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post #26026 of 103223

3 Brooks Brothers no iron dress shirts ... goodwill ... $3 a piece .. MINT ..

post #26027 of 103223
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Originally Posted by Everett464 View Post

I can dig it.  Really, I was taking umbrage with the notion that there are no articles of clothing, which don't cost more than most of us make in a week, that are worth bragging about when found in a thrift store.

i think the other dude's "every other piece in this thread is crap" was actually referring to the low quality YSL/Dior stuff found in this thread. i don't think he was implying that all the brioni/kiton/RLPL/etc stuff in this thread are absolute crap. he was only talking within the context of YSL/Dior.
post #26028 of 103223
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

WIWT thrifting edition, 3 days worth. Keep in mind that I dress purely to amuse myself, so there's no rhyme or reason from day to day

 

2 days ago:

 

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Oxxford SC from capnwes

Astor & Black shirt, thrifted

HF tie, thrifted

BR sweater

BR brown herringbone pants, thrifted

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Florsheim Gaffney boots

Excellent grey overcoat from Henry Boogers

 

Yesterday

 

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Hickey Freeman Collection suit, thrifted... medium gray with a double blue pinstripe

Pale blue Charles Tyrwhitt shirt traded from Henry Boogers

Navy tie, Bruno Piatelli, eBay

"Navy" socks, Target

AE shell cordovan from MikeH

 

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Great Oxxford overcoat proxied by Guitar Preacher

E. Zegna silk scarf, thrifted

 

WIWT

 

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HSM reddish brown herringbone tweed SC, thrifted

Tweed driving cap, thrifted

Brooks Bros 346 sweater vest, thrifted

Astor & Black shirt, thrifted

Guy Laroche tie, thrifted 

LL Bean old-man-pants, olive with a gold overcheck, thrifted

AE Arlington kiltie tassel loafers, thrifted

 


The AE Arlilngtons as I said earlier, are a great shoe. Bought a pair new in 1989, in that burgundy. Looks sharp.

 

post #26029 of 103223
xenos has become one of the most consistent posters here.


I bought some amazing shirts from him, you should all buy stuff from him!
post #26030 of 103223
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

xenos has become one of the most consistent posters here.
I bought some amazing shirts from him, you should all buy stuff from him!

+1. I think he's moving up on becoming the new Pejsek. I think they live in the same general area too. Not sure where Pejsek went. He kinda fell off the map.

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Originally Posted by Everett464 View Post



If you are making $60K, and you only pick up runway runway YSL or Dior Homme at thrift stores, the odds that your wardrobe sucks are high. 


Wait.....what?

I'm more focused on quality. I picked up a motherlode of suits a month or so back. All very recent, side vented pieces in desirable colors/patterns. They were custom made for a local upper-end men's clotheir and were made by Adrian Jules in Rochester, NY. Not a well-known name at all. Even on SF, I'm guessing only a small handful of members know about AJ. There is a ton of handwork. Lots of nice details and they are overall very well-made pieces. Honestly, in 10 years of thrifting, I've never found YSL Rive Gauche or Dior Homme. I have picked up a lot of nice pieces from Isaia, Brioni, Oxxford, Borrelli, etc as well. Does my wardrobe suck?

I buy lower end stuff too. I buy REI and Patagonia S/S button downs for my summer wear, but don't bother cluttering the thread with it. I know people don't really care. This stuff is common. Why brag?
post #26031 of 103223
Picked up a pair of Corneliani pants in dark navy double pleated - tag sized 36 pretty long inseam as well.

Does Goodwill usually adjust prices if you find tears in suit linings? They want $50 for a Southwick suit that has tears in the armpit lining.
post #26032 of 103223
FYI: the YoungAmerican/Everett/Nataku sub-thread is now three people deep into the "i mis-read your post and am now responding to it" steez.
post #26033 of 103223

Decent stuff, though nothing mindblowing:

 

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Armani Collezioni (normally skip it, but this one has a really unique pattern and was super soft and my size), Brandolini (never heard of it but I like the pattern, it fits me, and it seems really nice), J. Press (never seen a J. Press shirt before)

 

 

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Norman Hilton 3/2 sack tweed

 

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Obviously not clothes, but I was really excited about this..."Piel" naked leather duffel bag.  Ridiculously soft, roomy, really cool.  Looks like they retail for ~$185...a far cry from the $9.74 I paid for it (http://www.amazon.com/Piel-Leather-Large-Duffel-Bag/dp/B000AS2EPQ), and this one is in excellent condition aside from the few scratches visible there on the side.  Love this thing. 

