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post #56356 of 112829
I am thinking of changing the way I look for stuff in thrift stores and perhaps cut my time in half by focussing predominantly in the womans section.

Insane amounts of volume thrifters lately OCD'ing in the menswear section and I am unable to be the early bird at these venues. I arrived half an hour after opening time to find 2 woman with carts overflowing with menswear and at least 4 other guys with stuff in all sizes reamed over their arms.

It is hard work flipping through racks where the 4 GW's I like to frequent have a nasty habit of bunching stuff up making it a tough gig to shift items over. I had to use all my strength to squash all suits and shirts to one side and heard a nasty cracking sound of all the coat hangers splintering. The woman's sections are remarkably well organized, the mens sections are awful to flip through.

I did find a NWOB AE shoes completely unworn. They were in the changing rooms which I do check from time to time. That was just dumb luck. Also picked up an Armani Black Label suit nestled in the womans clothing section. For me, in the woman's section, could have walked away with a Paul Stuart single breasted cashmere overcoat with leather trim on sleeves, lapels, and back - but jacket was orange and leather trim was dark brown - absolutely hideous looking. Decided to leave it there.

Rant over, I am quite pissed off since I worked my ass off today and now have a headache from constantly having to move stuff aside and having 3 or four people surrounding me competitively lifting gear. In the woman's section, wonderful clarity and few ladies and a better probability of finding some nice mens gear hidden in there.
post #56357 of 112829
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Originally Posted by BuffaloWang View Post

Just curious to what was the term people were using for "cost them close to nothing".
Ex: I paid ________ for this.

 

"Shit"

 

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Originally Posted by John Sullivan View Post

I've had good luck w/ some of the dress shirts lately, so I'm going to give it a shot posting some pants that are not my size. All are available.

Luciano Barbera 34 X 33 flat front and cuffed.

Brioni 32 X 33.5 pleated and cuffed

EM'S of MASON'S 36 X 34.5 flat front no cuffs

Incotex "Chino Lino" 34 X 29 flat front no cuffs

Incotex 34 X 27.5 (w/ 2.5" to let) flat front no cuffs

Ermenegildo Zegna 34 X 28 pleated and cuffed

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700

700

700

700

700

 

700

700

700

 

 

 

Pants off dance off!

 

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Originally Posted by LBC Demon View Post

When people say that something is available does that mean that it is currently listed on B/S or that if someone PM's them they will give it for what they bought it for? 

 

It could mean whoever makes an offer first, gets the item or it's available on B/S or sometimes, even Ebay. But the price usually is a bit higher than thrift. When it says "available at cost" means whoever gets at me first, wins the item cost plus shipping.

 

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


If an Isaia with a hole was recent and fit me, I'd totally take a chance on the thrift price and send it to a reweaver to see if it could be fixed. Even if it cost $100-150, it'd be a bargain.

 

+1

 

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Originally Posted by Towers View Post


Clearly I need to get to the city more often.
Seriously though, all donations help; for profits (v.v., talize) pay the associated charity by weight before the goods are sorted so if its on the floor there its because of lazy backroom staff, or they thought the label was enough to sell it, and goodwill/sa can bundle unsold clothes and flip them to textile re-manufacturers.
You sure none of that stuff is on the block thumbs-up.gif

 

PM sent. biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150958588254&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

 

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

REALLY hope that the inseam number she gave is a mistake and the one in the picture is right, which is what I'm thinking.  If it is, I just got a hell of a deal, but if not someone I'll just be offering them up cost+ship here and somenoe else will get a hell of a deal

 

Man, that's a great deal! I wish I could gain 2 inches on my waist over night!

 

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Any chance you could go back for this? I'm always in need of nice staple shirts. That is, if Brianpore hasn't gotten on you about it already.

 

Hey bud, another member asked me about this. If he passes, you can have it.

