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I've found 2 pairs of berluti shoes, several aldens, and one JM weston split toe in my history of thrifting. Lots of Yohji and Y's stuff as well. Resold most of it on ebay...
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Did pretty well for casual wear today. Found two pairs of Zegna casual pants and a Paul Smith shirt, all in my size. I found a pair of Borrelli jeans that are a bit too big (size 38). Happy to trade those for something in a size 36. I also found something a bit unusual - a navy suit by B. Clemo, the Peninsular Hotel HK tailor. I was quite surprised - fully canvassed, functioning sleeve buttons, pick stitching. MTM (or bespoke?) for someone probably, but it fits me very well.
post #15018 of 109458
Hey, FYI guys, Salvation Army has 50% off all clothing on Memorial Day. Pretty sure Savers does as well. Possibly Goodwill? I thought I remember seeing something about that.
post #15019 of 109458
In my limited experience, it's best to go the day after the big clearout sales; that's when you'll finally see new stuff on the racks.
post #15020 of 109458
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
In my limited experience, it's best to go the day after the big clearout sales; that's when you'll finally see new stuff on the racks.

Good idea.
Wednesday I stopped by the Sal Army, the place was packed. Looked like it was green ticket day, and I couldn't figure out why there were so many people in there until I heard the cashier say everything was 50% off EXCEPT GREEN. I tried and tried to find good stuff, but only went away with 2 pair of BanRep pants...total was $4.54
A guy must have dropped off all of his suits, 3 Land's End and 3 Jos. A Banks, certainly low end stuff, but the light grey Land's End was nice...but one size too big so I resisted.
post #15021 of 109458
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
In my limited experience, it's best to go the day after the big clearout sales; that's when you'll finally see new stuff on the racks.

interesting.
post #15022 of 109458
This really is true... if you go on a big sale day it's unlikely you'll find anything. You KNOW there are ebay flippers waiting when the doors open if it's any kind of location worth hitting.

That said, I've gotten lucky before. I think it helps if it's a weekly thing rather than just a "once a month" deal - the store isn't quite as mobbed, and in some cases they'll put stuff out around the usual time, so you can pick those racks real quick. All counts on the store.
post #15023 of 109458
hopefully the hermes is real, I don't think so though.


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Pics of the Benson & Clegg I picked up last week - hanging very badly from a weedy hanger, trousers not shown:





Pic of the Huntsman from Thursday:



A Valextra wallet I got a while ago and forgot to show:



Today's haul:

Tom Brown vintage bespoke suit (an excellent off-Row tailor based in Sackville Street):





Alden No. 8 shell boots:

post #15025 of 109458
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Originally Posted by RebelWithACause View Post
hopefully the hermes is real, I don't think so though.

Looks very real to me.
post #15026 of 109458
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post
Alden No. 8 shell boots:




Freaking lovely boots. Nice find!
post #15027 of 109458
[quote=TheWGP;4495952]This really is true... if you go on a big sale day it's unlikely you'll find anything. You KNOW there are ebay flippers waiting when the doors open if it's any kind of location worth hitting.



I'm an Ebay flipper and I never go on big sale days, too crowded.
post #15028 of 109458
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hopefully the hermes is real, I don't think so though.

That Hermes looks real to me. I bought a couple recently and pretty sure one is fake although it has some interesting hallmarks of an authentic Hermes. Yours looks good. Nice job!
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Pic of the Huntsman from Thursday:
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Alden No. 8 shell boots:

Nice work! Very nice finds! That Huntsman looks great. As do those shells. Hope all of your haul is your size.
post #15029 of 109458
I've bought a couple of things from Dahl^^

1st rate seller.

I know there's a separate thread for that but just wanted to throw that out there.
post #15030 of 109458
^^^ Same here. He can spot quality easily too!
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