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I nominate eazye as one of the best overall thrifters in this thread for consistently finding stuff that's actually his size. My thrifting excursions often leave me wishing I was a 44R with a 30" inseam.

I go thrifting A LOT. I pass on soooooooo much stuff that isn't my size unless I personally think it's badass so I can just admire it for awhile before it goes onto a better home, or I know for a fact someone here would like it or I can make some decent cash off it, I'm super lazy on the whole ebay thing. That being said, I've got a pile of shit right now sitting in my living room that needs to go. shog[1].gif



Now, who wants to go on an interesting sartorial journey w/ a surprise ending?
I do, Cotton Dockers - Let's Go! (Click to show)
Beautiful brown tweed with a tasteful red overcheck. Soft shoulders

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Ticket pocket...
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Horn buttons...
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Flat front pants with a coin pocket... 
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Double vented...
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So who made this thing?
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What, what, what?! 

Well, it's for Nordstrom... so that's nice. Must have been from when Chaps was a half-decent RL line not sold next to Alfani in Macys. Either way, it fits, it looks awesome and it was cheap and in nice condition. Works for me.
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I would wear the fuck out of that. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif If I had more room at my apartment, there have been a couple of things I would have picked up regardless of the maker.

Thrift fit for today.
Shawl collar sweater by Peconic Bay Traders, made in the USA, leather buttons
BB OCBD, made in the USA
J Press tie that I got from someone on here, but I can't remember who, sorry. shog[1].gif
Levis maroon cords, not thrifted
Bass blue suede bucks. These might be a travesty to some, but it's been gloomy here for the past week until today, so I thought I'd inject some color into my outfit.


post #58202 of 113045
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

That's the most gorgeous SC I've seen in a long time. Well done sir.

Seriously, is that a true 40, or more of a 38? shog[1].gifpeepwall[1].gif
post #58203 of 113045
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Now, who wants to go on an interesting sartorial journey w/ a surprise ending? I do, Cotton Dockers - Let's Go! (Click to show)

Cotton Docker: The suit is great but the rest of your haul wasn't too shabby either!
post #58204 of 113045
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

50% off at thrift today and this was already dirt cheap! Isaia for BB? 42R. Available.
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Acutally picked up the same tagged jacket today, Made in Italy, but 99.5% not Isaia

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It's Lardini IIRC. 

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Acutally picked up the same tagged jacket today, Made in Italy, but 99.5% not Isaia

post #58206 of 113045
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

...but I decided that the amazeballs smoking jacket I got from ruben was too cool not to wear.  So, here's a holiday (semi-)thrift fit:

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Full requote for awesomeness. I would kill for this jacket.
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^^^^^ Definitely one of the sickest jackets I've seen posted on here, and fit pic in general. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifworship2.gifworship.gifdrool.gif
post #58208 of 113045
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Stopped by Marshalls to pick up some underwear before heading to Walmart to find a Harris Tweed sport coat. That didn't happen after I bought these:
Pantherella

Luciano Barbera


Sweet! The LB reminds me of this Sartorialist post:
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/from-the-sartorialist-closer-the-design-diet/
post #58209 of 113045
Tempted to quote the picture again, but CesarC, that jacket is awesome! As is the entire kit. Very nice.
post #58210 of 113045
3 BB, 2 with patch pockets (unavailable).


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Zegna DB (unavailable):





Flannel for myself:


Both ties are available:


Hickey Freeman Navy super boring blazer (available, sorry no measurements yet):
post #58211 of 113045
Thriftfit for the day. I actually think 90% of my wardrobe is thrifted so I could do this every day of the year (but I won't mwink[1].gif)
Not MC but hey, it's Saturday. It's also -20C (-5F) outside, so I'm dressed for the weather.

