Edited by ChetBakerSings - 11/20/11 at 6:55pm
The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 1320
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
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.
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.
That's why you need to finish that list and sell us your stuff.