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post #54736 of 117951
don't worry guys i'm already writing the next great american novel, it's about how a thrift store flipper finds out a really wealthy socialite died due to finding a large donation of his exquisite clothing then becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind his death when he realizes the man was found dead in an unvented jacket despite the fact that his entire wardrobe was bespoke dual vent SO OBVIOUSLY SOME CRAZY SHIT HAPPENED SOMEWHERE
post #54737 of 117951

Um, thrift flip brag..

 

SPOO LEVEL STATUS, BOYS.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110977423358?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

 

I feel a Nataku Polo bear sweater saga coming on, but I'm hopeful it won't be THAT bad.

post #54738 of 117951
Very jealous of all the Arc'Teryx stuff found lately. This isn't on the same level, but still exciting to find in South Florida:
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Unstructured PRL linen SC
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Brooks Brothers wool windbreak with hood
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Oxxford. Fits me pretty well, but the color... Eh.
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100% cashmere, full canvas, made in US. No maker. Probably around 38-40S
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Anybody able to offer help dating this? Nothing other than the stamp pictured. Feels like 100% wool, there is some hand stitching inside, so I assume it has some age. Has Waterbury buttons, so those'll cover the cost of the coat if it's worthless.
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Great light green tweed suit
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Gore Tex windbreaker, made in England
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Nice BB 346 (the good one) SC
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Sum ties
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The tarnish looks like silver, but it's not marked. Doesn't smell like silver plate, either.
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Finally the good stuff...

Insane Charvet pajamas. Real MOP buttons, insanely soft cotton. It probably seems a bit odd to thrift stuff like pajamas, but these are very, very clean. And I was in a hotel one day, drying my junk with a towel when I realized some other dude has dried his junk with this towel as well, so I'll just run these through a diluted solution of bleach and water, wash, and wear.
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This is so soft it has to be cashmere
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post #54739 of 117951
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

don't worry guys i'm already writing the next great american novel, it's about how a thrift store flipper finds out a really wealthy socialite died due to finding a large donation of his exquisite clothing then becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind his death when he realizes the man was found dead in an unvented jacket despite the fact that his entire wardrobe was bespoke dual vent SO OBVIOUSLY SOME CRAZY SHIT HAPPENED SOMEWHERE

That, actually, is not a bad start. There are way worse premises out there.
post #54740 of 117951
WTF, 42 bids and counting.
post #54741 of 117951
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

^ very nice finds
Seriously, you post a lot of things that really don't belong in this thread.
True but I haven't been thrifting all that regularly lately and I like you guys better than people in other forums but I will make a significant effort to stop posting useless things I promise you won't even hear from me the rest of the week.... Possibly
post #54742 of 117951
Need measurements of the navy Dege SC!
post #54743 of 117951
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


No, sorry, unemployed until Monday, when I start my new job. I was just bitching that because I'm 29 and the new guy has a salary history 10 years longer than mine, he gets to make 70,000 for doing less than me.

 

70,000?  So that puts you, conservatively, at 50,000?  I would take 35,000 and skip happily down the street.  I live basically paycheck to paycheck as a bike mechanic.  Jeez, the perspective I get posting on an internet forum is incredible.

post #54744 of 117951
found this yesterday, super thin unstructured PRL jacket. zero padding, 1/4 lined. vent still basted shut. not available (already sent to one of the homies).

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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

70,000?  So that puts you, conservatively, at 50,000?  I would take 35,000 and skip happily down the street.  I live basically paycheck to paycheck as a bike mechanic.  Jeez, the perspective I get posting on an internet forum is incredible.

i think everyone in this thread is, to some extent, out there tryin to make it. if we weren't, we'd all be posting in Official Retail Luxury Bijan Store Bragging Thread. i don't get the sense that there are too many silver spoon types in our ranks.
post #54745 of 117951
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Very jealous of all the Arc'Teryx stuff found lately. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This isn't on the same level, but still exciting to find in South Florida:
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Unstructured PRL linen SC
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Brooks Brothers wool windbreak with hood
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Oxxford. Fits me pretty well, but the color... Eh.
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100% cashmere, full canvas, made in US. No maker. Probably around 38-40S
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Anybody able to offer help dating this? Nothing other than the stamp pictured. Feels like 100% wool, there is some hand stitching inside, so I assume it has some age. Has Waterbury buttons, so those'll cover the cost of the coat if it's worthless.
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Great light green tweed suit
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Gore Tex windbreaker, made in England
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Nice BB 346 (the good one) SC
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Sum ties
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The tarnish looks like silver, but it's not marked. Doesn't smell like silver plate, either.
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Finally the good stuff...
Insane Charvet pajamas. Real MOP buttons, insanely soft cotton. It probably seems a bit odd to thrift stuff like pajamas, but these are very, very clean. And I was in a hotel one day, drying my junk with a towel when I realized some other dude has dried his junk with this towel as well, so I'll just run these through a diluted solution of bleach and water, wash, and wear.
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This is so soft it has to be cashmere
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I found three Arcteryx pieces last week. Meh! What you found -the Saville Row stuff: WOW! PM me when you put them on eBay, want to follow.
post #54746 of 117951
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Did I make a mistake here? Should I have harvested the buttons instead?