 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Thrift fit
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Paul Stuart wool/cashmere SC
Paul Stuart silk knit
Brooks Brothers OCBD
Brooks Brothers flannels
Brooks Brothers/Alden tassels (clearance sale)

 

Totally gonna steal this look! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Better do this before Andro drops the bomb:

 

Von Zipper Aviators - ($0.99 - N/A)

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700

 

Dunn & Co. Harris Tweed (super heavy, awesome buttons)

700

 

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700

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

4x Paul Stuart Suits (all around about 21/22 p2p, 25/26 sleeves w/ surgeon's cuffs, 18/19 shoulder, 32 length, 2x forward pleats, single vent, canvassed, very high quality)

 

Navy Pinstripe (Stuart II, Super 120s - Available)

 

700

 

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700

 

700

 

 

Gray Flannel Stripe (Available)

 

700

 

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700

 

700

 

 

Brown Herringbone (Available)

 

700

 

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700

 

700

 

 

Gray Birdseye (N/A for now)

 

700

 

And my first Savile Row Find - Absolute BALLER Coat (N/A)

 

700

 

The waist suppression on this thing is extreme, about a 21 p2p down to an 18 waist.

 

From Hicks & Sons (which was later bought by Denman & Godard)

 

700

 

Check out these hacking pockets:

700

 

Few more deets:

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700

 

Handstitching

 

700

 

Working two- (leather) button cuffs

 

700

 

 

 

 

That is all.

 

drool.gif

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Since I have nothing else to contribute, heres a thrift fit pic,
BR trench (ebay, pre-SF days)
PRL canary yellow ocbd
RL Rugby shawl collar cardigan
Topman trousers (not thrifted)
Peal & Co for BB captoes
60's Indian silk knit tie
Coach braided leather belt
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Show off! biggrin.gif

post #56358 of 112829
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I had to use all my strength to squash all suits and shirts to one side and heard a nasty cracking sound of all the coat hangers splintering.

I think the way men's sections are anywhere over here I break at least one hangar per visit just sliding things into a browseable position
post #56359 of 112829
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

OK. Number one thrifting pet peeve. It's not volume flippers, loud and crazy people, non-showerers, people who insist on testing stereos by playing them at max volume for way too long... none of that.

Number one pet peeve is rich assholes who donate their destroyed clothes to these stores, where they sit and clog up shelf space for weeks. Had to pass on a gorgeous Isaia suit in my size because of a dime-sized hole in the sleeve and a Paul Smith jacket because of two rips in the back.

Do people just think charities are their personal garbage bins? Or that the poor will wear anything, no matter how damaged? Or are they just thinking about their tax returns? Whatever it is... gah.




Having said all that, pretty good day. Couple Kiton shirts, some APC jeans, some Pantherella socks. Not bad at all.


I've been to Alex's reweavery in Los Angeles. Hands down the BEST reweaver tailor probably in the U.S. Zegna even sends items from there as I saw many boxes from their HQ location. I've gone to Alexs for 3 small holes in a suit I picked up from B&S (seller didnt see the holes so he reimbursed me) and this was a POW pattern. They did a phenomenal job. Depending on the size and how many, you'll spend around $100
post #56360 of 112829
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Coach braided leather belt


This is some really remarkable facial expression consistency.
post #56361 of 112829
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

I've been to Alex's reweavery in Los Angeles. Hands down the BEST reweaver tailor probably in the U.S. Zegna even sends items from there as I saw many boxes from their HQ location. I've gone to Alexs for 3 small holes in a suit I picked up from B&S (seller didnt see the holes so he reimbursed me) and this was a POW pattern. They did a phenomenal job. Depending on the size and how many, you'll spend around $100

+1. I have some pieces there now. Exceptional work. Prior damage becomes invisible.
post #56362 of 112829
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I am thinking of changing the way I look for stuff in thrift stores and perhaps cut my time in half by focussing predominantly in the womans section.
Insane amounts of volume thrifters lately OCD'ing in the menswear section and I am unable to be the early bird at these venues. I arrived half an hour after opening time to find 2 woman with carts overflowing with menswear and at least 4 other guys with stuff in all sizes reamed over their arms. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It is hard work flipping through racks where the 4 GW's I like to frequent have a nasty habit of bunching stuff up making it a tough gig to shift items over. I had to use all my strength to squash all suits and shirts to one side and heard a nasty cracking sound of all the coat hangers splintering. The woman's sections are remarkably well organized, the mens sections are awful to flip through.
I did find a NWOB AE shoes completely unworn. They were in the changing rooms which I do check from time to time. That was just dumb luck. Also picked up an Armani Black Label suit nestled in the womans clothing section. For me, in the woman's section, could have walked away with a Paul Stuart single breasted cashmere overcoat with leather trim on sleeves, lapels, and back - but jacket was orange and leather trim was dark brown - absolutely hideous looking. Decided to leave it there.
Rant over, I am quite pissed off since I worked my ass off today and now have a headache from constantly having to move stuff aside and having 3 or four people surrounding me competitively lifting gear. In the woman's section, wonderful clarity and few ladies and a better probability of finding some nice mens gear hidden in there.