 

post #26034 of 103223
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

+1. I think he's moving up on becoming the new Pejsek. I think they live in the same general area too. Not sure where Pejsek went. He kinda fell off the map.
Wait.....what?
I'm more focused on quality. I picked up a motherlode of suits a month or so back. All very recent, side vented pieces in desirable colors/patterns. They were custom made for a local upper-end men's clotheir and were made by Adrian Jules in Rochester, NY. Not a well-known name at all. Even on SF, I'm guessing only a small handful of members know about AJ. There is a ton of handwork. Lots of nice details and they are overall very well-made pieces. Honestly, in 10 years of thrifting, I've never found YSL Rive Gauche or Dior Homme. I have picked up a lot of nice pieces from Isaia, Brioni, Oxxford, Borrelli, etc as well. Does my wardrobe suck?
I buy lower end stuff too. I buy REI and Patagonia S/S button downs for my summer wear, but don't bother cluttering the thread with it. I know people don't really care. This stuff is common. Why brag?

I was able to profit from the aforementioned find. biggrin.gif

I have dealt with Nataku several times, and met up several times, he is great to trade/buy from!

I have seen a picture of his finds, his closet is loaded with top notch items! I am quite jealous actually shog[1].gif

Speaking of which, you should post the pic of the recent finds!
post #26035 of 103223
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

xenos has become one of the most consistent posters here.
I bought some amazing shirts from him, you should all buy stuff from him!

+1 - he's sent me some awesome shirts as well! Great stuff, great seller!
post #26036 of 103223

Haven't had much time lately but stopped into a couple today:

 

 

Oxxford SC from same donor as others...this makes 7 total Oxxford's thrifted within the week.

 

 

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top to bottom: Pendleton(size L), Pendleton(size L), Thomas Pink french cuff(17 1/2 - 44), Zanella(40x30 1.75" cuff, double pleat), Zanella(40x30 1.75" cuff, double pleat), Bill's Khakis(34x32, flat front M2's), both ties are Zegna.

 

 

 

Everything is available as, again, I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING TO FIT ME. Trade with me! They also gave me the Oxxford hanger after I offered to buy it...such nice people!

post #26037 of 103223
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Honestly, in 10 years of thrifting, I've never found YSL Rive Gauche or Dior Homme. I have picked up a lot of nice pieces from Isaia, Brioni, Oxxford, Borrelli, etc as well. Does my wardrobe suck?

 

I  think we are saying the same thing. 

 

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i think the other dude's "every other piece in this thread is crap" was actually referring to the low quality YSL/Dior stuff found in this thread.

 

Fair enough...

 

I have a buddy who had a glass of Pappy Van Winkle in a bar last year, and now swears all other bourbon is "crap."  YoungAmerican's tone reminded me of this guy.  I like Pappy, but I drink a ton of Wild Turkey, and if I go to a bar that is serving 10 cent shots of Wild Turkey, I'm gonna brag about it.

post #26038 of 103223
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Originally Posted by Everett464 View Post


I  think we are saying the same thing. 

Yeah - pretty much. My point (though I wandered a bit off course) is that a little research doesn't hurt. People should look up what the good stuff is. It's not too hard. Don't buy the junk expecting it to be gold. I'm just getting a bit tired of seeing the same old dreck day after day on here. It's enough having to wade through it at the thrifts. laugh.gif
post #26039 of 103223



price check on that pendleton in red ... PM me

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Originally Posted by vexco View Post

Haven't had much time lately but stopped into a couple today:

 

 

Oxxford SC from same donor as others...this makes 7 total Oxxford's thrifted within the week.

 

 

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top to bottom: Pendleton(size L), Pendleton(size L), Thomas Pink french cuff(17 1/2 - 44), Zanella(40x30 1.75" cuff, double pleat), Zanella(40x30 1.75" cuff, double pleat), Bill's Khakis(34x32, flat front M2's), both ties are Zegna.

 

 

 

Everything is available as, again, I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING TO FIT ME. Trade with me! They also gave me the Oxxford hanger after I offered to buy it...such nice people!



 

post #26040 of 103223
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

xenos has become one of the most consistent posters here.
I bought some amazing shirts from him, you should all buy stuff from him!

+1. Andro has been doing very well lately, too. And I say this notwithstanding the fact I just met him today to buy a newer HF charcoal to round out my suit collection (much thanks, btw!) biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I buy lower end stuff too. I buy REI and Patagonia S/S button downs for my summer wear, but don't bother cluttering the thread with it. I know people don't really care. This stuff is common. Why brag?

This was probably my biggest lesson on here. Not everything needs to make its way out, especially if you're keeping it. I will say it is nice to see what people pick up, but for trade and purchase purposes. Much easier here than shifting through B&S.
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