The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 4603
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This is my first post at all on the forums. I've been lurking for a week or so. My interest in nice clothing has been rekindled thanks to my girlfriend and in browsing the net I stumbled upon styleforum, and then this amazing thread.
Anyway, I found this Donegal tweed at Goodwill a couple days ago and snagged it after a quick google of the brand. I'm curious if anyone can tell me whether this is a nice sport coat manufactured in Ireland or an Asian job using Magee cloth? I found an interesting tag that seems to indicate it was made for a shop in Ireland, but I can't tell if that also means it was produced there as well. I did a search of the forums and couldn't find the answer I sought.
The amount of information on this website is mind boggling, so I'll beg pardon in advance for my rank ignorance on most topics in the future.
Anyway, here are some cell phone pics I snapped on the way out the door this morning:
True, it's not as nice for flipping. I like Donegal Tweed better than Harris Tweed for actually wearing... It's softer, and just about as tough as Harris.
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BTW...I am registered in the 2013 April No Purchase Club. I'm halfway through the month and at this point, I have to try to find alternate routes to places that I need to go that will NOT take me past a thrift store. It really doesn't help that there is a new Savers just up the street from work.
OTOH, I have wads of money that I haven't spent on shoes and shirts and such.
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That jacket is the same color/herringbone tweed as the one I'm wearing today. Fits me pretty good. I bought it at a Goodwill as well for $9.00.
Found a couple of interesting things (no Partenopea suits, though).
My first Willis & Geiger anything - navy blazer. Oddly proportioned piece though. Tagged 42, but with 24" p2p and 20.5" shoulders. 3 roll 2, action back, side vented, surgeon cuffs.
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Vintage Brooks Brothers madras pants
Vintage Brooks Brothers green silk SC for the true baller
And just for the outdoor enthusiasts, these women's rock shoes by evolv
Do you know about when they used the orange label? Found an unstructured tan sport coat with that label on it last weekend. Too many problems to pick it up but I was curious about the age because I don't see that label much.
Picked up two Hickey Freeman Collection orphans today. (Actually, I picked these up as suits. But the pants.... let us not speak of the pants. You don't want them. Trust me. )
Size 42R. Available for cost + shipping.
42R Hickey orphans, Loro Piana 120s (Click to show)
My stores produce timeless Stafford and crusty old man Zegna to be raided for their buttons ...
That said, some firsts:
Oxxford trousers, wool, 38R, very nice brown with amazing watermelon-colored lining. AVAILABLE.
Awesome kid's tie by Nordstrom. Couldn't pass it up -- it's thin and Spoo-tastic and when you pull on the bottom half it activates this hidden zipper ringing the neck. AVAILABLE.
New Women's $300 wool pants by Theory. So nice, 'till I tried them on. Going to the love interest. (NA)