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post #68701 of 110257
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

After running through the 'Ville, I'm beat. Pics will come tomorrow, but here's the rundown:

2 Filson hats
1 Donegal tweed bucket hat
Pink and white striped Gucci tie
Talbott Carmel tie
Vintage Brooks knitted silk tie
5 Brioni shirts, one is a pristine tuxedo shirt
1 Brooks Brothers tuxedo shirt
Vintage Banana Republic shirt in desperate need of the treatment
Incotex blue linen trousers
Gray pinstripe Samuelsohn suit, working cuffs, etc. (I earned that one - reunited in one of the most disorganized Goodwills ever)
Zegna wool/cashmere blend sport coat in a black and white houndstooth. There may be an overcheck, can't remember.
Holland and Sherry loud red houndstooth sport coat.

Almost had a tux for the formal thrift fit thread, but the gut denied me victory once again. I've gotta hit the gym. Repeatedly.

One of the Goodwills I frequent has the WORST shirt section ever. There is no organization at all. All shirts (short sleeve, long sleeve, polos) anything that has a button on it, is all thrown together on overstuffed racks. No color, style, or anything in the way of being organized. I think they would sell more shirts with the most tiny bit of sorting. PLUS the fact you cant even move the shirts on the rack as its so stuffed dosent help matters. I dont even bother with shirts at that store anymore!

post #68702 of 110257
Fellas, what is this? Is it RG gold like Wes' infamous jazz shirt? I see MLK and Bunny Wailer on it.







And it's got this little swatch of glen plaid at the bottom...




It honestly reminds me of a patchwork shirt I posted over in my thread.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/320419/ufos-unidentified-fashion-objects-the-fake-phoney-and-just-plain-funny/100_20#post_6263781
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post #68704 of 110257
Looks like mine may have been made from remnants! happy.gif
post #68705 of 110257
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

One of the Goodwills I frequent has the WORST shirt section ever. There is no organization at all. All shirts (short sleeve, long sleeve, polos) anything that has a button on it, is all thrown together on overstuffed racks. No color, style, or anything in the way of being organized. I think they would sell more shirts with the most tiny bit of sorting. PLUS the fact you cant even move the shirts on the rack as its so stuffed dosent help matters. I dont even bother with shirts at that store anymore!

Many years ago, long before Al Gore invented the Internet, there was a thrift store from hell where I once lived. Nothing was sorted, and I mean, nothing. Shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, whatever--it was all heaped together on/in giant tables/bins. The epitome of no rhyme or reason, the absolute bottom for bottom feeders, and the place smelled bad to boot. But--and you can probably guess what's coming--it yielded some magnificent stuff. Early Winters when Early Winters was still in business. Pendleton. Eddie Bauer down coats when EB stuff was still all made in Seattle and really, really good. I wasn't much into high end RLPL and the like back then, so I can't speak to that. But those, really, were the Golden Years, I think. If it fit, great, if it didn't, you threw it back, even if it was really, really cool. No flippers going from one store to the next and peddling the proceeds online, although there were certainly folks from consignment shops making the rounds. Back then, you could find, with fair regularity, great bicycles for ten bucks or so. I built a goodly portion of my album collection in the late 80s and early 90s, when records cost a quarter and everyone was ditching vinyl in favor of CDs--I got pristine copies of Hot Rats and Bitches Brew and Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul and so much more for practically nothing.

I know this wasn't the intent of this post, but it did take me down memory lane. Thanks.
post #68706 of 110257
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Many years ago, long before Al Gore invented the Internet, there was a thrift store from hell where I once lived. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Nothing was sorted, and I mean, nothing. Shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, whatever--it was all heaped together on/in giant tables/bins. The epitome of no rhyme or reason, the absolute bottom for bottom feeders, and the place smelled bad to boot. But--and you can probably guess what's coming--it yielded some magnificent stuff. Early Winters when Early Winters was still in business. Pendleton. Eddie Bauer down coats when EB stuff was still all made in Seattle and really, really good. I wasn't much into high end RLPL and the like back then, so I can't speak to that. But those, really, were the Golden Years, I think. If it fit, great, if it didn't, you threw it back, even if it was really, really cool. No flippers going from one store to the next and peddling the proceeds online, although there were certainly folks from consignment shops making the rounds. Back then, you could find, with fair regularity, great bicycles for ten bucks or so. I built a goodly portion of my album collection in the late 80s and early 90s, when records cost a quarter and everyone was ditching vinyl in favor of CDs--I got pristine copies of Hot Rats and Bitches Brew and Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul and so much more for practically nothing.

