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!