Sweater: Brenire Scottish hunting sweater. From an SF member in Amsterdam
Izod tattersall button down. Thrifted.
Dockers K-1 khakis. ebay. From what the guy had listed I thought he was a member here.


post #58212 of 113045
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Thriftfit for the day. I actually think 90% of my wardrobe is thrifted so I could do this every day of the year (but I won't mwink[1].gif)
Not MC but hey, it's Saturday. It's also -20C (-5F) outside, so I'm dressed for the weather.
Sweater: Brenire Scottish hunting sweater. From an SF member in Amsterdam
Izod tattersall button down. Thrifted.
Dockers K-1 khakis. ebay. From what the guy had listed I thought he was a member here.


Love the hunting sweater. Could do without the crotch shot. Just my $.02
post #58213 of 113045
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Originally Posted by troika View Post

This is the BR you are looking for.

 

+1 this is the pre '89 label. I generally pick those up and market them as vintage BR.

 

http://scottcadams.com/bananarepublic/?p=962

 

http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/banana-republic/

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

3 BB, 2 with patch pockets (unavailable).

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Zegna DB (unavailable):



Flannel for myself:

Both ties are available:

Hickey Freeman Navy super boring blazer (available, sorry no measurements yet):

Very nice haul!

 

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

With that shearling coat from last week, Ikea monkey?



 

I have a leather shearing coat, but since I am at 1-40 latitude there is usually only one day a year that I can wear it. Those things are like a sauna! See above for BR label info.  

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

Holy cow, right on page two of this... More than 7 years ago, this thread's starter (and SF admin) "j" created an epic post that: a) pretty much sums up our collective thrifting approach for beginners, and b) affords a few valuable pointers for the experienced among us as well. I think this is great advice, well worth repeating for newbies once every so often. I've noticed several newcomers recently, so maybe one or more of them will come across this repost, j's answer to someone asking how anybody could ever possibly find good stuff so routinely the way he did:

 

j: "— Like I have said, it's pretty much random. Aside from a couple of shops that only get/sell local donations and are in affluent neighborhoods with no collection service (and the best one of these stores is gone), I find good stuff at all of them, occasionally.

 

j: "— There are some ways to up your ratio:

 

j: "— Go during weekdays. The less serious people go on weekends, crowding it up and taking a lot of the good stuff. Luckily, most of them don't know the really good stuff when they see it.

 

j: "— Find out when they put stuff out. Some of them only put out new stuff on certain days or at certain times. Be there at these times.

 

j: "— Find out if they have central distribution or local only, and where they get their stuff from. If it is a chain with central distro, some of them still seem to sort it regionally, while others truly randomize the items. For example, I found bespoke jackets made in Japan that were obviously from the same donation at three different stores in the same chain. So on these ones, concentrate on the ones with lower traffic. If it's random, you want to go to the one that gets picked over the least. If it's local donations only, and in a crappy part of town, don't bother unless it's on your way to something else.

 

j: "— Get into the groove of it. I can't explain this really, but once you get into it seriously, you'll be able to tell whether something is worth looking more closely at within milliseconds. For suits, obviously, you want to flip and open the lapel to check the label. But going one direction down the rack is much faster than the other way. Same with shirts. I can flip through shirts probably 5 per second or something. I recognize almost every label I see now, and only stop when I either see a good one, see none or see a new one. Once filed in my mind, I know that label and don't stop for it again. The best example is sweaters. I just run my fingers through the whole rack and can tell by feel which are wool, cotton, linen, lambswool, alpaca, angora, cashmere (feels almost exactly the same as acrylic, but I'm getting better). Then it is easy to tell which to look at more closely. Shoes, very simple - look at the exterior to see the condition, then the insole for the label. I don't spend a ton of time in any store unless I'm finding great stuff. If I get the feeling that I will find nothing, I speed through it and plan to move on to another one rather than waste my time.

 

j: "— Typically I will go directly to the 'my size' sections and see if there is anything I might want for myself, not to sell. If I find great stuff there, I might stick around, or I might end on a high note and head off to the next one. I will always check back, though - I've found great stuff from time to time in stores I felt like I was ready to write off completely. A couple examples from one of those stores - the alligator/croc/? shoes from Alan McAfee ($5), and a Yamaha keytar in the toy section for $17 that I ended up selling on Craigslist for $200. These two finds alone make up for the 12 or so times I've walked out with nothing.