I know this wasn't the intent of this post, but it did take me down memory lane. Thanks
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Oh man, I remember the days before Goodwill became the massive wanna-be department store they are today where every single store's lay-out looks the same. Dingy, grimey and really musty smelling. Stuff was rolled out in big canvas carts in complete disarray and you pretty much waited for the stuff to get put on the shelves. Mostly really poor folks or little old ladies poking around. Nothing like today where soccer moms ram you with their cart to try and snatch that pair of True Religion jeans off the new arrivals rack. I recall one store that is really picked over now used to shell out amazing stuff for peanuts. I recall purchasing an authentic Hermes purse (it was orange pebble grain leather) there for $4 years ago. Chanel, Brioni, Isaia, Oxxford came out regularly and nobody would fight over it. Hell, nobody really knew what it was.

Many of my best record finds were found in the mid 90's when people were literally throwing vinyl away and the local Goodwill has albums for 10 cents a piece.
post #68707 of 110257
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I've looked at the photos five times now and still don't see a website address anywhere. Am I just missing it?


? I didn't post a web address?

post #68708 of 110257
Had a job interview in Bridgeport, figured I'd try a thrift store that was nearby as I'd never hit up the area. For a poor city, pretty decent haul. And beyond this, a guy (who very much explained to me that he was a flipper) found like 4 Canali suits right before I starting popping tags. I'd be angrier if they'd been 48s or 50s, rather than the 46s they were. Anyways:



Left-to-right: NWT VV (not available, pretty sure I'm keeping), Armani Collezoni, T. Pink, Canali, TM Lewin (all the availables are in the 15.5ish size neck range if interested)
post #68709 of 110257
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Many of my best record finds were found in the mid 90's when people were literally throwing vinyl away and the local Goodwill has albums for 10 cents a piece.

One of my best record finds had 3 thrift store price tags, goodwill, a local thrift, and another local thrift....pristine condition with insert "beatles vs. four seasons" 47 cents...long gone as I turned a mighty profit on it.

But it's now about patience...it seems for me at least...(and maybe a bit more cash)...the finds are still out there.
post #68710 of 110257
Hey Guys,

I was in the field earlier today and came across this:

I couldn't find any maker tags. Anybody have an idea of what it is and if it's any good?


post #68711 of 110257
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post


But it's now about patience...it seems for me at least...(and maybe a bit more cash)...the finds are still out there.

That's the nugget. Stay thirsty, my friends--not that I am, at least, at the moment.
post #68712 of 110257

Hit up one store today. 

 

Shield your eyes boys, its non-serious golf wear. Totally unfit for a game designed for rich assholes! (I love golf)

 

Polo corduroy Argyle and Sutherland golf pants. 

 

 

 

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2 belts, 1 vintage lizard skin, 1 Trafalgar "soft glove"

 

 

 

 

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My first Drake's! 

 

 

 

 

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John Varvatos mainline suit 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawes and Curtis bespoke from 1985, when they actually did bespoke. Everything is hand-sewn, pure cashmere navy herringbone. I tried finding the pants but this thing will definitely work as a blazer. 

 

 

 

 

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post #68713 of 110257
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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

Hit up one store today. 

 

Shield your eyes boys, its non-serious golf wear. Totally unfit for a game designed for rich assholes! (I love golf)

 

Polo corduroy Argyle and Sutherland golf pants. 

 

 

 

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 O.M.G. Plaid and Corduroy? These might be the greatest pants ever... Wear those things with pride on the links! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #68714 of 110257
Two decent finds today... Kind of a humdrum day. Too busy looking for work to thrift much. Picked up a vintage REI 60/40 parka (medium -available) and a BBGF Performance Polo (for me).



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some thrift finds from a couple stores:

orphan?

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orphan?

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jack victor loro piana

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a selvedge denim made in USA with what seems to be bible verse references

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paul stuart

air max 90 with weird colorway

pendleton

coach belt, silk square (unknown maker)

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