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post #88996 of 125284
Got a couple things this morning.

Full Polo University Club suit by Ralph Lauren. Navy blue with pinstripes. RIP Lazarus
Forgot to get pics of the pants.
Available, need to get measurements.









Southwick Jacket










Lot of ties. From left to right: NWT Polo Ralph Lauren Linen, Bert Pulitzer, unknown Japanese?, Yves Saint Laurent



Anyone have info on this?





Awesome Christmasy Timberland Sweater. Had no idea timberland made clothes in Italy?







And a random Under Armor for spring golf season.

post #88997 of 125284
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Yeah, I don't qualify. Over 500 posts, I've bought stuff with the sole intention of selling on ebay, and used the word ethrift before (last night! Ha!). In Andro's eyes, I am forever unclean.

I can see Andro's point, but I think he's tilting windmills at this point. It'll never be what he wants it to be, or what it perhaps was way back when. There is a solution, I think. Start a new thread, with one simple rule: You have to post what you paid, either with the price tag still attached if you got it at Savers or the like, or with a receipt if you got it at a store with flat pricing (Goodwill, at least around here, doesn't have price tags, just colors). That, I think, would capture the essence of how this began:

I've been meaning to do this for a long time. I often get great stuff, and I want to brag and gloat to someone who will care, understand and/or appreciate it. But it's not worth starting a thread for each new item. I also want to hear about what other people got. It will be a journal of sorts.

Plus, keeping it all in one thread will help those who find it distasteful to avoid it.

I warn you, the following may be perceived as gauche, a faux pas, or other French words, because I am likely to include prices. That's part of the bragging.


These are the words that started it all. No value judgments about what it is now--that so many people seem to pay such close attention says something, I think, and I myself spend way more time than I should on this thread. But there was, apparently, a certain purity way-back-when that it has taken me awhile to understand and appreciate. I won't go into details,

#startanewthread
post #88998 of 125284
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

Barrel?

 

 

Thanks bro but I'm good on suits for now.

 

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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

Got a couple things this morning.

Full Polo University Club suit by Ralph Lauren. Navy blue with pinstripes. RIP Lazarus
Forgot to get pics of the pants.
Available, need to get measurements.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Southwick Jacket










Lot of ties. From left to right: NWT Polo Ralph Lauren Linen, Bert Pulitzer, unknown Japanese?, Yves Saint Laurent



Anyone have info on this?





Awesome Christmasy Timberland Sweater. Had no idea timberland made clothes in Italy?







And a random Under Armor for spring golf season.

 

Ummmm, yeah...

post #88999 of 125284
Whelp, I just bought the nicest suit I've come across. $11
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Found these this morning (among other things). I'd never heard of the label (Baker Benjes) before, but the leather and construction is super-nice.

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Whelp, I just bought the nicest suit I've come across. $11

Insert popcorn-eating image here.

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#internetsareseriousbusiness
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I believe it's a thread first too smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post
 What resources are available for the serial number check?

There aren't, as far as I recall, resources to check the serials. You just want there to be one.

You want to check for 3 things when looking at that brand- Thread knot/noose inside the blade, then on the box where the serial number is, you want the letters to be in all caps, and the background color of the box should be a color appearing in the tie somewhere.

post #89005 of 125284
Anyone have any experience with unfinished jackets (still basted, no buttons on the cuffs)? Left a David Chu sportcoat because of an odd stain on the liner, but otherwise wasn't sure whether to snag it or not.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

There aren't, as far as I recall, resources to check the serials. You just want there to be one.

You want to check for 3 things when looking at that brand- Thread knot/noose inside the blade, then on the box where the serial number is, you want the letters to be in all caps, and the background color of the box should be a color appearing in the tie somewhere.

As for the inside the blade thingy I can already report a positive. I clearly recall this being so. The box I will have to check coming tuesday (if still available).

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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

Got a couple things this morning.

Full Polo University Club suit by Ralph Lauren. Navy blue with pinstripes. RIP Lazarus
Forgot to get pics of the pants.
Available, need to get measurements.

Measurements and photos will not be necessary. You should have passed on all of that stuff. Polo UC is dated and the Southwick is old and an orphan. Keep looking though!
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post

As for the inside the blade thingy I can already report a positive. I clearly recall this being so. The box I will have to check coming tuesday (if still available).

The Hermes is real, but there's no way it will still be there Tuesday.
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post


The Hermes is real, but there's no way it will still be there Tuesday.

You coming over on monday :cheers:

 

Thrifting here is on a much lower level. Most thrifter do so because of lack of funds and/or reducing goods consumption (you know, what it is originally for). It is always very quiet in thrift shops around here and I think non of the regular visitors even know the name Hermes, let alone know the label.

 

Shop is closed sundays and only half a day on monday, so going tuesday morning has a real chance imo :hide:

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