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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Well-Known Member

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    Didn't go out yesterday, but stellar ethrift came in:
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    2x sc 2x BB belts, all my size, new to boot (which wasn't mentioned in the listing)
     
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  2. Bahljs

    Bahljs Well-Known Member

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    You find these in CLE??
     
  3. Pierson v Post

    Pierson v Post Well-Known Member

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  4. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Well-Known Member

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    8:06 PM 1-stop impulse thrift?

    Good life choice
     
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  5. Spruce Moose

    Spruce Moose Well-Known Member

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    I pretty much like all the Black Fleece posted on here, as it almost always seems to be nice cloth and patterns. Hopefully I can find some myself soon
     
  6. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Well-Known Member

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    It'll happen. Patience, young grasshopper.

    PS: You totally should've grabbed that Hickey suit (assuming it was under 25 bucks)
    Thanks for the positive ID! Reasonably sure this was an early Summit piece, seeing as modern Baltoros lack the faux fur trim and are 800 fill. Would also explain why it's not one you've seen.
     
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  7. rhz5001

    rhz5001 Well-Known Member

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    No need for tips, not for the weekend, no need to let me have them. Might take you up on tips for food spots though.
     
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  8. Principle

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    I don't wear tanktops so this would be super euro-trash, nips-out. Haha
     
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  9. eddiegreen

    eddiegreen Well-Known Member

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    Just found my first (decent) Zegna suit for £15, so happy to have bust my Zegna cherry! Dropped it off at the cleaners on the way home just for a press, will put some pics up tomorrow.
    Thanks to everyone in this thread for a stellar education.
     
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  10. Jompso

    Jompso Well-Known Member

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    Tackling a full days route through this city on a Friday with Friday traffic is a challenge in itself, actually any weekday for that matter if your not from here, but best of luck, sounds like u have your route planned an not worried about it..., and for sure just lemme know the area or whatever and ill let u know
     
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  11. white collar

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    I've been away for awhile but made it out yesterday, pics coming after I try to reunite 1 orphan tomorrow, Belvest, lots of Belvest ...
     
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  12. Nobleprofessor

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    Flip talk


    I don't know what it was priced at, but I have good luck with Hickey Freeman. You won't get rich. But, I have sold HF suits if they are in excellent condition for between $100-200 (and sometimes more). But, I have been able to buy them for $10-15 OR LESS. The suits sell for $1650 new (retail). The sold listings are pretty good.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...ondition=3000&_nkw=hickey+freeman+suit&_sop=3

    I'm not saying they are Kiton or Zegna, but if you buy them right, you can make decent money on them.
     
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  13. Van Veen

    Van Veen Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Chicago suburbs.
     
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  14. Purplelabel

    Purplelabel Well-Known Member

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    Picked this DB up yesterday, not bragging worthy at all. Just a vintage high street brand, but it's warm and fits well, no?

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  15. impuntura

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    I like it.very Michael Caine ala Carter era
     
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  16. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Well-Known Member

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    Haven't found anything good in a while now, although I did find the widest lapels in the history of mankind the other day...

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  17. Nobleprofessor

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    A few finds:

    A Dunn & Co. Harris Tweed I mentioned a few days ago. It is minty Fresh!

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    You have to love the leather buttons!

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    Is this a pretty recent HT label. It is different than most that I have found.

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    This book is cool for me personally because I am a history buff, a fan of President Eisenhower, and he is from Kansas, and it was given to a very prominent Wichitan.

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    This was apparently a collection of Ike's paintings. It was a limited edition book.


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    Willard Garvey was a prominent businessman, real estate developer, and philanthropist here in Wichita. In fact, I used to work in the Garvey Building. The Garvey family owns huge amounts of Commercial buildings and most of the largest buildings in town.

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    As a History buff, I also am always interested in Civil War items. This is a fairly famous book for Civil War scholars. It is a 1972 edition, so it doesn't have the value of the original edition. But, it has TONS of information and maps, biographies, photos, art, etc. from the War. I actually found an original edition of this written and published just after the war. They go for amazing amounts of money, but the seller knew what he had, so it was way out of my price range.


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    I am a fairly recent fan of fountain pens and have acquired quite a few in the last 2 years. I have a few that are worth quite a bit, and I have made the same mistakes rookie fountain pen buyers make too! I have a few I vintage Fountain pens that I use on a daily basis and I am really trying to learn more about them.

    This is a Lady Sheaffer made in 1955. It was one of the first generation of pens that was designed and marketed specifically for women. Its a really attractive pen.

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  18. Spruce Moose

    Spruce Moose Well-Known Member

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    Was $20 CAD. I found some HF Madison suits on Ebay with BIN for just over $100 USD. That is a great return if you are selling yourself but I have never sold anything on eBay. I really should take the time to learn
     
  19. Nobleprofessor

    Nobleprofessor Well-Known Member

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    What now? Your original post said you checked ebay for resale and decided not to buy it. You have never sold on ebay but are buying at thrift stores and checking prices for resale value?
     
  20. double00

    double00 Well-Known Member

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    what you mean? i often check ebay prices on things if i'm thrifting for myself. way too often i find that ebay prices are actually cheaper than some of my thrifts!
     
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