For example, most of the stores here blow through so many shoes that the only way a pair is giong to get marked up is if it's A. nearly new or B. obviously Gucci or something
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That sounds like one amazing thrift store you have!
...Oh alright, I suppose. Didn't snap photos initially as they need a good week in some shoe trees and some leather conditioner. Beck is in possession of the rest of the goods.
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Meanwhile, oh those funny gods of thrift.
I have begun to look in earnest for some things in a larger size for a friend. After all, whenever I look for stuff that fits ME, I find nothing but XL, 17½ and the like in great brands that I just leave behind. Now that I WANT them, I find MULTIPLE deadstock NWOT Brooks Brothers gingham checks (marked up to $9 ) in Small. I never find Smalls.
I ponied up the $27. The friend can wait another week.
I have to ask... Out here, I may occasionally complain of a lack of higher quality stuff (e.g. In the last year I've found 2 Brioni, 5 Zegna, 5 Canali, and 1 Isaia SCs in thrift stores). Only found one full suit from those brands, and it had serious urine stains on the pants. But I generally get these from $1-$5 each - occasionally, I have to pay $10-12. The thought of $75 slacks makes me cringe - I see those (preowned, not NWT) pants going for $20-$40 on ebay. What is the average price for a SC like the ones I listed in the big cities (LA, Chicago, NYC)? $40-50?
Starting to think that maybe the grass isn't really greener over there... :)