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Looks great!


Edited by Randy - 12/17/12 at 1:03am
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Today, I went for a nice ride on my cyclocross bike. I hit some dirt trails and hit a couple of GWs on my way home.

 

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Yeah, it's not a relevant part of the story, just wanted to post a pic of the bike I got for free. Not thrifted, but definitely my best Freetarian score. It's a 2003 Bianchi Axis for those who want to know.

 

 

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 At the first GW, which happens to be my favorite (and also the one that marked up the suits and sport coats substantially in the last couple of weeks); I almost had a good run. Vineyard Vines, Zegna, Brooks Brothers and Gant shirts; but nothing in my size (and I couldn't exactly carry a ton of stuff in my CamelBak!). I did, however, score another shirt from Tori Richard, my absolute favorite shirt manufacturer. This is my first one in Rayon (the others being either Cotton Lawn or normal cotton). It's a nice color, and somewhere around 10 years old. The abalone shell buttons are just the thing to remind me of trips to Hawaii...

 

 

 

 

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I stopped at one more GW on the way home, and had some interesting luck. More on that when you see the pictures...

 

I thought I scored pretty well with the ties. A nice Zegna and a cool Brooks Brothers. I guess the Zegna is a knockoff. Oh well, you can't win them all. At least I can return it for store credit... The Brooks Brothers is in damn good shape except for the one bit of loose thread you can see in the pic. I'll have to do a tiny bit of surgery on it.

 

 

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Then I walked over to the hats... I resisted the temptation to buy this "gem":



 

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In the pants, I found some cool stuff...

 

A pair of Kuhl pants. I've tried this stuff on at REI before, and always liked it, but not at retail prices. So, I scored a pair at thrift prices. Much better... These'll be nice for morning bouldering sessions and such.



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I found a couple of pairs of Zanella pants that fit me pretty well, though would need to be hemmed a bit. Somehow, I failed to notice a few imperfections. So, these are going back unless someone really wants two pairs of Zanellas with a couple of small wear holes (one is tagged 34, the other 36; though I think the 36s were taken in a bit, as they fit about the same). 

 


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And the piece de resistance... A NWT pair of Plus 4 knickers from golfknickers.com. My size even... Sort of an ugly shade of brown, but perhaps they'll sell on Ebay? If I was going to wear knickers on the golf course, I'd go full bore into something loud and plaid. Size 32, if anyone is interested.

 

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 After all that, I got back home about 20 minutes after sunset. Good times...

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Hi all, thrift noob here. Just started thrifting and this thread has been an inspiration. Here are my finds from a couple of nearby goodwills-

 

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hand-rolled italy pocket square, polo, faconnable,YSL,Burberry,BB,Zegna(fake?)

 

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Land's End Harris Tweed

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Lanvin

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Zegna 100% linen

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Kiton

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Loro Piana

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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!
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Nothing in my WalMart and not on website.
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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.

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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.
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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).
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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?

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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.
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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.

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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.. 

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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.

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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.
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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!
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