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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Back from Japan. First day thrifting in two weeks. Seriously an addiction, I was having withdrawals. Today definitely fed the craving even though I found nothing. Oh well.
I only saw two thrift stores while in Japan and the two I saw were in the Chiba prefixture, so not near the big city area like Shinjuku where we were staying. Unfortunately I saw them from the train going 60+ MPH. No chance to stop. I did manage to find a consignment/resale shop to swing into, Nothing like the consignment shops here at all. Chock full of amazing stuff, many labels I've seen for the first time in person. No junk at all. Pictured is just a tiny sampling of what they had. Didn't have time to look too long as I was on the way to meet a old school friend and didn't want to be late so there was likely some insane stuff I didn't even see. Prices were up there but definitely cheaper than retail. A decent amount of NWT stuff too. Prices were about 70-80% of retail. Tiny sizes though, nothing came close to fitting me. frown.gif Women's section was about 1/2 of the men's section! So different than the US!
Not really a find, but I thought some of you may like to see what a consignment shop on the other side of the world has to offer. Thrift/discount related, but I will spoiler the photos. Click if you want to check them out. smile.gif
Up to the 6th Floor...
WB Nat. Your pictures had me drooling... I need to go to japan.

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Oh...and the brand porn I promised earlier to all the selvedge sluts...
Sorry guys, it aint available...gotta pay rent...

Insane find from a thrift. Make sure to make international shipping available, these will do great with the Japan crowd.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Nearly had a heart attack in the middle of the store. Mind totally blown as to how this ends up sitting in a thrift store between a Tommy Hilfiger shirt and a Sean John shirt. Pristine. N/A.

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post #50567 of 110464
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Oh...and the brand porn I promised earlier to all the selvedge sluts...

Sorry guys, it aint available...gotta pay rent...

 

 

Woah goddamn. That was from a thrift? Denim grail for sure.

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

 

 

Nearly had a heart attack in the middle of the store.  Mind totally blown as to how this ends up sitting in a thrift store between a Tommy Hilfiger shirt and a Sean John shirt.  Pristine.  N/A.

Nicely done!

post #50568 of 110464

Ok, schooling needed. What should one make of this? (I did leave it behind.)

 

 

 

 

post #50569 of 110464

It's a (probably small-scale) Korean tailor that used Zegna cloth.  Any of the "Tessuto" or red labels that look like that simply mean that Zegna cloth was used...it's NOT a Zegna piece.  It's just how Harris Tweed and Loro Piana allow their fabrics to be used by other brands, and have badges signifying that they are cloth only.  9 times out of 10 I'd leave it behind.  Unless the construction and quality is amazing, or it's one of the very highly respected asian tailors (W.W. Chan, A Man Hing Cheong, Ascot Chang), it's probably not anything amazing (especially since it's Korea and not China/Hong Kong).

 

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

Ok, schooling needed. What should one make of this? (I did leave it behind.)

 

 

 

 

post #50570 of 110464

Anyone know who makes the Brooks Brothers shoes with the vibram gumlite soles?

 

 

 

 

post #50571 of 110464
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post




Nearly had a heart attack in the middle of the store.  Mind totally blown as to how this ends up sitting in a thrift store between a Tommy Hilfiger shirt and a Sean John shirt.  Pristine.  N/A.

i notice the clever postitioning of the shirt in the photo, to obscure the size tag which reads "meX-L" revolve.gif
post #50572 of 110464
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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post



Anyone familiar with "Fay"? Got a made in italy winter coat.



Really nice stuff. Sold at Barneys. Price point for a wool 3/4 topcoat was $700-ish IIRC from several years back (last time I was at Barneys). Great find!
post #50573 of 110464
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post


Nearly had a heart attack in the middle of the store.  Mind totally blown as to how this ends up sitting in a thrift store between a Tommy Hilfiger shirt and a Sean John shirt.  Pristine.  N/A.

Now that is pretty much right at the top of all possible shirt finds. Yes, how this ends up in a thrift in good condition I will never know. Accidental?
Awesome shirt find nod[1].gif

Mind, I am going to donate my NWOB Louis Vuitton shoes to Goodwill. Big size 13D and I have hit a brick wall trying to authenticate them. They available for free if anyone wants to take a punt although I will probably prefer to donate them and get a decent tax return.
post #50574 of 110464

Understood now, and that does make sense of this apparent contradiction. Thanks, Andro!

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

It's a (probably small-scale) Korean tailor that used Zegna cloth.  Any of the "Tessuto" or red labels that look like that simply mean that Zegna cloth was used...it's NOT a Zegna piece.  It's just how Harris Tweed and Loro Piana allow their fabrics to be used by other brands, and have badges signifying that they are cloth only.  9 times out of 10 I'd leave it behind.  Unless the construction and quality is amazing, or it's one of the very highly respected asian tailors (W.W. Chan, A Man Hing Cheong, Ascot Chang), it's probably not anything amazing (especially since it's Korea and not China/Hong Kong).

