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What I gather from reading through this thread (partially, anyway happy.gif) is that I should snag up rare and quality items, even if I don't fit into them. Is this a good idea?

 

I am new to thrift shopping (and dressing well itself), but did come across a BB 346 line suit jacket today. $15 from what I recall.

Any thoughts on taking up items like this? I definitely don't have the trained eyes that many of you have for good items (and brands).

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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)

 

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Originally Posted by chiron View Post


Nice , clean , sellable . icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks for the icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif, but I've had much better luck here w/ trades. I posted this in the hope of continuing.

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

So today was a pretty long day.  Going to post this haul and enjoy my beer while I read through 200 new posts.

 

 

 

Great IPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

    This is my cousins brewery out in California!! Great to see its made it to the east coast. 

post #61054 of 124392
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Originally Posted by mvxwell View Post

I'm just trying to help monitor the items here so I don't have to look through 50 old raggedy, stained shirts to see 1 or 2 true items of beauty.

besides, if I want the opinion of people who thrift, no point in starting a new thread when I can go to the source.

my posts have been sincere and genuine, but if you want to get an attitude... you don't see me complaining that all your "available" posts should really go in the classified section, do you?

this is a bragging thread, NOT a marketplace.

Since we're all into labels, I'll label this "beauty":

post #61055 of 124392
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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

 

Why not spread them out with a few ending each day? Is any day actually better than others? Yeah, Sunday sux sometimes due to ball games but so do saturdays. and mondays, etc. IMHO no day is better or worse than others due to the vast mix of preferences. 

 

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There have been a number of statistical studies done that ending on Sunday night around 8-9pm est is the best time in general to end auction. Google and you will find them.

 

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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

Could be! I really pay attention to none of that and try to just spread it out. wednesday usually sux as does friday and saturday for me. 

 

If there was a true good day we would all be rich I think. 

 

Maybe it depends on what one is selling, but one day seems to be the same as others. I guess I should examine certain stats on traffic and such.  

 

 

Hucklecat, Here is my own personal study on this, cross-posted from the ebay thread. These numbers have improved even more since the second study.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions/1150_50#post_5891549

 

Trust me it is worth the switch.

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

So today was a pretty long day.  Going to post this haul and enjoy my beer while I read through 200 new posts.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Great IPA

Anyways, I took the day off and hit every thrift in the state of Rhode Island (pretty much), results were as follows





Ben Silve Teal plain tie, Breuer Tie, Holland and Sherry Hot pink tie, Tod's loafers





few Oxxford suits




11 J.Press shirts, mostly OCBDs, couple point collars though (all 16.5 x 35), J.Press belt 





few more shirts, from left: Paul Stuart, J.Crew XL Workwear Chambray, Yellow and white stripe zegna with recent square logo, Thomas Pink 15.5, Zegna pink and white, Vineyard Vines, RRL, Fray (first time finding!), Dries Van Noten Olive green shirt





Smartwool two tone crewneck, Patagonia R1, Vineyard Vines crewneck sweater, Murrays Toggery (34 made in USA), Luciano Barbera, Rugby Cords with hunting motif

few other random ties and desiderata that wouldn't be particularly interesting to the thread.

Great stuff!
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

So today was a pretty long day.  Going to post this haul and enjoy my beer while I read through 200 new posts.





Great IPA
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyways, I took the day off and hit every thrift in the state of Rhode Island (pretty much), results were as follows





Ben Silve Teal plain tie, Breuer Tie, Holland and Sherry Hot pink tie, Tod's loafers





few Oxxford suits




11 J.Press shirts, mostly OCBDs, couple point collars though (all 16.5 x 35), J.Press belt 





few more shirts, from left: Paul Stuart, J.Crew XL Workwear Chambray, Yellow and white stripe zegna with recent square logo, Thomas Pink 15.5, Zegna pink and white, Vineyard Vines, RRL, Fray (first time finding!), Dries Van Noten Olive green shirt





Smartwool two tone crewneck, Patagonia R1, Vineyard Vines crewneck sweater, Murrays Toggery (34 made in USA), Luciano Barbera, Rugby Cords with hunting motif

few other random ties and desiderata that wouldn't be particularly interesting to the thread.

