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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I though so...lol. I was just going with the crowd. I re-read the last couple days of posts a few times trying to see where you had said it was your birthday. All I could see was Mainy's.

Hey...at least we didn't forget.

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Did you see my post about the horse blanket coat fitting like a glove?

On another note, I was going to try to squeeze in some thrifting before work today, but it -14 out right now. frown.gif

One more thought on finding staples. I have yet to find a complete navy or charcoal suit in my size. However, I've got about 70 shirts, 2 Brioni topcoats, an Etro topcoat, HF cashmere topcoat, a grip of Woolrich coats and vintage parkas and about 60 pairs of shoes that I've found for myself, not to mention countless vintage blazers, and I'm not talking about Armani from the 80's, I'm talking 60's tweed. The thing I have the most trouble finding are trousers. I've got some patchwork madras and a pair of J Press flannels form the 60's from other members but I've yet to find a single pair that hasn't needed some kind of alteration. And only one pair of those at that.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


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Did you see my post about the horse blanket coat fitting like a glove?

On another note, I was going to try to squeeze in some thrifting before work today, but it -14 out right now. frown.gif

One more thought on finding staples. I have yet to find a complete navy or charcoal suit in my size. However, I've got about 70 shirts, 2 Brioni topcoats, an Etro topcoat, HF cashmere topcoat, a grip of Woolrich coats and vintage parkas and about 60 pairs of shoes that I've found for myself, not to mention countless vintage blazers, and I'm not talking about Armani from the 80's, I'm talking 60's tweed. The thing I have the most trouble finding are trousers. I've got some patchwork madras and a pair of J Press flannels form the 60's from other members but I've yet to find a single pair that hasn't needed some kind of alteration. And only one pair of those at that.

Yeah, I did..that's awesome. I was in a meeting at work when I read it and forgot to respond.

 

-14 !! That's the best time to go...unless of course you are on your bike. I went in a mini snow storm last Friday and each store was like a ghost town...with lots of goodies.

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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

Not that I didn't enjoy that gif...but can we spoiler and NSFW that?

+1....however my boss did enjoy it! lol.

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Ah, well you are lucky then.  My boss is female.  But she is located on the opposite side of the country (LA vs. my Atlanta).  And I am in an office with computer screens pointed away from the door.  Just looking out for my fellow man!

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Went to look for stuff yesterday,

How did I do?

1: Ralph Lauren Golf button down. Tilden

55% silk 45% Linen

 

 

2: Tommy Bahama 100% Silk

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

-14 !! That's the best time to go...unless of course you are on your bike. I went in a mini snow storm last Friday and each store was like a ghost town...with lots of goodies.

+1
It's snowing here right now and I'm feeling lucky.
No crowds, lots of room to stretch out in the aisle!

My 2 cents on thrifting a wardrobe: like many things in it depends on what base you're starting from. I suspect it's more of a challenge if you're going from man-boy/beastie dad clothes or you've lost a lot of weight and you're undertaking a wardrobe revolution. But if you have a an existing wardrobe to see you through a period of transition, then it's probably less urgent to get get core pieces fast.
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

+1
It's snowing here right now and I'm feeling lucky.
No crowds, lots of room to stretch out in the aisle!

My 2 cents on thrifting a wardrobe: like many things in it depends on what base you're starting from. I suspect it's more of a challenge if you're going from man-boy/beastie dad clothes or you've lost a lot of weight and you're undertaking a wardrobe revolution. But if you have a an existing wardrobe to see you through a period of transition, then it's probably less urgent to get get core pieces fast.