Dang, that sucks, Klobber. It will eventually come to that around here too. I am seeing more and more volume flippers. Carts piled high with anything that holds any value at all. I've noticed this too; the menswear section has like 8 people (3/4 of them being women) frantically flipping through the racks and the women's section has a few older ladies scattered about slowly examining each piece of clothing they pick out. It's getting ridiculous....
post #56363 of 112829
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post

Not exactly a brag but something I thought was funny. I had a Craigslist ad looking for a pair of selvedge Nudie Sharp Bengt jeans and some guy emailed me the other day saying he had a pair of selvedge Nudie Lab jeans in my size. I met up with him today to check them out since he was asking a really good price for them and it turns out the "selvedge" was just a strip of fabric that has the selvedge colors that is sewn into the seam so it shows when you cuff them.
I took a few photos of it. I didnt realize Nudie did stuff like that. Why not just make the damn things selvedge? The weird part is that the fabric they use for the "selvedge" doesnt even look like denim close up.


Unless of course they werent real Nudies. There is always the possibility that they were knockoffs. I know the Nudie Lab denim is priced pretty high on ebay.

 

700

 

700

Here are some pics of my Nudie Grim Tim. I'd have to guess that your are fake, you can see the selvedge seam is actually folded over and sewn. The other pic pf the stitching shows the yellow thread "trailing off" upward which is a "signature stitching" on all Nudies. Sorry brother.

post #56364 of 112829
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post


I've been to Alex's reweavery in Los Angeles. Hands down the BEST reweaver tailor probably in the U.S. Zegna even sends items from there as I saw many boxes from their HQ location. I've gone to Alexs for 3 small holes in a suit I picked up from B&S (seller didnt see the holes so he reimbursed me) and this was a POW pattern. They did a phenomenal job. Depending on the size and how many, you'll spend around $100

 

Do you know if they accept shipping and send them back after they are done?

 

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


This is some really remarkable facial expression consistency.

 

lol8[1].gifEZ stands at the same spot, too!

post #56365 of 112829
Pick ups from last 2 days.

Apc and Steven Alan. Size Small. Available.



Canali zegna zegna ties. Available


Bonobos awesome shirt wish it fit. Tagged XXL. Fits like a XL. Available.


BB tweed. Tagged 46R. 3 2 roll, single vent. available.
post #56366 of 112829
Quote:
Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

I've been to Alex's reweavery in Los Angeles. Hands down the BEST reweaver tailor probably in the U.S. Zegna even sends items from there as I saw many boxes from their HQ location. I've gone to Alexs for 3 small holes in a suit I picked up from B&S (seller didnt see the holes so he reimbursed me) and this was a POW pattern. They did a phenomenal job. Depending on the size and how many, you'll spend around $100

Gotta be in LA? No web service?
post #56367 of 112829
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Originally Posted by catside View Post


Gotta be in LA? No web service?

 

Yelp reviews says they take stuff via mail. 

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You can ship to them, at least according to reviews on Yelp.  This was what I planned on doing when I get around to reweaving a few things I need done. 

 

EDIT: Haha, jinx...what JackFlash said.

 

 

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Originally Posted by catside View Post


Gotta be in LA? No web service?
post #56369 of 112829
Forgot these.

AE Birmingham size 12 C. Might keep these.

Also stack of more albums. Prob same donor. Zeppelin bob Dylan more stones etc


Also Wes got the vest fits great. Thanks.

post #56370 of 112829
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

 

EDIT: Haha, jinx...what JackFlash said.

 

 

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