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Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 6:55pm
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i think i get the win for the day,not one but TWO jacobsen swan chairs fromnthe sixties,retail around 2000 each...i paid 9.99 per chair

 

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On the subject of thrift stores (or charity shops as they are called at this side of the pond), wising up, then yes they are BUT: Many have a wonderfully strange and restricted idea of what constitutes "designer" or "quality" clothing.

Last week, in one of the more switched on shops, I found a Blazer overcoat (chain store, mass produced in Eastern Europe) priced at £49.99 right next to a 1950s vintage, bespoke Moss Bros overcoat in Crombie cloth for £7.99. Guess which one I bought. I've also seen "George at ASDA" (ASDA is the UK Wal-Mart) jeans at £5 right next to a pair of "7 For All Mankind" (not my style but they sell well), priced at £3.50.

Sure they'll jack up the prices of Armani and Hugo Boss but to be honest, most don't have a clue who "Hilditch & Key" or "Ede & Ravenscroft" are and long may it remain so. I have also developed a friendship with a guy who buys clothes by the kilo, mostly for ragging. I'll quite happily spend an afternoon in his storeroom sifting through his sacks. He charges me £1 per item.

As the market becomes more restricted in terms of price, we just have to seek other avenues of supply
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I just watched a video on their website showing a Stefanno Ricci tie being made.

I dunno, the Asian kid's hands look a little off...?
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Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 6:51pm
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Has anybody ever lost anything they thrifted... because they have too much stuff now to find it? Went to look for a really great hermes tie I picked up a few weeks ago, and I couldn't find it censored.gif Hope it's still around here somewhere.
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^^I have a storeroom with bags and bags of thrifted items. In emptying the bags and throwing them away, I'm sure I threw out a handmade in Italy John Varvatos tie.
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I'm sure I threw out a handmade in Italy John Varvatos tie.

Wait, I'm confused. Are you bragging or complaining? wink.gifredface.gif
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+1.  Screw you guys and your "bags and bags".

 

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Wait, I'm confused. Are you bragging or complaining? wink.gifredface.gif


 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Found some decent stuff tonight. I'd never heard of Cifonelli but the ties look nice and are made in France. Anyone familiar with them?
--Stefano Ricci tie
--Cifonelli tie x 2
--Canali blue spread collar shirt, my size
--D. Grant (nice local haberdasher) blue cutaway collar shirt, my size
--NWT Brooks Brothers trench with tartan lining, 42 L but fits like a 44 L
--Ferragamo bow pumps for my wife
--Tentative: Hermes pashmina scarf...going back for this first thing in the morning
The cashier at the thrift shop where I got most of this stuff gave me a 50% discount, just to be nice. Wish that happened more often!


cifonelli is awesome, they are one of the top bespoke services of the world... nice find.

 

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Holy shit, we were in the same store today. I saw the V2 and that unforgettable fake animal skin suit. Made partially out of PVC if I recall correctly. No way is that a coincidence.
I got myself a Gitman Bros shirt, a Nike APG reversible fleece/jacket, a belt, and a nearly new and what appears to be complete Cranium board game (this I am most proud of as it was only $1) at the same store.
Elsewhere earlier in the week:
Woolrich cotton bomber jacket
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Franny and Zoey by J.D. Salinger
P.S. Mr. Deep, you don't have to worry about competition there ever again. I was driving home for the weekend and went a different way than I normally do which brought me to that particular store (you also got there earlier than I did so I'm assuming you picked up all the stuff you wanted before I got there anyway).


 

Hah, was it the GW in Southern NJ I believe off rt 70, not too far from Camden? I am not really too concerned with competition as I still need to learn what QUALITY items are and quit being a brandwhore. i now have like 5 pairs of shoes, none of which are my size. I thought I could pass them off here since my bro doesnt like them, but they are just sitting in my closet. Must get rid of them before the g/f comes...Realistically, stuff I'm buying is still BETTER than what I've got, so I'm slowly progressing.

 

Also, I'm not too particularly fond of that store, its just one I can make into being my way home from work. I just started thrifting not too long ago and am still searching for my sweet spot.rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

Has anybody ever lost anything they thrifted... because they have too much stuff now to find it? Went to look for a really great hermes tie I picked up a few weeks ago, and I couldn't find it censored.gif Hope it's still around here somewhere.

That's why you need to finish that list and sell us your stuff.
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Today I had a very good day: an Attolini Suit and a Cashmere Kiton Suit. satisfied.gif
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Today I had a very good day: an Attolini Suit and a Cashmere Kiton Suit. satisfied.gif

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