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post #64696 of 125435
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Picked one of these up off eBay last month - it's great. Have never seen it at a thrift, though.
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Still trying to get use to your new avatar. Great pictures as always icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

still super bummed that Ike Behar polka dot tie is sold frown.gif

SORRY! Next one I come across has your name all over it!!

 

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Originally Posted by mb0893 View Post

sorry if this is a noobish question, but are Ike Behar and Valentino not regarded as quality brands??

They are on the very very very low end 99% of the time. IMO it really comes down to what fits and looks good. The one Ike Behar tie was killer and had multiple people inquire about it, the other one not so much. Ike Behar does not get love here as we all pass it on every trip 2-3x over. Valentino is hit or miss and you need to know what your looking for. Lots of the older crap floating around.

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

OK, really? Not a single popcorn?

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Well, maybe the finds will get some respect at least.

First thing to say is: Met up with GM-H. Super nice dude. Had a great time watching him find all the cool stuff I breezed past! lol8[1].gif And then be nice enough to give it to me!! So most of this stuff is either directly or indirectly attributable to him -- either because he found it, or because he was my good luck charm.

As usual, let's start small:

Tee shirt:
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But, eeeew, GMMcL, who buys tee shirts at a thrift?

Yeah, here's why (Click to show)
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Accessories: For me (Click to show)
HF raw silk (looks and feel like wool), PRL Made in Italy, but for the tags I'd swear this was RLPL. Keeper is thick and attached horizontally at the sides.
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Available (Click to show)
Eton x 2, seem NWOT
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Could it happen 2 weeks in a row? (Click to show)
Yes, yes it can.
Now, before you get too excited, I dropped a LOT of coin on this one. Consignment find, not thrift.
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Shirts: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Mostly in the 16 range except the RRL, which is 15, and temporarily dibsed. Others are available.
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Sweater: Keeping. A few moth snacks buried in there, but the weave disguises them nicely. Even if I got them rewoven, it'd still be an awesome deal based on what I paid. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Shoes CHURCH'S CUSTOM GRADES X4, ON AWESOME ELONGATED LASTS! (Click to show)
10A, UK. Available
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Suits and SCs.
PRL/Corneliani x 2, 38R (bordering on S)
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Ancient Brioni SCs x2, 40/41R
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Older label Zegna blue SC, 40R
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Zegna transeasonal (Wool, mohair and silk) gray multistripe. 46L
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AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!
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42R. Fit. Me. Like. A. Glove. (Ask GM-H). NOT AVAILABLE.
I spent Soooooooo much money on these. But they're on my bucket list, so, there's that.

Oh, also, thrift fit. Unlikely to be as well received as Monday's, but it was cold and inclement, and I rocked the hell out of this Anderson & Sheppard CORDUROY suit.
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Anderson & Sheppard (I wish you could see the MOP buttons)
BB purple label
Daks wool
unknown hand rolled madder
BB braces
Pantherella socks
Vintage J&M Aristocrat Jodhpur beater boots
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GMMcL, OUT!

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post #64697 of 125435
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Picked one of these up off eBay last month - it's great. Have never seen it at a thrift, though.

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Ooh that's nice. I picked up a unstructured navy blazer from them at a local discount store last week for spring. Is exactly what I was looking for.
post #64698 of 125435
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Still trying to get use to your new avatar. Great pictures as always

Wish the pic was mine, it's from the listing. I'm still experimenting with my photo setup. Made a light tent from PVC, still needs a lot of tweaking.

Last night after work I found a rack of BB. Took home 4-5 SC's and a vintage suit. Left behind a handful more that had some damage. Also found a pair of Hugo Boss loafers in great condition for $8. Man, they are junk, but should probably sell alright on ebay. I've never seen their shoes closeup before. I hope they aren't all made this poorly, because I'm sure they're like $300 new. There's one shop that I have started to hit every single day, and you really get a feel for what the donation flow is like when you begin to go to the same place on a daily basis. You can also determine what the competition is like, based on what you find. It does start to get a little awkward at the checkout. I guess I feel somewhat guilty for buying up all the good stuff, so I'm always coming up with random reasons as to why I'm buying a handful of heavy sweaters and jackets in South FL. "Oh, you going up North?" "Yeah, I travel up there a few times a year, that's why I'm buying all these jackets in random sizes. That's also why I did the same thing last week, gonna be cold as a motherfucker up there, you know?"
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


Wish the pic was mine, it's from the listing. I'm still experimenting with my photo setup. Made a light tent from PVC, still needs a lot of tweaking.

Last night after work I found a rack of BB. Took home 4-5 SC's and a vintage suit. Left behind a handful more that had some damage. Also found a pair of Hugo Boss loafers in great condition for $8. Man, they are junk, but should probably sell alright on ebay. I've never seen their shoes closeup before. I hope they aren't all made this poorly, because I'm sure they're like $300 new. There's one shop that I have started to hit every single day, and you really get a feel for what the donation flow is like when you begin to go to the same place on a daily basis. You can also determine what the competition is like, based on what you find. It does start to get a little awkward at the checkout. I guess I feel somewhat guilty for buying up all the good stuff, so I'm always coming up with random reasons as to why I'm buying a handful of heavy sweaters and jackets in South FL. "Oh, you going up North?" "Yeah, I travel up there a few times a year, that's why I'm buying all these jackets in random sizes. That's also why I did the same thing last week, gonna be cold as a motherfucker up there, you know?"

