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 2824

post #42346 of 119108
A few things today...

Leather Prada sneakers...

233

A nice PRL jacket with patch pockets. Working cuffs and the vent is still sewn shut. I'd love to wear it if it were my size.

526233

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet, I might hang onto it. It's a pretty heavy leather weekender/duffle. It hasn't been used too often and it needs some conditioner. Still has the key attached, but no real maker (other than "de luxe" on the front). It has nice zippers and heavy brass though, usually a sign of decent quality.

233233
post #42347 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

because you usually have to take off whatever you are wearing ,like let's say a jacket or winter coat and drape it over ten suits that now someone else can't look at because you are too lazy to go to the fitting room.also why should I have to maneuver around you when im trying to shop,arms flailing etc when trying on 4 or more sport coats.I have been hit in the shoulder and back on separate occasions because some moron didn't see me standing behind him when he puts his arms into the coat. hey why go to the bathroom to relieve yourself,just do it in the aisle or into one of those baskets.

Seriously?

I believe Hermes will close the store for their "special customers"... might want to try there...

as far as covering the racks, have you tried saying, god forbid, "excuse me, would you mind if I look at that rack, thanks..." or is it just easier to kick the guy out of the way...

Now if he's trying on EVERY coat, he might have no idea what size he is, tried telling him where the label is? tried giving him an idea of his size to get started? course not... he's in the way... just harass him...

As far as thr guy trying on shirts, chances are he was after one for himself... ever consider he might have next to no money (thrift stores were traditionally not hangouts for flippers) he might have travelled a good distance (gas costs $$) and not want to have to bring it back... but most of all... he might not know there's a changing room... but why would we tell him...?

no offence, but some people in this thread should be ashamed of their attitudes...
post #42348 of 119108

Quote:

Originally Posted by madmacs View Post


Seriously?
I believe Hermes will close the store for their "special customers"... might want to try there...
as far as covering the racks, have you tried saying, god forbid, "excuse me, would you mind if I look at that rack, thanks..." or is it just easier to kick the guy out of the way...
Now if he's trying on EVERY coat, he might have no idea what size he is, tried telling him where the label is? tried giving him an idea of his size to get started? course not... he's in the way... just harass him...
As far as thr guy trying on shirts, chances are he was after one for himself... ever consider he might have next to no money (thrift stores were traditionally not hangouts for flippers) he might have travelled a good distance (gas costs $$) and not want to have to bring it back... but most of all... he might not know there's a changing room... but why would we tell him...?
no offence, but some people in this thread should be ashamed of their attitudes...

Are you talking about me dude?? This isn't my first rodeo. But you are right, on this thread we feel entitled. It's not Chanel,  it's a thrift store.

post #42349 of 119108
Only one store out of the 20 or so I've been to here have fitting rooms, and yes when I'm on my bike and have to carry my finds on my back, I will grab a cart if its necessary. I mean it is still a store, not a no mans land free for all. On that note, I'm very considerate of other shoppers, and get out of their way if they are trying to look at something and my cart is blocking them.
post #42350 of 119108
Mostly because if I have a heavy ass backpack its much easier to flip through the racks without it on my shoulders.
post #42351 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


A nice PRL jacket with patch pockets. Working cuffs and the vent is still sewn shut. I'd love to wear it if it were my size.
 

 

And what size is it ....

 

 

That weekender is pretty sweet.

post #42352 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Only one store out of the 20 or so I've been to here have fitting rooms, and yes when I'm on my bike and have to carry my finds on my back, I will grab a cart if its necessary. I mean it is still a store, not a no mans land free for all. On that note, I'm very considerate of other shoppers, and get out of their way if they are trying to look at something and my cart is blocking them.

 

THIS. +2. 

post #42353 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

And what size is it ....


That weekender is pretty sweet.

It's a size L. I can get actual measurements in a bit, I am getting a coat of conditioner on that bag!
post #42354 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by madmacs View Post

Seriously?
I believe Hermes will close the store for their "special customers"... might want to try there...
as far as covering the racks, have you tried saying, god forbid, "excuse me, would you mind if I look at that rack, thanks..." or is it just easier to kick the guy out of the way...
Now if he's trying on EVERY coat, he might have no idea what size he is, tried telling him where the label is? tried giving him an idea of his size to get started? course not... he's in the way... just harass him...
As far as thr guy trying on shirts, chances are he was after one for himself... ever consider he might have next to no money (thrift stores were traditionally not hangouts for flippers) he might have travelled a good distance (gas costs $$) and not want to have to bring it back... but most of all... he might not know there's a changing room... but why would we tell him...?
no offence, but some people in this thread should be ashamed of their attitudes...

Amen, madmacs. I'm amazed at some of the self-righteous comments that have been made over the past few pages.
post #42355 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by grendel View Post

THIS. +2. 

+3
post #42356 of 119108
Shout out the the fellows who came through with my loafer request, you know who you are. cheers.gif
post #42357 of 119108
I dont believe so... I cant say I paid much attention to who posted which comments however...
post #42358 of 119108
Quote:
Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Saw a guy yesterday trying on shirts, right on the sales floor. He easily weighed 300 pounds and was of average height. He wasn't wearing a t-shirt. One of the most brazen, disgusting things I have witnessed in any retail setting.

All this talk of people trying on stuff in the isles reminded me of a local SA had no dressing rooms for years. All the attractive hipster girls would undress right there in the isles to try stuff on. All the guys in the store would try and walk by nonchalant, but would end up running into/tripping over each other while trying to sneak a peek. Made it worth going to that store.
post #42359 of 119108
First day out back home after 30 hours of travel and a day cleaning the ceilings of my high school. Thrift gods took pity. Everything is available.

Faconnable by Cantarelli (I think?) - double vent, 3 roll 2.5, great hand.

FaconnableEu60.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
FaconnableEu60Tag2.jpg

Wool tie for a local boutique with the same makers tag as a J Press I just picked up.
Club25WoolTieSameMakerasJPress.jpg

Borrelli tie - FU status
BorelliNapoliTie.jpg

Hermes - 90% it's authenticate, because: I found it with the Borrelli and it has the thread "loop". Would appreciate any input.
HermesTieKeeper.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
HermesTieLoopThread.jpgHermesTieTag2.jpg
post #42360 of 119108

I've been finding very little out there at the thrifts, but I did score this at... ahem... considerably below market value

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221073909483?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

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