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post #7261 of 124357
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Originally Posted by EBTX66 View Post

It's really killed the market for anything decent that you may want to move ....even at reasonable prices
I have a ton of thrifted stuff to sell and I just want to make my money back but most of it is stuff like Armani, Boss, etc. and I know those labels are looked down on by the forum. I just figured no one would be interested. I though about using eBay but I've never done it and all I've heard is eBay seller horror stories. Plus, it sounds like selling a Boss sportcoat on eBay for $45 that I paid $15 for isn't worth the time once you've paid all of the fees.



Armani, Boss, etc does actually sell on here. Besides all the big-timers who have a pair of Kiton pure vicuna underwear for every day of the year, we have a lot of lurkers and noobs who are into Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, etc. When they think of style, they think of these labels.


eBay isn't really bad. It just isn't as great as it used to be. As little as 4 years ago, it was a sellers paradise. Still, I sell on average 8 items per week. I have a trouble customer maybe once every 4 or 5 months. I've always managed to sort it out relatively easy. Fees really aren't bad either, but they are still more than what they used to be. The more you sell and the more positive feedback/ high star ratings you get, the lower your fees are. I'm getting free insertion fees right now. First photo is free, .15 each additional. The final value fee is 9% of the final selling price with a max of $50 for the fee. More than what it was, but not really noticeable on a $50 item.
post #7262 of 124357
Found a few interesting shoes on an online auction style thrift store. First is a woven crocodile captoe monk strap made by Magnanni 8-M ($6.99) not my size though . Second is a woven captoe monk strap made by Mezlan and a set of Bally shoe trees($20) my size 10-M






post #7263 of 124357
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Armani, Boss, etc does actually sell on here...

Thanks for the advice. It's all academic until I actually get off of my a$$ and post the stuff (I'm trapped in a bad feedback loop: the longer I wait the more I have which makes it more formidable and therefore I put it off even more) but I guess I'll give eBay a try for the stuff that doesn't sell here.

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Originally Posted by C-Style View Post
Found a few interesting shoes on an online auction style thrift store...

And what might such a website be called?


Lunch run - today was a tie day:
Vintage Countess Mara, 2 Polos, J. Crew: $1.59 each
Ike Behar for NM: $1.00
post #7264 of 124357
Timing is everything. After an extremely long dry-spell, I actually found something worth purchasing and bragging about. I convinced my fiance to go with me to a thrift that's a little ways away, but usually worth the trip. She was bugging me to hurry up because she was hungry and we didn't want to hit traffic on the way home. I said "Ok, 5 more minutes". As I'm heading back to the men's section to do a double check, I see a new rack that had been rolled out from the back. Right on the end was a suit. I looked at it from the front and knew that "Hand tailored in Italy" tag in non-script text. Double checked on the inside of the jacket - sure enough, it was a pretty recent Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece. Made by Isaia. Gorgeous charcoal with blue pinstripes. 2 button front, single vent. My camera has been misplaced but I'll get a picture or two up shortly. 48L, so it'll be up for sale shortly. Other not so exciting things, but couldn't pass them up for the price: - Billks Khakis light blue L/S linen shirt - NWT Vineyard Vines tie - Filson plaid cotton button-down shirt
post #7265 of 124357
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Originally Posted by Lin View Post
I too sometimes feel KC thrift stores suck, but just found a terrific size 40 black Armani Collezioni casual three-quarter coat, looks nearly new, in a sort of brushed microfiber, fully lined, stand collar, zip front. Having camera issues right now so can't post a pic, but searched online and haven't found anything like it. Afraid I can't tell you which KC thrift; Mainy might start going there.
don't worry, i already do go there nataku nice find on the bb isaia suit... i have only found one of those ever, and it had a huge gash in the back
post #7266 of 124357
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece. Made by Isaia. Gorgeous charcoal with blue pinstripes. 2 button front, single vent. My camera has been misplaced but I'll get a picture or two up shortly. 48L, so it'll be up for sale shortly.

Pics please, I might be interested in a 48 L depending on measurements.
post #7267 of 124357
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Originally Posted by Lin View Post
Afraid I can't tell you which KC thrift; Mainy might start going there.

He already is.


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Originally Posted by EBTX66 View Post
Over on AA they have a trad exchange forum that the guys use to sell each other stuff. Much of the stuff is thrifted and they just pass it along to one another real cheaply. There appears to be a gentleman's agreement not to list things for over $100. I often wish we had something like that: sort of like a dedicated "Small-Timers B&S Forum".

There's no real price limit, but most of the stuff is sold cheaply. Most Trad gear has a more limited market, anyway (eg, 3/2 Southwick tweeds).

I wonder if the thrift trading thread in B&S here could be used. I think it would make the thread a lot more active if actual cash was an option.
post #7268 of 124357
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
I wonder if the thrift trading thread in B&S here could be used. I think it would make the thread a lot more active if actual cash was an option.

I'd agree with that. Also it seems like some people aren't willing to make offers on things. The worst someone can tell you is no thanks.

I think the other thing people tend to miss even if something is thrifted, I think most of the guys on here do make a profit, albeit not a large one. In my case I use any money I do make to buy more stuff on here. And I also think most of the guys are doing it so the item will get into someones hands who will enjoy it. If you find a nice suit for $10, and sell it for $50-$60 shipped, by the time you factor in shipping costs and the paypal fees (not to mention time, gas etc.), you make enough money to justify buying that tie you saw posted on B&S.
post #7269 of 124357
Brand new, never worn (until today) vintage blue alligator Izod Lacoste cardigan: $6.


Oh, and a nice belt hanger and a "Puma Steer" Harness House toiletries bag. (I know that's not terribly exciting, but I was happy to get them. BTW, that is a Tumi Alpha large computer brief in the background that I got for $16 last week.)
post #7270 of 124357
The thrift gods have been nice. Picked up an Oxxford suit, perfect condition, as well as an older Canali blazer. Also a pair of Persol, Gucci and Fendi's sunglasses, as well as a sweet Balmain tie. Not bad for $60.

Passed on a newer Canali, it seemed orphaned and a lot of J. Crew, Banana, Talbott, Boss, Floresheims, Allen Edmonds, Nettletons and Paul & Shark. Would they be worth picking up?
post #7271 of 124357
Here's a couple shots of the GF suit: Pattern close-up:
post #7272 of 124357
Did I tell you I got that tumi for $16? I was trying to soft haggle the manager, pointing out a tiny scuff, and she said: "it's worth four times that much."
post #7273 of 124357
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Originally Posted by GentlemanGeorge View Post
Did I tell you I got that tumi for $16?"

Yeah, you told us.

I like the toiletries bag
post #7274 of 124357
[quote=EBTX66;3125809to sell and I just want to make my money back but most of it is stuff like Armani, Boss, etc. and I know those labels are looked down on by the forum.
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Vintage Armani, Dior, YSL, Coach,... items are of great quality.
You should post them and see if there is any interest. If not, you would have only wasted 10 minutes of your time.
post #7275 of 124357
Picked up a made for Saks Luciano Barbera window pane suit.

My alterations guy said they appear from the lining to be made by Pal Zileri and are fully canvassed.

I heard they sold for USD3K originally. When was that?


My price AUD30 and AUD 150 to have it altered from Italian54 to a US45.

I thought I done good....
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