Luxury Canali Suit Wool 42S 33/28 Navy Blue Burgundy Stripe Pleat Cuff Italy EUC

 

Haha +1, I really don't get why so many people here turn their noses up at Canali. Sure it's not Brioni, but they do make fully canvassed suits in nice cuts with soft wool.

 

If anyone has any Canali suits in 40-42 R-L that are just clogging up their closets with their crappiness, I'll take them. You can even harvest the buttons first.

 

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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

Next up we have a couple Sport Coats - I am unsure on them if they were good pickups, so some advice would be appreciated on them

 

 

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This first one has cloth by Ermenegildo Zegna, Tailored at a local place, Samson Tailors.

 

In the end, its a bit big in the shoulders for me - looks like it fits as a 42R from what I can tell.  This is available or will be sold if it's worth anything and one here is interested.

 

 

 

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(One note, the Jacket is more green than the second picture shows, the actual jacket fabric is closer in looks to the first picture on the edges.)

 

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The second here is a Tweed Coat - Tag for The Real Magee, Donegal Tweed - but was sold from Moores.  Not sure if this has any value?  But I will likely be keeping it either way...

 

 

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And last, but not least, a Sartoriale Suit - No other tags, seems to fit as a 40 - this may be available I have to check how much fabric there is in the sleeves to be let out for my arms... if it wont reach, then it will be available.

 

*edit i do have the pants, just didnt take pics. 

 

Pics:

 

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Note that my flash washed out the main shot there again - the fabric is more green like it appears in the label picture. 

 

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If anyone had any info on this suit that would be appreciated as I know nothing about it....  

 

 

Thats all folks!  (For today) 

 

I'll bite. Apart from the AEs and the shirt (because it's for you), you should have passed on all that stuff. Possible exception would be the first sport coat, if that's a really skilled local tailor. Doesn't seem like it. My usual measure of a local tailor's quality is whether the jacket has working cuffs, and that one looks like it doesn't.

 

Moores is a fine store if you've got a hundred bucks and want a new suit, and don't care about anything else. For your purposes, avoid. That jacket is Donegal tweed, yes. It's also old and shitty. You'll also find camel hair and Harris tweed Moores jackets from way back in the day. Unless you just really want a jacket with that material, don't bother.

 

I'm not 100% on the suit, but I'm 99.9% sure it's junk too.

 

Instead of just looking at the labels, try feeling the fabric and construction (do the canvassing pinch test). And check out Oregotrix's blog entries on thrifting for beginners. They're a great resource.

 

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


I don't want to piss you off here, and without being familiar with your situation, I can only speak in generalities, but here goes.
I was intrigued because you mentioned journalism, which is my line of work. Well, old sport, experience does count in that field. I do not Tweet. I do not have a Facebook page. I am not Linked In. I do not own a smartphone. Or an Ipad. Or an I-anything. I cannot upload stories to the web on my own. I cannot fathom why anyone would bother with Outlook. But I do have a few things going for me.
I know how to spell, and I never learned how to use a spell-checking device back in the day when you had to press some sort of button to make it happen. I know how to get people to tell me things, whether they want to or not. I know how to read court documents and municipal budgets. I know a PRP from a NPDES. I can write 2,000 publishable words in an hour. I know that when the cops find a body riddled with bullets inside a church, it's a homicide, not a murder, at least for the time being. The phone numbers that are my bread-and-butter are in a Rolodex, not a computer that turns useless in windstorm, and that Rolodex has home phone and cell numbers for the mayor, several judges, the sheriff, the state's attorney, I can't count how many other elected officials and sources with only initials. I can write an obit that will make you cry and an expose on wasteful spending that will make you mad and a gotcha that'll make someone resign and a review of buffet restaurants that will make you laugh.
I can do all of that now, but I could not do that when I was 29. My point is, tech whizzes are common these days, but true journalists are hard to find. Knock on wood, I've never had trouble finding a job. But I have seen younger folks struggle who have all the cutting-edge technology skills but cannot look a politician in the eye and say "You, sir, are without clothes." Or write a sentence with fewer than 40 words and eight prepositional phrases. Anyone (except maybe me) can learn the technology. But there is no substitute for experience when it comes to this line of work, especially now. All the dead-weight dinosaurs with bloated salaries got laid off or took early retirement long ago. The ones who are left tend to be pretty darn good, which is why they're still around.
Again, I don't know your situation, and I really like your posts on the thread and seeing the stuff you find. I'm glad you've got another job--I wouldn't be on this soap box otherwise. But just because someone knows more about the digital world than someone else doesn't necessarily make them a better journalist. That's all I'm saying.