Yea, this is one of those times I wish I had a car. On another note, I've been slowing chipping away at my pile of stuff that needs to be tailored. I received a glen plaid Acuascutum suit from Grendel last year that I finally got around to having altered. Pics shortly. I also finally, finally took that fur collard Etro jacket in. I was going back and forth on weather or not I should fuck with it, and today decided to do it. This is going to be a measure of how great my tailor really is. She's basically taking an XL down to a small. I'm having the sleeves shortened from the shoulders because of zippers on the cuffs, and also having them slimmed and then having the whole body slimmed down a bunch. The way she had it pinned on me was promising. I'll report back next Saturday when it's done. nod[1].gif
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Andover Shop tweed
Brooks Brothers OCBD (sale)
Luciano Barbera cashmere knit (TJ Maxx)
Turnbull and Asser square
John Varvatos (Italy) trousers
Brooks Brothers tassel loafers (sale)
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^^^^ That jacket is drool.gif
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BTW big shouts to eazye on his half of our trade. A cool coat and a couple shirts and ties were waiting for me last night. Thanks man.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

BTW big shouts to eazye on his half of our trade. A cool coat and a couple shirts and ties were waiting for me last night. Thanks man.

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post #61932 of 124877
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 





Andover Shop tweed
Brooks Brothers OCBD (sale)
Luciano Barbera cashmere knit (TJ Maxx)
Turnbull and Asser square
John Varvatos (Italy) trousers
Brooks Brothers tassel loafers (sale)

 

 

 

I like this outfit.  A lot.

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post




 

Chet, you've been posting some excellent fits lately. Picky, picky, but a bit of a collar gap and I like to show a little shirt cuff (might just be how you are standing though). Great jacket, classic pants, quality clothing. Nice job!

 

May I ask what you are using to take pictures?

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Chet, you've been posting some excellent fits lately. Picky, picky, but a bit of a collar gap and I like to show a little shirt cuff (might just be how you are standing though). Great jacket, classic pants, quality clothing. Nice job!

May I ask what you are using to take pictures?

Thanks! I'm using an iPhone 5 with a GripTight GorillaPod stand. I use the CameraSharp app for its self timer and continuous mode.
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

If thrift store employees were regularly reading this thread we'd have much bigger problems than them knowing what we're paying. They could just go around to the other stores and see what the prices are for that.

 

The SA and S in my area have just gone nutts... no room for mistakes in purchasing anymore. ( A BB shirt that was 4$ last year is now 7$-9$ and so on...)

 

But, in this economy why are thrift stores are the only ones raising prices? Demand? Hording? Do they know their target market?

 

Or

Could it be that have our own song now... rimshot.gif

You said it....its the economy....supply and demand. There is more demand now for thrifted items due to the creappy never improving economy so the prices people are willing to pay for 2nd hand clothing is going up. There are also tons of media outlets who do stories on thrifting to save money in this economy which helps demand also and the thrift stores are not dumb.

 

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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

I must be the exception to the rule here but I've only been thrifting 2-3 months and i'm finding tons of staple clothing that fits me, maybe i'm just insanely lucky though.

White shirts -BB, Canali, etc

Blue - JPress, BB, Hickey, etc

 

Staple Suits - Canali, BB, Zegna

 

Shoes, I'm up to about 6 pair of dress shoes in like new condition Mostly Allen Edmonds, but also Church and Alan McAfee.

 

Since when does staple clothing need to be Loro Piana and Brioni clothing.  An average Joe who normally spends $100's of dollars at Macy's or JC Penney could go to a Goodwill and get the same stuff or better for a fraction of the cost.   In just about any Thrift Store you can find some decent quality Jcrew, Banana Republic and JOS A Bank.  Not to mention a plethora of Bostonian and Hanover shoes. 

 

This whole conversation stemmed from a guy who is wearing Mike Piazza jerseys.  Do you realy think he needs to be sporting Edward Green shoes and Loro Piana?  I'm sure if he could get a couple nice JOS A Bank suits, 3-5 BB or JCrew shirts, some ties, a couple Bostonians, and a few pair of pants he would be stoked.  And he could get all that for well under $100. 

This is called the THRIFT BRAGGING THREAD. I dont get why we are talking about staple items from Jcrew, Banana Republic of crappy ass Jos A Bank. Obvioulsy you can find that stuff anywhere you go if you want the basic thirfted middle of the road or worse mall stuff.

 

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Originally Posted by Jowen View Post

 This may be my favorite item I have seen posted on this thread! This coat is:

 

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