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So so day today.

Two Trafalgar braces, @2.99 each, one marked Made in England the other of unknown origins. This makes three sets of braces in one week (found a BB pair last week).

Also saw a great HF tailored suit from an obviously incontinent gentleman frown.gif
post #45287 of 125259
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Been in las vegas and have not thrifted in this city. I did googlemaps search and saw a Savers and a goodwill around the Fremont street area, but did not venture since that particular area looks kinda iffy outside the casinos. I also don’t have a rent car. My guess is that the thrifts don’t have quality stuff, but I could be corrected. I’ve been staying on the strip and the only locals that wear suits seem to be the pit bosses (Todays Man) and the guys that work retail in the mall (CK slim fit black suits). The closest thing to high end menswear I've seen was at this new shopping area/center at the bottom of the Aria and Cosmopolitan casinos: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Strolled through there and B Cuccinelli, E. Zegna and Kiton have stores there nod[1].gif . I think rich folks fly in here, gamble, and pick up some quality stuff and leave.
Did ok gambling wise and soaked up on the free booze and cheap eats here. I’ll be heading to Texas to visit my folks then will return home. Sorry about delay in responding to pms as wifi at my hotel was somewhat limited.



Have fun! I love Vegas. Great shopping and I love the hotels. Not a gambler, though. We went last summer and stayed at the Vdara, the new hotel right next to the City Center. Loved it!

Haven't had any luck thrifting in Vegas, ever. I did have a very lucky shopping stint back in Dec of 2007.

Blast from the past: 12/27/07
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Not exactly thrift finds, but great deals none-the-less. Was on vacation in Vegas for the past four days and hit up a lot of stores. I wasn't expecting any sales being that it's Vegas, but I did come across some great things. They offered to ship my golf bags home via FedEx for $15 as I didn't want to chance them on the plane. 1) Blue button-down Barba shirt. $95 down from $295 from Baradelli or something like that. 2) Leather Muholland Brothers golf bag. $95 + $15 to ship it home down from $1,500. Mandalay Bay Casual 3) Leather/Navy Canvas Muholland Brothers golf bag. $56 +$15 Shipping down from unknown price. From MBC as well 4) Leather/Tan Canvas Muholland Brothers take-down rifle hard case. $23 from $315. From MBC 5) Soft leather/tan Muholland Brothers canvas rifle case for my father. $23 from $315. From MBC 6) Muholland Brothers leather golf-ball case. $3 from $50. From MBC 7) Etro cologne. $4 from $75. From MBC 8) Paul & Shark orange/blue striped pull-over. $14 from $199. From MBC 9) Dries Van Noten Shirt. $75 down from $325. Scoop NYC 10) Jil Sander brown driving mocs. $127 from $375. Scoop NYC There was a few more Muholland things there for dirt cheap if anyone is in the area.

Reeeeally regret not picking up the rest of the Mulholland Bros stuff, even though it was just smaller items like golf ball cases and soft canvas rifle cases. Flipped the full leather golf bag for $700 and the canvas/leather one for $500-ish.
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Been in las vegas and have not thrifted in this city. I did googlemaps search and saw a Savers and a goodwill around the Fremont street area, but did not venture since that particular area looks kinda iffy outside the casinos. 

 

I am strictly a Fremont guy now - Golden Nugget for hotel and a half dozen casinos in walking distance, unlike the strip.  Off Fremont is entirely safe during the day - some sketchy looking people but I've wandered around half-drunk at night and never been bugged much except for spare change (which is illegal - panhandling - so even that doesn't happen much); never been bothered during the day, taking public transit (the city bus the locals use), etc.  I heard that the founder of Zappo's is planning to buy up some dilapidated buildings around Fremont (further up the street from the casinos) and turn it into a tech development center...it also has a burgeoning arts scene with Emergency Arts and a few other places popping up.  I have much love for downtown Vegas - last remnants of a time gone by.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Haven't had any luck thrifting in Vegas, ever.

My GF and I recently went for the weekend and stayed at the Flamingo (nicer than expected). We decided to shop at a couple stores on the way out of town and found close to nothing. After talking with a lady that works at Salvation Army, she told me that there is a lady that comes everyday and basically has Vegas on lock down. Made me sad cause I wanted to find some items to recoup for my casino losses facepalm.gif
post #45290 of 125259
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

...Been in las vegas and have not thrifted in this city. I did googlemaps search and saw a Savers and a goodwill around the Fremont street area, but did not venture since that particular area looks kinda iffy outside the casinos. I also don’t have a rent car. My guess is that the thrifts don’t have quality stuff, but I could be corrected...
I think you can find some good stuff there, particularly winter stuff people get rid of when moving from colder climes.

