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The Official Thrift / Discount Store Arguing (AKA Lets Take It Outside) Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by capnwes, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. odesza

    odesza Member

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    I think its an identity thing - they thrift because it matches their identity/brand/etc, but might not choose to go to H&M/Uniqlo/etc because they don't think they match their identity. Then they find those brands at the thrift store and think "hey I like this and its cheap" and buy it.
     
  2. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    You're doing it wrong if you're in Seattle and not finding anything. I know a few guys from there who always find crazy stuff.
     
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  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Wes told me to come here.

    Am I in timeout?
     
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  4. Timmah

    Timmah Well-Known Member

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    I followed the link as well cause I am a sheep.

    Also I hate being in midwest Wisconsin because the best stuff I find is equal to the mediocre stuff everyone else finds.

    Also no one liked my Montgomery Ward Polyester Suit Thrift Fit.
     
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  5. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    At least you have good cheese.
     
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  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Only mugatu could make plastic bags fashionable. Sorry brah, but you're no zoolander and the suit is no derelicte (mah ballz).
     
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  7. Timmah

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    And because of that all the suits I find are 50R (not italian sizing).
     
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  8. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    50R = $$$
     
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  9. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Well-Known Member

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    Wes, this thread is about arguing and complaining. Please don't try to derail. Maybe you could complain about the taxes you have to pay on all the $$ that 50R suits go for.
     
  10. Timmah

    Timmah Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, let me finish. 50R made by Stafford.
     
  11. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I will go elsewhere. lol
     
  12. Snoogz

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    +fucking1,000.

    Bigger the better on some stuff.
     
  13. Nataku

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    Makers who are more traditional in terms of their styling like BB, Hickey Freeman and Oxxford bring in big $$$ for bigger sizes.
     
  14. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    I've done decent with jack victor in large sizes as well.
     
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  15. klay49

    klay49 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why but....subscribed
     
  16. eazye

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    Seriously? I pass on huge Jack Victor all the time! And cool jackets at that!
     
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  17. jebarne

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    on this point, some dude turned in 6 jack victor suits, size 52L.

    I picked up one in Navy that was lightly worn and left the others. I have trouble moving good stuff sometimes. so I'm trying to buy less medium tier stuff.

    However I do confess an irrational weakness for HSM Gold Trumpeters. I think because my dad always wore those.

    And if I ever find old Florsheim/Sears/mason/hanover/bostonian longwings, i have to buy them.

    jb
     
  18. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    Yea they do have some killer patterns textured and fabrics. I've never had a problem moving large jackets of mid-tier labels.
     
  19. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Hows this for opening up a can of worms? SF sucks! But some of the people on here is cool.
     
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  20. Towers

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