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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

quick question. i left a bnwt zegna recent mainline suit that had the tiniest moth hole in shoulder. would it have been worth it to grab at $100 and have re-woven? i have no idea on the process/price of reweaving.

thx.

 

A lot of posters are giving you absolutely wrong advice..

 

If this is BNWT and your costs are $100 to buy the suit and lets say $60-65 for a french weave at Alex's Reweaving in Los Angeles (best reweavers in the nation), your total costs are $175 or so depending on shipping. That is a steal for a suit that fits YOU.

 

If to flip, that is still a great deal. You could sell this easily for $500, therefore, making a $300+ profit

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So I have been hitting my favorite spot 2-3 times a week. NOTHING. Walk into my 2nd favorite spot and see an employee from my fav searching the racks for flips. No wonder I can't find anything anymore. She buys it up and sells it. Damn.

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Originally Posted by Reigningchamp View Post

So I have been hitting my favorite spot 2-3 times a week. NOTHING. Walk into my 2nd favorite spot and see an employee from my fav searching the racks for flips. No wonder I can't find anything anymore. She buys it up and sells it. Damn.

Aren't they supposed to wait? All the shops around here make employees wait two or more days to buy stuff...
post #87874 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


Aren't they supposed to wait? All the shops around here make employees wait two or more days to buy stuff...

I assume it's two different stores. 

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I read his post as implying that said clerk was buying up the inventory at her own store as well.
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Yes. I actually looked him up in the thrift store. Until 2008, he was a managing director at Goldman's and left to run the Nature conservancy. 

I don't know what a custom Kiton cost in the mid-2000's, but I'm guessing in the $15,000 range. 

Your comment about him donating more than suits? I actually found these suits at the end of my visit, which drives me nuts because it convinces me that I've missed a bunch of good stuff and I need to go back and take a closer look at everything. I'd already done shoes, coats and a quick look at pants and shirts and had found the pants to the paul stuart suit, so I was thinking if there were pants, there might be something else nice. The way I'm wired is that once I find anything....a zegna, canali, brioni, anything from bergdorf or from niemans, I start looking at every single label of everything. And there were a lot desirable brands, but they all had flaws.  Once I found the Kiton jackets, it was all over for me. I had to go back and try to reunite the orphans and ended up matching four, but only 1 of the Kiton's.  The store was closing so I had to leave. That combination of happy you found something, coupled with the "dang it" factor of not finding everything....

By the time I leave, my cart looks like this:
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I went back last night on my way back to Raleigh from DC, and I was able to find the other two pair of pants to the gray and the blue suits. So a total of 6 suits reunited. Makes it my best thrift 2 days ever. Plus, monday, everything was 30% off, and last night, it was 25% off. 

Of interest to you might be a cool vintage Schott bomber jacket I picked up. I haven't had time to photo. Got home at 12:30AM and took almost an hour just to hang stuff up. 

For this reason, I developed a certain order to my thrifting; I hit up suits and blazers first. Not only does the value of suits and blazers outweigh that of shirts or pants of the same brand, but also can give you guidance about how to conduct your search of the rest of the store. If you find an orphan, then you know what size and patterns to pay close attention to in the pants section. The suit and blazer finds can be the smoke signals indicating a possible fire...if you find some suits, then it's likely that a good donation was made, letting you know that a thorough search of the rest of the store is in order.

It's great to hear that you found the matching pants on a return visit; I rarely ever reunite orphans, especially on subsequent visits.
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A couple finds from today:

(from l to R) Saks house brand, Ferregamo, Facconnable, OOOLLLLDDD J. Press bow tie

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Zegna 15mil15

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RL Rugby Fatigue Twill pants (These fit me but I don't know if I could ever pull them off haha)

 

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Also, not pictured, I purchased The Dumb and Dumber soundtrack and Best of Wesley Willis cds hahaha. Probably my favorite part of the whole haul...

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Label check plz. This good or recent?

