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post #83266 of 115055
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post
 

My order of operations: shoes, suits/sportcoats, ties, pants, shirts, misc seasonal.  I would also be perfectly happy flipping nothing but shoes and ties, except those two categories have been completely dry for the last 3+ months for me.

Weird, ties are my best finds

post #83267 of 115055
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post
 

Weird, ties are my best finds

 

Ties ranked higher for me until they totally dried up.  If I'm short on time, I prioritize by the categories that have been paying off.

post #83268 of 115055
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

 

I always grab them, and have a few drawers full....and a couple racks full. I just can't seem to move them very well. Used to do ok with 10 tie lots, maybe I will pick that up again soon.

 

your opening prices are too high

post #83269 of 115055
Shoes are my favorite but they are hard to come by
post #83270 of 115055
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

Bought this
Paid resale price
But fits well
And badass looks




sweet find, great for the cooler months.:fonz:

post #83271 of 115055

I don't have time to post the whole haul, but I did grab this yesterday. 


If you don't find the pants on your first cycle, keep going back around. I found them wedged between two I'd somehow missed on the 5th try. 



40 R. Available. 
 

 

 

 

post #83272 of 115055
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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post
 

I think those are probably not genuine cashmere. Do they have glued on labels? I thrifted one with the same Britain flag tag (glued on) and did a burn test on a small snippet- the smell and end product were not of a natural fiber such as wool or cotton but of a synthentic (acrylic?)

 

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Shit, is this a thing? Worst case is I have some nice ones for me.

 

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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post


Afraid so, I bought one of those ones with the Union Jack on it at a flea market for $10. At that price I was positive it was fake however it was so cold that day I had to buy it. Pretty good imitation though

 

Thanks for the info ejay (burn test) and I will add that these are all over everyone's favorite e-flea-market too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Cashmere-White-Black-Scotland-Wool-Houndstooth-Plaid-Mens-Womens-Scarf-K71-/160700546426?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item256a7fbd7a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-CASHMERE-BLACK-HOUNDSTOOTH-SCARF-SCOTLAND-MENS-/370928580041?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item565d10f5c9

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-CASHMERE-HOUNDSTOOTH-BLACK-WHITE-SUPER-SOFT-UNISEX-MADE-IN-SCOTLAND-/231069927979?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item35ccd74a2b

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-CASHMERE-AQUA-HOUNDSTOOTH-SCARF-SCOTLAND-MENS-/370928420777?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item565d0e87a9

 

I ran across some while e-thrifting, toyed with the idea of buying one to check it out, but then reasoned that there's no way this stuff is legit for what they're charging. There aren't nearly that many genuine Scottish lambswool scarves new on the bay for $10 (they're out there, but not in bulk), let alone cashmere, and these guys are shipping them under $10 all day long. These sellers' scarves all have the same tag on them. FWIW the legit stuff I have from Scotland/Ireland/Great Britain, first of all has a brand name on it and not just a generic country & content tag. Then, brand notwithstanding, they all have labels with consistent spacing to the font. These cheapies managed to get "dry clean" to show up as two separate words, but they couldn't manage it with "handwashcold." The "C" in "Cashmere" also looks suspiciously close to a "G," as if Gashmere is a thing, or the importers & sellers are trying to leave themselves an out if they get caught with a warehouse of illegitimate goods (No, no, it says Gashmere! It's a branded synthetic like Cashmaire!). Their buyers seem happy for the most part, but most people don't bother to check and can't tell cashmere from acrylic anyway. I mean, they're both soft.

 

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Originally Posted by suited View Post


The TJ Maxx here has some good stuff, but it's drastically overpriced for a discount store. If you have a decent outlet mall near you (specifically, NM Last Call), TJ Maxx is obsolete.

A NM Last Call opened here recently. Labels range from Ben Sherman to Michael Kors to Marc New York to Vince Camuto. Lots of J. Campbell, and a nice selection of RG skeets. Best shoes they have are Magnannis and the nicest ties are Boss and Ted Baker, possibly some Countess Mara IIRC. They did have a few HF suits but not a single piece of Kiton, Brioni, purple or black RL, nothing that would move any of us beyond flaccid even if found at thrift prices.

 

Now that I think about it, the NM house label stuff was among the best quality for money in the store. Their shirts seemed decent. So did their made in Italy socks, in a huge variety of patterns & colors for $8/pr. Of course, Marshall's/TJX have Pantherellas and Happy Socks for less.

 

tl;dr

NMLC needs to step up their game.

 

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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post
 

Not sure why the quoted material isn't showing up, but re: the Swiss army coats, thanks to whomever posted that link. I ran across a couple of the shorter Swiss jackets last month but left them because in the field I couldn't tell exactly what they were based on the minimal markings. Fortunately for my own sanity, they don't appear to be super rare or have huge value.

post #83273 of 115055
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Originally Posted by tben View Post
 


Yeah, got them at TJ Maxx for a song. Do you literally just fold them up and put them in the freezer? Or put them in a freezer bag or something?

I usually fold them and put them in a garbage bag then freeze the shit out of them for a week!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post


I rarely see anything notable at TJMaxx around here, but saw some Jack Spade button downs for $39 the other day. MSRP $165. For realz? They are made in China (and feel like it).

That's what I was saying! That's why I was sooooooooooooooooo surprised to see that Jack Spades selvedge!!!

 

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can we just talk about this...

WTF...HAHAHAHAHAHA! :facepalm:  I've seen a Toto sign bolted upside on a urinal. HAHAHAHAH!!!

 

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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post
 

1953 true DB sportcoat. Mostly handmade and certainly canvassed.

