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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.
post #61937 of 102550
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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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 This may be my favorite item I have seen posted on this thread! This coat is:

 

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post #61938 of 102550
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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.

 

Very true. I always pick up BB non-iron shirts in my size when I find them but I never post stuff... I hardly ever post my finds because while they are decent (J. crew-ish) stuff that is easily wearable they are nothing to brag about. Unless it's something I couldn't afford retail pricing on it's not really worth a brag for me; I can afford a $120 J. Crew or Polo sweater but choose not to, I cannot even begin to afford a Brioni FU sportcoat like I got from Orgetorix. WHICH IS COMING BACK FROM THE TAILOR TOMORROW


Edited by MZhammer - 2/1/13 at 1:12pm
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

+1for being drunk on my birthday

did i mention today is my birthday (friday)?

just wait til you guys see what i'm going to post to celebrate. it involves free shit. lol
Happy Birfday!

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

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This GIF is this GIF, and is now, and likely forever will be, my favorite post on this thread.
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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)
Killing. It. Agree about the gapping, but I overlook that given you've just matched an incredibly difficult jacket to match.
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Brooks Brothers Made in Italy Cashmere/Wool blend overcoat. available. Does anyone know who makes these for BB? Tag is missing...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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 MZhammer View Post

Very true. I always pick up BB non-iron shirts in my size when I find them but I never post stuff... I hardly ever post my finds because while they are decent (J. crew-ish) stuff that is easily wearable they are nothing to brag about. Unless it's something I couldn't afford retail pricing on it's not really worth a brag for me; I can afford a $120 J. Crew or Polo sweater but choose not to, I cannot even begin to afford a Brioni FU sportcoat like I got from Orgetorix.

"Bragworthy" is entirely subjective though. While you may think that it's the original MSRP and the tag are the only things worthy of bragging about, others may think that finding a staple piece in good condition is bragworthy. It kind of follows with Klobber and mainy's point about building a wardrobe through thrifting. For me, thrifting something in my size and in good condition is probably as rare as finding a piece with an outrageous original MSRP.

After shadesofbeige's proxy offer about NWT The West is Dead denim at Buffalo Exchange I went to my local BE. They also had about 10 pairs. I picked up 2 for myself and 3 to flip. I'd recommend stopping by Buffalo Exchange if you've got one in your area. The 3 that are available are headed to ebay next week, but if anyone wants them for shadesofbeige's $50 proxy price I'll do that. I can go back for the size 28 gold dust chinos, the 34 light blue nubby selvedge(slim fit I think, but possibly work rise), or the size 38 indigo selvedge(again slim fit I think, but possibly work rise). Like shadesofbeige suggested, they run a little big. I wear a measured 34, but the work rise 32s fit me.

Mine:
Work rise indigo selvedge Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Chambray Chinos Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Available:
Slim selvedge coaldust 32 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Slim selvedge dryaged 34 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Work rise indigo selvedge 36 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also, my first RLPL in a thrift. Size 46,100% cashmere, MOP buttons, side vents, ticket pocket, and made in Italy by Saint Andrews. It's probably my best find ever. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



From a local consignment shop, Alden 954s. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The shop also had a Kiton 14 micron, solid dark gray, probably orphan suit coat if anyone wants a proxy. It's a 60 EU and they want $199.95 for it. Since its been there over 60 days it is now 50% off. My best guess, from trying it on, is that it's 32" from the BOC and the sleeves (with working cuffs) are about 24".
Edited by datsunfan - 2/1/13 at 12:21pm
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Live brag from the field.

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A few weeks ago at a local ski hill I got called Mountain Man by some teenaged snowboarding tool. I put no thought whatsoever into what I wear on the hill and I'm about 40 years behind the times. But I picked this ski jacket up as an interim piece, to bring me into the 21st century. The only downside is it had an event logo embroidered onto it but I can live with that.


Gorgeous cotton PS


Two Prada orphans that'll go onto ebay as SCs if I can't find the pants within the next week.



An Andrew Marc leather jacket in an exquisite distressed (by the former owner) blue. Very soft and a nice cut, except it's an XL. frown.gif
post #61944 of 102550
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Live brag from the field.

Nice find "cuzz."

 

On a different note: saw a PRL by Corneliani jacket today at Marshall's on clearance.  They wanted $150 or 199 for it.  I checked ebay and saw the these do not do that well on there so I passed.  Should I go back and pick it up.  Was size 40L in case someone wants me to proxy.

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Hello, just picked up some stuff for myself and wanted to share.

Hanover no numbers, shell?  Edit:  brushed it up, no doubt.

 

Close ups (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Some other stuff.

 

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Silk sweater vest...

 

 

Right/Wrong Balmain?  Feels pretty nice.

 

 

 

Found this in with a bunch of $40 London Fog trenches.

 

 

 

Some peacock shirts, all straight from one guy's dry cleaner.

 

 

 

I also recently found an Artmetal Barrister 5-stack, and a pocket containing

 

 

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14K Cufflinks.  Missing an eye.

 

 

 

 


Edited by quotientspace - 2/2/13 at 12:36pm
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I made it back from Vienna. I ended up walking about 20km and rode a number of trams, buses and undergrounds. I had a great time, lots of sales and I'll post pictures tomorrow. However, I thought I'd ask, is this the right Dior? smile.gif

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I made it back from Vienna. I ended up walking about 20km and rode a number of trams, buses and undergrounds. I had a great time, lots of sales and I'll post pictures tomorrow. However, I thought I'd ask, is this the right Dior? smile.gif


Oh god yes.
post #61948 of 102550
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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

Oh god yes.

I was stunned to see it. It's one of those things I didn't even put on my list to find as I assumed it wouldn't happen. However, Vienna is the LA, NYC, Chicago, et al of Austria....only because it's the only 1mil+ city in Austria.

If the dry cleaning tags are any indication, I would have paid good money for a front row seat when the former owner remembered what he left and attempted to pick it up. How would the employee feel after that shift?

Now, I need to catch up on the thread...you guys have been busy for the last 14 hours. biggrin.gif
post #61949 of 102550
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

Oh god yes.

I was stunned to see it. It's one of those things I didn't even put on my list to find as I assumed it wouldn't happen. However, Vienna is the LA, NYC, Chicago, et al of Austria....only because it's the only 1mil+ city in Austria.

If the dry cleaning tags are any indication, I would have paid good money for a front row seat when the former owner remembered what he left and attempted to pick it up. How would the employee feel after that shift?

Now, I need to catch up on the thread...you guys have been busy for the last 14 hours. biggrin.gif

It is. I've also found that stuff with dry cleaning tags often have hidden spots I miss at first. Someone dry cleans it to try and get a spot up, dosnt work, gives up and donates it. I double check items with dry cleaning tags.

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I found my first pair of men's Ferragamo shoes in black monkstrap.
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