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post #61246 of 112343
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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

I went to Indianapolis today with fear that DanM had cleaned it out on his trip. I still managed to find quite a bit of stuff. I also experienced something that I remember DM7 posting about awhile ago which leads me to believe Indy has centralized distribution. The first store had about 6 Astor & Black shirts a couple of Ike Behars and a Uniqlo shirt. Next stop had a couple recent Tom James Royal Classic shirt (very recent with just the small blue "royal classic" tag a Uniqlo shirt and one Astor & Black. A couple stores later a huge amount of TJ Royal Classic a handful of Uniqlo shirts and maybe 5-6 Ike Behars. So I guess if there are any locals of that area on here who find something nice at one store it might be a good idea to make a day out of it.

stuff I picked up:
a couple Ben Silver shirts
vintage Brook Brothers merino made in Italy sweater
a tame Robert Graham
recent Zegna linen shirt
a Thomas Pink 170's shirt
recent Valentino Roma shirt
older Zegna "performance" SC nicest one of this vintage I've found
RLPL tie
a handful of BB ties
a single Zegna tie
Hilditch & Key tie
mint older Southwick suit

I have a couple questions though. I found a shirt that has Holland & Sherry embroidered in the back of the neck and no tags. Is it likely a Tom James?

And I found the Drakes tie at TJ Maxx. Should it have a "handmade in England" tag? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Unless you found a bunch of stores I didn't hit (and I went to a LOT of them) then they did quite a bit of restocking. I would have picked all of that. Well done.
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+1 nod[1].gif  Oh, and thank you capnwes for hooking me up with that beige overcoat/carcoat! My first beige overcoat. inlove.gif Wore it today in the snow with my new Dents gloves from Marshalls, but didn't take a thrift fit pic since only half of my outfit was thrift/discount store (though I was wearing 5 layers on top, and two pieces were vintage/consignment...).

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Who has two thumbs, picked up 8 or 9 Gitman Brothers shirts today, and most likely became Brianpore's new best friend?
 I'd be interested in any leftovers if there are any and they fit smile.gif

 

+1  Is this the first Tom Ford that was actually thrifted (as opposed to negotiated)? Nicely done.

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tell us more about the tom ford find!

 

I actually really like this. I can see how the blue hues would really pop in different lighting.

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Found this guy at the same place, same day. Versatile or burn it with fire? Haha... Photo doesn't do the hues justice.

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Feels pretty sexy and the colors are riiiiich.

post #61248 of 112343
Nothing special here, but I think this is about as big as a haul gets out here in mid-Missouri.

zegna shirt


Lands End Charter Collection Harris Tweed
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Vintage BB tie


Solid navy BB suit
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And finally, looking for help on the maker of this knit tie. Found it at Marshalls, 100% silk, made in Italy, but no maker tag or RN # or anything.




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Unsure the Attolini houndstooth suit tag is authentic never seen one like that.

Klobber! That Sartoria Attolini is nice. As is that Tom Ford! Awesome.
post #61250 of 112343
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

doesn't sell for a ton but i like to think of it as nautical themed polo ralph lauren style stuff, only better quality

tell us more about the tom ford find!

Yes I thought the Paul and Shark was really pretty nice. I cannot judge a brand on one piece but I certainly would not mind picking more of it up nod[1].gif

Tom Ford - Hah, some MTM thing I guess, it is missing tags. Shoulders width out at 22" and the pit to pit is 23". Like a 42/44US with 50US shoulders. Maybe an olympic swimmers jacket. Pants also incredibly trim, nut crushers. Pretty unforgiving for me I am taking this to a tailors to see what can be done to it to make fit. If not destined to work for me, will be trade fodder here or have to be sold.
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Tom Ford at a Nor Cal thrift???!!! WHAAAAAAAA!? wow.gif

I will say picked from the Central Coast me old beauty - San Francisco sucks for thrifting lately. Northern California has taken a turn for the worse last one year - way too many people doing exactly what we doing. I am planning on returning to South Bay to pick (and get reweaving done) - I am desperately in need of provisions for my wardrobe since I junked approximately 60% of it when I decided most my gear was past its shelf date.

Too many pickers, my local (as in 20 miles from where I live) had around 6 flippers chucking stuff in trolleys. It was easy for me, enter and leave in a matter of 10 seconds. My favorite spot in Napa has been killed recently - hordes of people all the time and seen one or two flippers decimating the stock frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Yes I thought the Paul and Shark was really pretty nice. I cannot judge a brand on one piece but I certainly would not mind picking more of it up nod[1].gif

Tom Ford - Hah, some MTM thing I guess, it is missing tags. Shoulders width out at 22" and the pit to pit is 23". Like a 42/44US with 50US shoulders. Maybe an olympic swimmers jacket. Pants also incredibly trim, nut crushers. Pretty unforgiving for me I am taking this to a tailors to see what can be done to it to make fit. If not destined to work for me, will be trade fodder here or have to be sold.
I will say picked from the Central Coast me old beauty - San Francisco sucks for thrifting lately. Northern California has taken a turn for the worse last one year - way too many people doing exactly what we doing. I am planning on returning to South Bay to pick - I am desperately in need of provisions for my wardrobe since I junked approximately 60% of it when I decided most my gear was past its shelf date.

