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post #5416 of 110565
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Were the Beatles original Capitol releases on the black w/ rainbow band label?
Yes - for Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper's, and Help!. Actually, those three albums are the original Mono pressings. Let it Be is the Apple Label, and Beatles VI is a mint green Capitol label. Unfortunately the condition of the jackets on these is not the best. The vinyl is VG+. Any thoughts on value? I'd guess maybe $100 for all three? Still good for a $0.30 buy in.
post #5417 of 110565
For .30 you got a helluva deal. For Vg+/VG+ original mono copies of Rubebr Soul, Sgt. Pepper and Help - I'd say between $15-$25/piece. Beatles IV wouldn't be worth more than $5 or so in VG+ on the early 70's green Capitol label and a VG+ copy of Let it Be would be maybe $8. These are not book values - just estimates based on what I've seen at record stores over the years. Still, I'd love a Mono copy of Sgt. Peppers. Nice score!
post #5418 of 110565
Also looking (in vain) for an overcoat...

Picked up a BB suit (no labels other than the brand) in khaki cotton with patch pockets on the jacket today. Also a HSM 1/2 canvassed odd jacket in a nice greenish blue tweed. Will post pics later, but I think I've found the best goodwill on the planet. Two weeks ago I found an Oxxford SC in navy, all in my size.

Today's total: $15.35. Can't do any better than that, even if I have to wait months to wear the BB.
post #5419 of 110565
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
^^ True - but I mean in terms of items of interest, not general stuff. If you're looking for a cheap frying pan or crock pot - they're bound to have it. But, like for me - I had been looking for a nice, basic blue blazer for a good year or so. Well, after that time passed I gave up and started looking for a nice overcoat. Well, a couple weeks went by and lo an behold, I found a beautiful navy peak-lapel blazer in my size by RLPL. Now that I've been looking for a nice overcoat for the past year, I've found nothing. Maybe I should start looking for something else so I can get that overcoat!

The rarest thing to find thrifting is what you're looking for.
post #5420 of 110565
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
The rarest thing to find thrifting is what you're looking for.

What if you are looking for whatever you can find?
post #5421 of 110565
Eh, not as bad as not knowing what you're looking for. I found two Bijan suits before I knew what they were, so I didn't pick them up.
post #5422 of 110565
Picked up some Ermenegildo Zegna and Yves saint Laurent ties, and this Lauren Ralph Lauren cord blazer with brown leather buttons. First time I found something interesting at Savers.









post #5423 of 110565
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Originally Posted by JonHecht View Post
... in the past week I've got a recent Hermes and a mint brioni...

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Originally Posted by JonHecht View Post
... found two Bijan suits ...

Okay, are you sure you're not "thrifting" with a lock-picking kit?
post #5424 of 110565
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Originally Posted by EBTX66 View Post
Okay, are you sure you're not "thrifting" with a lock-picking kit?

Seriously, I came in to post because I was really happy to have found a nice BB houndstooth blazer in my size, along with a cream Dunhill shirt and gray pants with red windowpane that both fit, as well as some vintage Dior ties, and I read the last two pages and just think, Wow, my finds were small potatoes. Who the hell cleans out a gang of Savile Row coats and suits while thrifting? I'd probably hyperventilate if I found a Charvet tie, much less some of the last couple of pages of stuff...
post #5425 of 110565
Once again: I didn't buy the Bijan suits. I had never heard of the brand at the time... unfortunately . Anyway, I guess I'm gonna try again this weekend. See if my luck continues. My roommates found out about this, because I was beaming so much. Now they want to come.
post #5426 of 110565
The Settlement Home annual sale was this past weekend in Austin. Normally I do well, but this time found very little. I did get there a bit late though.
Ricci tie (my first Ricci item) $1
BB Makers tie $1
AE Sanford in dark brown. Fairly rough but I think they can be cleaned up. $4
Some old small formal shirt studs that I'm pretty sure are mother of pearl. $1
Some trouser hangers for a couple bucks.

Normally I get some shoe trees there, but this year they were all plastic. I saw a T&A formal shirt but it was a bit worn and I haven't yet had a use for the two formal shirts I already have. A Brioni sport shirt was just a bit too short and tight in the sleeves.

mike
post #5427 of 110565
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Originally Posted by JonHecht View Post
My roommates found out about this, because I was beaming so much. Now they want to come.

If you're the same size or similar in size, you will regret this
post #5428 of 110565
Talked the wife into going to a thrift store we've not visited in awhile this afternoon. Finally, lightning strikes! First ever Kiton anything I've ever seen thrifting. And what was that I said about not finding what you're looking for? I've been after a shawl collar cardigan: The good news: white tags were 50% off.
post #5429 of 110565
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Originally Posted by Doorstop View Post
Seriously, I came in to post because I was really happy to have found a nice BB houndstooth blazer in my size, along with a cream Dunhill shirt and gray pants with red windowpane that both fit, as well as some vintage Dior ties, and I read the last two pages and just think, Wow, my finds were small potatoes. Who the hell cleans out a gang of Savile Row coats and suits while thrifting? I'd probably hyperventilate if I found a Charvet tie, much less some of the last couple of pages of stuff...

I've had some pretty good runs myself but they've topped out at Zegna, Canali, and Oxxford. I'd say keep at it; your post is what I'd (and most of us) would consider a good day thrifting.

The secret is to not accumulate a house full of "decent" stuff while searching for the Hermes and the Kitons. I don't think I'm the only one who struggles with that...
post #5430 of 110565
I had no idea you could find stuff like this at thrift stores. I generally get excited when I can find a Brooks Brothers button down in good shape.

Is anyone willing and able to recommend some stores in Dallas where I might find a gem?
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