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post #46186 of 109554
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Originally Posted by clotheshound View Post

Well said. - What we don't know doesn't hurt us.

Everytime you set foot into a thrift store, you should take the attitude that it has been not already stripped out.
Attack every store as if there are golden Brioni, Zegna, Canali, D&G, Versace, and Paul Smith nuggets of gold to be panned.

Indeed. I watched a Loro Piana men's coat (the $$$$ private label Loro Piana) get snatched up literally 8 inches from my by an aggressive, bovine shaped flipper woman a month or so ago. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I would have much rather not known about what I had missed, nor how close I was to having it. If I would have been a second or two quicker.....
post #46187 of 109554
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

I picked up a similar Pendleton a couple days ago, just a different color (and 42).

 

I saw a similar one posted recently (not sure if it was yours), and I was jealous...then LO I find one of my own.  Love me some Pendleton, especially American-made.  

post #46188 of 109554

...and a few things that didn't fit (like usual):

 

Theory Brown Striped Sport Coat

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Tagged Size: 42R
Chest (pit to pit): 21.25"
Shoulder (seam to seam): 18.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff): 26.50"
Length (BOC to Hem): 31.00"
Superb Like New Condition
Slim Fit - See Measurements
47% Cotton, 40% Wool, 10% Polyamide, 3% Elastane
Center Rear Vent
All Pockets Basted Shut
Fully Lined
Half Canvassed

     

 

Hickey Freeman Solid Blue Blazer

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Tagged Size: 44R
Chest (pit to pit): 23.25"
Shoulder (seam to seam): 19.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff): 24.50"
Length (BOC to Hem): 31.25"
Super 140s
100% Wool
Center Rear Vent
"Brass Buttons"
Half Lined
Half Canvassed

     

 

Brooks Brothers Brown Tweed

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Tagged Size: 46R
Chest (pit to pit): 24.00"
Shoulder (seam to seam): 19.00"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff): 24.00"
Length (BOC to Hem): 31.00"
Tweed Herringbone
100% Wool
Center Rear Vent
Patch Pockets
Half Lined
Fully Canvassed Tweed!!!!

     

 

ETRO Brown Corduroy Pants
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Tagged Size: EU50 = US34

Waist (laid flat): 17.25"
Inseam (crotch to cuff): 32.00" (1" let out)
Cuff Width (width at cuff): 9.25"
Front Rize (waist to crotch): 11.25"
Superb Excellent Condition
ETRO - High Quality Construction
98% Cotton, 2% Lycra
Flat Front
Double Front Closure
 

 
 

post #46189 of 109554
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

There are no awesome items to thrift when you're not thrifting.

This thread just went *poof*!


(Probably also shouldn't mention the 2500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures, and 3000 rolls of proofed but not printed exposures found at Winogrand's death. Though this makes me feel better about the backlog of Harris Tweed I need to photograph and list.)
post #46190 of 109554
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I saw a similar one posted recently (not sure if it was yours), and I was jealous...then LO I find one of my own.  Love me some Pendleton, especially American-made.  

I didn't get around to posting it yet. I grabbed it because I've seen Pendleton mentioned a few times in this thread, so I probably saw that same one you are talking about and it stuck.

Glad the one you found was your size. I love those finds.
post #46191 of 109554
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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Called. It.
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Originally Posted by clotheshound View Post

Well said. - What we don't know doesn't hurt us.
Erroneous. The "anxiety" you were talking about is called "opportunity cost" by behavioral psychologists. I't's literally caused by what we don't know. So in a very real way, what we don't know is hurting us every day.

Home repairs all day. Only chance to hit a store today was a Will on the way to the Home Depot at 20 mins before closing. Nothing bragworthy, but one thing frustrating: Grabbed a XXL Vineyard Vines light blue gingham shirt; figured someone here would pick it up. Got it home and noticed the MASSIVE monogram on the cuff.

Yeah, I know; I've gotten after monograms with seam rippers. This one reads: "Pernod Ricard USA Wine & Champagne" with a logo. So.... Within an hour or two I should have a brand new cotton gingham pocket square with hand-rolled edges and contrasting red stitching.

On the upside, Savers is opening in my area in just 2 weeks!
post #46192 of 109554
I realize how snooty I've gotten when I leave a brand new Corneliani linen shirt because it doesn't have MoP buttons. It didn't fit me and cash flow is tight right now. Putting up 51 items starting tomorrow at 5 pm and am very excited to have money for vacation.
post #46193 of 109554
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

I realize how snooty I've gotten when I leave a brand new Corneliani linen shirt because it doesn't have MoP buttons. It didn't fit me and cash flow is tight right now. Putting up 51 items starting tomorrow at 5 pm and am very excited to have money for vacation.

Snooty is an understatement drool.gif Wish I had used Corneliani shirts falling in my lap....

post #46194 of 109554
Oh yeah: Swapmeeted an early 1900 arts and crafts chest of drawers. Not Stickley or anything decent, but looks great in my room and actually holds all my ties! Solid oak top, legs and drawer fronts with dovetail joints. Hard to beat that.
post #46195 of 109554

I found one of these today, framed:

 

 

 

Erte Riviera... see here

 

Someone who's thrifted and flipped art PM me

 

Bunch of other cool stuff too, pics tomorrow. 

post #46196 of 109554
I'm going to try to catch up on everything, but I haven't made it through all of the posts yet. I am now in the US and I'm just starting to hit the thrifts. It's been a crazy week, so I wanted to let everyone know that I will catch up on PMs. All of my trades were shipped out on Tuesday after I arrived, except FaceofBoh (really sorry!), they're going out tomorrow.

First time going to thrift stores in the US and it's really overwhelming. I've realized a couple of things:

1. I see a lot of things pop up here and now that I'm seeing them for the first time (think American brands), I don't know whether you guys or anyone else would want them. I'm leaving most of it, but still cool to see.

2. My wife is more patient than I ever gave her credit.

3. Selection is huge which is incredibly fun. The amount of torn, stained and dated clothing is outstanding, which isn't so much fun.

4. I could probably come back 4 times a year just to check out the stores. Tons of stuff to be found.

5. I don't have a means of transferring photos from my camera onto my laptop at the moment. I left my iPad cable at the last hotel. I'm stuck transferring terrible photos from my phone. Apologies.

Anyway, here is some of the stuff I've picked up. I know that a lot isn't great and I took some gambles, but I'll be honest: the prices were too good to pass on it. Unless noted, it's available. I don't have exact measurements yet.

Sulka shirt, 16 1/2 33



Hilditch & Key, french cuffed US15 1/2, EU39


Allen Edmonds Stanford (?) black boots. Size 10D.


Zegna tie.
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Hickey Freeman Collection odd jacket, 50 XL, 51% wool 49% silk. I didn't think it was special and is likely older, but I thought some of the bigger guys might like it. Should I have left it?

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Corneliani jacket (possible orphan). Some texture, so I thought it could be worthwhile. EU 54


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Thick wool US Naval shirt. Looks to be warm. Any ideas on a date? Unavailable.


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Wool Pea Coat, assuming it's US Navy from 1963. It's absolutely the heaviest pea coat I've ever held. It's a 38, but too big for me. Surely someone wants/needs it.


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Can someone fill me in on this? It's a US navy double breasted wool trench from 1945. I don't know the rank before the name, maybe someone here has an idea. It's missing the belt but looks to be in great condition and I thought it was really interesting. I would think this would be desirable, but am I wrong?


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I picked this up in Austria and it didn't work for my father. It's a Pringle sweater with the crest for the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. Someone here can have it for cost and shipping. Great condition. Size Mish.


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Non-thrift finds, but will be heading to eBay soon. Thought I'd show them off here first.
PRL chocolate cord blazer. Made somewhere. Size 38 I believe.



PRL made in Italy by Corneliani cord blazer with suede elbow patches. Size 40.


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Finally, I found something interesting in the pocket of a jacket that was hanging on the rack. Needless to say, I left them.

post #46197 of 109554
^^^ must have been that guys lucky jacket to have a viagra stash in it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #46198 of 109554
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Originally Posted by clotheshound View Post

I need my Goodwill fix today !!!



Help me guys !!!!

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post #46199 of 109554
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Can someone fill me in on this? It's a US navy double breasted wool trench from 1945. I don't know the rank before the name, maybe someone here has an idea. It's missing the belt but looks to be in great condition and I thought it was really interesting. I would think this would be desirable, but am I wrong?

The initials would be first and middle followed by last name. The rank followed. CSKD stood for Chief Storekeeper, Disbursing. Hope this helps.

Edited by John Sullivan - 9/2/12 at 10:35am
post #46200 of 109554
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Can someone fill me in on this? It's a US navy double breasted wool trench from 1945. I don't know the rank before the name, maybe someone here has an idea. It's missing the belt but looks to be in great condition and I thought it was really interesting. I would think this would be desirable, but am I wrong?
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I picked up a number of older military pieces last fall, but have had mixed success moving them on eBay.  There is a market for them, but I haven't picked any up since then.  If it was cheap, though, you should do alright on it.

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