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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Anyhow, has any of you gents ever gotten a thrifted shirt or two tailored? I just got one tailored. It was a John Varvatos staple grey/white stripes. The tailoring fees were more than what I paid for the shirt. lol You guys think it's worth it? If so, at what level?

Honestly, I would advise to be VERY particular when it comes to tailoring thrifted clothing - meaning reserve the tailoring to pieces that you ABSOLUTELY must have and know you would wear on a fairly consistent basis. From the time I first started thrifting, I have probably tailored 10-15 shirts (waist) and 5-10 suits/SC's (waist again) that I wore maybe once and have since sold as they just collected dust in my closet. Lesson learned. I am now much more picky re: what I bring to my tailor.

+1... I pretty much pass on anything that I can't wear as is, unless it's a flipper.
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Alright heres todays finds and misses.

Well start with the misses.

Good YSL dress pants. The construction was great and tagged 36... But shrunk to a 20 waist...what?


Luciano Barbera, my first. Shot gun target. frown.gif


After these 2 I stopped taking pictures but same donor had kiton isaia incotex x6 all destroyed or shrunk.

These I inspected and double inspected and were pristine.
Incotex for EZ tagged 36 measured 36x29 with 3 to let out. Might keep these are so bad ass and has all sorts of handy work. Flat front no cuff.


Incotex keeping these. Slim fitting solid navy with all the handywork like New? Yes please.


Burberry with Loro Piana super 100s. No size tag but measure 40x29 with 1 to let out. Available. Charcoal color.


Reason I was looking through pants. Zegna 40s charcoal with subtle windowpane. Dual exhaust really nice. Available. No pants frown.gif


Not spoilering any of it so you guys can enjoy every picture.

Robert Graham blazer. Yes that's purple with stripes. Yes that's a loud lining yes that's working cuffs and patch pockets. Buttons are awesome and its a shame this thing was made in that pattern. Construction is great and a great feel to it. Anyone know what the emblem is?



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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

Oh yeah, Troika is a good guy. I know him in real life. A Stand up guy!

It's ok, I figured you were either on a hiatus or my pm got lost in your mail box.

 

Anyhow, has any of you gents ever gotten a thrifted shirt or two tailored? I just got one tailored. It was a John Varvatos staple grey/white stripes. The tailoring fees were more than what I paid for the shirt. lol You guys think it's worth it? If so, at what level?

 

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Originally Posted by amadar View Post


Honestly, I would advise to be VERY particular when it comes to tailoring thrifted clothing - meaning reserve the tailoring to pieces that you ABSOLUTELY must have and know you would wear on a fairly consistent basis. From the time I first started thrifting, I have probably tailored 10-15 shirts (waist) and 5-10 suits/SC's (waist again) that I wore maybe once and have since sold as they just collected dust in my closet. Lesson learned. I am now much more picky re: what I bring to my tailor.

Bottom line: I have found that 9 times out of 10 if a thrifted item requires tailoring - don't.

 

I have to make a trip to the tailor in almost every case, thrift or otherwise, because of my short and slim stature. $5 for a brag-worthy shirt that only needs $20 in alterations to the sleeve and torso to fit like a glove, well worth it. But, I do agree with amadar that you should be particular by knowing that it does, in fact, have a place in your wardrobe. Good advice.

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That's bullshit.  Post count dick measuring contests are obnoxious.  Especially on an unwieldy free-for-all thread like this one.  Though the OP seems pretty annoying, this wasn't obvious flame or anything.

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 

 

 Yes, if started by someone who contributes to the thread in a meaningful way. Perhaps where people have overstepped is in reacting to the flames thrown by a n00b?

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Brioni white dress shirt tagged 16.5 (42). Tale of the tape, after laundering, 15.75 X 33.5 w/ French cuffs.  (Available)

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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Alright heres todays finds and misses.

Well start with the misses.

Good YSL dress pants. The construction was great and tagged 36... But shrunk to a 20 waist...what?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Luciano Barbera, my first. Shot gun target. frown.gif


After these 2 I stopped taking pictures but same donor had kiton isaia incotex x6 all destroyed or shrunk.

These I inspected and double inspected and were pristine.
Incotex for EZ tagged 36 measured 36x29 with 3 to let out. Might keep these are so bad ass and has all sorts of handy work. Flat front no cuff.


Incotex keeping these. Slim fitting solid navy with all the handywork like New? Yes please.


Burberry with Loro Piana super 100s. No size tag but measure 40x29 with 1 to let out. Available. Charcoal color.


Reason I was looking through pants. Zegna 40s charcoal with subtle windowpane. Dual exhaust really nice. Available. No pants frown.gif

 



Not spoilering any of it so you guys can enjoy every picture.

Robert Graham blazer. Yes that's purple with stripes. Yes that's a loud lining yes that's working cuffs and patch pockets. Buttons are awesome and its a shame this thing was made in that pattern. Construction is great and a great feel to it. Anyone know what the emblem is?


