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Real nice finds
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Originally Posted by backboard60 View Post
Real nice finds

They would be if he coud buy them...
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I picked up some medium gray 70/30 wool/cashmere trousers by Bill Blass (quality is outstanding), and some pretty nice, hefty shoe trees. $7 total.
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So at my thrift today there was:
2 100% cashmere Pal Zilari Sartoriale blazers
8 Zegna soft blazers.

All the tags had been tampered with so non could be purchased

The big thrifts around here have become nearly absolutist about no tag no sale policies. Used to be that you could just bring something up to the register without a tag and they would give you a price--usually on the low end. Of course this only encourages people to rip off tags and try their luck, a practice I've always considered akin to shaking a pinball machine. If you can't just do it with the flippers you might as well go home. Anyway, pricing is suddenly a lot more varied and important than before. It's not unusual to see jackets, say, priced all the way from $5 to $30 depending on the genius doing the ranking. The thrifts have come to realize that they're not going to get their cut of the resale market unless they can be more discriminating. Gone are the days of one price with clothes arranged by color.

The really frustrating part is when you find something not just good but unique. A couple of years ago I stumbled on a wardrobe of really interesting Jack Taylor suits and jackets. Nearly all of them had the tags ripped off. I went to the manager and tried to make nice by saying I understood she couldn't sell them without price tags and asked if she could perhaps price them for me. No dice. She said they would need to be sent back to the warehouse to be repriced. After that it was anybody's guess where they would end up. Needless to say I never saw them again. Thank god it wasn't ten Huntsman suits or something.
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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
The big thrifts around here have become nearly absolutist about no tag no sale policies. Used to be that you could just bring something up to the register without a tag and they would give you a price--usually on the low end. Of course this only encourages people to rip off tags and try their luck, a practice I've always considered akin to shaking a pinball machine. If you can't just do it with the flippers you might as well go home. Anyway, pricing is suddenly a lot more varied and important than before. It's not unusual to see jackets, say, priced all the way from $5 to $30 depending on the genius doing the ranking. The thrifts have come to realize that they're not going to get their cut of the resale market unless they can be more discriminating. Gone are the days of one price with clothes arranged by color.

The really frustrating part is when you find something not just good but unique. A couple of years ago I stumbled on a wardrobe of really interesting Jack Taylor suits and jackets. Nearly all of them had the tags ripped off. I went to the manager and tried to make nice by saying I understood she couldn't sell them without price tags and asked if she could perhaps price them for me. No dice. She said they would need to be sent back to the warehouse to be repriced. After that it was anybody's guess where they would end up. Needless to say I never saw them again. Thank god it wasn't ten Huntsman suits or something.


This must be an American thing. I've never heard of that happening in the UK.
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
So at my thrift today there was:
2 100% cashmere Pal Zilari Sartoriale blazers
8 Zegna soft blazers.

All the tags had been tampered with so non could be purchased


Owch! Did you try having them priced? If I find something nice, I'll always bring it to the register and ask to have it priced - it's worth a shot. All thrifts around here price items on the spot - you just gotta wait at the register for about a minute while they bring it into the back room as they don't do it right there at the register.
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
So at my thrift today there was:
2 100% cashmere Pal Zilari Sartoriale blazers
8 Zegna soft blazers.

All the tags had been tampered with so non could be purchased

What are their sizes?
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
Hanover Burgundy shell cordovan plain toe bluchers in 8.5D, $17.00

Alden Black calf shortwings #928 in size 11D, $5.99

Niether is my size, I will be looking to sell.

Nice finds...got pics? I might be interested in the Aldens...
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Daks Tie £1.50 Tie by Cravats of London LTD. (have 3 of these and they're great, alike to PRL) - £1.50 Corneliani Suit (AT LEAST I THINK IT IS, will need some clarification, as I believe it is Corneliani for an in house brand. Has the hall marks, piped yellow sleeve lining, made in italy hanging tag, MOP buttons and fully canvassed, but the makers garment tag I do not recognise) - £30 Dropped the suit off at the tailor, so will show pics when it comes back. Had to pass on a Z Zegna suit coat because of the lack of trousers. Still had the tags on for £530 and spare buttons and everything. Was let into the 'holy grail' of the charity shop, so to speak, the store room. Was allowed to root around looking for the trousers, and was trying to look at everything without raising suspicion. In the store room they had a nice Paul Smith suit and a Daks suit, but not much else, as I didn't have a chance to check the shirt rails. Also passed on a Duchamp tie, because it was fairly dull colours.
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Also passed on a Duchamp tie, because it was fairly dull colours.

A dull duchamp tie?! Surely that's a contradiction in terms!
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A dull duchamp tie?! Surely that's a contradiction in terms!

Tell me about it! It's a sort made of squares of trout brown with mackerel stomach silver. Not that I usually describe garments by their relation to fish species.
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What are their sizes?

Eu 54, but on the slim side, one of them fit me perfect, the others I would have offered here.
I will go back tomorrow, they are going to be "re-processed"
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they are going to be "re-processed"
Read "listed on ebay"....
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Perhaps, it really sucks, the two Pal Zilari jackets were amazing, not the white label but the Sartoriale label, I have never seen before in person....

DAMN DAMN DAMN

I will keep yall updated
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Perhaps, it really sucks, the two Pal Zilari jackets were amazing, not the white label but the Sartoriale label, I have never seen before in person....

DAMN DAMN DAMN

I will keep yall updated

Size?
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