 

No need to explain yourself, you aren't stealing the jackets or asking for anything lower than their posted sticker price.  If you actually feel bad, buy the place a box of donuts and coffee or something, you will be a hit.

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PSA: just scored six pairs of Levi's Vintage Clothing denim for $50 a pop. They are going fast (sale started 30 minutes ago): http://venteprivee.com

Got two pairs of the 1947s, two pairs of 1954s, one 1944, one 1966

Edit: grabbed two more pairs of the 1944s.

And GMMcL... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by ChetB - 2/28/13 at 8:30am
post #64701 of 125435
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Sweater: Keeping. A few moth snacks buried in there, but the weave disguises them nicely. Even if I got them rewoven, it'd still be an awesome deal based on what I paid.photo IMG_0684_zps0c82fa68.jpg Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Dat haul.

 

 

 

But seriously, this sweater.

post #64702 of 125435
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


Wish the pic was mine, it's from the listing. I'm still experimenting with my photo setup. Made a light tent from PVC, still needs a lot of tweaking.

Last night after work I found a rack of BB. Took home 4-5 SC's and a vintage suit. Left behind a handful more that had some damage. Also found a pair of Hugo Boss loafers in great condition for $8. Man, they are junk, but should probably sell alright on ebay. I've never seen their shoes closeup before. I hope they aren't all made this poorly, because I'm sure they're like $300 new. There's one shop that I have started to hit every single day, and you really get a feel for what the donation flow is like when you begin to go to the same place on a daily basis. You can also determine what the competition is like, based on what you find. It does start to get a little awkward at the checkout. I guess I feel somewhat guilty for buying up all the good stuff, so I'm always coming up with random reasons as to why I'm buying a handful of heavy sweaters and jackets in South FL. "Oh, you going up North?" "Yeah, I travel up there a few times a year, that's why I'm buying all these jackets in random sizes. That's also why I did the same thing last week, gonna be cold as a motherfucker up there, you know?"

 

The clerks at our thrift were continually asking 'you going to try that on - no returns on shoes, purses and jackets' so we told them we were sending it back to Greece for the family to sell to buy heating oil. Now they show us what they consider items we should buy like knock-off LV purses and fur coats!

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sick, just grabbed a pair of the 1947s for $75 shipped, thats sweet

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When thrift store employees ask, I just tell them I am part of an online thrifting community, and that we buy stuff to trade with other members to get stuff we want for ourselves. It's the truth and they typically love the idea of it.

post #64705 of 125435
I forgot to mention GMMcL's post...insane. Well done!
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

When thrift store employees ask, I just tell them I am part of an online thrifting community, and that we buy stuff to trade with other members to get stuff we want for ourselves. It's the truth and they typically love the idea of it.

^^ That's brilliant!
post #64706 of 125435
Thanks, guys. It was a good day. But, again, not for my wallet.

I will answer all PMs .... eventually. Shipments will go out. Sorry for the delays; just give me a couple of days, fellas.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I have been searching for a pair of boots such as these for over a year now! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif WANTY! bounce2.gif

Dig: I found these buried and neglected at a thrift. Dry as a bone and starting to split at the vamp. Made a project out of them. Still plenty of cracking, but they're a beater pair of boots, and that's what they're for.

They're also AAAAs. No, I typed that correctly. They're SUUUUPER narrow. I have them on trees stretching them gently, but they CRUSH my feet. The things we do for fashion, right?

Anyway, thrift fit.
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Vintage bespoke Flusser
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Jil Sander wool
Unknown linen paisley square, hand rolled
Gap sweater
HF chocolate brown flannel
Unknown socks, retail
C&J pebblegrain wingtips, courtesy of EasyE
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post #64707 of 125435
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

sick, just grabbed a pair of the 1947s for $75 shipped, thats sweet

Nice. I just ordered two more pairs of the 1944s, which supposedly fit a few inches large in the waist. I normally take a 36. Will probably have to return most of the 34 x 36s I ordered but am hoping I can make the 1944s work.
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

No need to explain yourself, you aren't stealing the jackets or asking for anything lower than their posted sticker price. If you actually feel bad, buy the place a box of donuts and coffee or something, you will be a hit.

I did get one GW a box of xmas cookies, but they have so many employees only a few actually knew who it was. You're definitely right, though, and it would work much better at a smaller store with a handful of workers.
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Originally Posted by vlassis View Post

The clerks at our thrift were continually asking 'you going to try that on - no returns on shoes, purses and jackets' so we told them we were sending it back to Greece for the family to sell to buy heating oil. Now they show us what they consider items we should buy like knock-off LV purses and fur coats!

Nothing like boosting sales by badgering your customers with the stringent no return policy.
post #64709 of 125435
If anyone is intersted in NWOB frye loafers in 11M for $25. Let me know quick
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RE: Three buttons and thrifting

While two buttons look best from most brands - i still love the Neapolitan 3/2 roll - particularly for an odd jacket.

The Dark Knight hasn't taken that away from us has it?
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