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post #79711 of 134506
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


 Yeah, prices have gone way up in the last couple of years.

 Around here, we're looking at $5-12 for shirts, $30+ for suits (and since no one wears suits around here, it's damn near impossible to find anything more recent than 2000 or better than JAB), $2-4 for ties...

They also really mark up the "good stuff", meaning Natuica, PRL, etc... Burberry's also almost always marked way up. It's kind of annoying, but I can't really complain.

Scored a pair of fantastic AE McClain shells the other day, beautiful condition and in 10 D, no less, which is the best size, I think, to find other than your own. Within three days of this, I'd also found, in two separate trips, two pairs of AE tassel loafers, not ostentatious, one brown, one black, from the same donor, also in great shape. Each of the three pair, tax included, was $3.24.

As I'm walking up to the cash register with my shells, a new promo for the boutique store comes over the PA system, informing shoppers that they can find such coveted brands as Nautica and Aeropostale at the other store for prices as low as $9.99.
post #79712 of 134506
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Originally Posted by dz-015 View Post
 

 

Interesting... in the Cleveland area, the GWs are all over the place in price. Curiously, I found that the GWs in the better neighborhoods are priced lower in general than the ones in the bad neighborhoods. Shirts for example are a flat $4.35 around me (no distinction between labels), but $6-$10 elsewhere, depending on the label.

 

Gotta love that sale strategy where one color tag is marked down to $1. I picked up a couple very nice Paul Stuart Cooper shirts for $1 each one a recent visit to Cleveland.

post #79713 of 134506
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

I can only tell you what eBay tells me and that is they don't have a high resale value. They are mainly out of business, they are  wholly owned by Rocky shoes and boots.

 

Thanks ShoeLuv for the information.  This lady was asking for $60 shipped.  I appreciate your insights. 

post #79714 of 134506
Quick question.

Am I disqualified from my thrifting ban/challenge if I spend $400 at two stores on a Friday morning?

I'm on vacation if that helps.
post #79715 of 134506

Rules are all out the door when you are on vacation, right!

 

What happens on vacation, stays on vacation.

post #79716 of 134506
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post #79717 of 134506
I guess that's like asking a bunch of alcoholics if it's okay if I start drinking at eight in the morning.
post #79718 of 134506
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Scored a pair of fantastic AE McClain shells the other day, beautiful condition and in 10 D, no less, which is the best size, I think, to find other than your own. Within three days of this, I'd also found, in two separate trips, two pairs of AE tassel loafers, not ostentatious, one brown, one black, from the same donor, also in great shape. Each of the three pair, tax included, was $3.24.

As I'm walking up to the cash register with my shells, a new promo for the boutique store comes over the PA system, informing shoppers that they can find such coveted brands as Nautica and Aeropostale at the other store for prices as low as $9.99.

 

 

 Yeah, I love that stuff!

 

 From my experience selling shoes and boots, anything between an 8 and an 11 will do okay. My size (9.5D) seems to be the most common size.

 

 BTW, I apologize to anyone out there in the Richmond, VA area... I may have unleashed a thrifting monster on you guys. My wife and I and a friend were driving through the desert last night talking about thrifting and flipping.

post #79719 of 134506
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Los Angelenos and maybe Bay Areans -

I need a BLACK or NAVY or possibly Charcoal 46R recent suit. Flat fronts if possible. Brands? At least a Corneliani for PRL. Trade(possible cash) only

Please let me know ASAP. Will pick up tonight or tomorrow. A friend needs this for his wedding reception in the upcoming weeks
post #79720 of 134506
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Originally Posted by edwardthefirst View Post

Holy crap, are you serious!? I picked this up in Seaside, right by Monterey. No Charvet :-(. Haha I couldn't find any pictures! :-(

 

I've thrifted the Seaside, Monterey, Carmel area a few times.  I always came out with a purchase of something to flip :hide:.

post #79721 of 134506
Haha same here. It was better than I was expecting... Loads of Southwick and Brooks brothers, at least from what I saw.
post #79722 of 134506
Strangest pair of are Sanford's ever?
post #79723 of 134506
and they are only "99". I would blindly say those are valuable! shog[1].gif
post #79724 of 134506

He's just embarrassed he paid $24.99 :embar:

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I found something I think is really great the other day, its a DB 2/4 linen blend blazer made by john kent of Kent Haste & Lachter. It seems this jacket was made before his move to Kent Haste & Lachter. It's a really beautiful thing, all the touches of a hand made jacket. It has no discernible wear, except for some rumpling of the lapels. it might not have been worn at all.  

 

As it is not my size, it's available. 

 

Measurments:

Shoulder: 19.5 seam to seam

Sleeve: 25.25

Chest: 23

Boc W/o collar: 30.75

 

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