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Originally Posted by mystillwater View Post
love the one on the left. very cool.

+1 if you are selling it, PM me.
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Sorry for the delayed comments: I've been off the grid all week.

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Originally Posted by Dw3610wm View Post
Why Do The Thrift Shops In The Uk Pale In Comparison

Just a guess but maybe because many people there tend to buy less trendy quantity but more conservative quality and then hang on to it forever? Case in pint: my local thrifts are swimming in Zanella triple-pleat clown pants but I have only ever found 3 pairs of Oxxford trousers.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Erm... a man in 1981 perhaps?

If the shoulders aren't too clowishly big I'd still count it as a score.

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Originally Posted by tsaltzma View Post
Here they are. They are actually 10's, but they fit me like a glove, so I will be hanging onto them for now. Actually they feel more like a slipper than anything.




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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
^^Good point. I always check the trousers section. Also, check the women's pants section too. I found the trousers for the Zegna Napoli Couture suit I recently found in the women's pants section.

Damn, I never thought to look in the women's pants. Oh, great, now I'll be in the stores even longer. My wife will be thrilled!

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I just spent the week in the hospital and when my wife asked me what I wanted to do when I got released I said "go thrifting". Apparently in her book that means I officially have a problem.

I went to three places this morning and had a good run:

A RLPL navy, 100% cashmere flannel suit jacket. My first RLPL. It was at Goodwill so of course it's an orphaned suit jacket but it'll be perfect as a winter blazer and it was $7.99. But now I have to go back and check the women's pants...

An Oxxford blue windowpane sportcoat. It's only 1/4 lined and perfect for the upcoming heat - $7.99

Very recent BB d/b navy blazer - $7.99

"Bespoke" made in Italy suede loafers. Bespoke is just the name of the higher-end line from the regional (now bankrupt) Harold's stores, not how they were made. Still, I'd put them in the AE category - $4.50

Canali dress-shirt, Nordstrom's private label dress-shirt, and Zegna sportshirt - $3.99 each

Polo dress slacks - $10. That's way too much for pants at Goodwill but I didn't want to tempt fate after the luck I'd been having.

Some light blue suede wallabee (?) style pull on boots. They are made in England by someone named George Cox. They look barely worn, but I have to admit they may stay that way since it'll take a large set of juevos to wear those around here. But they were just too unique to pass up - $5.99
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^^^ Great finds, especially the RLPL. Definitely go back and check out the women's pants section.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
^^^ Great finds, especially the RLPL. Definitely go back and check out the women's pants section.

Now, whenever I find an amazing orphan, I have the wisdom of this forum to thank for spending 30 min. flipping through the considerably more extensive women's section.

Think my local goodwill has recently been getting large donations from the local malls/retailers. J.Crew "Factory Store" NWT everywhere. From what I can tell the quality is largely the same. Kopped a nice par of 'nantucket red' shorts w/ button fly, cream/almost white summer weight cotton trousers, gingham shirt, and navy crewneck cotton sweater. All NWT.
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Originally Posted by matt22616 View Post
Think my local goodwill has recently been getting large donations from the local malls/retailers. J.Crew "Factory Store" NWT everywhere. From what I can tell the quality is largely the same. Kopped a nice par of 'nantucket red' shorts w/ button fly, cream/almost white summer weight cotton trousers, gingham shirt, and navy crewneck cotton sweater. All NWT.

J Crew Factory Store stuff is probably a bargain at thrift store prices but the quality is not on the same level as the mainline store merchandise imo.
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Found another Baekgaard oil cloth messenger/laptop bag today. This makes three I've found in the past year and 1/2. Must have been a popular model. This one looks to have been used once or twice at most, just like the other two I found.
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Excellent Bosalino hat from Italy this one is from the line that ended around 1982. I could not believe I even found one let alone in perfect condition. Paid 5 dollars for it.
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A late stop at my local over-priced for-profit thrift while on my way to dinner yielded a few gems that they failed to notice due to their rampant stupidity:

A Fray and a Henry Cottons sportshirt - $3.99 each. How could I pick those over the well worn Nautica shirts for $12.99? Silly me.

A Boss and a Trussardi tie for $1.99 each. Both were deemed too low class to hang with the Hilfigers at $7.99. Actually, I'm shocked they missed the Boss one.
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Those were definitely worn more than once......

and the way they are crinkled up he must have tip toed that explains the lack of heel wear LOL!!!
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A few pics of the Bally belt I found if anyone is interested, not on here long enough to make a thread in B&S. It is listed as a size 44, but the end could just be cut to make it any size shorter. The first hole measured on just the belt without the buckle is 40 1/4", the last hole 44 1/2". Anyone shoot me a pm if interested. Probably just throwing it up on ebay, as I already have belts in both colors. Looks to have never been buckled.

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Anyone who wears a 9D, the Allen Edmonds outlet in Jeffersonville, OH has a stack of salesman samples for $79.99 (first quality). I normally wear a 9.5D but was able to get a pair of white bucks (that was the largest running last). Also scored two pairs of sweet Brooks Brothers cufflinks at their factory store...respective original prices $115 & $125...my cost $5 & $10.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Found another Baekgaard oil cloth messenger/laptop bag today. This makes three I've found in the past year and 1/2. Must have been a popular model. This one looks to have been used once or twice at most, just like the other two I found.


Nice! where's it made? which country? Denmark?
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post
Also scored two pairs of sweet Brooks Brothers cufflinks at their factory store...respective original prices $115 & $125...my cost $5 & $10.

WOW! Nice score.
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Three vintage Brooks Brothers 1818 Poplin jackets probably from the same guy, Navy, Khaki, and Olive.

Flawless, orphaned suit jackets in all likelyhood

46 L but I have "short-arm-syndrome" you know, a Regular

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A heavy Hunting/Barn canvas coat made in USA for LL Bean. Wheat/Khaki in color.

Detachable wool/nylon lining. Thigh length.


Fits!!
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