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Had time for a 15 minute speed thrift before the gym yesterday.  F-B: Recent BB suit coat (will be watching for the pants), Cashmere sportcoat (Evan Piccone, but it should flip well in a few months), Ermenegildo Zegna (looks brand new, the maker tag in the pocket doesn't show the usual fading/wrinkling of a worn and dry-cleaned coat) and an older 3-2 Brooks Brothers corduroy.  

 

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Somehow the Macy's here ended up with a solid white RLBL short sleeve button-up. Buy at $35 or no?
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Somehow the Macy's here ended up with a solid white RLBL short sleeve button-up. Buy at $35 or no?

 

Inspect the hell out of it - many a white RLBL has minor soiling if on a hanger...but if new in package then it's probably cool.  Made in Italy?  Not all RLBL is any more.  For you and fits?  If yes, then buy.  For flip?  If yes, and made in Italy, retail is usually $295 +/- but buyers on eBay are savvy and I've never sold a NWT RLBL for more than $99.  

 


EDIT: just saw that it's short sleeve.  I'd pass, personally.  Sorry, assumed it was long sleeve / dress.

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The thrift gods are capricious, especially on a long weekend. They play games with the hearts of men.

I went to do an exchange on an item and pulled some awesome NWT items to flip. But they're in my size and my style so I'm keeping. The paypal account won't grow but the wardrobe will.

NWT Gitman Bros. Vintage.




NWT GANT The Rugger cotton pants.




Two Made In Italy silk PSs with hand-rolled edges.

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Just noticed that tiecrafters now accepts 1-3 ties for cleaning (as opposed to the 4 minimum I've always read)...but it's $16 per tie plus $9.50 return postage (plus whatever you spend to ship the tie to them)...and 4+ ties are now $12.75 each (up from $11 each).  

 

Anyone here ever used them?  I've got a Brioni and a Hermes that need cleaning and not sure they are worth it.  Undoubtedly they are better than my corner dry cleaner, and from what I understand they deconstruct the tie before cleaning and pressing, then reconstruct it.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Just noticed that tiecrafters now accepts 1-3 ties for cleaning (as opposed to the 4 minimum I've always read)...but it's $16 per tie plus $9.50 return postage (plus whatever you spend to ship the tie to them)...and 4+ ties are now $12.75 each (up from $11 each).  

 

Anyone here ever used them?  I've got a Brioni and a Hermes that need cleaning and not sure they are worth it.  Undoubtedly they are better than my corner dry cleaner, and from what I understand they deconstruct the tie before cleaning and pressing, then reconstruct it.

 

I used them on these two ties. Worked perfect on the Gucci but Chanel went from being darker green to a lighter yellowish color where the stain was. The Chanel also lost some thickness and the keeper was put back on with only a single thread. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Lot-2-CHANEL-GUCCI-Key-Themed-Ties-Blue-Green-Gold-Made-Italy-/321141122107

 

Obviously worth the investment though. I never bragged about this sale, but some SF user told me it would be dumb to list these together. 

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Hey Wes, Where can I find details on the scavenger hunt?

Here

 

We are on round 4 

And you could win up to $50!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Thanks to whoever posted the information about the JAB shoe trees--I needed some.

 

Only a few things worth posting.

 

NWT PRL Seersucker Pants with embroidered flags. n/a.

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Pendleton Tweed 40R. n/a.

 

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Saw some interesting things in a thrift today...  First Alden's I have seen outside of a regular retail environment, new in box, priced at 400 fricking dollars.  In a thrift - as if anyone is gonna walk in and pay that.  Slew of Narcisco Rodriguez dresses, all NWT but spattered with ink stains - originally like $1500 each but worthless.  Used Tyrwhitt shirts for $25 each.  Tyrwhitt trench for $125.  Pringle sweater with holes for $50.  US-made "Burberry's" orphan SC's for $100.  Mexican-made Z Zegna suit for $900.  Apparently someone at this thrift has the interwebs but no idea how thrift stores are supposed to (or maybe used to?) work...  

 

I did grab one thing there - Dunhill Italy (older Zegna I think) SC with issues, for button harvesting (the ones with the little "d" logo - a set currently on eBay for $470 OBO [not that they would ever sell for anywhere near that much]).

 

How could a slew of Narcisco dresses--all NWT-- manage to get ink stains on them? 

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(The G stands for Grenson)

 

 

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I think that green sticker is actually the one used for merchandise at the Barneys warehouse sale. 

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Very busy day today scavenger hunting. Knocked a bunch off the list.

Also some finds to bring home.

Giorgio Armani dress pants. Prob. orphan from suit

700

Vintage Zegna SC Pure silk

700

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700

 

 

 

Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece suit 3 on 2

700

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700

 

 

 

Vineyard Vines golf ball belt size 30

700

Zegna shirt

700

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Anyone know this designer? Nothing on ebay and not much anywhere. Cool shirt that had been donated w/ a bunch of Theory shirts so I figured it was worth $4.

 

 

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Haven't been able to thrift much recently. I need to move some stuff. 

 

Burberry Brit L Unavailable

 

80's Levi's sherpa lined vest S unavailable

 

Ferragamo XL Available

 

BB Stainless (with a small stain) and NWT Aquascutum Unavailable 

 

Went in looking specifically for polo shirts. Someone donated these three in a small slim fit. Unavailable. 

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Haven't been able to thrift much recently. I need to move some stuff. 

BB Stainless (with a small stain) and NWT Aquascutum Unavailable  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


That Aquascutum is the balls.
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Originally Posted by talitashaloma View Post

 

How could a slew of Narcisco dresses--all NWT-- manage to get ink stains on them? 

 

Have you never stolen anything and tried to get the security tag off only to have it hiss and pop in a spray of ink and ruin your entire haul?  I do it all the time but learned you need to freeze the item and ink inside the tag, before removing it.

  

But really: hush, troll, until you can explain how you managed to "stumble across a man throwing away two neckties" - a Brioni and a Feberge..and how you cannot decide whether you currently own Brioni neck ties, or have previously owned Brioni neck ties.  

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