or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 218

post #3256 of 121377
OTC, Sounds like it's very hit and miss. I visited it in the spring, must have been early May. All this stuff is picked out by thrift store employees and, as we all know, they aren't the most knowledgable of people. Second Debut did had a ton of Greg Norman, Hogo Boss, Bugatchi Uomo, etc as well when I was there.....stuff, as you described would be best found at Nordy's Rack. Their prices must have gone up too....that's ridiculous. On another note, the Goodwill you mentioned often has a great selection of stuff. I almost never come out of there empty handed. Pity that it's kind of a drive for me and I usually only swing when I'm headed somewhere in that area. Ah well....
post #3257 of 121377
Found a nice-looking Corneliani DB suit today. It's a wool/cashmere blend, nailhead charcoal. VGC, but it will need a few alterations. Also bought a Hardy Amies tie. Not a fan of the brand, but I really liked the stripe pattern. Saw some NWOT RLBL polos for $8, but they were too large, so I passed.
post #3258 of 121377
..
post #3259 of 121377
While in Dublin I got a pure cashemere Lanvin Sportcoat in houndstooth for 12.50 euros.
post #3260 of 121377

..


Edited by merkur - 7/27/11 at 3:10am
post #3261 of 121377
Not as good as the stuff our US friends find in the SA. Don't see any $1 Brioni ties around here.
post #3262 of 121377
Recently, thrifted--dizzy with delight--a jumbled bunch of ties, nice ones: two Charvets, a Brioni, a Talbott seven fold, two Escada seven folds, a Canali, an Hermes, a Barbera, $5.99 each. Oh, and a Charvet pocket square, and several N-M ones, $1.99. Same store, a splendid pair of brown Santoni bluchers, hardly worn, that fit me, and ditto, some Varvatos chukkas. Also, an apparently new, made-in-Italy Massimo Trovato (which is a store in Arizona) shirt, thick MOP buttons, hand made buttonholes, etc. $7.99. Can't pinpoint the maker, not the same hallmarks as Lorenzini, Finamore, Barba or Marol... Thoughts?

Then, when I returned a couple days later, I found a 1969 vintage bespoke grey-green herringbone tweed hacking jacket, from Wm. Hawkins, Dublin, all hand made, working cuffs. $6.99. Workmanship is fully comparable with my 1985 Henry Poole suit. Wonder of wonders, the guy was my clone... Wherever you are, sir, my thanks!
post #3263 of 121377
I found a 100% cashmere JWN sweater yesterday for $5. Looks to be brand new.
post #3264 of 121377
I had a great thrift holiday season! 1 Hickey Freeman bespoke suit in grey with stripes 1 Hickey Freeman (made for Nordstrom) navy blue with plad 1 Egyptian Cotton Blue Nordstrom shirt 7 Six-fold ties 2 silk pocket squares 3 wool pants Most the thrift stores were having 40-50% off too b/c of Thanksgiving!
post #3265 of 121377
Hit paydirt at our friend's consignment store. 2 pairs of Allen - Edmond shoes, and 2 cashmere Bill Blass sportcoats for under $200.00. That includes $120.00 for one pair of shoes to be recrafted by Allen - Edmonds. They did an outstanding job. The shoes look brand new!!
post #3266 of 121377
Tenant moved out of one of my mother-in-law's apartments. Left a mint brown horsehide jacket- in my size! Free is good
post #3267 of 121377
Just scored a very lightly used BB Golden Fleece suit in Navy for $33. Not bad if you ask me.
post #3268 of 121377
Two pair of Grenson boots (one cognac brogue lace-up and one dark brown brogue chelsea) for $125 each at Sak's in Chicago. $350 marked down to $244 then an additional %50 off.
LL
LL
post #3269 of 121377
Picked up a 46L navy Canali Proposta full-length wool top-coat at a local hospital's thrift shop (always good finds here; the docs have good taste!) for $60. Exactly my size, and just like buttah. I couldn't step back far enough to get a full shot, but here's the [IMG]<a href="http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=canalinavypropostatopcoky7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7335/canalinavypropostatopcoky7.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://img604.imageshack.us/content.php?page=blogpost&files=img148/7335/canalinavypropostatopcoky7.jpg" title="QuickPost"><img src="http://imageshack.us/img/butansn.png" alt="QuickPost" border="0"></a> Quickpost this image to Myspace, Digg, Facebook, and others![/IMG]. Score!
post #3270 of 121377
Sorry for the double post; couldn't figure out how to delete the first one... I picked up this 46L navy Canali Proposta full-length wool top-coat at a local hospital's thrift shop (always good finds here; the docs have good taste!) for $60. Exactly my size, and just like buttah. I couldn't step back far enough to get a full shot, but here's the tag. Score! [IMG][/IMG]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread