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here are the pics from today:
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brooks burgundy belt with some scuffs, tagged 38 tts


ties. the red brooks one still has the original price tag on it, retail price was $38 (roughly half of the retail price of a bb tie now... love inflation)


ben sherman microgingham


brooks cords tagged 36, looks like one of the fuller cuts


tnf fleece vest for wear at work

prl tux and tux shirt, tux tagged 42R, shirt tagged L


burberry suit (any idea who made this, etc?) tagged 36r


i am offloading everything but the fleece +/- the ties

i am starting to get seriously addicted. i minimized the amount of time i told a friend that i spend thrifting lately, def an addiction mentality defense mechanism. my goal is to amass a versatile classic, basic mc wardrobe (esp suits) for myself on the cheap while covering my tailoring/extraneous costs. when i tick off all the boxes, i will scale it way back and let the next guy get the goods. also, do any seasoned thrifters care to post about their thrift philosophy (why you thrift vs. buy retail, flipping, using ebay, etc.), method (how you attack a given store) or rules (only thrift things you would wear yourself, etc.)?
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Wow jkidd, looks like I should have stayed in Cincy this weekend - you took all the good stuff!

Was out of town dropping my son off at the in-laws. Do you really think there is that nice of clothing at thrifts in the Nati? shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

The 2nd Burberry London suit... found these next three all together today. This one has a bit of damage on the inside pocket, but the outside is in good shape. All of these are 40R too.
I think those are the ones I looked at earlier. Are the pinstripes missing on the seat of one of the pants? That was the only one of the three that I wanted for myself.
post #46234 of 112782
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post


Was out of town dropping my son off at the in-laws. Do you really think there is that nice of clothing at thrifts in the Nati? shog[1].gif

I was worried that I've been going to all the wrong thrifts.   

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Any recommendations on where to go in the NoVa area? I need to build my wardrobe up, especially my shirts.

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Originally Posted by pack66 View Post

Any recommendations on where to go in the NoVa area? I need to build my wardrobe up, especially my shirts.

Goodwill in Seven Corners, and the Goodwill off the 50 (I think, it;s been a while) in Arlington. I've had good luck there.
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

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.

I liked it and thought there might be a collector market to it. I'll make a go of it and see what happens. Surely someone could use it for a WWII movie smile.gif

The pea coat is brilliant though and may even have hand sewn buttonholes. I thought someone here would like a deal on a winter coat but if not, I'll try my luck on eBay.

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Welcome to our land of plenty, and some might say too much.  This thing is so unbelievably sick.  I love old mil spec clothing and there's obviously a market for it in today's world as evidenced by Mister Freedom/Buzz Rickson/Sugar Cane's very expensive repros of items exactly like this.  In a size that might actually be slim fitting too!  

I love the stuff too and the shirt is great. I thought I'd use it to take the dog for his walks in the winter, but it fits incredibly well. Hit me up if you'd fit the pea coat, it weighs a ton and I'm sure my wife will roll her eyes when I pack it up in my luggage.

I don't have pictures from today's stuff yet but I only grabbed a couple of things...namely a pair of NWT Bill's Khakis and a Canali shirt. I'd never seen Bill's before but knew they had some rep on here. I left two orphaned Donna Karan Collection/Signature striped orphans. They were made in Italy but they weren't St. Andrew's (thought someone said some were?). I am kicking myself for leaving a polo today...

I waited in line for about half an hour with only a couple of things. I had picked up a NWT Peter Millar polo. I knew of the shirts but I really didn't know anything about them. I got up there and the price went from $4 to $8, so I left it. I didn't think much of it until I took a look online. The one I had had logos all over it...definitely Titleist and I think PGA among one or two others. I thought it was a promotional type of shirt, so I didn't think there'd be interest. Are these things really going for $130-180???
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post


burberry suit (any idea who made this, etc?) tagged 36r
 

Hickey Freeman, IIRC

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


I liked it and thought there might be a collector market to it. I'll make a go of it and see what happens. Surely someone could use it for a WWII movie smile.gif
The pea coat is brilliant though and may even have hand sewn buttonholes. I thought someone here would like a deal on a winter coat but if not, I'll try my luck on eBay.
I love the stuff too and the shirt is great. I thought I'd use it to take the dog for his walks in the winter, but it fits incredibly well. Hit me up if you'd fit the pea coat, it weighs a ton and I'm sure my wife will roll her eyes when I pack it up in my luggage.

Yeah, I forgot you posted the pea coat.  That will definitely do well.  I got one like it on eBay a few years ago and just love it.

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post
I left two orphaned Donna Karan Collection/Signature striped orphans. They were made in Italy but they weren't St. Andrew's (thought someone said some were?). I am kicking myself for leaving a polo today...
 

Yes, some are... I've only found one.

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


This thing is goddamned gorgeous. A Filson buffalo plaid hunting jacket. No size in it, but very big on me, so probably an XL or XXL. Four front flap pockets plus handwarmer pocket behind the bottom pockets. One big game pocket across the back. One pocket on the inside too.

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Filson Mackinaw Cruiser. You'll do well with this. This is the jacket that got me started thrifting and occasionally flipping. I bought one winter 2010 from Urban Outfitters. NWT, $65. I really loved it, but it didn't fit with my wardrobe, so I ended up selling it for a little shy of the retail value. If I had been smarter I would have bought all the jackets and done the same thing with them. You live, you learn. That brought me to thrift stores to see what I could find, which brought me here. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by petitnoblesse View Post


Goodwill in Seven Corners, and the Goodwill off the 50 (I think, it;s been a while) in Arlington. I've had good luck there.

Thanks petitnoblesse, I'll check them out.  We're new to the area and it's nice to have a starting point.

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Is Eton decent?  This is the only one I've ever seen.  Normally I wouldn't pick up a white shirt at the thrift, but this looked unworn.  Awesome collar, french cuffs, just a tad snug, so it may be headed for feebay.




Eton make very good shirts, Swiss cotton that never need ironing (simply launder, dry and then wear, any creases fall out with body heat) and I've never had a problem flipping them on eBay

More info here
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

 I left two orphaned Donna Karan Collection/Signature striped orphans. They were made in Italy but they weren't St. Andrew's (thought someone said some were?). I am kicking myself for leaving a polo today...
 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Yes, some are... I've only found one.

Most of the ones that I come across are by Lardini, however, I fouled up severely one time and left a couple of Donna Karan Coutures which were all canvassed and the like that I later found out were Martin Greenfield. baldy[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post


I think those are the ones I looked at earlier. Are the pinstripes missing on the seat of one of the pants? That was the only one of the three that I wanted for myself.

 

lol8[1].gif yep, you're right. I just looked again. I don't think they're missing, it kinda looks like an ink spill. 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

lol8%5B1%5D.gif yep, you're right. I just looked again. I don't think they're missing, it kinda looks like an ink spill.
Yeah, the stripes themselves are still there, just the color is gone. I should have taken a closer look at them all, but I was brain-dead that day. It didn't even click that it was a newer HF tag. Live and learn.
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