My favorite place for thrifting in LV is the area around Charleston and Maryland Pkwy. There's a Savers on the SW corner. Then east a couple blocks is another store, Charleston Outlet, and across the street is a St. Judes. There are also a few really interesting vintage stores w/in a block or so of there.

In high school I got a made in England, three piece, pinstriped, navy blue, worsted flannel suit at the Charleston Outlet. Had it tailored by a wonderful older man from Italy who claimed to have made clothes for Frank Sinatra and the founder of M&M Mars. I only wanted him to take in the waist of the jacket and pants. But business was slow, so he took the thing apart completely and remade it, so it fit me perfectly. Too perfectly however, as I put on some pounds and couldn't wear it after a couple years. My brother still has it and wears it though. The shaping and handwork he did puts my Ambrosi stuff (which is great) to shame.

I grew up in Las Vegas and worked at the St. Vincent's receiving center for a summer in high school (or college?). Rode trucks in the morning to pick up donations and in the afternoons helped allocate the stuff to the different stores. We had lunch in the soup kitchen w/ the homeless guys. Many full-time employees I worked with were formerly homeless or transitioning from being homeless. They had very interesting stories and I learned a lot from them. Even I picked up some great items while working at the center...
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I am strictly a Fremont guy now - Golden Nugget for hotel and a half dozen casinos in walking distance, unlike the strip.  Off Fremont is entirely safe during the day - some sketchy looking people but I've wandered around half-drunk at night and never been bugged much except for spare change (which is illegal - panhandling - so even that doesn't happen much); never been bothered during the day, taking public transit (the city bus the locals use), etc.  I heard that the founder of Zappo's is planning to buy up some dilapidated buildings around Fremont (further up the street from the casinos) and turn it into a tech development center...it also has a burgeoning arts scene with Emergency Arts and a few other places popping up.  I have much love for downtown Vegas - last remnants of a time gone by.
+1 about old Vegas. I miss the smoky, velvet-wallpapered rooms of my youth. Coincidentally, I also worked at the Golden Nugget for a year and a couple summers too. Love the grittiness of the area.

The Zappos founder bought the old city hall and has big plans for revitalizing the area.
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That means it had to have been sitting there for at least a week too. .

What it EFFING means is I MISSED IT LAST WEEK when I decided limit my trip to YER TOWN only that necessary for my meeting. And the one thing I did pick up -- a nice Faconnable made in USA shirt in a decent light blue glenplaid pattern -- had a Huuuuuuuuge hole in the arm that I discovered WHEN I GOT IT HOME! Efffffer.

Anyway, what an AWESOME find dude!



Good to be back after having been real busy with work, dudes. So .... What'd I miss?

(JK. Sorry to see our ecosystem disrupted but, I suppose, evolution is the natural order of things. Yes, I said evolution. Anyone want to have a Thread Down about Creationism? stirpot.gif)
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+1 about old Vegas. I miss the smoky, velvet-wallpapered rooms of my youth. Coincidentally, I also worked at the Golden Nugget for a year and a couple summers too. Love the grittiness of the area.
The Zappos founder bought the old city hall and has big plans for revitalizing the area.

 

I still kick myself for never having visited Carluccio's restaurant when it was open / original.  The Nug' is my favorite place to stay, hands-down, though I intend to check out the new Plaza rooms with the stuff they thrifted from the Fountainbleau (see how I worked in some relevancy there?). 

 

I've heard that story numerous times - "has big plans for revitalizing the area".  Hopefully he doesn't ruin anything in the process.  The canopy / Experience really crapped things up with all the casinos having to chop their signs in half.  Those things are pure Americana and works of art in my opinion - thankfully the Neon Museum has really stepped up their preservation & restoration efforts.

 

Next trip - definitely The Peppermill (never been) and some cheesy Tiki bars I've read about...and roulette at the Fremont!