 

j: "— Also, and I know this is kind of anal retentive, I optimize my trip through the store to head off someone snatching up something great while I'm busy elsewhere. Shoes first, then coats, suits, shirts, ties, sweaters, electronics, toys (for stuff like the keytar) etc, then finally the case (for cufflinks and such). I have no idea whether this has ever helped me, and probably never will. But if I saw a guy walking off with some perfect RLPL croc loafers right as I got to the end of a long suit rack, I wouldn't be able to forgive myself.

 

j: "— Edit: if you are considering buying things not for yourself but to sell, always bring a tailor's tape measure with you. This will prevent the dreaded 43 XL suit syndrome, where you get stuck with something in a weird size that you won't be able to make anything off of, or possibly won't even be able to sell. Also, since tags are so inconsistent, even if you're buying for yourself, get an idea of your size in "hands" in various dimensions on various garments. This is faster than a tape. My hand is 9" almost exactly from thumb to end of pinky. So I can tell almost instantly by measuring from one armpit toward the center what size a jacket really is, or how big a sweater would be on me. This saves a lot of time and grief."

When I first found this thread, I actually copied the above post and put it on my iPhone (notes) and review it from time to time to "realign" my thrift focus.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Stopped by Marshalls to pick up some underwear before heading to Walmart to find a Harris Tweed sport coat. That didn't happen after I bought these:
Pantherella

Luciano Barbara
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50% off at thrift today and this was already dirt cheap! Isaia for BB? 42R. Available.
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That Barbera is one of the best finds that I have seen in a while. Is it me, or does it look like a "short"? Maybe the pattern or the photo. Good job!

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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Definitely!  I'm jealous. If you ever tire of it, you know where to send it satisfied.gif

 

 

Glad you finally found a newly acquired suit for yourself!

 

 

+1

 

Speaking of which, I opened the gift from you, tben! Thanks again!
 

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The shoes are exactly the right length at EU43, but they are a little wide so I am trying to figure out what to do with them.  Definitely my style, though.  I was planning on wearing the white shirt for the department holiday party today with this tie I posted earlier...

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...but I decided that the amazeballs smoking jacket I got from ruben was too cool not to wear.  So, here's a holiday (semi-)thrift fit:

 

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I couldn't decide which ones to put up, since it looks so different in different lighting and at different angles, so I went crazy. 

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Plus, I realized after the fact that I should have taken a photo in front of the ginormous xmas tree, but didn't.


smoking jacket: thrifted by ruben

bowtie, studs, links: thrifted by me for free (store was closing)

PS: no-name from C21

socks: CK mercerized from Marshall's

shoes, tux pants, cummerbund: bought through school when I was in jazz band in college
shirt: Men's Wearhouse [shudder], since I was desperate to find a tux shirt this style in my size

Definitely the best formal thrift fit series that I have seen. Exceptional job Sir!

post #58214 of 113045
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

50% off at thrift today and this was already dirt cheap! Isaia for BB? 42R. Available.
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Definitely not Isaia. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that is Lardini's label.
post #58215 of 113045
Great finds all around. It's been said a bunch now but that Luciano Barbera that Matty found is downright gorgeous. Well done.

Hit a couple shops in RI today and came up with squat. (Visiting my parents).I did however hit the outlets. Picked up these two bad boys for $15 a pop

One's for me and One's for a gift. If any of you live near a barney's outlet I reccomend you stop in. Crazy sales. They had defect clothing out too. Almost bought a kiton shirt for 12 dollars, the kicker is that it had a long rip in the sleeve. Also Off Sak's 5th had some good deals going on too. Gitman Bros ties for about $20 and Brioni's for $50. Can anyone comment on the quality of Magnanni shoes? They had a whole grip of brown suede double monks for $107 or so. Good deal? Thinking I'll head back after Christmas.
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