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So who's brave enough to hit the racks tomorrow? Weekend before halloween....
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

So who's brave enough to hit the racks tomorrow? Weekend before halloween....

No work tomorrow? most def hitting em up regardless of the last minute costume shoppers
post #51318 of 112983
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

So who's brave enough to hit the racks tomorrow? Weekend before halloween....


Like a complete noob, I'm going to have to. After passing countless camo jackets in the costume section, I've decided I need one to complete my own last minute costume idea. Mid week Halloween = all the parties being this weekend... And at least one next weekend.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

So who's brave enough to hit the racks tomorrow? Weekend before halloween....

 

^^^ I ain't afraid of no ghost!

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Ok since we're sort of on that topic. I have this horse head mask

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And was planning on wearing it with a standard Vietnam era jungle camo bdu top or jacket, and maybe grabbing a toy gun along with it to be... Warhorse. That translates better than if I wore a military top similar to the ones seen in the film right?

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My halloween costume this year is a slutty cheeseburger in blackface.
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Slutty cheeseburger on its own wins the internet in my book, but in blackface, that's some next level shit.

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Well, I guess I made the right choice, because I picked up 2 pairs of those Millers, 33 x 34. Now, I know denim even less than I know shoes -- which is not very much. So I'm not sure whether it's raw or what. They are slim fit and they say "we don't wash our jeans, so neither should you" but they do have a "worn in look." OK, now that I've spewed the denim equivalent of bragging about a Dior tie .... Anyway, tried them on and they're WAAAAY too slim and low rise for my fat, old ass. So they're available. Interested parties click "send PM" to the left. And thanks, all, for the help.

But the more important thing is: I've been there, gentlemen. And its real. Heaven, I mean. It happens to be in Northern California. In the space of 30 minutes, I wore RLPL, Kiton, Isaia, Borrelli, and Loro Piana. Now, this is the MOST expensive consignment shop I've ever been. But given that EACH AND EVERY LABEL I turned was a grail find IN PRISTINE CONDITION, with almost NO exceptions. And there was soooooooo much awesome stuff! But when SCs are north of $500 and suits close to $1000 -- shit, even ties were $50 and up -- it just wasn't gonna happen. I just walked around in a daze and tried things on just so I could say I wore them. And it felt goooooood.

Good news is I had a good day otherwise, though I did pay a bit more for some of these items than I'd prefer. See pics below. Here's the tally:
2 x Brioni suits, pristine condition, 44L, likely dibsed by a friend
Zegna (older label but cut well and in good condition) houndstooth SC, dual vent, wool, 42R so keeping for now.
PRL by Corneliani silk/wool/linen houndstooth SC, dual vent and ticket pocket, 42R so keeping for now.
BB Gray flat front Loro Piana fabric trou, 36 x 32
The Millers, 33 x 34, two of them
Shirts: one Thomas Pink in the 15.5 range, one Zegna my size.
Hermes ties x 2 plus Zegna silk/wool/cashmere tie
Hand rolled PS x 2


The passes. Sooooo many passes. Traveling, so space was limited and I hat to be choosy. I passed on TWO 100% cashmere overcoats in roughly my size, one Belvest (I KNOW!!) and one H Freeman & Sons. Passed on TWO separate Belvest orphans and a GUTTING Brioni double breasted (6 over 2) dual vent glenplaid that broke my heart. Also passed on a pair of Chip and Pepper selvedge in the 29 waist range.

Oh, and:
Versace Jeans Couture, black. My first Versace. Decent find?
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Hi All,

 

Was directed to this thread for thrift store finds.  Picked these up at the Goodwill in Phoenix.  The shoes are a little strange, but I'll be posting them to eBay.  I like the trench though, so I'll be keeping it.  It has a nice lining with some leather trim and is in immaculate shape.

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post #51325 of 112983
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Well, I guess I made the right choice, because I picked up 2 pairs of those Millers, 33 x 34. Now, I know denim even less than I know shoes -- which is not very much. So I'm not sure whether it's raw or what. They are slim fit and they say "we don't wash our jeans, so neither should you" but they do have a "worn in look." OK, now that I've spewed the denim equivalent of bragging about a Dior tie .... Anyway, tried them on and they're WAAAAY too slim and low rise for my fat, old ass. So they're available. Interested parties click "send PM" to the left. And thanks, all, for the help.
But the more important thing is: I've been there, gentlemen. And its real. Heaven, I mean. It happens to be in Northern California. In the space of 30 minutes, I wore RLPL, Kiton, Isaia, Borrelli, and Loro Piana. Now, this is the MOST expensive consignment shop I've ever been. But given that EACH AND EVERY LABEL I turned was a grail find IN PRISTINE CONDITION, with almost NO exceptions. And there was soooooooo much awesome stuff! But when SCs are north of $500 and suits close to $1000 -- shit, even ties were $50 and up -- it just wasn't gonna happen. I just walked around in a daze and tried things on just so I could say I wore them. And it felt goooooood.
Good news is I had a good day otherwise, though I did pay a bit more for some of these items than I'd prefer. See pics below. Here's the tally:
2 x Brioni suits, pristine condition, 44L, likely dibsed by a friend
Zegna (older label but cut well and in good condition) houndstooth SC, dual vent, wool, 42R so keeping for now.
PRL by Corneliani silk/wool/linen houndstooth SC, dual vent and ticket pocket, 42R so keeping for now.
BB Gray flat front Loro Piana fabric trou, 36 x 32
The Millers, 33 x 34, two of them
Shirts: one Thomas Pink in the 15.5 range, one Zegna my size.
Hermes ties x 2 plus Zegna silk/wool/cashmere tie
Hand rolled PS x 2

