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post #57706 of 136028
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

On the discount side: Stopped by Walmart for some groceries tonight and saw these:




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Side vented. Looks like they are probably overstock from harristweedscotland.com. If any of you saw that three-part documentary by the BBC on Harris Tweed, this is the company owned by that Haggas guy:
Edit: Looks like they are still selling these for $600 online: http://www.harristweedscotland.com/shop-online/laxdale-harris-tweed-jacket/

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Whoa, anyone that makes it out there: I'll take a 36 if you find it! Seriously!
post #57707 of 136028
Nothing in my WalMart and not on website.
post #57708 of 136028
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Here's the post I made back when I cut them up, if anyone wants to see them again. The first is a fused Jos. A. Bank and the second is a fully-canvased Hickey-Freeman.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/309175/a-sacrifice-to-the-sartorial-gods

 

One of these days I'll get around to doing this to the Brioni Sportcoat I picked up for $3 that was riddled with month holes.

post #57709 of 136028
If there was a step by step guide to suit dissection where the photos get uniform etc then we could do this with many stuff. We need help from one of the tailors. I can use a new twist to this hobby. eBay is getting old and boring.
post #57710 of 136028
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

Minor shirt haul from today, all available

Nice stuff!
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Whoa, anyone that makes it out there: I'll take a 36 if you find it! Seriously!

This returns to my original (unanswered) question recently: Are Harris Tweeds (assuming decent condition/look) worth grabbing for trade/flipping? Left one at a GW for $10 because I was unsure, but now several are googoo over them at $75 (admittedly new).
post #57711 of 136028
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

If there was a step by step guide to suit dissection where the photos get uniform etc then we could do this with many stuff. We need help from one of the tailors. I can use a new twist to this hobby. eBay is getting old and boring.


I'll offer up the first sacrifice once we decide on some standards.

 

Things have evolved quickly:

 

Bragging

Bitching about politics and ethics (and journalism)

Secret Santa (which, if it doesn't get here by this weekend, will have to wait until I'm back on the first ...)

Awards Ceremony

Suit dissection

 

What's next?

post #57712 of 136028
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Nice stuff!
This returns to my original (unanswered) question recently: Are Harris Tweeds (assuming decent condition/look) worth grabbing for trade/flipping? Left one at a GW for $10 because I was unsure, but now several are googoo over them at $75 (admittedly new).

FWIW I sold a vintage 40R made in Great Britain Dunn & Co 3 button HT last week on ebay. No issues with the jacket. Started at $1, sold for about $28 IIRC.
post #57713 of 136028
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post


Nice stuff!
This returns to my original (unanswered) question recently: Are Harris Tweeds (assuming decent condition/look) worth grabbing for trade/flipping? Left one at a GW for $10 because I was unsure, but now several are googoo over them at $75 (admittedly new).

On average I am selling the used ones I find for as much or more than those new ones.

post #57714 of 136028
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Pretty solid. My uneducated guess is that these weren't made for Walmart. They probably couldn't move their inventory and so unloaded a bunch of them there. The hangers are nice. I've been wanting a salt-and-pepper tweed with side vents, and this fit the bill.

 

Spoo sold a few of those last week. I wonder what they went for.. 

post #57715 of 136028
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

On average I am selling the used ones I find for as much or more than those new ones.

 

But Wes has superior pictures and a captive audience. I would advise against picking up all the Harris Tweeds you see in the Hartford area.  There are literally hundreds and most of them aren't worth your time.  If you can grab a piece that is in good shape for under $5 be my guest, but that would be my reccomended threshold.

post #57716 of 136028
Wal Mart ones look good. I may buy one or two despite having both colors. It will still be an upgrade. Fusing vs canvassed should not be a problem with handloomed tweed. It is a canvas all by itself.
post #57717 of 136028
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quote name="ChetBakerSings" url="/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/57690#post_5981308"]On the discount side: Stopped by Walmart for some groceries tonight and saw these:




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Side vented. Looks like they are probably overstock from harristweedscotland.com. If any of you saw that three-part documentary by the BBC on Harris Tweed, this is the company owned by that Haggas guy:
Edit: Looks like they are still selling these for $600 online: http://www.harristweedscotland.com/shop-online/laxdale-harris-tweed-jacket/[/quote]

Whoa. If we start seeing overstock brooks brothers at walmart, then the Mayans may be right!
post #57718 of 136028

Picked these up on the weekend at the local animal rescue thrift store. The Lee Allison 'Four in Hands' is particularly awesome with it's cigar imagery. Any interest?

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post #57719 of 136028
Found a nice Hermes tie, my collection is growing. I never wear them, but I just have a collection....
post #57720 of 136028

Feel very lucky to be sitting up here in Vancouver, BC, Canada! Our thrift stores are still pretty low-key with pricing with the exception of the two big ones. Value Vintage (hit them on 50% off day) for $5 Dack's and D&C, and Salvation Army (take in donation and get 20% off coupon) for $30 Gucci & Escada.

 

The church and SPCA thrifts can still be negotiated with at the counter. My lady and I love thrifting and have started making some decent $ off of it online and with local contacts. She grabbed a vintage Versace blazer - early 80's - for $8.99Cdn. and others that I am sworn to secrecy on!

 

With Vancouver being so international and generous in nature, good ladies and men drop-off weekly and we reap the rewards!

 

Wishing everyone the best with their treasure hunting this Xmas season!

 

V & H
 

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