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Good day. Most of my Ebay stuff sold at a decent price today, so I was primed to hit the shops again. But I didn't get out 'til late, so I had to stop at the one on the way to my grocery store. Their shoe selection ALWAYS sucks, and just when I had decided that it was pointless to even look there, my eyes landed on a pair of Peal & Co loafers, priced just high enough for my coupon to be valid. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Photos will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, can anyone tell me where the size is listed on Peale shoes? The only numbers are what looks like a serial number: 610744. Does that mean they're a UK size 44?
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



Any brands in particular for the flannel work shirts?

That Willis & Geiger bush poplin safari coat I listed went at my BIN price of $250 in less than a day and it was a HUGE size. I'm definitely on the lookout for more W&G. 
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

I don't think the brands even matter. Just look for old stuff - typically the buttons end higher up on the shirt, because they were made to be tucked in. I know the old Big Mac ones sell well, but basically as long as they are actually old and have a cool pattern, they are desirable. I think the two pockets also help out.

Couple things to look for on these also is the loop button collar, flap pockets are a plus, making sure it isnt overshrunk since they are cotton, and if made in USA is good...but also if being sold to Japan, they like made in Japan as well smile.gif

Don't forget CPO shirts, i.e. heavy flannel, with the same type of button but smaller you find on Pea Coats (has an anchor). These are kinda hit and miss but if you can get cheap should be able to make some profit.


(Ugh..sorry I continuing the Ebay/Flip push.)


D.
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Around here, SA has done the same with shoes, belts and other leather goods, and it doesn't matter how careful you are removing tags when leather is involved. But, yes, you can get the staples out from fabrics. Notice that the staples shown are in a part of the tie that will never be displayed. That helps a lot.

I hate it when they to it to an otherwise awesome shirt (i.e. Zegna, etc). I have successfully removed staples...sometimes.
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Well I have a somewhat interesting thrifting story. We were out of town yesterday and hit the a GW where we were at. Anyway they had the pants one one long rack, one side jeans, the other dress pants. I'm going through the dress pants, and on the other side is a blonde haired girl, my guess mid 20's looking through the jeans. She is going at about the same pace I am, when she leads forward to look at something. Nice cleavage shot and she was wearing a very cute light purple bra (she was wearing a loose fitting l/s t-shirt. Given what I normally see in thrift stores....this was a very pleasant sight.
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If stores are stapling stuff, just seek out the manager and ask them to stop. I got a store to quit stapling through tie blades this way, now they just staple to the skinny back blade of the tie. Problem solved!
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

...If you aren't picking up old flannel work shirts, especially in small sizes, you are crazy. Japanese bidder bought this, I have at least 4 or 5 more to list. This type of stuff is super easy to find in the Midwest...
Small sizes in a thrift store are few and far between Dig's edit (Click to show)
when you live in a state that is a haven for illegal immigration. At least

The portion of the comment of mine which is hidden in the spoiler was intended to be self-deprecating. I was trying to imply that when I was very large, there were only small sizes available on the clearance racks and now that I'm small, I only seem to find very large sizes. In effect, Dig is always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Poor Dig.

An attempt to illustrate my plight using the "ripped from the news" type of opinion post was wrong and should have never been posted. My apology has been posted further down in the thread as follows...
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Apologies for absentmindedly injecting a bit of politics into this thread. No offense was intended by my hamfisted comment.

You may ask since I am editing this post, why I don't just eliminate the offensive remark instead of using this method.

Two reasons:

  1. Once I say something, it's said. If I'm wrong, I man up and apologize but there's little redemption to be found in deleting something and pretending it never existed.
  2. My comment has already been quoted so there's no point.

Also, apologies to Mainy for quoting him in this post.

in a store that organizes clothes by size (unlike GW or SA). I can look at a 40' run of shirts and there's anywhere from zero to ten smalls but probably a couple hundred XXL from which to choose. Levis in 30" waist? Forget about it.
Edited by Digmenow - 1/23/12 at 9:39am
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You know, I clicked on page 3 of this thread when i was coming here by accident, and my how things are different.

Explain please. I'll admit that there is a lot of salesmanship lately, but most of us never have the kinds of hauls that nataku and mainy have. We rely on the finds of others to stock our own wardrobes and I am grateful when someone bothers to pick up something not in their size and pass that bargain on to other members.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Small sizes in a thrift store are few and far between when you live in a state that is a haven for illegal immigration.
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^ I was made similarly confused/uncomfortable by that statement.