 

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That thing is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!! Can we get a fit pic???

post #83274 of 115055
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger 

 

That thing is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!! Can we get a fit pic???

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     fit pic, fit pic, fit pic.............. in the fit thread!:lurk: 


Edited by size 38R - 10/29/13 at 4:35am
post #83275 of 115055
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Originally Posted by ScottW View Post

A NM Last Call opened here recently. Labels range from Ben Sherman to Michael Kors to Marc New York to Vince Camuto. Lots of J. Campbell, and a nice selection of RG skeets. Best shoes they have are Magnannis and the nicest ties are Boss and Ted Baker, possibly some Countess Mara IIRC. They did have a few HF suits but not a single piece of Kiton, Brioni, purple or black RL, nothing that would move any of us beyond flaccid even if found at thrift prices.

I guess the one near me must be one of their better locations. It's stocked with Kiton, Brioni, TF, Zegna, etc. They have a small section of RLPL and RLBL that I didn't discover until a few weeks ago. I would think that any area that has a crappy NM Last Call would have an equally crappy TJ Maxx.










Brooks Brothers Donegal








Usually pass on this label but it was mint and really cheap

post #83276 of 115055
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Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
 

 

 

 

Thanks for the info ejay (burn test) and I will add that these are all over everyone's favorite e-flea-market too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Cashmere-White-Black-Scotland-Wool-Houndstooth-Plaid-Mens-Womens-Scarf-K71-/160700546426?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item256a7fbd7a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-CASHMERE-BLACK-HOUNDSTOOTH-SCARF-SCOTLAND-MENS-/370928580041?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item565d10f5c9

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-CASHMERE-HOUNDSTOOTH-BLACK-WHITE-SUPER-SOFT-UNISEX-MADE-IN-SCOTLAND-/231069927979?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item35ccd74a2b

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-CASHMERE-AQUA-HOUNDSTOOTH-SCARF-SCOTLAND-MENS-/370928420777?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item565d0e87a9

 

I ran across some while e-thrifting, toyed with the idea of buying one to check it out, but then reasoned that there's no way this stuff is legit for what they're charging. There aren't nearly that many genuine Scottish lambswool scarves new on the bay for $10 (they're out there, but not in bulk), let alone cashmere, and these guys are shipping them under $10 all day long. These sellers' scarves all have the same tag on them. FWIW the legit stuff I have from Scotland/Ireland/Great Britain, first of all has a brand name on it and not just a generic country & content tag. Then, brand notwithstanding, they all have labels with consistent spacing to the font. These cheapies managed to get "dry clean" to show up as two separate words, but they couldn't manage it with "handwashcold." The "C" in "Cashmere" also looks suspiciously close to a "G," as if Gashmere is a thing, or the importers & sellers are trying to leave themselves an out if they get caught with a warehouse of illegitimate goods (No, no, it says Gashmere! It's a branded synthetic like Cashmaire!). Their buyers seem happy for the most part, but most people don't bother to check and can't tell cashmere from acrylic anyway. I mean, they're both soft.

 

 

Yeah. Not authentic cashmere. I purchased a couple from a street vendor in NYC last winter (knowing that they weren't authentic) because I liked the design, they were cheap, and warm.

 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

I usually fold them and put them in a garbage bag then freeze the shit out of them for a week!!!

 

That's what I was saying! That's why I was sooooooooooooooooo surprised to see that Jack Spades selvedge!!!

 

There were like a million pairs there too, all with a couple of red stickers marking clearance. I think they were originally asking something like 129.99 or maybe 99.99 for them. I am surprised about the shirt. I picked one up for 19 or 26 or something like that last year. A really nice thick OCBD with MOP buttons, reinforced gussets and a trim fit. Not a bad shirt for the price. Thanks for the tip on the freezer thing too. I had no idea. I would just hang them and occasionally spray some fabreeze their way.

post #83277 of 115055
[quote name="Harvitz81" url="/t/9006/

That all changed today.

Thanks to posters in this thread I was alerted to a new savers in Dublin and thought I'd head

but then I saw these...probably will be my single greatest thrift ever and I'm not sure I'll ever top it. New John Lobb boots! Didn't even know they made cowboy boots, but I have no reason to think these are fake. Signature matches a pair of suede shortwings I grabbed a couple weeks back on ebay. I believe these are the Paris Lobbs. 




No ones said it so I will, those aren't ordinary Lobbs they John lobb Paris bespoke and retail on those is probably like 15k one of the best finds I've seen
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post #83278 of 115055
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

[quote name="Harvitz81" url="/t/9006/

That all changed today.

Thanks to posters in this thread I was alerted to a new savers in Dublin and thought I'd head

but then I saw these...probably will be my single greatest thrift ever and I'm not sure I'll ever top it. New John Lobb boots! Didn't even know they made cowboy boots, but I have no reason to think these are fake. Signature matches a pair of suede shortwings I grabbed a couple weeks back on ebay. I believe these are the Paris Lobbs. 
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



No ones said it so I will, those aren't ordinary Lobbs they John lobb Paris bespoke and retail on those is probably like 15k one of the best finds I've seen
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I did some more digging after finding them and came to the conclusion that they were JL Paris bespoke as well. Just need to figure out the sizing on them as they are far too small for my feet.

post #83279 of 115055
I don't know what I would do if I had thrifted a pair if shoes that retailed for 15k...it would feel just as lucky as winning the lottery.

Keep us updated with what ever you decide to do with them. Epic trade, let it ride in eBay or BIN or w/e it is I wanna know the story that came to be with these. Great find, grats.
post #83280 of 115055
any particularly good stores to thrift at in the NYC region?

looking for ties, dress shirts, etc.
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