The passes. Sooooo many passes. Traveling, so space was limited and I hat to be choosy. I passed on TWO 100% cashmere overcoats in roughly my size, one Belvest (I KNOW!!) and one H Freeman & Sons. Passed on TWO separate Belvest orphans and a GUTTING Brioni double breasted (6 over 2) dual vent glenplaid that broke my heart. Also passed on a pair of Chip and Pepper selvedge in the 29 waist range.
Oh, and:
Versace Jeans Couture, black. My first Versace. Decent find?

 

Are you sure you didn't accidentally venture into DM7's new shop? uhoh.gif

 

Now, I ain't saying I'm an expert. But I have handled about 5 pairs of those Versace jeans. The pictured one looks legit to me. Does it have the authentication hologram on the inside?

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So one of the great deals in thrifting always seems to be tweed jackets...

Except that the fabric seems often to be stiff and crinkly. Is that from dry cleaning, cheap tweed or other? I have never owned a tweed jacket for the long haul, so am unsure what to expect.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

First off, I know it's super, super old...

Figured I'd take a chance since it's returnable.

Looks good from here, but really nothing more than a fittay dollah bill if I had to guess on those.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Oh, and:

Also looks real, but nothing really noteworthy.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

You got my vote

I'm stealing that for other uses! You photoshop guys gotz mad skillz!

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Ran into an Isaia sport coat today, liked the look of it, and started inspecting its condition.
My hand went into the front pocket and I touched something slimy and sticky inside. Yup, fucking fresh chewing gum, some asswipe discarded his gum in the pocket.
I would have expected that chewing gum dries after a day or so but this was slobbery wet - must have been last 20 minutes.
And yes, I did walk around the store looking for the butthead with the chewing gum.
Moral of story - check the pockets of pieces that interest you, but proceed with caution.
Reminds me of the upper denture that I found in a corduroy sport coat once. crazy.gif I, however, did not canvass the store looking for a guy with half a smile.
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


Any chance you'd be CONUS?

You can send them to me and I will gladly ship to Austria. I owe HansderHund a solid.

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Went to the Goodwill yesterday for the first time in AGES. Got there a few minutes after the doors had opened.

There was a man there donned in a suit moving hurriedly through the ties. I my mind, I said "This guy is either an EBAYer or a SFer"; I was swayed more to the latter based on his clothing (which fit rather well, albeit not seamlessly - I guessed he'd found a good RtW suit and didn't think it worth it to alter).
Anyhow, I moved to the other side of the tie rack, looking at labels as quickly as I could, hoping he'd not yet gotten to my side or that he'd missed something. He left, taking nothing (and I found nothing, save a nameless Made-in-France tie and a mainline Calvin Klein tie with some damage). He moved to the shirts.

I darted for the jackets, hoping he'd not gotten there first (my hopes seemed to have a good foundation, since the Goodwill opened at 9a.m. and I arrived there at 9:08a.m). Found a blue, windowpaned Canali Proposta SC, but it was damaged and two sizes too big for me. Also found a dark-blue PRL SC, but it looked dated and not worth my $11.
I moved to the shirt rack opposite the one the man was meticulously searching through. I was watching to see if he'd selected anything, but he had not. I moved VERY fast, and made it to the same rack as he, but on the opposite end (which he'd not yet gotten to). I found nothing.
I knew this guy was aware of me, so I gathered the courage to speak (so he wouldn't think I was checking him out or anything). I asked (feeling a bit foolish), "Probably wishful thinking on my part, but are you from StyleForum?" He asked me to repeat, which I did. He replied, "I don't know what StyleForum is". I said, "Ah. I was hoping I knew you". He chuckled condescendingly.

At the end of the day, I snagged a red Boss Black shirt - its pits caked in deodorant. I took it home and was able to save it. smile.gif

That's my Goodwill adventure.

Still seeking cheap, Band of Outsiders ties (preferably narrow ones).
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