Have you tried Lagunitas Lil Sumpin' Sumpin'? Delicious. Also, Brown Shugga.

Sidenote: I say we vote Hucklecat for the unofficial title of King of Jorts.
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I saw someone else picked up a valet yesterday.

I did also.

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Made by brevettato in Italy.

$3.99
post #61059 of 124392
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post


Have you tried Lagunitas Lil Sumpin' Sumpin'? Delicious. Also, Brown Shugga.

Sidenote: I say we vote Hucklecat for the unofficial title of King of Jorts.

 

Yes, this beer was actually produced last year for the first time as a replacement for Brown Shugga, because they weren't able to get enough of whatever ingredients they needed.  Hence the name Lagunitas Sucks.  Public reception was so good they decided to make it a seasonal release.  Highly reccomend you drop the $13 and pick up a 6 pack if you see it in your region!

post #61060 of 124392
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

The majority of my finds end up at the tailor. I don't have a single jacket or suit in rotation that hasn't had at least minor alterations. There are so many variables to get right.

Regarding shirts specifically: having shirts taken in at the sides and raising the arm holes runs me $20–$25, which I think is very reasonable for a quality shirt that cost $5. Sometimes I have sleeves shortened (especially if french cuff; for standard cuff I'll move the cuff buttons myself). If I want to wear a longer shirt untucked, I pay $10–$15 to have it shortened.

+1. If you have a decent tailor, you end up with something of amazing quality that fits you perfectly for a tenth of what you'd pay for it new - even if you'd never actually pay for that new. About 50% of the stuff I keep for myself goes to the tailor eventually. That said, a perfectly fitting but beat-to-hell shirt is still going to look like a beat-to-hell shirt. I've definitely made mistakes on getting unworthy stuff tailored.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Dont worry, your shirt went out today fistbump.gifand I was just being sarcastic.

 

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Did find this today because I actually thrift.....icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Someone had to die as this thing is pretty recent and looks almost new (minus the lapel needing to be repressed, like it was stuffed in a closit or something)

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What size is the jacket and are you going to sell it?

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Mr. Cotton Dockers,

 

Thank you ever so much for the amazing three-piece. It needs some work, but will be an excellent addition to my wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

Why is it raining in LA?

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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

    This is my cousins brewery out in California!! Great to see its made it to the east coast. 

 

Damn, talk about a humblebrag.  

post #61064 of 124392
So, I have been looking for a bowler hat for the last couple of years. Long before my SF days and knowing what quality stuff was, I purchased one off ebay only to have it arrive as a cheap throw away party hat. Fast forward to last week when thriftydood posted that amazing hat haul. Low and behold, what did I see? Just what I had been looking for, a vintage bowler made by a great company in fantastic condition. There were some back and forth between us when I realized I didn't have anything to trade Mr. thriftydood at the moment (he is a rather difficult size for finding in the thrifts). So he said he would send me the hat for future consideration. Awesome I thought, this guy is pretty cool. Then he says he noticed that I like knit ties and would I like him to send a few with the hat, as he bought some awhile ago but realized he doesn't like knit ties that much. Sure, I says, send them on over. Well, the package arrived last night and I was blown away to say the least. Not only was the hat impeccable, but he sent me, not 1
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Not 10
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But this many. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Some whose styles I have never seen before. Amazing!!!!
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And here's the bowler. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbiggrin.gif

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Seriously thriftydood, you are the man! nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

So, I have been looking for a bowler hat for the last couple of years. 

And here's the bowler. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbiggrin.gif


Seriously thriftydood, you are the man! nod[1].gif

Nice!

 

I actually picked one up this weekend with you in mind from your post back in the late summer/early fall. But alas it is only about a size 7 which IIRC you wear a 7-3/8

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