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First Annual Thrift Thread Find of the Year Awards aka The 2012 CHEAPIES - CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mexicutioner, Dec 27, 2012.

Please vote for the Find of the Year

Poll closed Jan 3, 2013.
  1. Oxxford SC w/ 14k gold buttons - lastdonb

    32 vote(s)
    26.0%
  2. Gucci Crocodile Loafers, Tom Ford era - acosbysweater

    29 vote(s)
    23.6%
  3. John Lobb Lopez loafers - jamiebryant

    14 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. Dior Homme Jacket - jamiebryant

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. Thom Browne Suit - shiny

    12 vote(s)
    9.8%
  6. Kiton 14 Micron / Super 180's Suit - androfan

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cashmere Topcoat - eazye

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  8. Band of Outsiders Suit by Martin Greenfield - hmmurdock

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  9. YSL Rive Gauche Leather Jacket - rayxlui

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. Tiffany 18K Solid Gold cufflinks - beigehatch

    18 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Well-Known Member

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    I honestly believe that if the Thrift Bragging thread was dominated by SW&D heads...The voting scales would be very different.

    Itd be an intense battle for the top between my Dior Homme SS12 jacket and Rayxlui's YSL Rive Gauche Leather Jacket with Thom Browne coming in at #3.

    I think that if had I sold my Dior Homme jacket, Right now I would be battling for spots #2 or #3 because of the winning bid price. I doubt it wouldve cleared 2k like the Gucci loafers but I'd be willing to bet it wouldve cleared 1k.

    Im curious to know if the YSL Rive Gauche was sold. Anyone know?

    I wish there were categories to make it easier to vote...

    As of right now my votes are....

    Jewelry
    1. Tiffany Cufflinks
    2. Gold Buttons

    Im gonna go with Gold Buttons on this. Only because im not a huge fan of french cuff shirts and I'd rather show off my gold buttons. haha.

    Suits
    1. Kiton
    2. Thom Browne
    3. Band of Outsiders

    My vote would go to the Thom Browne. Even though the Kiton sounds very luxurious, im positive that the cut of the suit wouldnt look good on me and I prefer slimmer cut garments.
     
  2. green_machine

    green_machine Well-Known Member

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    I totally understand how you feel. I kind of felt bad selling them but I would have been neurotic every time I would wear them, knowing how much they were worth and how they could fall out easily. It would be a distraction to me. Plus my house got robbed like six months prior and I lost a large amount of gold/silver jewelry so I kind of got antsy. and I'm poor :violin:
     
  3. lastdonb

    lastdonb Well-Known Member

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    Similar to why I sold the buttons, would have been very upset to leave my jacket somewhere. Also, they looked kinda odd on the jacket. Luckily was able to keep the jacket after selling the buttons. and as one poster said earlier, it does look better with the current buttons.

    My wife's gone with a few times and we go through the SC's and she says, "are those gold", "are those gold"....
     
  4. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how to publicize this poll on the SW&D side of the forum? I tried to keep an even balance between everything, but so far it looks like the people voting are ignoring the SW&D stuff.
     
  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure you can just create a thread with the same title over there, and link the OP to this poll.
     
  6. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    :fistbump:
     
  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Oxxford, TF loafers, Lobb, Tiffany... hard to decide.

    -Tiffany is incredible because of the name... and they're solid gold. Plus they were in a green bag clearly marked Tiffany.
    -Oxxford is incredible because the owner forgot about the gold buttons/didn't give a f*ck, still donated it... the buyer was smart enough to recognize it.
    -TF loafers are just rare, even if they're fugly
    -Lobbs were almost mint
     
  8. Jhors2

    Jhors2 Well-Known Member

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    THAT is baller attire, but aren't the sleeves and the coat stupidly long???
     
  9. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Probably stretched by all that gold.... :drool:


    If I could, I'd like to cast one vote to alter the thread title a little. How 'bout:

    THE CHEAPIES: The First Annual Thrift Find of the Year Awards



    Also, happy new year, everyone. :D
     
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  10. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Dude, that is classy! I'm picturing an Italian guy in a suit riding on this bad boy with his tie hanging over his shoulder. This makes me wanna get a Vespa, like seriously!

    HAHA! Good point! That's one of the reason I voted for the Cucci Crocs after staring at the damn voting screen for nearly 5 minutes as I wiped cold sweat off of my forehead, licked my dry lips, finally made a selection with my trembling fingers while my pupils were dilated! [​IMG]
     
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  11. lastdonb

    lastdonb Well-Known Member

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    He had an ROI of about 10 times his initial cash outlay, mine was just under 60 times ROI.........as I quote another member.., "just saying"
     
  12. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Well-Known Member

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    Jamiebryant sorry to break the news to you the reason Dior homme sells before 2008 is because slimane designed it most ppl do not give a shit about Dior homme since then sans the jeans so there is no way you'd get that price for that jacket still a good find but IMHO shouldn't be in the top 10
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    One more day of voting guys

    for the gucci croc loafers
     
  14. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Well-Known Member

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    I hear you. Everyone jocks Slimane.

    My theory though is that people just dont wanna give up the recent stuff. I dont think that it has much to do with the designer at this point because Dior Homme has made very good name for itself (thanks to Slimane) and people will buy it and pay top dollar for it regardless of who is designing it. Assche is doing a good job with the collections, in my opinion.

    As far as being in the Top 10, I somewhat agree. I dont believe it belongs in THIS Top 10 because the Thrift Bragging thread doesnt have equal parts SW&D posters.

    Oh well, Im happy that this item got enough notice to be nominated into the Top 10. I think for next year, the organizers need 2 finalist categories :)
     
  15. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    I voted Kiton based on perceived initial retail value. Yes, Kiton gets found. But not often and not 18 micron.

    Anywho, has nobody thought that the original owner of the Oxxford swapped the buttons out in the first place? I can't believe anyone's saying that an Oxxford is the best find of the year, so it's clearly the buttons. True, gold buttons alone or on a jacket are pretty rare. But it doesn't come anywhere near a $7-10K suit. Or a $5-7K cashmere overcoat (which was my runner-up).
     
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  16. green_machine

    green_machine Well-Known Member

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    Everything in this thread is awesome and no matter who wins, I'm honored to be in the company of these thrifting big-timers. :bigstar:




    That being said, vote for the cufflinks
     
  17. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    I'd say Kiton gets found more often than Thom Browne, though.
     
  18. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    I voted John Lobb, just because of rarity.. Really a fantastic find.

    As a side note, I just thought of it now.. Didn't someone find a Cucinelli jacket for something crazy like $35??
     
  19. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    since the voting is almost done, i guess it won't be too unethical for me to vote now. i voted for androfan's kiton suit. yeah, kiton gets posted somewhat regularly, but that suit was super recent, and from what i understand, is their highest quality model. it's the top of the top of the top of the line. nothing better in terms of suits, unless you find some bespoke maker who will craft you a suit made out of unicorn pubes. eazye's rlpl was a close second, but since i live in CA, a cashmere overcoat just doesn't seem as appealing as an $8k suit.

    i'm not much of a flipper, so the cufflinks, crocs, and gold buttons didn't really do much for me. to me, an oxxford jacket with gold buttons is the same as an oxxford jacket with a $500 bill in the pocket. it's still the same jacket, it just happened to come with a fungible bonus, one that wasn't inherent to the jacket itself. if someone found a banana republic suit with a $1,000 bill in the pocket, that would be crazy, but it wouldn't somehow make the BR suit itself any more amazing of a find. to me, the item itself stands alone. flip value is kind of irrelevant to me.
     
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