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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

Label check plz. This good or recent?

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Not recent.
post #87881 of 110792
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Your comment about him donating more than suits? I actually found these suits at the end of my visit, which drives me nuts because it convinces me that I've missed a bunch of good stuff and I need to go back and take a closer look at everything. I'd already done shoes, coats and a quick look at pants and shirts and had found the pants to the paul stuart suit, so I was thinking if there were pants, there might be something else nice. The way I'm wired is that once I find anything....a zegna, canali, brioni, anything from bergdorf or from niemans, I start looking at every single label of everything. And there were a lot desirable brands, but they all had flaws.  Once I found the Kiton jackets, it was all over for me. I had to go back and try to reunite the orphans and ended up matching four, but only 1 of the Kiton's.  The store was closing so I had to leave. That combination of happy you found something, coupled with the "dang it" factor of not finding everything....



I went back last night on my way back to Raleigh from DC, and I was able to find the other two pair of pants to the gray and the blue suits. So a total of 6 suits reunited. Makes it my best thrift 2 days ever. Plus, monday, everything was 30% off, and last night, it was 25% off. 

Yeah, if you went back a couple days later and found the pants to two more suits it's very likely there was more from this guy that came out.

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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post


$25.00 is kind of pricey for what looks like an Aqua 5 trench. My last Aqua 5 sold for $40, I have sold others in the past in the $60-80 range. But i've bought them in the $8-12 range.

Another example of something that doesn't get anything near what they used to sell for 6-8 years ago. I used to get $80-$100+ for Aqua 5 and Aqua 7 trenches.
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THRIFT THREAD 2013 GIFT EXCHANGE

 

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                                        THRIFT FIT.  BILLY REID SHIRT. CLUB ROOM 100% CASHMERE (i know, not a great brand but its cashmere!)

 

 

1960 Seiko Marvel - Hand Wound Mechanical Watch. Came with a brand new band and Seiko Box.  It was also taken to a watchmaker by Size 38R to be professionally serviced!!! Its my daily wearer now! I love it!!!! THANK YOU SIZE 38R. I have gotten to know him a bit, and I must say, what a GREAT guy! Also, thanks to the rest of you guys for contributing to this awesome thread and teaching me so much!

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THRIFT THREAD 2013 GIFT EXCHANGE

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
                                        THRIFT FIT.  BILLY REID SHIRT. CLUB ROOM 100% CASHMERE (i know, not a great brand but its cashmere!)

 

 

1960 Seiko Marvel - Hand Wound Mechanical Watch.

Came with a brand new band and Seiko Box.  It was also taken

to a watchmaker by Size 38R to be professionally serviced!!!

Its my daily wearer now! THANK YOU SIZE 38R.  I have gotten to know him a bit, and I must say, 

what a GREAT guy! Also, thanks to the rest of you guys for contributing to this awesome thread and 

teaching me so much! Happy holidays everyone!

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Thrift Thread Gift Exchange 2013


 

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Couldn't believe how much STUFF was in this box!  Huge shout out to Ocooney!

 

2x Andover shop, 2x Brooks Brothers

 

Dolce & Gabanna (my first), Hermes, and RLPL

 

Bunch 'o squares.

 

 

Nice Isaia shirt
 

 

So.  Freaking.  Warm.  Canali Scarf.

 

Rreally nice cashmere sportcoat.  

 

 

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I've been relatively lucky as of late in the thrifts and discount stores, and have been waiting to post the highlights. Today isn't the day for that, but I'm really happy about two clearance finds from today at Marshalls so I'm posting them now. Pics are spoilered b/c their quality is not high.

 

Loro Piana dress shirt

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Brooks Brothers Black Fleece BBO Tattersall Oxford Button-Down Shirt 

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As an aside, I want to give a big shout out to @Brianpore. Over the past two months, Brian has been looking out for me as I've hit the thrifts and has shared a lot of knowledge with me. Bottom line, he's a real good dude. 

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