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post #24856 of 112987
In my area, I know that some undocumented immigrants buy bulk-type clothes (sight unseen) in yard sales and use crates to ship back to their native countries. Mostly to central america. I think the stuff at goodwill is too expensive for them, GW is more like the places they go to for their own personal wearing stuff. A lady who cleans my building told me this.
post #24857 of 112987
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



But those of us pulling the excellent stuff are not keeping them from doing so. 

Of course. Also you are helping immensely if you are shopping at GW or SA. Not to mention to my wardrobe, well not yet but eventually.
post #24858 of 112987
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

In my area, I know that some undocumented immigrants buy bulk-type clothes (sight unseen) in yard sales and use crates to ship back to their native countries. Mostly to central america. I think the stuff at goodwill is too expensive for them, GW is more like the places they go to for their own personal wearing stuff. A lady who cleans my building told me this.

i think the garage sale vs GW thing is true for lots of people with low funds, not just undocumented immigrants. i grew up getting clothes at garage sales, not GW. GW was way more expensive than garage sales. now that i'm a yuppie lawyer, i can afford GW. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #24859 of 112987
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Any rate, they seemed typical for thrift-store customers around here. Anyone who uses a shopping cart doesn't know what they're doing, and there are tons of shopping carts in play on any given day.

Ehh... not necessarily. Lazy people who don't want to hold their finds use carts. "Wow! Holding a shirt and tie can get heavy! So now I'm gonna leave these 2 items in a cart that'll take up the entire isle and nobody will be able to pass! (evil laugh)" .... wait a minute....
post #24860 of 112987
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

same here, the only part of my workweek wardrobe that i bought new are three pairs of wingtips. everything else - shirts, ties, sport coats, suits, wool trousers, dress shirt, shoes - were thrifted or purchased used.

I honestly think I can safely say 99% of my wardrobe is thrifted/traded/bought on deep discount with the exception of the basics (t-shirts, undergarments and socks). I haven't bought something at retail other than the aforementioned in a good 6-7 or so years.
post #24861 of 112987
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I use a shopping cart.... The Kiton suits get heavy and I need a place to set them down when flipping though the shirts lol8%5B1%5D.gif

I use a shopping cart too, i've set my coat on a rack to try on a jacket before only to have someone snatch it up with my wallet and keys in it.
post #24862 of 112987
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Here's some pic's of the labels / insignia...

 

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Forgot to add my two cents on this beauty:

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I quite like this as well. fight[1].gif
post #24863 of 112987
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

But theres not say, oh idunno, an inch of fabric inside to let down, right?
NERD. lol8[1].gif
(will try later)

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post #24864 of 112987
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



Great finds! Love to see pics... Any of it available? I'm interested in the Franceschetti shoes... and maybe some of the 40R's... 



Thanks!  It's all available.  I'm meaning to take pictures, measurements, and post on B&S, but I have a massive headache.  As soon as it goes down (late tonight, or tomorrow) I'll get some pictures up and respond to PMs!

post #24865 of 112987
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Here's some pic's of the labels / insignia...

Im not sure if its Attolini, but the Sartoria line is usually.


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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Forgot to add my two cents on this beauty:
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I quite like this as well. fight[1].gif

EN GARDE!

(Typhoid, whats the price?)
post #24866 of 112987
My brother is out of town on a business trip, and was using some free time today to thrift. He called, breathless with adrenalin: "I'm in the dressing room, it fits perfectly!" "What?" "A bespoke H Huntsman 3-piece suit!" Details: super condition, charcoal flannel, single-breasted, dated 1983. Unvented, interestingly. Also, except for a zippered interior waist band security pocket, no pockets at all on the cuffed flat-front pants.

Also, eight Turnbull & Asser shirts, FC and three button.

He promised some pictures, which I'll post.
post #24867 of 112987

Wow, awesome score!! 
 

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Originally Posted by Staatsoper View Post

My brother is out of town on a business trip, and was using some free time today to thrift. He called, breathless with adrenalin: "I'm in the dressing room, it fits perfectly!" "What?" "A bespoke H Huntsman 3-piece suit!" Details: super condition, charcoal flannel, single-breasted, dated 1983. Unvented, interestingly. Also, except for a zippered interior waist band security pocket, no pockets at all on the cuffed flat-front pants.
Also, eight Turnbull & Asser shirts, FC and three button.
He promised some pictures, which I'll post.


 

post #24868 of 112987

These are my ten dollar AE Garners. Roughly 2 hours, 1/2 bottle of rubbing alcohol,some serious Kiwi work, and 1/5 bottle scotchy alcohol later...

 

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As I mentioned before - I found these 1 mile away from the pair of AE Sanfords I posted last night.  Both were $10.  Both look amazing today.  

post #24869 of 112987

What's the rubbing alcohol for?

 

I'm starting to think I'm a bigtime novice shoe polisher...none of my shoes look as good as the work you guys do confused.gif
 

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Originally Posted by Everett464 View Post

These are my ten dollar AE Garners. Roughly 2 hours, 1/2 bottle of rubbing alcohol,some serious Kiwi work, and 1/5 bottle scotchy alcohol later...

 

Garner.JPG

 

As I mentioned before - I found these 1 mile away from the pair of AE Sanfords I posted last night.  Both were $10.  Both look amazing today.  



 

post #24870 of 112987
It's been a bit of a drought for me lately but I did manage to find my first John Smedley sea island cotton sweater at a thrift a few days ago. It fits me perfectly, so I think I'll keep it. Stock photo of the sweater:

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On another note, do we have a proxy request thread set up on SF for labels/items other users could look out for while thrifting? I say this because I really like a lot of Arnold Brant''s Made In Italy items from back in the day (particularly ties, scarves, sweaters and leather jackets - size Medium). Unfortunately Ebay doesn't have many of these available as they've been discontinued for a while.
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