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post #811 of 124575
I've never been to a thrift store before. What are some good stores in Portland, OR that I should check out?
post #812 of 124575
Does eBay count? Here's some vintage cufflinks I picked up on eBay for $0.01
post #813 of 124575
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
Does eBay count? Here's some vintage cufflinks I picked up on eBay for $0.01

$20 shipping?
post #814 of 124575
Nowhere near that - they don't weigh much.
post #815 of 124575
I had a busy week and only managed to make one stop, but it was a pretty successful one. I found another Hermes tie (1.95), a solid turquoise Brooks tie (2.50), two white linen pocket squares (30 cents each) and a pair of suede Ferragamo balmorals.

The fact that they were Ferragamo was unfortunate since that jacked up the price to 12.95 and the construction isn't very good, but, hey, 13 dollars. I wore them to church on Sunday with some linen trousers and felt very...seasonal.
post #816 of 124575
Stopped by the local Goodwill on my way home today and was surprised to find a Richard James tie ($1) and a Zegna ($2). They must've marked up the Zegna because the name sounded more exotic.
post #817 of 124575
I think I was channeling my inner pejsek today. A Kilgour, French & Stanbury DB jacket, 4/2. This is the bespoke stuff, not the US licensee. Swaggering lapels, as it's from 1976. Fits very well, even in the sleeves. There was also a strange Brioni coat from the 70s. Nice rust colored open weave wool plaid, but mega lapels, and besom pockets on each hip and on each breast. Plus moth holes; I left it. Elsewhere, two Lesley & Roberts tweed overcoats. This is a firm now incorporated into Welsh & Jeffries. L&R was the maker of suits that Sebastian Flyte filched from his friends in Brideshead Revisited, and seems to have been one of the most famous London tailors in the interwar years. These coats were from the mid 70s, both in thornproof tweeds with colorful windowpane plaids. How nice to have an overcoat with a lapel loop for the stem of one's boutonniere. Pictures to come.
post #818 of 124575
Found a Donna Karan Couture sport coat. Reading old threads here I'm guessing it's MTM from Martin Greenfeld. Its a wool/linen/ramie blend with full canvas construction, 3roll2. Very light and suprisingly nice. $14
post #819 of 124575
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I think I was channeling my inner pejsek today.

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Yes, the inimitable pejsek!

He was the only one that I recall that ever consistently found true Bespoke Savile Row and Kiton items.

He was knowledgeable and a nice guy too. Anyone know what happened to him?
post #820 of 124575
Picked up a suit to flip yesterday, but didn't look at the pants too closely.

They have a 23" inseam.

Oops.

Thom Browne look, anyone?
post #821 of 124575
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
Yes, the inimitable pejsek!...Anyone know what happened to him?

He posted in a thread a couple of days ago.
post #822 of 124575
So after reading this thread I took the initiative and went thrifting for the first time. I went to 3 stores without really finding much and was about to give up but at the third I came upon a dark Valentino UOMO Neimas Marcus Designer Collection suit jacket that fit me like a glove. The best part... it cost me $3.50!! Any thoughts about the quality of this?
post #823 of 124575
Picked up a Countess Mara tie for $1.99. Can't complain about that.
post #824 of 124575
Picked up 2 plain blue Ermenegildo Zegna sirts for $A3 each. They're made in Turkey, so I'm assuming they're not top of the line, but they'll do as workhorses.

Also trawled through the ladies' scarves and found this hand-sewn silk pocket square for $A1.50.

I see plenty of Brooks Brothers Makers shirts for low prices, always in plain colours. Are these any good?
post #825 of 124575
^ Nice square. Brooks shirts can be good workhorse shirts, particularly if USA made.
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