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post #83776 of 110262
Today was a day of near misses. I did get a few things but mostly stuff for the bay (Burberry Brit shirts, etc). Only noteworthy find was a recent black Oxxford Pure Camelhair blazer. 40 R.

I apologize in advance for the crappy cell-phone photos.

This was a huge face-palm. A boat load of recent Allen Edmonds in mint condition. All worn a small handful of times. At least 4 black Del Rays, 1 brown Del Ray, 1 black Fairfax and a pair of Lexington. Many more I forgot. All 8 1/2 or 9 AA. The kicker: $49.99 each! At a Goodwill in a lower class area mostly occupied by rednecks. I'm sure they will fly out of that case like crazy! plain.gif Frustrates me because this store's location made it a great spot for things to fly under the radar. I've picked up Brioni, Isaia, RLPL, etc for peanuts here. This is where I also scored those never-worn Hartford Denim Company selvedge duck canvas jeans a year or so ago for $5.99. This is the first high-end stuff I've seen here in 6+ months. Still, it's my go-to store for great vintage stuff (see below).



As mentioned above, some of my favorite vintage finds are from this store. Came upon two suits in fantastic shape that likely date from the late 40's-50's. They fit me too but the cut and styling was just too much for me. They fit like a 42 R. I can go back if someone is interested. Maybe someone can figure out an estimated age if they can make out the union labels from my photos?











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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post
 

one of my first ever thrifting outings I found a Christian Dior tie and purchased it. It was hideous, but I didn't know any better and was very proud of my find. I wish I hadn't re-donated it. It would be a nice reminder of where I started compared to what I know now (and what I'm always constantly learning) because of this thread.

 

As I recall, one of my first "finds" was a Jos A Bank orphan suit jacket.  Was the first time I went out specifically looking for clothing to flip after I had a great find on a Hawaiian/camp shirt I bought for a buck and sold for $150 (Shag design for Disney) - I thought - "might be something to this".  Many mistakes later, I am still making them on occasion, but keeping a fair amount vs. pure flipping.

 

Anyhoos - yes - welcome to the thread Mike Bailey, and that Orvis gilet is indeed the schnizz!  

post #83778 of 110262
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

^^Hey, welcome to the thread!  It's refreshing to get the point of view of someone purely in it for the hunt for personal use.  The pendulum may be shifting back away from flippers (like me) talking purely about the value of our finds.  I love seeing cool, obscure stuff that people are really into, ebay value or no.

 

Thank you! I am glad i could offer a different perspective (albeit my ignorance) I have received multiple messages from you kind folks, some offering to trade/purchase items (the Orvis, mostly :D). I wasn't aware a lot of the items posted here are purely to flip/trade; very cool though and I certainly will consider it next time I go  to a thrift shop. I am sure I will be pulling all kinds of obscure items for personal use as my style is currently in disarray! haha

 

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Originally Posted by edwardthefirst View Post

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+1, welcome! Great finds!

 

Thank you Edward!

 

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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post
 

one of my first ever thrifting outings I found a Christian Dior tie and purchased it. It was hideous, but I didn't know any better and was very proud of my find. I wish I hadn't re-donated it. It would be a nice reminder of where I started compared to what I know now (and what I'm always constantly learning) because of this thread.

 

Well I will certainly keep my 2 Dior ties for that very purpose. I have amassed quite a collection in my short time thrifting so I will have to post the ones which I think may hold value! I look forward to learning what I should be keeping an eye out for and what to avoid

post #83779 of 110262
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

As I recall, one of my first "finds" was a Jos A Bank orphan suit jacket.  Was the first time I went out specifically looking for clothing to flip after I had a great find on a Hawaiian/camp shirt I bought for a buck and sold for $150 (Shag design for Disney) - I thought - "might be something to this".  Many mistakes later, I am still making them on occasion, but keeping a fair amount vs. pure flipping.

Anyhoos - yes - welcome to the thread Mike Bailey, and that Orvis gilet is indeed the schnizz!  

That reminds me of one of my second outings when I bought a 44R jos a bank suit for myself to wear...I later found out I'm a 39-40 size not a 44.
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have i made a huge mistake leaving this behind?  i can retrieve it tomorrow morning....

 

double breasted topcoat, missing one button....

 

 

post #83781 of 110262
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

have i made a huge mistake leaving this behind?  i can retrieve it tomorrow morning....

double breasted topcoat, missing one button....






I would suggest that yes, it would be a good idea to be at that store as soon as they open. nod[1].gif
post #83782 of 110262
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post
 

have i made a huge mistake leaving this behind?  i can retrieve it tomorrow morning....

 

double breasted topcoat, missing one button....

 

 

 

Dated 1953 100% vicuna topcoat?  only issue is a missing button?  i would have instakopped, but have never found anything vicuna.  on the other hand, doesn't someone have a sig that reads "fuck vicuna" on this thread?  so maybe there's a drawback to it.,..but i cannot imagine what it might be.

post #83783 of 110262
Run, don't walk.
post #83784 of 110262
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

As I recall, one of my first "finds" was a Jos A Bank orphan suit jacket.  Was the first time I went out specifically looking for clothing to flip after I had a great find on a Hawaiian/camp shirt I bought for a buck and sold for $150 (Shag design for Disney) - I thought - "might be something to this".  Many mistakes later, I am still making them on occasion, but keeping a fair amount vs. pure flipping.

 

Anyhoos - yes - welcome to the thread Mike Bailey, and that Orvis gilet is indeed the schnizz!  

 

Thanks for the welcome ATL, I will definitely be looking out for anything Orvis from now on! I am expecting to make a lot of mistakes however I will continue doing my research so I can eventually start purchasing items for flipping.

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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post


That reminds me of one of my second outings when I bought a 44R jos a bank suit for myself to wear...I later found out I'm a 39-40 size not a 44.

I made a similar mistake when I bought a 44 jacket but I wear a 40. It never occurred to me at the start that the shoulders should fit perfectly. Actually, the suit i posted on the last page is a 42 and after having the shoulders taken in by my tailor I will be sure to not make that mistake again! It is such a nice material though, i feel it was worth the cost ($100) to alter since it will be for myself and have no intention of parting with it!

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

have i made a huge mistake leaving this behind?  i can retrieve it tomorrow morning....

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double breasted topcoat, missing one button....







Vicuna is offensively expensive. Seriously be there when they open
post #83786 of 110262
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Run, don't walk.

+1000

post #83787 of 110262
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Dated 1953 100% vicuna topcoat?  only issue is a missing button?  i would have instakopped, but have never found anything vicuna.  on the other hand, doesn't someone have a sig that reads "fuck vicuna" on this thread?  so maybe there's a drawback to it.,..but i cannot imagine what it might be.

The drawback is that vicuna is really, really expensive.
post #83788 of 110262
Will be in LA for one day while on vacation this week. Debating whether it's worth making one or two random thrift stops—I'm with other people so can't go on an all day bender or anything.

We're staying in Newport Beach for a few days and it's so nice —you So Cal guys have it good, I wish I could stay here. Also ran into Kobe Bryant at the grocery store within hours of arriving icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #83789 of 110262
@ChetB, I would say yes to the random stops in LA. I would also recommend hitting up some stores in Orange County if you get the opportunity!
post #83790 of 110262
ChetB, I hope you didn't run your grocery cart into the back of his ankle.
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