediatrician. It's also a safe bet that any Polo tie I flip over will bear the name of my middle school arch nemesis.
post #14667 of 110792
Recently:

Ties: Hermes, Paul Stuart, RLBL, Paul Stuart, Nicky;




More ties: Charvet, Polo, Carroll&Co, Borrelli, Spurr;




More: Etro, Dunhill, Polo, J. Crew, Ben Silver, J.Press;




Prada pants:



Shirts: Armani, Borrelli, Pink;



Tyrwhitt, J.Press



Oxxford suit, looks and feels like silk dupioni:




post #14668 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post
Recently:

Ties: Hermes, Paul Stuart, RLBL, Paul Stuart, Nicky;




More ties: Charvet, Polo, Carroll&Co, Borrelli, Spurr;




More: Etro, Dunhill, Polo, J. Crew, Ben Silver, J.Press;




Prada pants:



Shirts: Armani, Borrelli, Pink;



Tyrwhitt, J.Press



Oxxford suit, looks and feels like silk dupioni:





Thats a good day right there! ^^^^
post #14669 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post
Hmmmm I'm a 12C. I wonder how they would look cleaned up...

I have a friend who is a 12C. How much are you asking?
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Xenos, dayummmmmmmmmmmmm
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