 

The amount of journos and aspiring journos here always brings a smile to my face. Also makes me hopeful to see more than black blazers and dad jeans at the next Canadian Association of Journalists conference.

post #54747 of 117951
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Originally Posted by s_allen_p View Post

Maison Martin Margiela Suit. Seems to be NWOT. The bottom buttonholes haven't been opened on either the the jacket front, or the sleeves, and the pockets are still sewn tightly shut. No signs of wear, BUT, there is a small hole on the inside of the right sleeve (see pic). Probably sat in someone's closet unworn.

I picked up the below four Z Zegna suits thinking they were NWOT, dropped off by a store. Further inspection showed they were used but well taken care of. If I'd have seen the discoloration in the pants lining I would have left them behind. There's also a small hole in the back of one them.
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An MMM suit?! Wow....

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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

don't worry guys i'm already writing the next great american novel, it's about how a thrift store flipper finds out a really wealthy socialite died due to finding a large donation of his exquisite clothing then becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind his death when he realizes the man was found dead in an unvented jacket despite the fact that his entire wardrobe was bespoke dual vent SO OBVIOUSLY SOME CRAZY SHIT HAPPENED SOMEWHERE

I'd buy a copy...
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Um, thrift flip brag..

SPOO LEVEL STATUS, BOYS.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110977423358?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I feel a Nataku Polo bear sweater saga coming on, but I'm hopeful it won't be THAT bad.

How?? That's crazy!!

Can't wait to see the end product, but I sure hope you don't have to endure a Polo bear sweater situation.

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Anybody able to offer help dating this? Nothing other than the stamp pictured. Feels like 100% wool, there is some hand stitching inside, so I assume it has some age. Has Waterbury buttons, so those'll cover the cost of the coat if it's worthless.
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That's a WWII era army dress uniform jacket. Check the waist flap pockets, there should be a size and date label inside.

You've got one helluva haul there. Charvet PJs and multiple Savile Row pieces?! bounce2.gif
post #54748 of 117951
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Can't wait to see the end product, but I sure hope you don't have to endure a Polo bear sweater situation.

What's this reference? I must not have been around for it.
post #54749 of 117951
Nice finds today. Esp Andro. That Anderson is AWESOME. PM sent.

Quick brag. I've had a very nice, productive 24 hours, and not just because it was my birfday.

4 spots total. Each yielded nicely.

Crappy pics:
Sport coats, L ro R: PRL USA made linen navy, dual vent and ticket pocket; fits so keeping (Don't worry, Brianpore: I will give the Flusser to my brother!), very recent Burberry with all basting (incl. on dual vents) intact, tagged 40, but fits 41; Nicest, most recent Harris Tweed I've ever seen, tagged 46; Oxxford tweed with older label but gorge is manageable, tagged 41R
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Shoes: AE Stowe tassel penny loaf, 10.5 EEE.
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Shirts:
Left column (same donor, tagged 16): Zegna (Recent), Zegna (recent), Ascot Chang, Armani Collezioni (recent), Armani Collezioni
Right column: Barbour 16.5, Corneliani ID Sm, Zegna 16.5, Zegna 16.5, Barneys house brand 15.5
(Note: These shirts will be available, but a dude I owe has immediate priority)
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Ties:
Stuart, Trafalgar braces (needs method).
Now for the big score, all in same store (L to R, top to bottom): Bresciani (anyone heard of them? Passed on lots of them), Vineyard Vines, Hermes, Les Copains (EDIT: On second thought, nvm; not worthy), RLPL x 5 (YEEAAHHH BIATCH!)
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I'm exhausted, and have a ton more work to do before I can go to bed. I know I owe several of you measurements and PM responses. I will get to you over the next couple of days; sorry for the delay.
Hermes and VV are available, and I plan to make a couple of the RLPLs available, though I was hoping to keep a couple.
Edited by GMMcL - 11/20/12 at 9:30pm
post #54750 of 117951
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Do what I do better than I do it and you can have my job. It's called capitalism. Bitch.

How's capitalism working out for the newspaper industry? See you in the bread lines when they replace you with an AP wire, Bitch.

Back to the thrift show bros!
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