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I see them stealing shoes all the time at the goodwill's in the Baltimore area, well really its a swap.  They try on the shoes they like in the aisle, leave them on and put their old ones on the shelf in its place.  

 

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So dissapointed... I caught someone stealing buttons. It was a crackhead who thought they were gold and silver. PRL by Corneliani blazer my size patch pockets dual vent soft shoulders, fit me perfect. Ruined. I was still going to get it but the makeshift blade he used got the fabric too. frown.gif

He also ruined a couple flippables Versace blazer, Corneliani suit, Isaia blazer.

Sad, sad day.

Only got these. Chocolate suede chukkas. New in box

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ffffuuuu.gif what a waster on those jackets getting cut up!

Somebody post some good finds so this thread can be inspirational again. 

 

edit.. at least new chukkas are good!

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Wow, great finds all around, guys.

 

I know I have not been around much, school starting has already crushed by thrifting outings to a minimal. I have a few things to post when I get pictures but nothing great (Pendleton Tweed and some Pendleton ties among some other basic stuff).

 

But, big shoutout to los_face for hooking me up with an awesome birthday gift for the GF, and a little something for me too. I know he doesn't often post here, but hes a great dude!

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I was headed home from a meeting... I thought I'd make a quick stop of it. It's in a nice part of town, it's generally well organized and they're only really busy on the weekends.

This was store that I hadn't checked out in a couple of weeks and it normally produces some killer stuff (my last stop I picked up a cashmere Kiton SC)

I usually wear jeans, a t-shirt and maybe some Clarks or Sperrys.

I'm going to keep a duffel bag with a change of thrift-appropriate gear in my car from now on.
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

I was headed home from a meeting... I thought I'd make a quick stop of it. It's in a nice part of town, it's generally well organized and they're only really busy on the weekends.

This was store that I hadn't checked out in a couple of weeks and it normally produces some killer stuff (my last stop I picked up a cashmere Kiton SC)

I usually wear jeans, a t-shirt and maybe some Clarks or Sperrys.

I'm going to keep a duffel bag with a change of thrift-appropriate gear in my car from now on.


Yeah, that is really insane. I always thrift grungy, if I can. Throw on some boat shoes that can take a beating or some Nikes. It would have been hard for me to contain calm like you did (envisions Frenchy moment...)

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I am curious if Spoo thrifts in his $20,000 outfits

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Two seven-fold Kitons. smile.gif One orange, the other purplish navy.




Also... two Zegnas, one Luciano Barbera.




I think I will hold on to the Kitons. At least the navy... but the Zegnas and Barbera are available at cost plus shipping if anyone wants them. The polka dot Zegna shows some wear.

AHS
Edited by AHS - 1/30/13 at 10:54am
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I am curious if Spoo thrifts in his $20,000 outfits

 

 New challenge? Who can thrift in the most ridiculously priced (at retail) outfit? Preferably all thrifted, of course...

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 New challenge? Who can thrift in the most ridiculously priced (at retail) outfit? Preferably all thrifted, of course...

Hmmm, Kiton 90/10 vicuna suit, Lobbs Captoes, Kiton shirt, Hermes Tie = $7K+$1K+$700+$200 =$8.9K MSRP. Best I could do regarding thrifted only merchandise. I could cheat and add a Hermes Cashmere overcoat but I never wear that thing nor would do so due to weather here. Adding in overcoat could make me go close to $15K.

On flip side, cheapest but still quality = BB 1818 suit, AE Park Aves, Hugo Boss shirt, Brooks Brothers Tie = $900+$300+$125+$60 = $1385.

On examination, cheapest possible thrifted smart outfit still priced over $1K based on MSRP.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 New challenge? Who can thrift in the most ridiculously priced (at retail) outfit? Preferably all thrifted, of course...

I like this idea, however I think my most expensive suit is a HF or a Madison BB. I will not be in the running :/
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Not sure if it was worth picking up, it was a bit above normal prices. There is a smudge on the shoulder


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I should know this by now but are the Innocenti Oro label Tom James suits of any quality. I see some of the Regs pick them up once and a while but not that often. I found a sick green/blue windowpane with ticket pocket, dual vents, etc that will likely fit with some tailoring but it was $15. Style is there but how is quality?

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 New challenge? Who can thrift in the most ridiculously priced (at retail) outfit? Preferably all thrifted, of course...

I like this idea, however I think my most expensive suit is a HF or a Madison BB. I will not be in the running :/

 

 Yeah, I'd be nowhere near the top either... $2775

 

 Best I could do would be: Luciano Barbera dress shirt ($350), Allen Edmonds Belt ($90), Zanella Trousers ($350), Prada monk strap shoes ($550), Zegna Venticinque tie ($360), Hickey Freeman sport coat ($900), Dobbs hat ($175). Nothing would match, but that's about the best I could do price-wise.

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Anybody have a line on Olympic delegate badges? I found a blazer with a 96 Atlanta patch from the Denmark delegation. Probably not worth anything, but it was cool to see.

 

Also, air force uniform from 1962?

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She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

 

You did better than I would have. I would have had a Frenchy moment and gone Rascal tipping. 

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