 

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

Ok, schooling needed. What should one make of this? (I did leave it behind.)

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #50575 of 110464

Speaking of branded cloth...I found these seemingly unworn Loro Piana "CashPima" Velvet (Cashmere & cotton) Lime Green Corduroys in a church basement thrift store. They have a split waistband are nicely lined with a variety of interior fabrics (even the hems are lined), have a small coin pocket, have suspender buttons, sized "34r" but nowhere is a brand label. I have Loro Piana branded cords, found in a GW, and these are totally dissimilar, more like the Incotex pants I've found. The thrift normally has LL Bean at the high end, but last week I found a beautiful Etro paisley tie for $1, so I kept looking, and now this.

 

Any help identifying them?

 

 

 

Only real label:

Hem folded back:

 

Pocket has an inspection sticker, any clue?

 

Split waistband

 

 

Flat front, coin pocket

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Sweet Chipp - n/a
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Also sweet PRL tweed suit - n/a
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Tradly BB blazer - available
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Chest: 44”
Sleeves: 23.5”(+1”)
Shoulders: 18”
Length: 28.5”


Two BB Irish linen shirt. Orange is short-sleeve, red/white is long-sleeve. available.
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Patagonia made in USA n/a
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Brioni easter shirt available - XL
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Porsche Design Martini theme. n/a
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Patagonia made in USA synchilla n/aIMG_1057.jpg

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post #50577 of 110464
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post


Main label for a while. The fill-in-the-blank label is a custom order, I believe. I've seen a outer label with the word "Bespoke" on it, but everything I've seen says that's just a MTM level. They also have that fill-in-the-blank inner label.
There is a white label that's only half-canvased, but it usually has "Ltd" on it.

 

+1

 

The white tag with the hand, thread, and needle that says "Customized" is their MTM line. I have a few jackets from that line. A few of them were full canvas. The bespoke line looks something like this. I passed on an orphan a few days ago with similar gold colored writings on a black tag.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Oh...and the brand porn I promised earlier to all the selvedge sluts...

Sorry guys, it aint available...gotta pay rent...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy!!!!!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

 

 

Nearly had a heart attack in the middle of the store.  Mind totally blown as to how this ends up sitting in a thrift store between a Tommy Hilfiger shirt and a Sean John shirt.  Pristine.  N/A.

 

That is a beautiful shirt. I'm still looking for my kitten...

Meow (Click to show)

 

 

 

post #50578 of 110464
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Paul Stuart by Samuelsohn tweed. 38R. Excellent condition.
HOW AWESOME WOULD YOU LOOK IN THIS??! (Click to show)




 

GMMcL, thanks, but I'm not a tweed guy :)

 

Also, I'm looking for something solid brown, no pattern.

post #50579 of 110464
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Back from Japan. First day thrifting in two weeks. Seriously an addiction, I was having withdrawals. Today definitely fed the craving even though I found nothing. Oh well.
I only saw two thrift stores while in Japan and the two I saw were in the Chiba prefixture, so not near the big city area like Shinjuku where we were staying. Unfortunately I saw them from the train going 60+ MPH. No chance to stop. I did manage to find a consignment/resale shop to swing into, Nothing like the consignment shops here at all. Chock full of amazing stuff, many labels I've seen for the first time in person. No junk at all. Pictured is just a tiny sampling of what they had. Didn't have time to look too long as I was on the way to meet a old school friend and didn't want to be late so there was likely some insane stuff I didn't even see. Prices were up there but definitely cheaper than retail. A decent amount of NWT stuff too. Prices were about 70-80% of retail. Tiny sizes though, nothing came close to fitting me. frown.gif Women's section was about 1/2 of the men's section! So different than the US!
Not really a find, but I thought some of you may like to see what a consignment shop on the other side of the world has to offer. Thrift/discount related, but I will spoiler the photos. Click if you want to check them out. smile.gif
Up to the 6th Floor...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Men's section


Some familiar names:





This was cool:


First time seeing these in person:











This was a suit. Super cool. Would rock it if it were my size,,,


and some more...


A few stores down was this:


and kiddy-corner from it was this:

 

 

worship.gif  Nat, I respect your ability to not walk into that store with $1,000 and leave with a wardrobe, as that's exactly what I would've done.  I know that a Head Porter Plus jacket in Japanese medium would fit me, so I feel intense jealousy right now.  Lad Musician suits, Number Nine (defunct label), and weird Gitman Bros. Vintage hooded shirt jacs?  WTF....I need to be in Japan right now.  That Edifice varsity in Harris Tweed...holy shit.

post #50580 of 110464
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post
Also sweet PRL tweed suit - n/a
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That PRL tweed id teh hotness icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Edited by mrdeep2001 - 10/20/12 at 5:10am
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