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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 

 Keep it anyway... You should be able to get $30-40 for it if it's in good shape. I bought mine just before Christmas for $20 from a seller that didn't know what he had (mint condition, never worn).


Word. Prolly will keep until Xmas. Just have to remember ! It is minty.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 

 

 Beautiful... I don't think I could wear them at the price you'd want to sell. but if I found them at thrift prices, I'd rock the s$%t out of them...

I know. I would be wearing them right now if they were 38.

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One pair of pants today. (Available)

Ermenegildo Zegna made by Incotex

Blue, flat front & uncuffed 

34 X 31

 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Uhhh ohhhh, prepare for some interesting feedback on your request...uhoh.gif

Should I be concerned about being flamed? Lol. The only way to learn is to just jump into it and get your hands dirty or head knocked around a bit.

It's just a shame to leave a decent brand behind at a goodwill where I live, it'll either sit forever, or it'll get destroyed by people who don't know their size and break the stitching in the inside chest, shoulder and sleeves.
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post


Should I be concerned about being flamed? Lol. The only way to learn is to just jump into it and get your hands dirty or head knocked around a bit.

It's just a shame to leave a decent brand behind at a goodwill where I live, it'll either sit forever, or it'll get destroyed by people who don't know their size and break the stitching in the inside chest, shoulder and sleeves.

I don't think you will get hit too hard, you didn't seem to be fishing for flip values as many noobs (myself peepwall[1].gif included) do at first when they join in.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

If you are purchasing for yourself, while quality is quite important, the style and fit is your primary concern. 

That's what I've focused on, I wanted only two button suits that fit or can fit so far. Been to about 14 thrift stores In two days and only found two suits that fit in my size.

I've also see The same Haitian woman buying shopping carts of black dress shoes three times so that would explain why I can't find AEdmonds or a decent shoe that fits.
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post


That's what I've focused on, I wanted only two button suits that fit or can fit so far. Been to about 14 thrift stores In two days and only found two suits that fit in my size.

I've also see The same Haitian woman buying shopping carts of black dress shoes three times so that would explain why I can't find AEdmonds or a decent shoe that fits.

What size are you? 

 

Too bad for her if she's flipping. Brown shoes always seem to do far better.

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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

That's what I've focused on, I wanted only two button suits that fit or can fit so far. Been to about 14 thrift stores In two days and only found two suits that fit in my size.

I've also see The same Haitian woman buying shopping carts of black dress shoes three times so that would explain why I can't find AEdmonds or a decent shoe that fits.

Why do you want black dress shoes? Brown is better.

Sorry; inside SF joke. I get why black is the default staple for newcomers. 14 stores in 2 days could easily not yield anything quality my size either. Stay at it. If you list your size and wants in the trade thread (here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/287214/the-un-official-thrift-buy-sell-trade-want-thread/700_100#post_6096573 ) I'm sure someone will hook you up. Otherwise, patience, young Skywalker.
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

Fellas, I've run across a ton of brands in thrift stores but don't know what I'm looking at. I saw a black Versace coat, Hugo boss suits. Brooks brothers and others. What Are the top brands I should pick up regardless of size? I only found two that fit me, which was a Kors and Lauren suit. Good enough to thrift and tailor as second and third suits. Any help is appreciated. I could really use a list of top 10 to buy no matter what ( these have averaged ess than 30 or so).

What should I look for in a overcoat and shoes too. I've yet to get a quality pair. I'm hunting for AE's at the moment but I've seen a lot of some Johnson & something.

A couple of names to add to your list. For shoes: Giorgio Brutini. In terms of outerwear (pants/shirts) and such, you can’t go wrong with Ron Chereskin. Go forth and prosper.

Recent finds. All available unless noted:

Rag/Bone navy cords. 31Wx33I. Button fly. First ever Rag Bone find at a thrift. Waiting to hear from an SFer on this so tentatively unavailable.

NWT Stones L/S tour shirt. Sz L. Maybe some old dog will give me some cash for this on fleabay.

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NWT Underarmour “coldgear” base layer. Sz XL.

Canali thick paisley tie.

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E Zegna L/S dress shirt. Tagged 42/16.5. Blue mini check.


AE Lexingtons. N/A since these are my size icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Stuart Maguire Shell longwings. Only the 2nd shells I’ve ever found at a thrift. Not my size. Does not have the size on the sides, but there are a lot of legible #s on there. Fit like a 7 or an 8.

