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post #60871 of 125403

About to start photographing my suits/SC from this weekend, BUT until then, I must say I received packages from CesarC, Beck, and SeaJen today and it really made my day, literally salvaged a really shit day, and ALL of the items were forward trades of some sort. Its been said before, but really, I couldn't imagine a nicer, more generous group of guys who randomly coalesced on the internet... I love my thrifty bros, no homo, and for all the noobs/lurkers be nice/generous and it'll come back to you 100x over. Case in point, i sent acosbysweater that finamore he briefly commented on, why? Because I know he will cherish the piece, AND if he finds something nice in my size i'm confident it'll come my way, because hes a member of the thrift thread and therefore almost certainly a stand-up guy. Uhhh yeah, sorry for that, but the items really did salvage my day, and i appreciate it, and all of you. 

post #60872 of 125403
I have a 41L loro piana brooksease blue blazer that's just a bit threadbare to do anything with (i.e dry cleaner shine) with immaculate "hanging sheep" brass buttons.

I just picked up an old old old-skool sack j press blue blazer that's in good shape. Not one for wearing everywhere/all the time but it's really retro cool if you pick your spots. The buttons, however, are beat to s#!t.

OPINIONS WANTED: It is heresy to do a button transplant?

In other news, I went to Mr Sid for the first time today, having heard ads on the radio for their 70% winter clearance sale and having seen their beautiful clothes (Brioni, Zegna, etc) in thrifts all around, and having come to the realization the store's about 2mi from my office.

Turns out I can afford to shop there! That is if I ditched the wife and kids and found a job that pays twice as much as my present one does. Great store, though, it reminded me how lucky we are to find similar stuff -- albeit not NWT -- for just a few dollars and a lot of persistence.

I did score three silk-wool blend pocket squares off the 70% clearance table, which fill a pattern-and-texture void in my rapidly expanding collection:

AppleMark

Funny little exchange:They had some crap-brown PS's with a large shotgun shell pattern. In the middle of Liberal City USA, Newton Centre. Regardless of your politics (just after newtown) it was obvious to me why they were on the clearance table. I said to the sales dude "Ha, surprising THESE are on the clearance table, eh?"

Dude looks hurt. "I ordered those. They did well. As you can see, we're down to our last two."

Whatever.
Edited by LooknGr8 - 1/22/13 at 5:02pm
post #60873 of 125403

^^^ I have bought shirts just to harvest the MOP buttons (if the price was right) and I think it's not only acceptable, but obligatory. Great pieces (of pieces, as it were) get a new life. Think of it as an old heirloom passed from one generation garment to another.
 

post #60874 of 125403
Quote:
Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

I have a 41L loro piana brooksease blue blazer that's just a bit threadbare to do anything with (i.e dry cleaner shine) with immaculate "hanging sheep" brass buttons.

I just picked up an old old old-skool sack j press blue blazer that's in good shape. Not one for wearing everywhere/all the time but it's really retro cool if you pick your spots. The buttons, however, are beat to s#!t.

OPINIONS WANTED: It is heresy to do a button transplant?

In other news, I went to Mr Sid for the first time today, having heard ads on the radio for their 70% winter clearance sale and having seen their beautiful clothes (Brioni, Zegna, etc) in thrifts all around, and having come to the realization the store's about 2mi from my office.
Depending on which direction, you and I may work very close to eachother. Nonetheless, we are probably in the same thrifting territory...
post #60875 of 125403
Few things from today

Recentish JPress gray sc. 3/2, undarted, hook vent. AVAILABLE




Brioni ss shirt. First piece I've seen in a while. Where is that brioni branded poop pic?


Any one have any information on Dunhill tailors? Mad hand work all over but I can't find any makers tags. Looks to be an orphan, but it's in my size and too nice to leave.




Edited by GM-H - 1/22/13 at 6:40pm
post #60876 of 125403
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

About to start photographing my suits/SC from this weekend, BUT until then, I must say I received packages from CesarC, Beck, and SeaJen today and it really made my day, literally salvaged a really shit day, and ALL of the items were forward trades of some sort. Its been said before, but really, I couldn't imagine a nicer, more generous group of guys who randomly coalesced on the internet... I love my thrifty bros, no homo, and for all the noobs/lurkers be nice/generous and it'll come back to you 100x over. Case in point, i sent acosbysweater that finamore he briefly commented on, why? Because I know he will cherish the piece, AND if he finds something nice in my size i'm confident it'll come my way, because hes a member of the thrift thread and therefore almost certainly a stand-up guy. Uhhh yeah, sorry for that, but the items really did salvage my day, and i appreciate it, and all of you. 