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

WOW! That is the Graham that makes any Graham collector re-mortgage the house over!  That thing is super loud and....honestly I like it. We find graham alot in the thread day by day but really this is ..insanely cool. If I was a little bigger, had broader shoulders and had a love for guitars this would be on my top priority list. Thanks for posting this! I have found RG blazers in the past that were absolutely boring 100% cotton cheap. This is great!!!!

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Also, today I found the nicest Zegna 15 mil 15 suit coat I have ever come across...however, no pants musicboohoo[1].gif

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Edited by Fueco - 1/23/13 at 4:50pm
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But seriously, who gives a flying truck?

 

We thrift for various reasons, bragging about it makes the thread interesting.

 

Getting all butthurt any time someone posts an opinion is the bullsh**t.

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Originally Posted by mvxwell View Post

maybe I'm in the minority here, but is it really worth (for example) buying a brioni shirt that is faded and beat to shit?


sure the quality of a brioni jacket is something that can last for years when treated well, but a lot of the things I see posted here they are well past their expiration date. Personally, I will only buy a used item that nobody can tell is used. And I will only buy a vintage item that is meant to last a while, like a jacket or sport coat -- not a shirt or sweater.

I guess, my food for thought would be: Does the name on the tag, which nobody else sees, make up for an item not looking good?

I am hoping for responses from those who agree AND disagree with me. I suppose I want to raise a discussion and provoke people to (re)evaluate how they "hunt."

You have valid points... outdated items do not sell not matter what the label is. (see ebay completed listings)

For noobs i would recommend a visit to saks or even Nordstrom s before buying anything. Some of the brands on this thread are not what currently sells well on ebay.

If you are doing this full time then list based on current trends.
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

It depends. Are you buying it for personal use? Are you buying it to flip? A Brioni shirt is almost always worth at least $30-$40 on the bay (maybe others have had other experiences but this pricing has always worked for me)

If the shirt is beat to hell but still worth money, why leave it? It really doesn't matter whether it's something you'd wear if you're only buying it to sell. It's no different than buying something that isn't your size.

112 sold shirts with lowest price 9.99 vs 615 shirts not sold with min price of 99cents . ( quick glance)
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Originally Posted by John Sullivan View Post

Brioni white dress shirt tagged 16.5 (42). Tale of the tape, after laundering, 15.75 X 33.5 w/ French cuffs.  (Available)


Nice , clean , sellable . icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Yea, OK...sure, come and "monitor" this thread with your 11 posts LMFAO ffffuuuu.gif . Why dont you go ask for a special "Thrift Thread Monitor" title while you're at it.  Just ask the mods over here in this post for it http://www.styleforum.net/t/164395/transparent-moderation-log-site-topics-part-ii

AND I wont offer any of my stuff that I THRIFTED at cost + shipping to people here anymore. No problem.

I'll reiterate my point. Questions and conversations are great and go on all the time here, but to specifically try and start a full on back and forth conversation about the merits of thrifting is IMO the WRONG thread.

where's your mod tag, brian? lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

...Sorry buddy, that thing went like a hot cocoa on a cold winter day (like today here in NJ)...
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Oh yeah, Troika is a good guy. I know him in real life. A Stand up guy!
It's ok, I figured you were either on a hiatus or my pm got lost in your mail box.

Anyhow, has any of you gents ever gotten a thrifted shirt or two tailored? I just got one tailored. It was a John Varvatos staple grey/white stripes. The tailoring fees were more than what I paid for the shirt. lol You guys think it's worth it? If so, at what level?

Not for a Varvatos shirt in my opinion.
Run a cost analysis on buying one on ebay with your measurements vs tailoring.
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my local SA seems to have been overrun with non vented Italian orphans from the late 80s to early 90s. So much terrible Armani/Ferre/Zileri...

Passed on a 100% cashmere Facconable overcoat ... sz 60 (70EU!)

Does anyone know this label? Mervin S Levine, Fifth Ave NY? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Googling shows he clothed jazz players in the 30s, but I don't know if this piece was anywhere near that old.



On to the good stuff.

$5 Pantherella at Marshall's day. Navy, not black.




Very recent, about as close to NWOT as I've ever seen, Fairfax 40L Corneliani for PRL. Peak lapels, jetted pockets (including ticket), slightly speckled tweed herringbone, 3 roll 2 started. Totally awesome. Totally not a 38 musicboohoo[1].gifAvailable



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Sh to Sh: 18.5/19
p2p: 22
sleeves: 26.5
length: 32.5







Actually NWT jcrew sz M ludlow, on the fence as to whether or not it's available.
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Coach made in NYC belt, sz 36
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

 

 

AND I wont offer any of my stuff that I THRIFTED at cost + shipping to people here anymore. No problem.

 

 

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