The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 4724
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As I have posted earlier, I am new at all of this and read a little bit than went nuts and bought 4 jackets on eBay. So my latest is a blue blazer, after I bid I found a thread on it and it looks like I should have done some more research. The listing was "Tom James by Oxxford Clothes Men Hand Made Blue Blazer 44 R Functional Buttons" When I searched for this I came across a thread that told me these are owned by the same parent company but have exactly nothing to do with each other. I have paid for the jacket and received it but now feel a little cheated. The sad thing is I probably would have been perfectly happy without the "by Oxxford" portion, but thinking I was getting an insane deal then realizing the deceptive language I feel stupid.
Grand total was $45.50 shipped. I was thinking of leaving a poor rating because the thread I found said it was deceptive to tie the two together.
What do you guys think? Am I just being a little whiny bitch and need to suck it up and do better research next time?
Well heres the bright side for u...Along the way to learning more about how you like to dress and what you like to buy, you now have this site and very knowledgable people to help u along the way. You will see how common it is to have brands represented from other makers. There are many things to learn so that you know in the future what you are really looking at. Examples of course are many diffusion lines that are made from top end designers such as zegna, lanvin YSL ect...reading here and putting in your time and mistakes along the way will help you tremendously. It is not an overnight knowledge you gain but rather a lifelong slow paced journey that takes place.
PS. spoo that is so very inspiring to hear and read about your journey and accomplishment. Well deserved Sir. I'd love to hear more as others have said about the struggles and your persistance mindset along the way. Also, I'd love to hear about what your next red paperclip is in the making :)
Some friends just bought an amazeballs late 19th century Victorian in great shape in Price Hill for 19k. My GF and I are actually having semi-serious talks about moving back to Cincinnati within the next two years.
And Spoo, that is a transcendental story. Inspired.
Since I never seem to find stuff in my size (38s) my main thrifting pattern has been to thrift - ebay - purchase stuff that I actually want that fits. So when I saw this at a local thrift I just threw in my cart because it was $5:
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It had a stain on the lapel so I sent it off with my dry-cleaning. When it came back I noticed it was kind of a small coat so I finally checked the tag. 48C. My size. Fits quite nicely. Unvented too.
However, is it an orphan or a navy sport coat? It definitely has suitish buttons. If it is an orphan will a button swap be enough to un orphan it? What buttons would you guys try? Or should I just add it to my spoo pile and move on?
In a similar vein this also got tossed into my cart at Marshalls as they had it priced at nearly thrift prices (Thriscount?)
Brooks Brothers. Tried it on a few days later, fits like a glove :).
First -- Love the story about the Ferrari, Spoo.
Second - Hit a few estate sales today because I saw 4 boxes of Allen Edmonds at one of them in the photo. Bought all 4 of them a $3 a piece. Didn't notice till I got home that one of them was Alden. First Alden I've ever found. Shame it is a 13 AAA. :)
They had another 8 pair of AEs or so at the same price, but for 13 AAA's, I wasn't sure how long it would take to work them up and sell them.
The next estate sale must have been a manager of a Dillards because the guy easily had 80-100 sportcoats - many still with the tags on them. I snagged the Loro Piana Cashmere HSM's, and a couple of others. May go back later for 1/2 off or a bulk deal at the end.