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BB extra slim shirt. I only pick up BB slim dress shirts and this is the 1st 'extra' slim I’ve ever found at a thrift. I may start paying retail for these since the fit is so nice. N/A.



Not pictured: Skeet and 2 shoe trees. One of the trees is NIB Woodlore nod[1].gif
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Found these awesome made in Italy NOS gloves from Lord & Taylor, probably from the 60's. They were still connected at the wrist when I found them. Pretty excited about these Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Those look like awesome gloves, Grendel, nice find!
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Finally wrapping up my pics and measurements from the weekend and earlier this week.



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Bills Khakis - 35/32
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VTG Farah Checked Trousers - 32/28
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Orvis Glen Plaid Pants - 38/28
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Those are all awesome and I'd definitely wear them if they were my size. Nice!
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Some recent finds...


J Press Brown Plaid (32, might be linen), Incotex Inco Chino (38) (both FF and Available)

AppleMark


Those JPress are great and I'm sure I could have them brought in to my size. If I weren't saving for a vacation, you'd have my money!
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

Should I be concerned about being flamed? Lol. The only way to learn is to just jump into it and get your hands dirty or head knocked around a bit.

It's just a shame to leave a decent brand behind at a goodwill where I live, it'll either sit forever, or it'll get destroyed by people who don't know their size and break the stitching in the inside chest, shoulder and sleeves.

In all honesty, if you're searching for yourself, it can be as painless as walking into your first store or you might end up going to stores for weeks without anything. The trick is to keep at it and know what can and should be done to a suit/odd jacket by a tailor. A good reference for what a tailor can do can be found at Put This On, which is a really great resource for anything clothing related (Young American on SF).

It's also a good guide to thread vets that haven't had much experience having clothes tailored:
http://putthison.com/post/7807163078/q-and-answer-how-much-can-my-clothes-be-altered

My advice: Stick around and find out what brands/styles everyone loves. You'll soon figure out what people want and are willing to trade. Read or skim through this thread's recent history to see what brands are popular. Once you start seeing things in stores, pick them up and attempt to trade with other members. You'll find what you're looking for and in your size a lot faster by networking here than trying to do it alone.

The trick is to make yourself known within the thread. What's that mean? Offer up items to trade regularly. Try to answer your own questions by clicking on "search this thread" and not asking the same dior/ysl questions that have been asked 100+ times. Try to follow the protocol in regards to making sales within the thread.

Inevitably, you'll bring home some crap that people will point out that is dated, diffusion line, worn out, or otherwise worthless. It's all part of the learning curve. Enjoy it and welcome!
post #61811 of 113055
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

That's what I've focused on, I wanted only two button suits that fit or can fit so far. Been to about 14 thrift stores In two days and only found two suits that fit in my size.

I've also see The same Haitian woman buying shopping carts of black dress shoes three times so that would explain why I can't find AEdmonds or a decent shoe that fits.

.. You're really lucky people were so easy on you; a post like you had from a newcomer in here usually results in a lot of bashing..

here are some valuable hints for you:

1. read this thread...go back at least 100 pages and read it through. It may seem like a huge task, but it will pay off tremendously. You'll learn about what brands to get, and what not to get, labels and sub-labels, makers for other labels, fit critiques, as well as learn about the community here. People in this thread are generous if you are giving back.

2. Patience! 14 stores without a suit find that fits is nothing. Some guys in here hit up nearly that many stores in a day. Patience will pay off. DO NOT break down and buy average clothes for yourself just because you are itching for a score. You will regret the purchase later; that money will be better used buying something perfect for yourself.
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Thrift fit, "My Team's In The Sper Bowl Again After Far Too Long" Edition

49ers tshirt and Worn Jeans Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I should be a 10.5eee if te fit it right, but I've been wearing sneakers in 11 and 11.5 because they fit too.

I believe she's sending them all out of the country too. You can't flip 20 pairs a shoes from each store can you? Lol, she must have about 100 or so pairs regardless of brand and style.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

What size are you? 

Too bad for her if she's flipping. Brown shoes always seem to do far better.
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post


A couple of names to add to your list. For shoes: Giorgio Brutini. In terms of outerwear (pants/shirts) and such, you can’t go wrong with Ron Chereskin. Go forth and prosper.

 

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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

I should be a 10.5eee if te fit it right, but I've been wearing sneakers in 11 and 11.5 because they fit too.

I believe she's sending them all out of the country too. You can't flip 20 pairs a shoes from each store can you? Lol, she must have about 100 or so pairs regardless of brand and style.

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