Picked up my first Harris Tweed today. 42R Brown Herringbone. Also ran into those three navy pinstripe Oxxfords I found the other week. They made it all the way to the half-off tag, but still no pants in sight. Ugh. If someone is really jonesing for something Oxxford and is a 44R I'd proxy just to get some experience selling/shipping items (because I have some things in my closet I'd like to move when I have the know-how).

Edit: Also this

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Fused and by some local tailor, but damn it if it isn't something else. And 52R (US) to boot.

Edit 2: Emsmallened the photos and for the record, I did not end up purchasing this piece.
Edited by gdwy89 - 1/22/12 at 9:34pm
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Originally Posted by VitaTimH View Post

Hi all, I recently snagged a very good condition Oxxford sportcoat in a size 40 in a wool/silk blend, in the Ontwensia cut. While I love it, the shoulders are maybe about a half inch too wide for me, and the waist isn't quite narrow enough for my tastes. I realize that Oxxford wasn't designed to have an aggressive cut, and having a tailor ruin such a nice sportcoat would be downright criminal... so I was wondering 1. if there was any interest from other thrifters here, and 2. what's a fair, socially acceptable for thrifted goods price to put it up on B&S / eBay? Thanks!
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Comments on fit + convincing me that it actually fits and encouraging me to keep it would be appreciated as well! :P

Ontwensia is Oxxford's sack suit cut. Chest and waist should be about the same measurement unless they were altered. It's their most traditional cut by far.
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Versace Classic V2 Blazer.  Fits me like a dream.  Is this licensed, or actual Versace?  It's made in switzerland, the fabric is very nice, but it is unvented and the front pockets are fake.

 

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Unidentified shoes.  Figured I would cash in on Goodwill's return policy.  They are marked as "Bristol" and seem nice.  Does anyone know anything?

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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post

Recently: Night of the Black Sport Coats
Sartoria Partenopea; double-vented; peak lapels
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Wow! Nice find on this and the Rag & Bone trousers. Are you sure this isn't an orphan?
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post



I imagine they are.  Looks like a "Salvation Army special" to me.  Every tie I've thrifted from them has come this way.


I used to work for the Salvation Army and got a technique down. Gently pry up the two ends and then slowly pull the staple out straight. Worked 95% of the time. SA is the only thrift I know of that used these stupid stapled on paper tags. I thought it was just locally but I guess not.
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

A couple quick notes for those trying to make a few bucks to fund this hobby:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/King-Cole-vintage-1950s-60s-flannel-shirt-S-rockabilly-/250974792234?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3a6f436a2a
If you aren't picking up old flannel work shirts, especially in small sizes, you are crazy. Japanese bidder bought this, I have at least 4 or 5 more to list. This type of stuff is super easy to find in the Midwest.
Willis & Geiger:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willis-Geiger-Outfitters-Miss-America-Air-shirt-L-/250974791862?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&hash=item3a6f4368b6
Nataku put me onto this brand and people are crazy for it. I have 2 bush poplin coats i need to list, and at least 2-3 other shirts! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

+1 on both of these. I find a ton of vintage flannels. Workwear too. Old chambray workshirts do very well. No brands in particular aside from old Blue Bell, Lee, Osh Kosh, etc. Most labels from the 50's-60's are long gone.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You know, I clicked on page 3 of this thread when i was coming here by accident, and my how things are different.


Things have indeed changed, but you'd be fooled if you think for the better. Yeah, Pejsek was around with his daily finds of Kiton and Savile Row bespoke. There were also big-time members like J and VMan getting excited over Hugo Boss! Aaah, the old days.... laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You know, I clicked on page 3 of this thread when i was coming here by accident, and my how things are different.

It used to be about the music, man...
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I've been in a bit of a lull lately, hope it breaks soon. Anyway, here are some pictures of a couple recent things of interest that I've found.

These are the RLPL pants I found the other day. Very nice, obviously. Returned to the same store multiple times to try to find the jacket, but it just isn't in the cards.

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A basically new Ascot Chang shirt. It's french cuffed, around a 42 or so. I really only bought the shirt because I saw a meth head steal from the store while I was browsing. This is a small store, local charity, they never have good stuff.

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Here's a vintage BB rain trench. Any idea who made stuff for them in Denmark?

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I found this HF jacket for myself. However, after some consideration, I'm not sure it will work for me. If anyone here wants it, its yours for the cost of postage. Right around a 40R.

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

These are the RLPL pants I found the other day. Very nice, obviously. Returned to the same store multiple times to try to find the jacket, but it just isn't in the cards. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Those pants aren't my size and I have no idea what I would wear them with, but they are really beautiful. Interesting that you're in the opposite situation most of us find ourselves at any given moment thrifting (including myself right now). That is, a jacket but no pants.
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