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post #65926 of 115171
I know I was just looking for a few pointers, I've read the last few days of postings and just wondered if there was anything I should really be wary of. I figure ill learn as I go though, as I'm sure most of you have.
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Some cool items I've picked up recently that I thought I'd share. Starting with some traddy summer wear

J.Press chambray 3/2 (42R)

 

AppleMark

 

 

Vintage genuine Indian madras, 3/2 roll (42R)

 

AppleMark

 

 

Minty fresh AE Ritz, for the ball (11 E, but fit me, so keeping for now I think, even though I already have oxford tuxedo shoes)

 

 

 

Canali mac (54 EU, so prolly keeping for ma good self too)

 

 

AppleMark


Edited by SeaJen - 3/14/13 at 5:35pm
post #65928 of 115171
One find today and luckily fits smaller than the Large tag


RLPL Cotton 1/4 zip

Left behind some Etro and similar marked up to $15, Polo ties up to $6.99 and a few other things. THis must have been missed because it was cheaper than the ties.
post #65929 of 115171
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Haha I've read a few but uh, 60k+ posts? I do have other things to do unfortunately.

And Mark, those loafers are pristine.

i'd love to digest all the info into bite-size portions and spoon-feed it to you, but i have other things to do unfortunately.
post #65930 of 115171
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

I know I was just looking for a few pointers, I've read the last few days of postings and just wondered if there was anything I should really be wary of. I figure ill learn as I go though, as I'm sure most of you have.


IF you are just looking for some clothes for yourself it really doesn't matter what we say.  Just go for something that

#1 fits well 

#2 is a style you like

#3 isn't covered in piss.

 

 

If you are looking to flip items for profit that is where it gets tricky, you will need to research this thread and ebay listings, it takes a lot of time to nail that down.

post #65931 of 115171
I also have a rather strange build as well and because of this not many suits fit me and must be tailored, what is the average tailoring bill for a full suit? I understand it depends on if the back needs to be adjusted or other more fiddly things like that, but just an average idea of how much would be great so I can make sure the suit fits in all the right places. I know the shoulders are the hardest thing to change, but other then that what takes the most tailoring?
post #65932 of 115171
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

I know I was just looking for a few pointers, I've read the last few days of postings and just wondered if there was anything I should really be wary of. I figure ill learn as I go though, as I'm sure most of you have.


IF you are just looking for some clothes for yourself it really doesn't matter what we say.  Just go for something that

#1 fits well 

#2 is a style you like

#3 isn't covered in piss.

 

 

If you are looking to flip items for profit that is where it gets tricky, you will need to research this thread and ebay listings, it takes a lot of time to nail that down.

 

 Moreso Ebay listings... People in this forum seem to have different tastes than what will sell on Ebay. Unless you're dealing with vintage stuff from the 20s through 50s, that is.

post #65933 of 115171
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

I also have a rather strange build as well and because of this not many suits fit me and must be tailored, what is the average tailoring bill for a full suit? I understand it depends on if the back needs to be adjusted or other more fiddly things like that, but just an average idea of how much would be great so I can make sure the suit fits in all the right places. I know the shoulders are the hardest thing to change, but other then that what takes the most tailoring?


it might be cheaper and easier just to find a suit you need in your exact measurements on ebay then to go out thrifting for one.

post #65934 of 115171
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 

 Moreso Ebay listings... People in this forum seem to have different tastes than what will sell on Ebay. Unless you're dealing with vintage stuff from the 20s through 50s, that is.