Too many pickers, my local (as in 20 miles from where I live) had around 6 flippers chucking stuff in trolleys. It was easy for me, enter and leave in a matter of 10 seconds. My favorite spot in Napa has been killed recently - hordes of people all the time and seen one or two flippers decimating the stock frown.gif

 

Damn, we should keep this thread private. Too man lurkers on here! OH well, It's too late. I still think there's plenty to go around. But I've killed my dream of becoming a professional flipper. Way too much work and way too much competition. I guess I'll stick to my day job...

post #61252 of 112343
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Damn, we should keep this thread private. Too man lurkers on here! OH well, It's too late. I still think there's plenty to go around. But I've killed my dream of becoming a professional flipper. Way too much work and way too much competition. I guess I'll stick to my day job...

Aye, to get to the point one could make a viable living off of thrifting is beyond my intellectual and physical means. How Eddieveddr, Mainy, DM7, Spoo do it so well is incredible - highly motivated and talented guys in this arena.

It is a hobby to me nothing more nothing less. If I find something my wardrobe will like or something someone here will like, then great, job done. Outside of that, I have no real ambitions to stretch beyond a couple of hours here and there. Even if I had a 300K plus job, I would still enjoy rummaging through junk and used clothing racks. I almost considered dumpster diving as well - I am deadly serious on that one just do not tell anyone about that lol8[1].gif.
post #61253 of 112343
Couple shoe finds and of course they are just slightly too big for my 11 1/2-12 foot.

Charles Tyrwhitt boots. Who makes this? In amazing shape. Size 12



Allen Edmonds Concord size 12 3E

post #61254 of 112343
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Nothing special here, but I think this is about as big as a haul gets out here in mid-Missouri.

And finally, looking for help on the maker of this knit tie. Found it at Marshalls, 100% silk, made in Italy, but no maker tag or RN # or anything. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Tough work identifying that. Gut says Brooks Brothers, but it's not much more than that. Tag isn't dissimilar to what I've seen, plus that neck reinforcer and the color combo.

Several stops today, including my local. Passed on several nice pocket squares that had machine sewn edges, incl PRL (WTF is up with that?), but did grab a couple of Trafalgars. Jack squat the rest of the day.
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Unsure the Attolini houndstooth suit tag is authentic never seen one like that.

Wow, nice finds! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Weird MTM size or not, Tom Ford is an epic score!
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Well, thrifting during the small snow storm we got today turned out to be a success. While the transit was less than desirable, the weather kept the crowds down in the stores. I was able to snag lots of things and get in and out quickly without lines and cart kicking....

 

 

I have quite a list of braggable items including appearances by the likes of Samuelsohn, Vintage Banana Republic, Gitman Brothers, Bills Khakis, Church's, PRL, Orvis, Harris Tweed, Brooks Brothers, Hickey Freeman, Some NY Bespoke Shit, etc...

 

I did have time tonight to take a few pics of two items which stood out of the haul. More pics possible this weekend. I am sanding/refinishing my hardwood floor this weekend so my SF time will be scarce.

 

Crazy Evisu Genes Reversable Selvedge, likely only one or two washes. Selvedge is on the outside, seamed in a inverted fashion from the typical setup. I can't find a lot on this model, but there are indications of around a $400 MSRP.  I went through a few guides and am 99.99% sure they are authentic, based on rivets, stitching, labels and denim quality. 

 

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Then there is this sweet NWT PRL Quilted Shooting Jacket....it hit the rack exactly when I walked by....didn't stand a chance.

 

 

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post #61257 of 112343
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Tough work identifying that. Gut says Brooks Brothers, but it's not much more than that. Tag isn't dissimilar to what I've seen, plus that neck reinforcer and the color combo.

thanks. I looked up some knit ties - it looks like Paul Stuart has a similar neck reinforcer, but I can't get any pictures of a brooks brothers silk knit to compare with this one. oh well, I'll probably just have to wear it, which isn't a terrible outcome
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Remember those The West is Dead selvedge jeans somebody posted here the other day? Well a few dozen just landed in my local Buffalo Exchange, NWT. Most sizes, a few different washes, even some chinos. PM me if you're interested in a proxy (about $50 a pair shipped).

 

Edit: I would recommend sizing down two on these. In normal pants I'm a 30 but the 29s were too big and the 28s fit me perfectly. I'd say they're a slim/slim-straight cut with a medium rise. 


Edited by shadesofbeige - 1/25/13 at 10:26pm
post #61259 of 112343

Not kidding. You missed the matching hoodie though, its a suit!
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Just got a PRL sc from the bay. Damned thing smells super thrift musty. Come on guys get a fabric steamer!!!

I know that smell anywhere. I wonder if after the success of Macklemore, we should make a thrift cologne. We can call it "Eau de Popped Tags". Who's with me?
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DAFUQ Thats a grenadine. Likely the #1 most desired Drakes tie ever. I sold one for $170 not too long ago.

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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

thanks. I looked up some knit ties - it looks like Paul Stuart has a similar neck reinforcer, but I can't get any pictures of a brooks brothers silk knit to compare with this one. oh well, I'll probably just have to wear it, which isn't a terrible outcome

Theres only one or two companies in Italy who make the knit ties for everyone - cant remember the names now, but without the brand label, its pretty much unable to identify.
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I thought I'd heard something like that, that knits are basically the same quality anywhere you buy from because one maker does them all.
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