Sorry you've had a shitty day, but glad I could be party to brightening it. This community is certainly awesome. Case in point, I traded with Tben yesterday for some of those sweet Incotex pants picked up, and he threw in a 3rd pair just for the hell of it! I'm pretty new to this 'place' but all my trades and transactions with everyone here have been awesome. Cheers, everyone.
post #60877 of 125403

Hello all,

I'm new here and I'm so happy to see so many people that love hunting for " that deal ".

I don't know if there are specific rules in this thread but I would love to post a few pictures of stuff i found at my favourite store.

 

Please let me know if you would like to see them.

 

Thanks

 

T

post #60878 of 125403
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post
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sorry to clutter up the thread but if anyone wants a couple of staple shirts in 15.5 35 (not super great brands they are like tm lewin and thomas pink type stuff) some with french cuffs some without most spread collar and most blue and also a couple of sportcoats in about a 38/40L hit me up. I will send them to you as in exchange for general goodvibes and promised future hookups

also once finals are over

 

 

I have a few thrift fits to post with the awesome selvage popover barrel hooked me up with as well as some other cool goodies like the prl sportcoat chino I got from the cap

 

Bro, I wish that thing were my style a la western shirt/chambray button down. Looking forward to the thrift fit, mang!

 

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Originally Posted by RoyalTS View Post

Hello all,

I'm new here and I'm so happy to see so many people that love hunting for " that deal ".

I don't know if there are specific rules in this thread but I would love to post a few pictures of stuff i found at my favourite store.

 

Please let me know if you would like to see them.

 

Thanks

 

T

 

Sure, let her rip!

post #60879 of 125403

Been a while, I'm getting confused as to what I've gotten a chance to post, but pretty sure I haven't posted any of this. Nothing incredible but

 

EZ shirt for myself

 

 

AppleMark

 

Gerry Down Jacket sz Medium- Available

 

AppleMark

 

Pal Zileri Coat for myself

 

AppleMark

AppleMark

 

Ferragamos

 

AppleMark

 

Paul Smith Short Sleeved Shirt 16.5- Available

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

Lodenfrey Duffle Coat

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Brioni Shirt

AppleMark

 

Orvis Jacket- 3XL Available

 

AppleMark

post #60880 of 125403
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

Depending on which direction, you and I may work very close to eachother. Nonetheless, we are probably in the same thrifting territory...

we should go out to lunch! PM sent
post #60881 of 125403
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalTS View Post

Hello all,
I'm new here and I'm so happy to see so many people that love hunting for " that deal ".
I don't know if there are specific rules in this thread but I would love to post a few pictures of stuff i found at my favourite store.

Please let me know if you would like to see them.

Thanks

T

just make sure to hide any and all Dior Monsieur and Yves Saint Laurent Homme pieces before you post, you don't want to make us too jealous!
post #60882 of 125403
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Originally Posted by mhtcjt37 View Post

 

 

Orvis Jacket- 3XL Available

 

AppleMark

 

 That's the same jacket I found yesterday... Mine's a Large Tall if anyone is interested.

post #60883 of 125403
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Just picked up what I'm pretty sure is a piece of luggage made out of elephant. Dated 1926, with the OG key! I've never handled the stuff before so if anybody can confirm or deny this, I'd be really grateful.

:

It's walrus. Sweet find.
post #60884 of 125403
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post


After Christmas its a buyers market till tax time. I just bought a pair of shoes for 10$.

Remember BIN/BO. Let noobs leave money on the table.

 

Yes, yes it is... cool.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vineyard-Vines-Pocket-Square-Handkerchief-NWOT-/221176990914?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=BpZ0%252FU4fpq6azNPy%252FlGzyHdWEho%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

At least, I'm assuming that's a good deal.

post #60885 of 125403
Found a awesome SC with white/silver buttons patch pockets, double vent. Only tag shows this.


After a little research I think its just the fabric maker.

Here it is with me trying it on. Super slim, I think its a 39-40L is it too small for me or just right? It's def more fitted than I'm used to but maybe this is how it should fit. Opinions?



Brioni LS polo. Smokey mop buttons. Tagged 56 fits like a large. Available.



Not pictured.
PRL flannels in various colors. It's a flannel day for me. 7 total between BB and PRL.
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