That is true especially with dress shirts.  People go crazy over dress shirts here that flip for crap, profit margins on dress shirts are slim, so slim that since my closet is already full to the brim of keepers I don't even really look at dress shirts in thrift stores and more, I just glance by them to look for crazy colors (Robert Grahams or Vineyard Vines) otherwise its not worth my time anymore.

post #65935 of 115171
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Some cool items I've picked up recently that I thought I'd share. Starting with some traddy summer wear
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
J.Press chambray 3/2

AppleMark





Vintage genuine Indian madras, 3/2 roll

AppleMark





Minty fresh AE Ritz, for the ball






Canali mac




AppleMark

Solid, SeaJens. Love the sport coats.
post #65936 of 115171
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post


That is true especially with dress shirts.  People go crazy over dress shirts here that flip for crap, profit margins on dress shirts are slim, so slim that since my closet is already full to the brim of keepers I don't even really look at dress shirts in thrift stores and more, I just glance by them to look for crazy colors (Robert Grahams or Vineyard Vines) otherwise its not worth my time anymore.

Sort of disagree. If you see two or three say nice Brooks Brothers shirts that were donated by the same person....pick them up if they are cheap. Then list them as lot.
post #65937 of 115171
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post


Sort of disagree. If you see two or three say nice Brooks Brothers shirts that were donated by the same person....pick them up if they are cheap. Then list them as lot.


Yeah been there done that, not worth my time unless they are new with tag.  I buy them just for myself these days.   Your looking at probably a $5-10 profit on a BB shirt after all fees, etc.

 

If i can't make 4-5x what i pay for the item i usually don't buy it unless it is for me. 

 

Now if i was doing this full time, and had an assistant to put all of it on ebay and ship stuff for me while i thrifted than yeah i'd be all for doing volume sales of BB, Polo, Jcrew clothing but just doing this in my spare time it doesn't work for me.

post #65938 of 115171
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post


Yeah been there done that, not worth my time unless they are new with tag.  I buy them just for myself these days.   Your looking at probably a $5-10 profit on a BB shirt after all fees, etc.

 

If i can't make 4-5x what i pay for the item i usually don't buy it unless it is for me. 

 

Now if i was doing this full time, and had an assistant to put all of it on ebay and ship stuff for me while i thrifted than yeah i'd be all for doing volume sales of BB, Polo, Jcrew clothing but just doing this in my spare time it doesn't work for me.

So you dont think there's value in borrelli, finamore, LP, barba? Or even in Orvis, Bill's Khakis, Pink or Zegna?

I agree that BB, Polo, and J.Crew arent worth your time, but you disparaged the dress shirt finds people post on here, and I dont recall too many JCrew shirt brags, but I do recall the LA bros bringing in bags full of $500 retail shirts, and a host of others posting stuff that easily makes the 4-5x criteria you have. Shit, even crappy Hugo Boss shirts have done well for me.

Having said all that, please do continue avoiding the shirt section, and I think that is advice everyone else on here should follow too.sly.gif

post #65939 of 115171
I just like to see nice things, even if they don't flip.
post #65940 of 115171
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

So you dont think there's value in borelli, finamore, LP, barba? Or even in Orvis, Bill's Khakis, Pink or Zegna?

I agree that BB, Polo, and J.Crew arent worth your time, but you disparaged the dress shirt finds people post on here, and I dont recall too many JCrew shirt brags, but I do recall the LA bros bringing in bags full of $500 retail shirts, and a host of others posting stuff that easily makes the 4-5x criteria you have. Shit, even crappy Hugo Boss shirts have done well for me.

Having said all that, please do continue avoiding the shirt section, and I think that is advice everyone else on here should follow too.sly.gif


And how often do you come across Borelli shirts?  The LA crew is an exception to the rule, they are swimming in high end clothing. 

I'm swimming in a sea of Stafford shirts and the occasional BB.   I've sold Thomas Pink shirts, Eton etc.  they don't sell for much.  Not worth my time doing this in my spare time.   Hugo Boss shirts in my experience have not done well either.  You can choose to take my advice or not doesn't matter to me. 

 

Last i checked I've sold over $5500 on ebay the last 60 days, about $4000 in profit but what do I know.  shog[1].gif

 

I hit lots of stores and frankly sorting through shirts takes too much of time for too little reward when i have 8 other stores to hit up on my day off my regular job.

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