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eazye-Good pick ups. Every home needs that Getz/Gilberto record. Thats my favorite Ahmad Jamal and I love that Isaac Hayes record. The cover of By The Time I Get to Phoenix has such a eerie vibe. Blew my mind the first time I played it.
post #45294 of 125259
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I still kick myself for never having visited Carluccio's restaurant when it was open / original.  The Nug' is my favorite place to stay, hands-down, though I intend to check out the new Plaza rooms with the stuff they thrifted from the Fountainbleau (see how I worked in some relevancy there?). 

I've heard that story numerous times - "has big plans for revitalizing the area".  Hopefully he doesn't ruin anything in the process.  The canopy / Experience really crapped things up with all the casinos having to chop their signs in half.  Those things are pure Americana and works of art in my opinion - thankfully the Neon Museum has really stepped up their preservation & restoration efforts.

Next trip - definitely The Peppermill (never been) and some cheesy Tiki bars I've read about...and roulette at the Fremont!
So true about the signs. Have you been to the neon sign graveyard?

Weird. I'd never heard of Carluccio's. The mob (rumored) place I know is Piero's. Was just at Frankie's Tiki Room w/ a friend I've known since first grade. Definitely a local's place, like the Peppermill. For great Mexican food, you might try Dona Maria's on Las Vegas Boulevard. The place is at least 30 yrs old. When I was growing up it was just "Tia" Maria's. And of course, Luv-it Custard is a staple of old LV. The donut shop between Luv-it and Olympic Gardens is worth a detour too imo.

Other unique shops include Sam's Town's western emporium. Although, i might be a Shepler's now. Mad Men Army Surplus has an interesting selection. I like the cheap, plain fitted baseball caps. The owner's a real character too. My favorite thrift store in LV, though, has to be a one-of-a-kind place (not like Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.) on the east side of Boulder Highway. Not sure if its there now, since I can't find it on Google maps. Haven't been there for maybe four years. Huge place w/ an amazing selection of ties and belts.
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I've been making my way through The Rockford Files on Netflix. I was pleasantly surprised to see Isaac Hayes in a few episodes, even co-staring in one with Dionne Warwick. She was god-awful but he was fantastic in all his appearances.
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eazyeI love that Isaac Hayes record. The cover of By The Time I Get to Phoenix has such a eerie vibe. Blew my mind the first time I played it.
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I think I actually enjoy this thread more now that some of the folks have left for other pastures.
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Made in Switzerland, 55% silk 45% wool. fits great. new condition(even pockets still closed)    $10.  bounce2.gif

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Alright, I caved. After a few weeks of lurking here, I decided to create an account and post a few of my recent finds; granted, mine may pale in comparison to the PHENOMENAL hauls that some of you guys bring in.

 

No lie, I'm rather excited to have a place where people will appreciate my finds for what they are AND understand what they are, hahaha.

 

These are all from the past month to today (today's find being my proverbial "Crown Jewel," and the final set of images.) I *suppose* if anyone wants better pictures, they can ask - I'm more than happy to oblige!

 

Please, disregard the haphazard arrangement of the first set of ties...

 

Now, without further ado - 

 

 

^ Vintage Lanvin, Fendi (vintage?), Fendi (vintage?), Hardy Amies (vintage?)

 

 

^ Label shots.

 

 

^ I just thought that this was a cool shot.

 

 

^ Shows the texture of the cotton, eh?

 

 

^ Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ermenegildo Zegna, Boss Black Label.

 

 

^ Brioni label shot.

 

 

^ E. Zegna.

 

 

^ E. Zegna; I think that this is a gorgeous combination of the pattern and colors. It really pops!

 

 

Now... the "Crown Jewel," in all honesty, easily the BEST find I've ever had since, well... ever.

 

I found her amid a sea of $12.99-priced Geoffrey Beene shirts for a jawdroppingly low $5.99. Yes, $5.99.

 

 

^ Brioni for Neiman Marcus 100% silk, paisley print. MOP buttons, all things intact, present and accounted for.

 

 

^ Interior label shot. Brioni for Neiman Marcus. (I suppose that she's vintage? Regardless, she'll be taken very good care of ;) )

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I'd be interested in pics! biggrin.gif

 

 

i tried to post pics before but couldn't see the post.     55% Silk 45% Wool. Swiss made.. love it.  it has a great difference between retail and $10. 

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Im no expert, but id say that Brioni shirt is probably worth some $. Good first post. As an aside, on the tie, can anyone tell if its legit or liscensed? No liscensed marking on the tag, but it is present on the front of the tie itself.

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