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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. TexJake

    TexJake Well-Known Member

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    If you're really curious, do some searching on Google, find some people that have clothing made to fit them PROPERLY, and you'll see examples of both pleated and flat front pants that look good. But, as with most things on this forum, "look good" is as subjective a phrase as they come.

    Pleats serve a purpose, to help the fabric below the waistband blouse out when one sits or raises their knees. Prevents pulling and wrinkling when one is seated or one's hands are in their pockets. If pants are constructed and fitted properly, pleats should not even be noticed while standing or walking normally, they should lie completely flat until one is seated or something of the sort. As mentioned previously, pleats get a bad rap because of men wearing off the rack pleated pants that are either constructed poorly (i.e. Too low rise for pleats, blousy hips, etc) or pants of the wrong size entirely make them look awful.

    If you like em, wear em. If not, don't. That's why there are both, and a range of options between. Like single pleats, reverse pleats, and darts.

    Flat fronts can look really awful if fitted poorly as well, don't forget. There's a place for all of it. And much depends on body type, quality of fit, fabric type, and of course personal taste.

    For starters, you can read here: http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/pleated-trousers/

    And then search some more, you'll find good examples of both well-fitted and ill-fitted pleats and flat fronts.
     
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  2. ReubenR

    ReubenR Well-Known Member

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    Topic change? Topic change. Anyone have advice for wedding toasts? Working on my toast as best man.
     
  3. AHS

    AHS Well-Known Member

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    Baller from the Row.

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  4. TheNeedMachine

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    Funny clean anecdote about groom, compliment bride, express love for both and wish them well, thank them for including you in their special day, encourage everyone to join you in toasting their marriage and new life together. Mic drop and peace out. Hit on every bridesmaid.
     
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  5. SteelGuy

    SteelGuy Well-Known Member

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    Finding a number of things over the last week ... here's the nicest of them. There's a bunch of fodder too ... not worth pictures today. I'm new enough at this that all are pops.

    Paradise Found Magnum PI Hawaiian shirt XL
    Three Tom Ford Ties (two shown)
    RLPL linen shirt
    Dolce and Gabbana shirt
    RT best in class tie

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    Hate to ask, but is this one a gren?

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    And Spoo ... amazing haul, kudos to you ... setting the bar oh so high.
     
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  6. TexJake

    TexJake Well-Known Member

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    Wedding Toast... that's more difficult than pleats, IMO. Haha.

    I did find some stuff at a thrift store today also, so I'll bring that back to the thread and attempt to redeem my feeding of the thread derailment fire. :slayer:
     
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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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  8. richnet12

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    Looks like grenadine from here..
     
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  9. cz606

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    A couple things today along with some shirts not pictured. Jackets are Canali and Zegna.

    I know nothing of shoes, but the ones in the pictures seemed worth a shot at only a few dollars. Tag reads "Maurizio for C & E Shoes" and beneath is "Made in Italy".

    Thanks for the help in interpreting Canali tags from yesterday. You guys are great.

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  10. richnet12

    richnet12 Well-Known Member

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    Amazing haul...and just leftovers?
     
  11. impuntura

    impuntura Well-Known Member

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    You guys give way too many shits about pleats thats why ISIS is winning (TM)

    Spoo amazing haulage.
     
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  12. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Then drink enough to hit on every bridesmaid again. Then take a bridesmaid back to the hotel and go back to bed. Learn from my mistakes and try not to decide that the couch looks like the perfect place for a nap when you get back.
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I got first dibs for the stuff I wanted and wound up with over 1200 pieces that were discards. sure i probably missed some awesome stuff in the middle but hey, thanks Long Island for not having good taste and leaving these for me.
     
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  14. classicthrifter

    classicthrifter Well-Known Member

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    How is this even possible??? Does the Estate Sale Company not even give a F? Advertised right and they could have made a mint right? These folks do resale for a living as well. How on earth would they not try to maximize their profits? Was there no relative around that said oh hell no we're not selling this 2K NWT garment for 75 Cents... Does the Estate Sale company not have the time to do a simple google search to realize what they were sitting on? What is the logic?

    Congrats Spoo! Damn.

    (will not post my meager Escada/St John Jeans/Capris haul later. LOL)
     
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  15. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    if you think pleats are out, you aren't paying attention

    high waisted pleats, not 1990's Zanellas

    there's a difference :)
     
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  16. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    I've finally added a stop at a Dogfish Head Alehouse on my fourth trip to this part of the country...

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  17. My Main Man

    My Main Man Well-Known Member

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    Just got caught up. Holy shit this place got weird for a bit yesterday.

    Regarding guitar stuff, anyone from this thread can feel free to PM me if you're ever questioning buying anything. I've been playing and collecting since I was 12.

    RE: Squiers - early 80s (Japanese-made are better than others) or recent Classic Vibe/Vintage Modified are the only ones you should ever grab unless they're a crazy one-off like the one Nataku found. If I had found that, i would have been pumped. NEVER EVER pick up Squier Bullet Stratocasters. They are complete garbage that will take forever to sell for $50.

    Also, if you sell it, spell it Squier and not Squire unless you want someone to find it on typohound. Squiers are never going to be home runs but the newer Jazzmaster/Jaguar/Mustang/Thinline models will sell for close to retail.

    Again, feel free to shoot me a PM if you ever need any buying advice and I'll do my best.
     
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  18. jamesmkeart

    jamesmkeart Well-Known Member

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    Damn @SpooPoker you probably have more Ralph Lauren shit than Ralph Lauren.
     
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  19. My Main Man

    My Main Man Well-Known Member

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    PS - oh shit whaddup

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  20. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    Picked up 4 nice vintage knit ties today. Free to a good home.
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    Polo - mercerized cotton (Made in Italy)
    Brooks Brothers - wool, mohair, alpaca (Made in England)
    Cable Car Clothiers - wool mohair (Made in England)
    Polo - mercerized cotton (Made in Italy)

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