Originally Posted by TheODGuy
I'm a bit sick of seeing ugly LL Bean duffel coats, outdated pattern ties and vintage records in this thread. So here's some pick-ups I've found in the last month or so...
L to R: Another Cucinelli polo, Ted Baker polo, Michael Bastian shirt, Steven Alan (reversible seam button down) Jack Spade button down, Burberry London polo
L to R: Brioni Marmolada Jeans, Rag and Bone jeans, another pair of Loro Piana cords, APC New Standards, APC (unknown model) black jeans, and a pair of Nudies.
Its presumptive to believe that everyone has even seen one item from most of these brands in a thrift even once, let alone would restrict themselves to only buying or posting about only those brands whose retail values are only at these levels. I have an Eddie Bauer expedition parka that I bought because I wasn't ever going to find a Nigel Cabourn Everest parka at a price I can afford and I wasn't going to wear inadequate winter clothes because the item of my dreams had a different label. It was still high quality cotton and 100% down fill for $25 vs. $1,090 for the Cabourn option.
Basically, I've used thrifting to fill gaps in my closet with items that either look like or even inspired the loon of high end products that I'd much rather own. When I find the better item I'm after, I'll either donate the lesser product back or trade to another member in need. Rather than bowing at the alter of the high end brands, learn to read styles and find quality hidden beyond the bolded name on the tags.
You bought awesome quality stuff, aside from the Ted baker jawn.